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Farmer Chalk
 


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Gareth wrote:
Now I'm no expert boat launcher, but there seems to be quite a few incidents happening where people in 4x4 vehicles who think they can launch a boat get into trouble.

I was in Portscatho in August when THIS occured.

Apparently, a chap who had never launched his boat before insisted on doing it himself with his own vehicle, despite an offer of the local boat launcher to put it in for him. He managed to over turn the boat on the slipway, spilling the contents of the fuel tank into the harbour.

I was in the pub that night and his name was mud!


Many summers spent carrying kit down both of those slipways....fair to say they are both very steep...spent all of my youth carrying wet kit and fish up and down. Great place....!!
  
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Farmer Chalk wrote:
Gareth wrote:
Now I'm no expert boat launcher, but there seems to be quite a few incidents happening where people in 4x4 vehicles who think they can launch a boat get into trouble.

I was in Portscatho in August when THIS occured.

Apparently, a chap who had never launched his boat before insisted on doing it himself with his own vehicle, despite an offer of the local boat launcher to put it in for him. He managed to over turn the boat on the slipway, spilling the contents of the fuel tank into the harbour.

I was in the pub that night and his name was mud!


Many summers spent carrying kit down both of those slipways....fair to say they are both very steep...spent all of my youth carrying wet kit and fish up and down. Great place....!!


Yes we loved it. So much that we have already booked the tintent into Treloan again for next year!
  
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Farmer Chalk
 


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Next you'll be buying down there! Our family liked it so much they bought a farm on the Roseland peninsula and moved lock stock and all the horses down there!
Gorgeous place ....except it's full of tourists! Lol!

Love the coast road from Portscatho to Mevagissey.... spent my youth blatting down those lanes! Very Happy
  
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Turns out it wasn't his car


I'll bet that led to an interesting phone call !!
  
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Interesting seeing them try to open the tailgate with no power! It won't open! Whistle
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I'd love to know how it finished up in the water in the first place. Maybe left in neutral with the EPB off? Oh no. Forget that! Driver was rescued wasn't he? Whistle
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Odd he did not expect water to flow out when he opened the drivers door! Pillock.
 
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I like the way it was lifted very slowly out of the water. Presumably to allow some of the water out, otherwise a 2.7 ton car would weigh 5 tons!

Still, it didn't all come out did it! Wet feet Rolling with laughter
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I doubt it will pass it's MOT when it's due next month Smile
Mind you didn't Jeremy Clarkson do something similar to this with a Toyota and when it was drained it started after a few presses of the starter ?
  
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Looks clean. Laughing
  
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Probably had a few crabs or lobsters in it too !!
I noticed the guy on the quay picking bags and stuff up that must have washed out of it when it was lifted as I noticed the drivers window was fully open.
It looked as if the back door bent slightly too when he tried to open it.
  
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I got the impression they were treating it like practice ... the thing had a towbar on so surely it could've been pulled back up the slope it went down in the first place ?
  
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