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Old 06 November 2010, 06:08   #11
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With the greatest of respect I wouldn't actually put a boat on that! It's going to either bounce a lot or fold in half with anything other than a very lightweight SIB on it!

Agree with Cookee
Check this out that we had in for repair earlier in the year.
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Old 06 November 2010, 06:51   #12
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Agree with Cookee
Check this out that we had in for repair earlier in the year.
how on earth did somebody manage to do that?
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Old 06 November 2010, 06:56   #13
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how on earth did somebody manage to do that?
Boat was only Strapped down at the bow, stern left the trailer whilst negotiating a roundabout. You should see the damage to the Stern

Lucky really no one else was involved.
Drawbar was 75mm x 50mm box !!!!!
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looks like i over did it on the draw bar!
(wife pass me the grinder)
All the banter and joking apart patrick c there are some very knowledgeable people on here engineers, boat builders etc so any help and advice you require I'm sure you will be able to get on this forum.
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Boat was only Strapped down at the bow, stern left the trailer whilst negotiating a roundabout. You should see the damage to the Stern

Lucky really no one else was involved.
Drawbar was 75mm x 50mm box !!!!!
I still regularly see boats being towed with only the bow strapped down. A pic of the stern might put someone off being that stupid again
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I still regularly see boats being towed with only the bow strapped down. A pic of the stern might put someone off being that stupid again
Hi Matt, As you asked so nicely!!
Heres two as a taster, we have many more of not just the stern but damage right along the Spray rails, Chines. engine et al.
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Old 06 November 2010, 12:30   #18
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I still regularly see boats being towed with only the bow strapped down. A pic of the stern might put someone off being that stupid again
What would be the smartest way to do it, don't like too much to use ratchet straps or ropes as now? Same with the bow, best/easiest way to attach a backup strap in addition to the winch strap. Here you get fined if not both end secured(seeing those pictures start to understand why...) and the winch is not considered as enough for the bow. Thanks
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Hi, Ratchet strap from Bow eye to trailer Drawbar, or as we do use a yacht rigging bottle screw. Stern tie down with 2 ratchet straps one from each ski/towing eye to trailer lashing point. Works for us ... even when we had an axle collapse at 40MPH trailer and boat stayed together!!!!
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Hi, Ratchet strap from Bow eye to trailer Drawbar, or as we do use a yacht rigging bottle screw. Stern tie down with 2 ratchet straps one from each ski/towing eye to trailer lashing point. Works for us ... even when we had an axle collapse at 40MPH trailer and boat stayed together!!!!
Thanks, like the idea with the yacht rigging bottle screw. That in combination with plastic covered wire might be a safe and neat solution, will give it a try.
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