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Old 13 February 2007, 13:41   #1
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Securing your RIB to a trailer

http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?...ght=tie+straps

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?

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Old 13 February 2007, 14:12   #2
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Sorry no pics but Richard B's advice is best imho a second bolt eye is best for the chain as it is not unknown for the bolt eye to pull out of the hull. The straps to the the transom should be attached to the trailer by the shortest route. Hope this helps
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Old 13 February 2007, 14:17   #3
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Agree with Richard, however at the bow we use a 10mm Hook and Eye turnbuckle, with the eye end fastened to the Snubber post.

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Old 13 February 2007, 14:24   #4
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I just popped out to take these pics for you. I hope they help. I only fitted the U bolts today!
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Old 13 February 2007, 14:29   #5
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Neat anti-theft device yo yo, store the RIB on it's side

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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.







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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.
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http://www.machinemart.co.uk/shop/se...ie+down/page/1

Any reason why you couldn't use lorry style ratchet tie downs? Would help stop the cover coming off as well. Shouldn't be too much constant pressure on the tubes as they're a back up rather than primary...
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Old 14 February 2007, 07:38   #10
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Any reason why you couldn't use lorry style ratchet tie downs? Would help stop the cover coming off as well. Shouldn't be too much constant pressure on the tubes as they're a back up rather than primary...
I wouldn't drive with the cover on the Rib, have heard too many stories of it coming all or partly off when driving along, I know of at least 1 person who had aerials ripped off (not to mention possible danger of flying covers)

I would imagine any tie downs would do the job, provided they are up to spec regarding weight; always go for really strong ones IMHO.
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Old 14 February 2007, 12:10   #11
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My boat is a little weird (comparatively); the bow eye is a chunk of aluminum welded on, it has two SS lined holes. So, the winch strap and safety chain go in one, and a ratchet strap on the other. The second strap goes from the eye, straight down around the center trailer frame member, and back up to the eye to keep teh boat from bouncing on the bow stop pad.

In the back, there's an engine pod (picture a built-in engine bracket), so a single 2" ratchet strap goe over that to either side of the trailer.

I, personally, would worry less about the bow eye failing than the strap breaking. Many of my friends hook the safety chain to the back of the winch strap hook.

Sorry, no pics. Perhaps tomorrow, if I remember.

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On the transom I use two straps, one on each side, to prevent the boat from sliding backward. On the bow I use a longer strap, in one piece, to hold the boat down and prevents sliding forward. The ratchet straps are 2" wide. I don't use the winch strap.
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Old 15 February 2007, 09:30   #13
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bloody serious looking trailer you got there Mark!
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Old 15 February 2007, 12:03   #14
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Pretty much the same as most ; good ratchet straps from stern eyes to trailer ( Snipe now have nice lashing rings at the rear) and straight pull from the bow eye to the trailer. I use protectors to reduce chaffing of the webbing and have added a snap shackle as a safety from the winch post to the bow eye >>> however I never thought of a bow eye pulling out !!

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Pics, as alluded to earlier:

Front tie-down, port side rear, starboard rear, and rear top.


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On the transom I use two straps, one on each side, to prevent the boat from sliding backward. On the bow I use a longer strap, in one piece, to hold the boat down and prevents sliding forward. The ratchet straps are 2" wide. I don't use the winch strap.

Mark, my 8.5 cants to the left under full power, I can trim to get rid of this but, the hull angle is not good for hitting waves at this point, and I thought about using a trim tab on the port side. The rig out is fine, off set as usual I think its prop torque causing it, how do you find the tabs help ie do you lose any power etc, are they variable hydraulic ones ?
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Old 15 February 2007, 14:29   #17
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anti theft

You walked into that one yoyo!!! LMAO
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@Bigmuz7: answers to your questions:
I use the hydraulic Kieckhaefer trimtabs on both sides. They are fantastic, a bit frantic in the beginning. The adjustment should be gentle, fractions af a second at times. There is no los of any power.
Now that I get to know them better, I hardly use the ballast tank.
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Old 16 February 2007, 18:01   #19
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I always ratchet strap the hooky bit at the front to the trailer, the big tubie bits at the side (across the whole RIB to the trailer, but most importantly the noisy smelly rotating thing at the back, in top tilt most angle to the rear most trailer member thereby stopping it from bouncing and rattling. Little inch wide straps (Rolson!?> sorry) seem to work very well and regulary dragged up and down the three lane strip, both North and South. Plus the orange straps match my RIBBY thing.........
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