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Old 17 June 2004, 16:21   #11
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I had mine strapped down with big ratchet straps over the tubes bringing it home from Humber. I was too lazy to do anything better when constructing the boat so the first few times it was out this is how it was secured.
However I found that it bounced on the rollers as the straps didn't hold it securely to the trailer, going over potholes and bumps you could see the boat bouncing!
I put two transom straps to u bolts and one onto the bow eye and apart from being neater and quicker to use, the boat is securely held to the trailer.
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Old 17 June 2004, 16:33   #12
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Have to say I do the same as RB!
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Agreed, why risk damaging the tubes as the boat bounces around on the trailer ?

Also if you tighten the straps up late afternoon the trail home during the evening the temperature falls and the tubes go soft so the straps don't hold.


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i know its best but i can,t see why you need to fix the transom to the trailer
if you go over a bump its still the same pressure point if the boats fixed or not the loading would be the same on each roller i keep forgeting to fix the transom to the trailor with my strap i have two fixings on the front the whinch
and a strap
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Old 17 June 2004, 17:14   #15
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i know its best but i can,t see why you need to fix the transom to the trailer
if you go over a bump its still the same pressure point if the boats fixed or not the loading would be the same on each roller i keep forgeting to fix the transom to the trailor with my strap i have two fixings on the front the whinch
and a strap
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Well if you do not mined you boat jumping up & down on the back of your trailer I gess you do not kneed the transom strapped down!
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Old 17 June 2004, 17:17   #16
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Also if you tighten the straps up late afternoon the trail home during the evening the temperature falls and the tubes go soft so the straps don't hold.


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i know its best but i can,t see why you need to fix the transom to the trailer
If you follow a RIB going down the road, you'll see how much movement there is. I reckon that you want to make sure it's reasonably well tied down for a number of reasons, including:
1. If you don't, you could very reasonably be prosecuted for towing an insecure load. And in the worse case you could cause damage and huge misery to yourself and others.
2. If your hull moves around on the trailer, it could cause damage to the surface and to the spray rails.
3. The greatest mass is at the stern (engine) so that's the bit which will be causing the bouncing. Tie off as near to it as possible otherwise there will be a moment (leverage) the further away your fixing is.

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I have seen some nasty abrasion from ratchets tied over brand new tubes, i would advise anyone from using this method........it is totally pointless
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Old 17 June 2004, 18:46   #20
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Ditto

Ditto also with RB.

Why wear out your tubes needlessly?
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