Originally Posted by HUMBER P4VWL
Not sure I'd agree, the second post says the boat is secured by the winch and eyes on the transom with straps as well, what's the harm in the straps over tubes as well? We do this amidships just as a secondary thing.
What's the point of strapping over the tubes? It's akin to tying down a blancmange. The tubes aren't a fixed point, they give, they soften when cooled causing the straps to come loose. All you are doing is stressing the tubes in a fashion they aren't designed for. If you want to keep the boat on the trailer, you need solid fixing points. All strapping over the tubes does is rub the tubes, it's folly & give a false sense of security to those who don't know any better.
As you might have gathered it's one of my pet hates🙄
All just my opinion obviously😏
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