Originally Posted by Just Looking
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.
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.