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Old 15 April 2018, 14:10   #11
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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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Old 21 April 2018, 13:37   #13
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Thanks all for your advice. I have replaced the front rubber block and practice strapping her down.

One question I still had. How free should the movement be on the rollers ?

Not the actual rollers but the pivots. I can adjust/move them by hand but they are very stiff. Obviously the weight of the boat puts them in the position they need to be but the bolts do look very corroded and I think they need replacing and the whole mechanism greasing up
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If the rollers are floppy they tend to invert at inopportune moments due to wave action its better if they are a little stiff and stay where they are put
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Old 21 April 2018, 15:13   #15
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I always run a strap from one side of the trailer chassis about 1m behind the D ring through the D ring and back to the trailer chassis on the other side about 1m back. This prevents any forward movement during braking.
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I always run a strap from one side of the trailer chassis about 1m behind the D ring through the D ring and back to the trailer chassis on the other side about 1m back. This prevents any forward movement during braking.
I like that idea.....thankyou
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Old 21 April 2018, 23:41   #17
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I use a galvanized chain with adjustable hooks like on pic both front and rear.
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On my hire boats I have a chain with a senhouse slip hook going back the way. Winch the boat on until a few inches short of the snubber post and connect the chain. It stops the boat moving forward on the road but I put it on to stop somebody winching the boat on to far and coming over the rollers at transom and breaking the transducer. The boat is on trailer at exact same place every time.
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