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Old 28 July 2012, 04:09   #41
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Originally Posted by GED View Post
Get it wrong and this happens
So THAT'S how ''Sealegs'' 'Came into the World'!

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Old 31 July 2012, 06:27   #42
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Originally Posted by GED View Post
Get it wrong and this happens
You beat me to it - there is (was) a good pic on the Laser class associaton website of one of them in the boot of a Vauxhall (Opel) Corsa. Thankfully nobody was in the back seat at the time......

I have a double wire back to the trailer chassis - one just goes tight when the bow is against the snubber, the other is slightly looser. Both are held held with the small U- bolt clamps. Theory being the first one on it's own is unlikely to stop it (and if it did would transfer all the energy straight back into the trailer & thence through the hitch to the back of the car)

The idea of the multiple clamps / wires is that the energy is dissapated a little less suddenly.

Hopefully I'll never get to test it for real.

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Old 31 July 2012, 09:36   #43
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Originally Posted by Anchorhandler View Post

I went a bit OTT with the bow, i trailer it with a 2.5t strap passed through the eye down to two more lugs welded on the crossbeam further aft. I also welded a lug onto the winchpost and shackle through it as a failsafe. I keep the winch strap wound up but not excessively tight.

Simon I like the idea of of putting a strap from the winch eye on the crossbeam further aft which I am going to start doing when trailering mine. But I reckon that if you hit something or stop dead for any reason the weight and momentum of the boat would just rip out the winch eye anyway, but every bit helps.
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Old 31 July 2012, 11:41   #44
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I keep mine down with 2x ratches straps at the stern on each tow eye on the transom to the trailers hooks and the bow is secured via the winch and the painter is tied to the winch posts hooks so doen not go anywhere.
Never had any issues even when had to do the odd emergency stop.
Glad them there trailer brakes work. :-)

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