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tommy panfish
02-19-2012, 01:17 PM
96 Prostar 190. Buying some transom tie downs online and need help with length. Boat is in storeage and don't want to drive out there just to measure length. Should I buy 2' or 4'. Thanks in advance for the help.

mikeg205
02-19-2012, 01:44 PM
96 Prostar 190. Buying some transom tie downs online and need help with length. Boat is in storeage and don't want to drive out there just to measure length. Should I buy 2' or 4'. Thanks in advance for the help.

Just get the standard boat buckles...they retract and work really well...pictured on my '95 PS 205

Barefooter92
02-19-2012, 09:05 PM
Why do we do this? Is their a fear of the boat falling off, that a tie down will stop it? Don't get me wrong I do it too, but why?

mikeg205
02-19-2012, 09:37 PM
If the boat comes off the trailer and there are no tie downs it affects my insurance policy. iIf the boat leaves the trailer and there were no tie downs it affected the liability. The same goes for the winch strap. If you ever have wreck while trailerering its one of the items inspected by police. Worn winch and no tie downs = negligence. At least that is what my liability policy explains.

It's cheap for piece of mind - with so many crazies on the road and even driving like a granny I want to keep my boat in tact. I can't get a value based policy for my boat for replacement because it never listed even close to what it costs even to replace - per statefarm.

I also notices the boat shift at times while trailering.

Jeff d
02-19-2012, 10:05 PM
Why do we do this? Is their a fear of the boat falling off, that a tie down will stop it? Don't get me wrong I do it too, but why?

No, more along the lines of keeping the trailer under the boat rather than the boat on the trailer.

Lars
02-21-2012, 09:35 PM
Doesn't look like this boat had tie downs, need I say more?

http://www.crankbaits.biz/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/boat-crash-car.jpg

BrooksfamX2
02-21-2012, 09:43 PM
That boat needed a bow safety chain also. You wanna keep'em out of your back seat.........

TayMC197
02-21-2012, 09:44 PM
Tie downs keep the boat from hopping on the trailer when you hit dips, bumps, etc. several things can occur: 1. The boat shifts alignment and langs on the fenders. 2. Bounces hard enough the hull damages, 3. Shifts and the prop hits.

I does happen

TayMC197
02-21-2012, 09:44 PM
iPhone post.. Pardon grammar

BrooksfamX2
02-21-2012, 09:47 PM
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mikeg205
02-22-2012, 07:06 AM
Doesn't look like this boat had tie downs, need I say more?

http://www.crankbaits.biz/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/boat-crash-car.jpg

James Bond...always gets his man.... :D