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Old 27 May 2014, 05:42   #11
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We had a trailer with scaffold pole welded vertically from winch post,so you just looped painter round,it work see really well. Also a great visual aid to lining up on trailer.


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Yes, that's my backup plan. But to be honest I want to knock off the power asap so will persist with the catch idea.
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Malibu was also one of the first to use them. They are called "Boat Buddies". They work great most of the time, but when they fail...they FAIL and in a big way. The problem we have seen and experienced on friends trailers is the unit gets slightly bent and it won't come unlocked. In other words the boat is stuck on the trailer. So my personal opinion is don't get one.

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If anyone does ever decide to use a Boat Buddy, I would recommend not towing with it latched, and that will help
It shouldn't even be engaged whilst it's being towed. The winch strap and safety chain or strap should be used, thus taking the strain off the catch.
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Nice piece of 6mm SS 316 looking ripe for hacking up.
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I guess that's your kitchen worktop and Mrs Hightower is out
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I guess that's your kitchen worktop and Mrs Hightower is out
That's my home office desk.
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Nice shiney new washers just turned up. Can't wait till I get my trailer back to normal.
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