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Old 21 February 2008, 12:19   #11
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Lesson here, I think, is not to trust the winch as a load holding device. Trailer winches are generally not really well maintained, and generally not really over-designed as a lot of other mission critical parts are.

For me, any time I'm moving the trailer, the bow safety chain is connected. (In truth, I sort of modified mine to keep it from hopping out of the bow eye: the chain is bolted to the winch stand, the other end has the normal "J" hook, but also a large carabiner that goes to the bow eye. The J hook is then brought back to the chain and fed through a link, shortening the play in the chain.) I also run a strap from the eye down around a trailer member to keep the bow from bouncing on the bow stop pad, which I would think helps minimize stress on the winch as well.

But, I will say that I've experienced the same thing you did (with somewhat less physical injury) on friends' trailers.

Hope everything heals up quickly.

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Thanks jya for the hook up tip. As I am now totally paranoid about winches etc. Gonna buy a 2000lb strap winch( Dutton-Lainson) from Cabelas, about $70.00. Fit chain to secure both forward and rearwards movement and bow tie down straps. I fortunately already have a couple of 1/2in. stailess carabinas
Also bolt a couple of heavy shackles to the rear of the trailer for stern tiedown. Any other ideas anyone?
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Old 21 February 2008, 12:26   #12
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OUCH!!! Been there. You have my sympathy.

What happened to the transom straps? Did they break?
I have nobody to blame but myself. I did not have a safety chain on the bow or the transom straps on. It was one of those " I am only going 1/2 mile round the block" things. Wrong thinking and I should know better.
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As above we always have a ratchet on the boats front eye down on to the trailer, and another two at the rear eyes on the boat to the trailer, we travel down south in the summer with the boat 500 miles there 500 miles and back again, never had any issuses the boat just cannot move.(our boat is around 1000 kg)
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Old 21 February 2008, 18:14   #14
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What size chain do you guys used for winch safety and forward stop chains?
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I just use one of my bike locks and chains. About 6mm links I think-but a bit of galvanised anchor chain will do.

If you don't want it to scratch stuff, stick it in an old bicycle innertube if you can't find a sleeve for it.
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I just use one of my bike locks and chains. About 6mm links I think-but a bit of galvanised anchor chain will do.

If you don't want it to scratch stuff, stick it in an old bicycle innertube if you can't find a sleeve for it.
Thanks Nos. Yes, I was concerned about the scratching so great idea.
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Thanks Nos. Yes, I was concerned about the scratching so great idea.
Hey Limey, Home depot has galvanized graded chain and its cheap! Just measure up what you need and check them out, they also have some halfway decent connectors if I remember correctly.
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I don't have a safety chain, but I use the bow line to secure the boat forward and down. It wraps through the winch support and bow eye 3 times (6 "layers" of rope) before I tie it off... It seems very secure...

Like you, all of my major "boating problems" were actually trailering problems... Like when mine busted in half... on an Interstate... going about 75mph... at night... just past the sign that said "Don't Pick up Hitch-Hikers. Maximum Security Prison"... outside Flint Michigan... which had just been named "Murder Capital of the USA"...
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Hey Limey, Home depot has galvanized graded chain and its cheap! Just measure up what you need and check them out, they also have some halfway decent connectors if I remember correctly.
Thanks Pat. I am planning visit to home depot tomorrow after I pick up the new winch. Just went through the box of "stuff" that came with the boat. In the bottom I found qty. 3 ss 3/8" carabiners and qty 2 ss 1/2" shackles and qty2 3/8" x2" ss U bolts. This will give me a good start. Hate to use $100.00+ worth of ss stuff on a trailer but if I have it why not.
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I don't have a safety chain, but I use the bow line to secure the boat forward and down. It wraps through the winch support and bow eye 3 times (6 "layers" of rope) before I tie it off... It seems very secure...

Like you, all of my major "boating problems" were actually trailering problems... Like when mine busted in half... on an Interstate... going about 75mph... at night... just past the sign that said "Don't Pick up Hitch-Hikers. Maximum Security Prison"... outside Flint Michigan... which had just been named "Murder Capital of the USA"...
Ahhh.... the scenery and grandeur that is lower Michigan... It's enough to make a grown man cry eh Stoo?
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