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Old 16 April 2016, 17:23   #11
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Country: UK - England
Town: The wilds of Wiltshire
Boat name: WhiteNoise/Dominator
Make: Ballistic 7.8/SR5.4
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Old 16 April 2016, 18:05   #12
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Country: UK - England
Town: Gloucester
Boat name: Lunasea
Make: Ribcraft
Length: 5m +
Engine: Suzi 140
MMSI: 232005050
Join Date: Sep 2007
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Have to say when I bought my first rib from a Hampshire dealer , no advice was given as to how I strapped her down....although.I quickly realised strapping over the tubes was not didn't give a sh*t, or stepped forward to give advice.

When I bought from Ribcraft,clear advice was given - although their advice on engine - "just tilt it fully up" - which I have always done, is at odds with some views about transom savers/ blocks and, and engine angle on tow.

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Old 16 April 2016, 18:13   #13
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Country: UK - Scotland
Town: Glasgow
Make: Ribcraft 6.8
Length: 6m +
Engine: Suzuki df200
Join Date: Jun 2010
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i've always towed with engine tilted right up but recently just bought a couple of keel rollers and now engine rests on that.

i have never had an issue with it tilted right up and a ratchet through transom eyes.......but for sake of 10 quid i just got rollers to be safe given the weight of the zuke 200 v6.

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