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Old 23 June 2004, 04:45   #51
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Mark, are you suggesting that some folk don't tie the boat down at all? They only have the winch rope attached?
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Old 23 June 2004, 06:27   #52
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I have seen this several times as well, not sure if it is laziness or ignorance of just how much a risk they are taking...............
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Old 23 June 2004, 08:00   #53
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We get that a lot down here with only the front winch (also no lights, just boat on trailer), frightening to see in some cases, more so when it's on a rusty old trailer with wheels that wobble around

When towing, I use the 2 straps supplied with the boat from Humber over the tubes, one just ahead of the a-frame, and one just ahead of the console, the winch strap on the bow, and chain and a shackle on the bow.
I won't put a strap through the eyes at the back of the boat to the trailer 'cos that to me is trying to pull the boat forward which is not what I want if I am involved in a head on collision. As it is, the overhead straps hold the boat down very nicely, and would probably also stop the boat from flying forward if the chain/winch setup failed.

Looking at the chain thing, I snap the break away cable onto the van itself, and not the towball, so if the towball came away with the trailer, at least the trailer breaks would stand a chance of kicking in on the slipway.

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Old 23 June 2004, 08:07   #54
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B..hell. Frightening.
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Old 23 June 2004, 08:13   #55
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...and noticed that the only attachment to the trailer was the winch strap. ...
Wife just read this. Response,"Must be nuts!"
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In response to the accident on the slipway; would auto reverse brakes do just that if pulled on by the handbrake in the instance of a break-away cable activating it? The trailer is going backwards and the shoes are against the drum theoretically collapsing the shoes - unless I've got wrong end of stick?
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In response to the accident on the slipway; would auto reverse brakes do just that if pulled on by the handbrake in the instance of a break-away cable activating it? The trailer is going backwards and the shoes are against the drum theoretically collapsing the shoes - unless I've got wrong end of stick?
No Simon I agree with you brakes on a slip will work when it is rolling backwards!
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