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Old 01 August 2010, 15:47   #1
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Strapping on the inflatable

How do all the inflatable boat towing people strap there boats on the trailer i have used 2 straps one in the middle one at the back end and holding the bow down buy the front towing eye is this ok
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I used to use 2 straps from the transom to the trailer, hold down the bow using the winch strap to the tow eye/handle, and have a third strap as you do in case the tow handle failed.

In retrospect, I could have rigged something up to go from the handle straight down to the frame to keep the bow from lifting, but the over-tube strap does about the same thing.

Some folks frown on a strap over the tubes (wear point, and not real useful when somewhat low on pressure), but at the time I didn't see any way around it.

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I always strap from the ski/towing eyes on the transom, direct to the trailer, and the same on the bow eye with ratchet straps. I then tie the bow line to the winch post to prevent rearwards slip if the winch dogs fail.

I always find i get too much bounce when strapping over the tubes, and this can give enough room for the boat and trailer to slam together over bumps and occasionally move from where you want the boat to sit.

In addition, the eye bolts are not prone to wear as much as the tubes are.
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I always strap from the ski/towing eyes on the transom, direct to the trailer, and the same on the bow eye with ratchet straps. I then tie the bow line to the winch post to prevent rearwards slip if the winch dogs fail.

In addition, the eye bolts are not prone to wear as much as the tubes are.
i do exactly the same ......... it works a treat
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