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Old 06-09-2005, 09:44 AM
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Trailer Strap or Not?

So how many people use a strap on the back of their trailers and how many go "strapless?"
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Old 06-09-2005, 09:48 AM
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after hearing many horror stories i would say 90% of us do now
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Old 06-09-2005, 09:51 AM
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I do not. I dont see the point.
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Old 06-09-2005, 09:51 AM
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Read thru this thread.

Look at thread 141.....

I didnt before, but I do now. And I think it saved me this past Sunday.
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Old 06-09-2005, 09:51 AM
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Welcome aboard Rick. If you do a search on "straps" you'll find a lot of discussion on this topic, and a lot of good advice.
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Old 06-09-2005, 09:54 AM
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I do, the point being to keep the boat in contact with the bunks under normal driving conditions.
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Old 06-09-2005, 09:56 AM
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going to get some straps be back soon.
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Old 06-09-2005, 09:57 AM
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just load the boat with Miller Light and go on about your business.
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Old 06-09-2005, 10:00 AM
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I didnt before, but I do now. And I think it saved me this past Sunday.
I forgot about a severe bump/dip in the road near my camp. I usually crawl at 5 MPH over this spot. I was distracted and suddenly realized I was right on it going 45. I hit the brakes hard, slowed probobly to 25 when I hit it. Looked in the mirror and saw the boat and trailer airborne, but tied together. The boat shifted slightly on the trailer, but no harm done. Scared the crap out of me though.

This year is the first I used a strap. Thanks to all for waking me up and letting me know what could happen.
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Old 06-09-2005, 10:04 AM
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going to get some straps be back soon.
Now thar's a good lad.

Pslot, we've got a boat launch pad about a mile from our lakehouse. Typically, people only forget about it once. I was scared straight when I almost jackknifed my boat to avoid killing an idiot that pulled out in front of me. Fortunately, I tend to drive about 10 mph below the speed limit when I tow anyway. Did not have the strap then. Bought it the next day.
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