Jonathan – when using the standard Atalanta trailer for launching (the method I have used): if possible, back the trailer onto the slipway as far as you can at low water – uncouple from vehicle which is moved out of the tidal range; connect a hefty strop from trailer to tow bar for recovery. Then just wait for the tide to carry her off. NB: Essential to secure the wooden chocks onto the trailer – have had one float off under the boat before – very embarrassing! One other point is docking arms on the trailer are very useful for recovery – can be managed without, but boat not always perfectly aligned.
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