Originally Posted by cram1971
6hp on a 17ft boat is pretty small (I have a 5hp on a 22ft yacht for getting in and out) bring plenty of fuel and an anchor and long enough warp in case of engine problems.
As it turned out I did not ask enough questions
Slip ways @ greystones and dun laoghaire are net wet on low tide but they also quite slippery - i could not walk across one not to mention driving. And finally i rented boat (like it wasn't enough we caught next to nothing...).
Trick with rope in between car and the trailer crossed my mind on the way back home - like 5h too late
and i don't think that i have rope strong enough at home.
back to engine etc:
Boats rented in Dalkey from Bullock Harbor are bigger than my one (i guess they are 17-19ft but they like half wider than lake boat and if they are not afraid to let people go (some of people are first time on the boat). I see no reason for me to be afraid. But as I said I wouldn't go on rough day - I want to relax on the boat not to throw up my breakfast (it is also to easy to cut yourself with knife or hurt with hook). I have an anchor and sea anchor with me and 4 or 5 gallon tank with fuel (i guess it should be enough for 3 hours + non stop).