Friday, 8 October 2010

Tractor Recovery - Beware the Mud!!!

Last night we set out to practice our low water deployment and recovery for times when we are required to launch/recover in an emergency and there is not enough water in the river. This involves driving the boat down to the sea and pushing it in with the tractor until it can float off.....simple.......what can go wrong????

MUD.....MUD......GLORIOUS MUD......There's nothing quite like it for swallowing the tractor and making it stop. The pictures below show the recovery by a tracked tractor brought in to pull our tractor out after it spent a night in the oggin.

PS. I did say "don't go that way" :-)