Originally Posted by Stuart M
So they serve to hold the stern down onto the trailer? When I go down my bumpy drive the boat doesn't even move an inch and although I am very safety conscience I cant imagine the rib moving from side to side on the trailer given the setup. Surely 300+kgs pushing done into a V on the trailer with 4 rollers isn't going anywhere?
I used to use the rachet straps on my SIb 'cause that was almost a flat trailer with a flat bottomed boat - but are they really needed on a rib?
What do others do?
Have you ever followed your boat being towed?
I think it will bounce at the stern but if you are towing you will not see this!
Also if you have straps at the transom it will take a lot of strain off the winch strap, as long as these are pulling for would!
Be safe, straps are cheap, quick &easy to fit