Tuesday, January 02, 2007


Nothing at all to do with the Othello board game, for a bit of fun, try this.


The best I managed was 23.6 seconds, although I've also been known to screw it up completely.

What is more difficult is the real-world task of putting the dive club's boat away. This involves reversing a 35ft trailer through a 4m wide gate, then through ninety degrees within a walled compound. Preferably without demolishing any walls, destroying any outboard motors or scratching any paint. That's a car and trailer combination around 16m long inside an area around 22m by 14m.

(Note to self: With a braked trailer, remember to disable the brake, otherwise it won't go backwards at all!)


Mme Cyn said...

Couldn't do it. Clearly I am never, ever going to be asked to park the dive club's boat (huzzah!).

nzm said...

Friends of ours had the same dilemma with their boat and a difficult storage area.

They actually put a towbar/towball on the front of their car (offset to one side to make it easier to swing the trailer around the corner) and that fixed the problem.

They were able to drive forwards in their 4x4 while pushing the boat back into its parking position.

LawfulGoodOfCowplain said...

I recall GG reversing a 6m boat and trailer 300m down a narrow road in Southsea "for fun" several years back. Showing off, and proving that it was possible:-)

Grumpy Goat said...

That would be a similar boat and trailer to this one. And the phrase that you so vainly seek is "because he can" rather than "for fun"!


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