Originally Posted by il corvo
i use the towing eye in the bow (there is no winch cos well, i dont need one) and the towing eyes in the transom direct to the trailer with ratchet straps.
is this how you do it? I just don't want a shifting load on a motorway.
All you need are the 3 ratchet straps you already have, 1 from the bow eye to trailer, running towards the rear of the trailer, this stops the boat running forwards if you brake hard. The 2 from the transom eyes to trailer need to come towards the front of the trailer to stop the boat disappearing south when going up hills. Simples
The boat is held in a triangle, can't go anywhere. If you want to be posh, you can get custom length/configuration stainless ratchet straps made up for around £20 quid each depending on spec.
Originally Posted by mattwarner
although I do put a ratchet strap over the tubes
Noooooooo!! utterly pointless & will do more harm than good, it brings a tear to my eye every time I see straps over tubes