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Old 11-13-2012, 03:49 PM
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Bow Eye Tension when NOT in Use....

I have been told from others (and a few dealerships) that when the boat is not being towed and sitting on the trailer to loosen the tension from the strap from the winch to the bow eye -- thus relieving the constant tension on the bow eye....

I have gotten into the habit of doing this for both of my boats....

I was curious if any others members also do this?
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:52 PM
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I did when I put it away for the winter. Not when I used it every weekend though.
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Old 11-13-2012, 03:57 PM
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Always, know one ever told me to do so, just seemed like a good idea. Just remember to tighten back up when you hook up the trailer to the truck
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:00 PM
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I always take the tension off the bow eye when I put it away after use. Just a habit I picked up as well. I also take the tension off my transom straps as well.
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:02 PM
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I do as well. Loosen the bow strap and transom straps if not being towed. Just seemed logical to me.
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:16 PM
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My father told me about this 36 years ago with our first boat, a 1977 Wellcraft. I was 5 years old. Lol! Been doing it ever since.
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:17 PM
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Makes sense. Anyone have a failsafe to keep from hitting the road with the boat unsecured like most of us do with our plugs?
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:20 PM
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Makes sense. Anyone have a failsafe to keep from hitting the road with the boat unsecured like most of us do with our plugs?
Put a wheel chock in front of your trailer tire.
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:21 PM
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Makes sense. Anyone have a failsafe to keep from hitting the road with the boat unsecured like most of us do with our plugs?
Not failsafe, but it is the next things i do after hooking up trailer... Ball latch, chains, lights, straps.
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Old 11-13-2012, 04:23 PM
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Put a wheel chock in front of your trailer tire.
Thanks Mike.
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