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Old 09 September 2007, 10:53   #1
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What sort of snubber arrangement do you have for the bow of your boat when it's on the trailer? Pictures would be good too, please.
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OK fair comment.

To get the ball rolling this is my one.
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Thanks for those. Keep them coming please.

Mr Hightower, my original setup was virtually identical to yours. I'll be interested to know whether your winch rope fouls the snubber or its steelwork as you haul the boat up.
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Thanks for those. Keep them coming please.

Mr Hightower, my original setup was virtually identical to yours. I'll be interested to know whether your winch rope fouls the snubber or its steelwork as you haul the boat up.
Obviously I haven't winched her up yet, but by the looks of it, it'll be OK.
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Here's my snubber.

The trailer was setup by Humber when I got the rig new, so the winch rope doesn't get caught anywhere and the boat hauls on perfectly. I like like this setup since I can winch the eye on the bow right up until it stops fast on the trailer without the bow of the boat rising off the front wheels. In theory, it would also reduce the risk of the boat flying over the top of the van in an accident, although I don't really want to test that if I can avoid it.

I no longer use the rope on the front to tie down to the trailer - a length of chain is used instead for the backup incase the winch rope goes.

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Thanks Alex. How is the metalwork of the snubber joined to the upright for the winch?
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Thanks Alex. How is the metalwork of the snubber joined to the upright for the winch?
I believe it's by two bolts with nylock nuts - you can adjust the angle of the snubber by hand to meet the angle of the bow, although it is pretty hard to do however, and if it's slightly out, the boat will always level it out when it gets winched on.

With the way the eye on the bow is inbetween the two sets of rubber, even if the bolts were loose, it wouldn't let the boat over the top as long as the winch rope is taught.

I wouldn't mind a brace forward of the main winch pillar for added strength in an accident, although I suspect it's pretty strong as is.

Please ignore the handbrake being used mistake in the pic - the only time the brakes are used now are when they are following the van on the main road. The 20min taken to release the brakes before the following launch was very frustrating......

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