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Old 24 January 2018, 11:31   #1
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Probably a silly question regarding trailer boards

Hi

With my trailer board attached and cable all neatly attached....what do you do when you plan on launching your rib ?

Remove trailer board, cut all cable ties etc etc, then re attach when finished for the day ?

Or do you have a waterproof plug and socket at the trailer board end so the cable can remain but the board can be removed ?

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Old 24 January 2018, 11:36   #2
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why you using cable ties? wrap the cable from the board around the chassis as you head towards the car, wrap any excess around the jockey wheel top leaving enough slack for the car to turn and plug in.
take of the trailer board at site and do it all in reverse, takes 30 secs or so. if you want to leave the board on you will need waterproof lights
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Old 24 January 2018, 11:41   #3
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why you using cable ties? wrap the cable from the board around the chassis as you head towards the car, wrap any excess around the jockey wheel top leaving enough slack for the car to turn and plug in.
take of the trailer board at site and do it all in reverse, takes 30 secs or so. if you want to leave the board on you will need waterproof lights
told you it was a silly question....Newby owner
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Old 24 January 2018, 11:58   #4
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Have a longish cable, chuck it into the boat over the transom and out near the bow and tie it to the boat in some way at the bow end to prevent it slithering out over the side of the boat. I wrap it one turn around the tube handle to the side of the bow. If you don't have a cleat shaped handle, use a double sided velcro strap. If you don't have a handle, get one! or be inventive.
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Old 24 January 2018, 13:00   #5
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lights are permanently attached to the trailer and waterproof problem solved
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I'm only an occasional launcher but I use cable ties and just cut them off. I'd never asked on the forum though.
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I run the cable inside the boat, looping round the A frame and jockey backs.
Alternative is to loop through grab lines on tubes

Don't run along the trailer in case any slack cable drags on road.

Don't see any need for cable ties.

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Long trip wrapped round chassis every few feet, short trip into the boat or through the dock lines to keep it off the ground.
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Always just looped it through the lifelines.

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I use insulation tape to remove any slack in cable and tape at a couple of points along the trailer. Remaining cable does a couple of loops at the jockey wheel handle. Take a bag for trailer board as it's always filthy when storing in your car after launching.
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