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Old 15 April 2018, 14:10   #11
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Originally Posted by RichardinNZ View Post
None of my boating in the UK was trailer boating so I don't know if this is usual there or not....but here it is usual practice to have a safety chain from the winch post to the D-ring which is secured to the D-ring by a shackle. Before using the boat I spliced a painter to the D-ring and use this to tie the boat to the trailer with the chain as the back up.
yes ,new zealand or especially Levington suffolk ,that link chain is a definite must ,otherwise a black eye might be the least of your worries ,
that current set up looks very poor ,i can help you get it right but trailer bits and pieces are not cheap so you need to be prepared for a few quid for bits , a silk purse from a sows ear is a statement that may be applicable ,mind you help and advice is free
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Old 15 April 2018, 17:35   #12
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45 doesn’t seem to bad consider the rubber is 7

https://rover.ebay.com/rover/0/0/0?m...2F152953988023

Custom made options too I think you may be able to adjust current post but a slightly lower post might work better.
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