Originally Posted by Daniel TD5
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.
(Nick - do a search on "397" on this thread