Originally Posted by Leapy
So the ball end goes on the boat trailer. What does the other end attach to?
That's the thing, don't know. Goes around the spare wheel well? Under the spare wheel? Strapping eye? The thing is this, it needs to be collapsible, temporary, failsafe and noninvasive.
Example, for one reason or another ended up taking Mercedes 240 miles to Cornwall where the SR4 is now ( on her trailer). Merc doesn't have a towbar. Neither does my 1972 Rover 2000 or missy's MGB. Disco does, Freelander does and funnily XJ6 does. But the cars with bars guzzle and sometimes don't fit the plan.
So there we were without a towbar and wanting to launch, not tow, just soft launch off an easy slip in easy water.
Short of Heath Robinson straps across rear seats and a bouncing drawbar I'm looking for a sensible temporary and safe system of doing this.