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Old 17 June 2004, 12:30   #1
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Securing your rib on the trailer???

Hi all our club rib when in use last sunday had all one side of the rubbing strake come unstuck, now our dive club use those big lorry type ratchet straps 2 per boat over the tubes to hold the boat on the trailer and they distort the tubes quite a lot to my way of looking at it, I am thinking maybe the straps put a strain on the rubber moulding, anyway what method do you guys use to secure your rib onto the trailer.

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Old 17 June 2004, 12:45   #2
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Winch strap and safety chain to the bow eye. A pair of ratchet straps from trailer chassis to eye bolts on transom.

If you put any straps over the tubes, they won't mind being distorted, but you will wear the hypalon with abrasion.
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Old 17 June 2004, 12:49   #3
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Old 17 June 2004, 13:02   #4
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Put straps over tubes - but run them through foam pipe lagging tube so as to prevent marking/ wearing tubes. Rope tied from front eye to winch post.
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Old 17 June 2004, 13:27   #5
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..baling twine and sellotape.....
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Old 17 June 2004, 13:33   #6
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..baling twine and sellotape.....


Was waiting for that... I thought Rougue wave would be the one, but he's been run out of town by the Ribeye posse
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I agree with Richard B, works very well, boat does not move even on long journeys
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Old 17 June 2004, 13:46   #8
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I agree with Richard B
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Go to the top of the "league table"!!

Actually it's top tip no. 387 from Pete7 and handover suggestion no.402 from Alan
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If you put any straps over the tubes, they won't mind being distorted, but you will wear the hypalon with abrasion.
Must be the quality of your hypalon.
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Must be the quality of your hypalon.


Anyway, I was under the impression that most of it came from the same factory!
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