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Old 27 October 2013, 14:53   #11
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Oh, yes. Looks like its broken off, that would explain how it ended up in the road then.
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Old 27 October 2013, 14:57   #12
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But... ...as my good lady who knows nowt about towing owt has just pointed out - it should have been secured by more that one method. Transom eyes should have stopped it moving backwards and a strap stop it then swinging...
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Old 27 October 2013, 15:18   #13
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Is it a Br1g? Oh dear, how sad!
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Old 27 October 2013, 18:42   #14
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Looks like A Piranha 6 m. I am sure my trailer is beefier and with brakes. Piranha normally recommend a ratchet strop at the front to hold it down and back and one that goes up through each towing eye on the transom and behind the engine leg. If that hard been done surely this would not have happened unless hit sideways cutting the strops.
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It's useful to see this sort of thing occasionally. Makes me think I'm not wasting my time securing properly when others don't bother!
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it should have been secured by more that one method. Transom eyes should have stopped it moving backwards and a strap stop it then swinging...
I use 4 normally .. I put an extra one on the front pulling straight down onto the drawbar, as I find it eliminates a bit of bounce and flex in the drawbar bow area.
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its a very sad sight to see someones pride and joy like that. i agree that its good to see these things as a reminder as to what can go wrong. i reckon the winch post has been twisted round by the weight of the boat as it came off the trailer before being detatched.
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Old 28 October 2013, 14:34   #18
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So just how would you get it back on the trailer then ?
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its a very sad sight to see someones pride and joy like that. i agree that its good to see these things as a reminder as to what can go wrong. i reckon the winch post has been twisted round by the weight of the boat as it came off the trailer before being detatched.
+1 very sad sight! step forward the person who never made a mistake, it does us all good to be reminded of what can go wrong, and just how quickly it can go wrong too. if I'm towing on the road I use a ratchet strap off the bow eye to the draw bar and then two ratchet straps from the transom to the trailer to keep it all snug, but guess who has forgotten to tilt engine before setting off, despite both us checking all was sorted
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So just how would you get it back on the trailer then ?
Pull it straight be behind trailer, connect the winch (if you can) , w
winch it on and reverse as you do.

The hull will need work anyway so some more scratches won't matter.
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