Originally Posted by behavin
Ha ha : jack up the engine to an inch of its life,run it on jet A1 with a surface drive....?
Yes i meant the wind speed in the harbour.
out of curiosity anyone know what the "D" ring in the bow (ring the trailer strap lips too) is tested to load wise?
I have my rib swinging from a 24mm strop connected to the "D" ring with a ss split thimble to another thimble with two large caribeeners onto the moorings.Then a lazy 24mm strop over the tubes to the smason post.
I always worry thats it the ring pulling out that is the weak link..but it had a good test last weekend.
I doubt if they are "tested" as such, but if it pulls out whilst the boat is afloat there are far bigger issues to worry about! The strain of dragging a boat onto a bunked trailer would probably give it a harder time.
I would lose the caribeeners if it was my boat.
For the record the engine was as high as it would go - I had the boat a little sideways a couple of times on Monday when trimmed / lifted too much! The regulations and the motor prevent me from running A1 or a surface drive (it's an outboard), and the one record was for single outboard mono submersed propeller - hope that clears it up!
Next year we will probably go back with a little more time and a bit more power and see if I can get a gold star!