Two minutes from the beach. Five from the trailer.
Hey, augaug, how about a video of your 5 min trailer-to-water? This would an awesome video!
I have to get myself one of those Hero cams.
BTW, my daughter (7) and I enjoyed your videos -- very cool.
I've timed it, so I know it can be done. I'll have to wait until spring to do it at a launch site, but maybe I can do it in my driveway. My trailer allows me to loop 4 straps through 4 of the outermost scupper holes. So the process goes like this:
-- Drive to Launch area,
-- Undo 3 of 4 straps on boat
-- Unstrap Sail, remove from sail bag
-- Put rudder on,
-- Put Bob on,
-- Raise mast, connect lines
-- Back trailer up to water,
-- Remove last strap,
Boat is free, park the car, and sail!
From the beach it's WAY easier.
-- Put Bob on mast,
-- Raise mast,
-- Connect rudder,
-- Connect lines to rudder
Slide to water, and GO!
The roller furling system makes a big difference!
Oh, and the camera that I use is actually a Kodak Playsport ZX3 An underrated little camera, that was pretty cheap. Good value. I have to remember to take more video's. Nobody that I ACTUALLY know appreciates them, but if they're useful here, that's great!