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Old 14 February 2007, 12:10   #11
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My boat is a little weird (comparatively); the bow eye is a chunk of aluminum welded on, it has two SS lined holes. So, the winch strap and safety chain go in one, and a ratchet strap on the other. The second strap goes from the eye, straight down around the center trailer frame member, and back up to the eye to keep teh boat from bouncing on the bow stop pad.

In the back, there's an engine pod (picture a built-in engine bracket), so a single 2" ratchet strap goe over that to either side of the trailer.

I, personally, would worry less about the bow eye failing than the strap breaking. Many of my friends hook the safety chain to the back of the winch strap hook.

Sorry, no pics. Perhaps tomorrow, if I remember.

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Old 15 February 2007, 08:49   #12
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On the transom I use two straps, one on each side, to prevent the boat from sliding backward. On the bow I use a longer strap, in one piece, to hold the boat down and prevents sliding forward. The ratchet straps are 2" wide. I don't use the winch strap.
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Old 15 February 2007, 09:30   #13
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bloody serious looking trailer you got there Mark!
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Old 15 February 2007, 12:03   #14
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Pretty much the same as most ; good ratchet straps from stern eyes to trailer ( Snipe now have nice lashing rings at the rear) and straight pull from the bow eye to the trailer. I use protectors to reduce chaffing of the webbing and have added a snap shackle as a safety from the winch post to the bow eye >>> however I never thought of a bow eye pulling out !!

.......... anyone spot my submersible lights ?
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Old 15 February 2007, 14:01   #15
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Pics, as alluded to earlier:

Front tie-down, port side rear, starboard rear, and rear top.


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Old 15 February 2007, 14:15   #16
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On the transom I use two straps, one on each side, to prevent the boat from sliding backward. On the bow I use a longer strap, in one piece, to hold the boat down and prevents sliding forward. The ratchet straps are 2" wide. I don't use the winch strap.

Mark, my 8.5 cants to the left under full power, I can trim to get rid of this but, the hull angle is not good for hitting waves at this point, and I thought about using a trim tab on the port side. The rig out is fine, off set as usual I think its prop torque causing it, how do you find the tabs help ie do you lose any power etc, are they variable hydraulic ones ?
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Old 15 February 2007, 14:29   #17
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anti theft

You walked into that one yoyo!!! LMAO
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Old 15 February 2007, 17:10   #18
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@Bigmuz7: answers to your questions:
I use the hydraulic Kieckhaefer trimtabs on both sides. They are fantastic, a bit frantic in the beginning. The adjustment should be gentle, fractions af a second at times. There is no los of any power.
Now that I get to know them better, I hardly use the ballast tank.
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Old 16 February 2007, 18:01   #19
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I always ratchet strap the hooky bit at the front to the trailer, the big tubie bits at the side (across the whole RIB to the trailer, but most importantly the noisy smelly rotating thing at the back, in top tilt most angle to the rear most trailer member thereby stopping it from bouncing and rattling. Little inch wide straps (Rolson!?> sorry) seem to work very well and regulary dragged up and down the three lane strip, both North and South. Plus the orange straps match my RIBBY thing.........
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