Originally Posted by two stroke mick
Is there some trick of the trade that I am missing or is this just a fact of life?
As the trailer moves along and bumps up and down it is probably inevitable that the boat does move a little bit which could possibly slacken or tighten the ratchets.
Of course the point of the ratchets is to stop this movement of course. Assuming the trailer is set up correctly and that there isn't a roller that sits in a funny position and moves easily even with the weight of the boat on it, and also that the ratchets work and are in good condition then I think it is something to be accepted as a fact of life.
Out of interest, over what sort of distances does it become slack?