Video from my not so epic delivery trip...

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on Wednesday of this week I delivered my boat from the Itchen to Mercury on the Hamble where she will stay for a month, if you have seen my previous boat videos you'd be forgiven for thinking they are a bit 'samey'. Anyway I experimented with a few different camera angles, the one at the bow is tied on with a shoelace after losing a goPro in a similar fashion in the Solent. Will be on E pontoon when I get sometime to spend onboard so if you are around pop round and say hello!


 

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Hi Matt........ well you have started it, so finish it !!!!!!........ yours truly will be there from the 1st July for "awhile"...so you have nearly 2 weeks to sort the weather out, clean the slipway for me !!!!!!!..................titter titter......... love the vid......see ya there (weather permitting)
 

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Thanks Steve I'll have to make the most of the weather before you arrive then! Will hopefully see you at Mercury.
 

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Isbells, Reunite? Sounds cool. :encouragement:
 

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on Wednesday of this week I delivered my boat from the Itchen to Mercury on the Hamble where she will stay for a month, if you have seen my previous boat videos you'd be forgiven for thinking they are a bit 'samey'. Anyway I experimented with a few different camera angles, the one at the bow is tied on with a shoelace after losing a goPro in a similar fashion in the Solent. Will be on E pontoon when I get sometime to spend onboard so if you are around pop round and say hello!



Ah a nice Monterey. :encouragement:
 

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Yep that's the track one of my faves. Yes mine is a Crownline 250 had her a few years now, cracking little boat.
 

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Nice Matt, certainly up to your usual high standard, thanks for posting. Was that FireFly's Mitchell in the foreground of the closing footage?
 

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Yes recovery vehicle a long way in the water unfortunately, shallow slipway!

It's salt water as well :(

Always wondered if a dip in salt water is any more/less harmful than a winter on salted roads?

Martin
 

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Yes recovery vehicle a long way in the water unfortunately, shallow slipway!

It's salt water as well :(

Always wondered if a dip in salt water is any more/less harmful than a winter on salted roads?

Martin

Perhaps a hinged extendable drawbar, a very popular addition to trailers in Oz for just this situation. Mackay trailers in Melbourne (for example) fit them as an option...maybe some ideas to copy?

Maybe a generous spraying of a good lanolin based product will help protect the under carridge, I soak my boat trailer springs and axels with it, still in great nick after twenty five years of salt water immersion.
 

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For some reason I missed your video when you posted it.
Lovely stuff, and well put together, thanks for sharing it with us. :encouragement:
Doesn't the anchor locker hatch have any sort of lock? It looks like it's willing to open itself, around 1:40 of the video.
Oh, and another (geeky) curiosity: have you got a l/h prop by chance? Or a dual prop B3 outdrive, maybe?
The boat wake doesn't look like made from the typical single r/h prop...
 

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Thanks for comments re video yes MapisM the anchor locker does lock i only noticed it wasn't this time when looking back at the video, must make a mental note to check it's locked next time! Yep she has bravo 3 duo prop.
 
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Oh, and another (geeky) curiosity: have you got a l/h prop by chance? Or a dual prop B3 outdrive, maybe?
The boat wake doesn't look like made from the typical single r/h prop...

Wow, you don't miss much! That statement is slightly above the geeky level, bordering on anoraky....haha ;)
 
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