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Old 07 April 2016, 13:22   #1
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Can't understand

Why you buy a new rib and strap it to the trailer over the tubes direct from the factory
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Old 07 April 2016, 16:02   #2
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I noticed that too.
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IMO, it's a throwback to the dive club days of old. It's how the Boating Officer was taught to "lash a boat down properly". Those were 4m SIBs of course and had to be tied down to stop them flying away! Our D.O. was still lashing down a 6m Redbay in 2001

Hey - I remember when "Stab jackets" arrived and we were warned off them as they were the "Work of Satan". Use one and you would drown upside down on the surface...

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I've seen people loosely put a strap over their tubes as kidology for when plod passes, the boat actually being strapped down properly via transom and bow.
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Old 08 April 2016, 06:51   #5
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Why you buy a new rib and strap it to the trailer over the tubes direct from the factory
Why not?
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Old 08 April 2016, 10:31   #6
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Why not?

Strapping across the tubes does bugger all apart from rub the tubes. It's like trying to tie a blancmange down, but you knew that😄


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Why you buy a new rib and strap it to the trailer over the tubes direct from the factory
Who does that?????
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Plenty. Seen it 4 or 5 times already just on my way around the country on motorways this year.
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Good to see you on here Nos again..been quiet lately.
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Have to say when I bought my first rib from a Hampshire dealer , no advice was given as to how I strapped her down....although.I quickly realised strapping over the tubes was not practicable....dealer didn't give a sh*t, or stepped forward to give advice.

When I bought from Ribcraft,clear advice was given - although their advice on engine - "just tilt it fully up" - which I have always done, is at odds with some views about transom savers/ blocks and, and engine angle on tow.
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i've always towed with engine tilted right up but recently just bought a couple of keel rollers and now engine rests on that.

i have never had an issue with it tilted right up and a ratchet through transom eyes.......but for sake of 10 quid i just got rollers to be safe given the weight of the zuke 200 v6.
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