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Old 09 September 2015, 13:38   #1
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hi, new to the forum and just picked up my Ribeye A600 (first rib), seems a great boat and looking forward to getting out on the water asap.

Can anyone recommend a wheel clamp for a 175R13LT wheel.
I'm looking at the Bulldog CAT but there seems to be so many variations of size etc i just want some reassurance before I buy one.

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I use a FullStop Nemesis Wheel Clamp, but find it a pain to fit yes it is very secure but takes sometime to fitI
I use a Bulldog CC100 Autoclamp on the Sr4 and it is so quick and easy to fit I on the look out for anther for the Ribeye too
But I would like to get the larger back plate one!
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This is the one I prefer!
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Don't suppose it matters what clamp you get not much stands up to a 4" grinder and a cutting disc 😏
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Don't suppose it matters what clamp you get not much stands up to a 4" grinder and a cutting disc 😏
Yep agreed, but we have to keep our insurance providers happy
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I use a FullStop Nemesis Wheel Clamp, but find it a pain to fit yes it is very secure but takes sometime to fit
Like Nick I use the Nemesis clamp as I feel they cover the wheel nuts better than most and stop a prepared thief just removing the wheel and fitting another. I also think they'd take longer to remove with a cordless angle grinder.

I actually have two, and fit them both to the same side of my twin axle trailer when the boat is in storage, but mostly just one for a short period of time.
I've picked both of them up used from ebay for @25ea.

The problem with them is their bulk and weight to store when not on the wheel, so when travelling I clamp one to the spare wheel on the trailer having made a substantial bracket to mount the spare wheel to the trailer. It's also then easy to get to when it's needed.

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Yep agreed, but we have to keep our insurance providers happy
Agreed a lot of this is to keep the insurers happy. My policy with Towergate states the boat can't be left unattended on it's trailer without a clamp, so for example if we all want to eat together at a motorway services the clamp has to be fitted. In practice we don't leave the boat unattended as it's often got all our diving gear etc in it.

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thanks

thanks for help everyone - i ended up with the Bulldog CAT clamp which looks very much like the one Nick suggested only with a large disc to cover the wheel nuts as its not a small trailer.
The day it arrived i signup up to a dry stack so is currently in charge of looking after a boatels trailer
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I've got one of the Bulldog Titan range. Had it for years & it was on our caravan before the boat.
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I have one of these:-

Breckland Lockfast

It covers the nuts, really does prevent driving off (I may have accidentally tested it) and takes about 5 seconds to fit and remove. We have 3 now to cover all of our trailers. The oldest has been outside for 12 years and is still in very good condition. You just need to make sure you order the right size for your wheel nut PCB and get the correct length bolts/nuts.

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