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Old 08 August 2011, 15:14   #11
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Blimey! What altitude do you tow at? :
Planes flying to low...... Friday was low enough...

I hate to see the words 'tow' and 'Grimalkin' too close together at the moment..
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Old 08 August 2011, 17:02   #12
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I use a racket strap on each eye , then tie then off round the straps after tightening, rate 5 tonne on a 5.5 metre boat !

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TSM - I found that this happened with my old rig - I used the same tie down technique as you. It happened because the boat was slipping forward a touch. Once I realised this, I used to do a quick brake before leaving the recovery location. I bet your trailer has a >< roller at the front, not a hard V stop?
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must attach photo of the bow arrangement on trailer
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Piccy of bow fixing and you can just see my ratchet straps down the stern.
gowing through the tow eyes and onto the hooks that are on the swing roller arm.
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I use a racket strap on the front eye too..keeps the front tight to trailer..

My rear straps are under trailer insteal at back of trailer, ie closer to the axle..

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I too use 2x 2" (5t rated) ratchet straps, one from the trailer, up across the transom through fixed eyes and back down to the trailer again, the other from the trailer, up through the bow eye and back down to the trailer, I make sure there's plenty of angle on them so the bow strap is pulling back and the transom one is pulling forward.
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Planes flying too low...... Friday was low enough...

I hate to see the words 'tow' and 'Grimalkin' too close together at the moment..
Sorry for the delayed reply: been away. Friday was very low - could read their altimeters! You're right that 'tow' + 'Grimalkin' have been synonymous recently but two weeks and a cross-channel return crossing as part of it are holding up! ..... and I'm touching wood continuously as I type that .....
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