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Old 13 February 2007, 13:41   #1
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Securing your RIB to a trailer

http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?...ght=tie+straps

Hey all. Having just read the above thread, has anyone got any pictures of exactly how they secure their RIB as described above.

What sort of chain do you use through the boweye as there doesn't seem to be much room for anything after attaching the winch hook?

Do you attach the strap through the transom eyes/u-bolts straight down to the base of the trailer or around the back?

Do you use 1 strap on each transom eye?

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Old 13 February 2007, 14:12   #2
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Sorry no pics but Richard B's advice is best imho a second bolt eye is best for the chain as it is not unknown for the bolt eye to pull out of the hull. The straps to the the transom should be attached to the trailer by the shortest route. Hope this helps
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Old 13 February 2007, 14:17   #3
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Agree with Richard, however at the bow we use a 10mm Hook and Eye turnbuckle, with the eye end fastened to the Snubber post.

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Old 13 February 2007, 14:24   #4
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I just popped out to take these pics for you. I hope they help. I only fitted the U bolts today!
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Neat anti-theft device yo yo, store the RIB on it's side

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http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?...ght=tie+straps

Hey all. Having just read the above thread, has anyone got any pictures of exactly how they secure their RIB as described above.

What sort of chain do you use through the boweye as there doesn't seem to be much room for anything after attaching the winch hook?

Do you attach the strap through the transom eyes/u-bolts straight down to the base of the trailer or around the back?

Do you use 1 strap on each transom eye?

A picture paints a thousand words.







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After hearing stories about ribs flipping backwards on trailers, at motorway speeds after the bow eye comes loose, I had Ribcraft fit two lifting eyes (with the lashing eyes facing the trailer) either side of the bow, I then bought stainless ratchets and overcenters (for transom), from to states for both the transom and these fixings. Now very secure. 5 locating points.

Everybody raves about roller coaster trailers I'm yet to be convinced, my old trailer had bunks and was a lot easier to launch and recover. When I started using the new trailer, pulling up a slip or hill, all I could think about was that front eye going to hold, now I know the boats not going anywhere.
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http://www.machinemart.co.uk/shop/se...ie+down/page/1

Any reason why you couldn't use lorry style ratchet tie downs? Would help stop the cover coming off as well. Shouldn't be too much constant pressure on the tubes as they're a back up rather than primary...
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Old 14 February 2007, 07:38   #10
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Any reason why you couldn't use lorry style ratchet tie downs? Would help stop the cover coming off as well. Shouldn't be too much constant pressure on the tubes as they're a back up rather than primary...
I wouldn't drive with the cover on the Rib, have heard too many stories of it coming all or partly off when driving along, I know of at least 1 person who had aerials ripped off (not to mention possible danger of flying covers)

I would imagine any tie downs would do the job, provided they are up to spec regarding weight; always go for really strong ones IMHO.
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