Chris Green

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.