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Old 16 April 2013, 13:32   #1
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Bow Safety Cable.

Does anyone on here make or sell these with a loop and snap hook. Its gotta be better and more convenient than using rope.

I have looked on fleabay and internet but can only find hitch cables.

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you looking for a safety cable from trailer to bow eye?
Few links of chain, stainless snap hook one end and a shackle to the trailer at the other n "bobs your uncle", just clip on when you finish winching.
Oh and take it off just before you launch it
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Can you undo the eye and just use a spliced piece of rope
I was looking at mine on sun and can get away with a bolt that goes through the wick post and eye
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I have used one of these on my trailer works well quick & easey to use!
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you looking for a safety cable from trailer to bow eye?
Few links of chain, stainless snap hook one end and a shackle to the trailer at the other n "bobs your uncle", just clip on when you finish winching.
Oh and take it off just before you launch it
Thanks but I would prefere cable rather than chain as I have not got a lot of room between the bow eye and the actual winch hook itself.

It also looks neater cos am posh
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Is it owt like that Steve if you zoom in you can where I can get a pin through the middle hole
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I was looking at those on fleabay Nick, the only thing that puts me off is the snap hook which doesn't look strong enough to me, especially if being tractor launched with 2 or 3 people going down the ramp with fuel and kit on board. If the winch snapped would it do the job.

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Is it owt like that Steve if you zoom in you can where I can get a pin through the middle hole
Mine is a lot closer up to the post than yours Mick but I prefer cable anyways thanks Mick.
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These days fibre products are strongern then the same size wire.

I have replaced many wire products with dyneema of various types as well as PBO and vectran which are all soft fibre modern replacements.....

If you can give me a working load I can spec you something that would suit you with any end fitting on.....

The only down side is chaf, but the are chaf covers that can be installed over the core material.
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Does anyone on here make or sell these with a loop and snap hook. Its gotta be better and more convenient than using rope.

I have looked on fleabay and internet but can only find hitch cables.

Cheers K.
I use a plastic coated bike lock cable steve i just use it as a safety wire to the trailer to stop the boat falling off the trailer when traveling
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These days fibre products are strongern then the same size wire.

I have replaced many wire products with dyneema of various types as well as PBO and vectran which are all soft fibre modern replacements.....

If you can give me a working load I can spec you something that would suit you with any end fitting on.....

The only down side is chaf, but the are chaf covers that can be installed over the core material.
Will send you a P.M. butty

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I use a plastic coated bike lock cable steve i just use it as a safety wire to the trailer to stop the boat falling off the trailer when traveling
I also want to keep it on for launching Andy something handy for taking on and off quickly.
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Neva fort of you bein posh Kerny, you hide it very well
obviously I ain't posh coz a bit of chain n snap hook works a treat on our rib but agree, you do need something coz if your winch strap snaps then its lots of grazed grp, which is much harder to sort than a grazed knee
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Neva fort of you bein posh Kerny, you hide it very well
Yep I was sent for electricusion lessons when I was a kid
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Oi .. Granny Smith,, less of the cheek and get back in yer cart
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How long does it need to be Steve & wire thickness in mm
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How long does it need to be Steve & wire thickness in mm
About 40 cm long with loop and snap hook and about 4/5 mm thick.
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About 40 cm long with loop and snap hook and about 4/5 mm thick.
4/5mm, have you bought Nats rib of her
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Pretty sure Hadd will have a conger trace in his fishing box that should about do it
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Why the sudden urgency Steve, you aren't actually going to launch Imogen, surely not I thought she was just to stop the Jehovahs witnesses getting up the drive.
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