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Old 16 April 2016, 17:32   #11
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75mm is what lorrys use but they are circa 30 quid each and rated to 10,000kg.

50mm is about 9 quid for same thing but 5000kg

So why would you spend how ever many K on a Rib & engine and quibble over 40 to 60 on three decent straps can't understand some of you chaps penny-wise and pound - foolish
I've got 3 x 50 mm rated 5 tons each 45
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Old 16 April 2016, 17:41   #12
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So why would you spend how ever many K on a Rib & engine and quibble over 40 to 60 on three decent straps can't understand some of you chaps penny-wise and pound - foolish
I've got 3 x 50 mm rated 5 tons each 45
not sure what are you on about there?

i've just bought the exactly the same spec straps you use.....50mm and 5000kg x3 and a smaller 25mm 1500kg to stop engine bouncing.

i didn't buy stainless as i don't care for my app, boat is stored inside and for 40 quid all in happy to replace them now and again.
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penny-wise and pound - foolish
I've got 3 x 50 mm rated 5 tons each 45
Jeeze Mick - I didn't know you had it in you!

I have four tie downs, they're mild steel I guess, rated same as yours are. I give them a spray of grease each autumn. Reckon they cost me a total of 48 (less than one of yours) so I'm up 177 - not what I call pennies but then I do have a pint or two of tartan blood in me.

No sign of them failing yet (third season) but I will have to replace some over the next year or so as the webbing has frayed from friction on the trailer (my bad but to some extent unavoidable). I'll be saving again then!

BTW, I have a stainless ratchet strap hold my liferaft in place. I noticed yesterday that it is beginning to rust - must clean it and spray it now as I'm too tight to replace it with like....

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Old 17 April 2016, 06:07   #14
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Jeeze Mick - I didn't know you had it in you!

I have four tie downs, they're mild steel I guess, rated same as yours are. I give them a spray of grease each autumn. Reckon they cost me a total of 48 (less than one of yours) so I'm up 177 - not what I call pennies but then I do have a pint or two of tartan blood in me.

No sign of them failing yet (third season) but I will have to replace some over the next year or so as the webbing has frayed from friction on the trailer (my bad but to some extent unavoidable). I'll be saving again then!

BTW, I have a stainless ratchet strap hold my liferaft in place. I noticed yesterday that it is beginning to rust - must clean it and spray it now as I'm too tight to replace it with like....


It's a Yorkshire thing 😜👌
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Jeeze Mick - I didn't know you had it in you!

I have four tie downs, they're mild steel I guess, rated same as yours are. I give them a spray of grease each autumn. Reckon they cost me a total of 48 (less than one of yours) so I'm up 177 - not what I call pennies but then I do have a pint or two of tartan blood in me.

No sign of them failing yet (third season) but I will have to replace some over the next year or so as the webbing has frayed from friction on the trailer (my bad but to some extent unavoidable). I'll be saving again then!

BTW, I have a stainless ratchet strap hold my liferaft in place. I noticed yesterday that it is beginning to rust - must clean it and spray it now as I'm too tight to replace it with like....


Mine where 45 for all 3 🙄
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Mine where 45 for all 3 🙄

Yup, same here.


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I use 50mm for the stern and bow tie down (blue?) and I have an orange one (75MM?) that I use as a run-on preventer.
I replaced some blue ones with orange ones (just because that was in the shop). I noticed they are much more visible and so less likely to be left on when launching - not that I would ever forget you realise ;-) They also make the whole boat/trailer seem more noticeable from behind/side which can't be a bad thing. Something to consider if there is little cost difference.
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Something to consider if there is little cost difference.
Aye - they're certainly better - but I'd have to consider the implications of rocking up in Cushendall in front of four orange bands....
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Aye - they're certainly better - but I'd have to consider the implications of rocking up in Cushendall in front of four orange bands....

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