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Old 26 August 2016, 07:47   #1
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...a bit Strappy

When it's time for delivery, specify that you want the boat tying down properly, not like this
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Old 26 August 2016, 11:47   #2
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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.
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Old 26 August 2016, 12:31   #3
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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🙄
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Old 26 August 2016, 13:12   #4
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I agree with pikey dave your just adding problem areas and getting no positive points at all
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Using "over tube" strapping on a RIB is, IMO, a cultural memory from the old BSAC inflatable days - when SIBs were strapped down to bunk trailers. I really can't see any point in doing it to a RIB, unless you think your U bolts might be suspect? Even then it's fairly pointless as the tubes flex enough to allow the RIB jump up and down - so not really "belts & braces", more "belts and frilly knickers"...

Strapping down deflated tubes is a different ball of wax entirely - I do this all the time but for different reasons. Vital NOT to include the trailer in this equation.
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Old 26 August 2016, 14:42   #7
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We never got a bite on this one did we 😉 must have known we where right 😁
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We never got a bite on this one did we �� must have known we where right ��
Apparently there's quite a few people wrong on Youtube's comment pages too - a couple of auld fellas with strong feelings and clipboards could make a killing over there....

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That's nothing. Driving back from Glasgow earlier in the year on the motorway I passed a car with a kingsize mattress strapped to the roof with what look like garden twine! Thing was bent double with the wind... reckon they were getting 10mpg!

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Pffft! Think that's something? 10 miles from me:

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