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Trailering Question

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One more question: when trailering for a longer day trip is it necessary to run a strap over the stern area of the boat to keep it secure and not bounce around? Boat is a '93 Chap Sig 24 and weighs just under 5,000.

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Absolutely need transom strap(s)

That is what I thought. Good to go then. Thanks for confirming!

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Absolutely need transom strap(s)

+1, securing your boat fore and aft for safety reasons to the trailer in case of a collision or evasive action is a good idea to protect your towing vehichle, occupants and everyone on the road. An extra strap or safety chain at the bow to the trailer, other than the winch strap, is cheap insurance. A couple of strong tie down straps at the stern, vertically positioned if possible will provide maximum holding power. Use tie downs that have breaking strength 3 times the weight of your boat and gear to help keep your entier rig together in case of an accident. Safe travels!

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+1, securing your boat fore and aft for safety reasons to the trailer in case of a collision or evasive action is a good idea to protect your towing vehichle, occupants and everyone on the road. An extra strap or safety chain at the bow to the trailer, other than the winch strap, is cheap insurance. A couple of strong tie down straps at the stern, vertically positioned if possible will provide maximum holding power. Use tie downs that have breaking strength 3 times the weight of your boat and gear to help keep your entier rig together in case of an accident. Safe travels!

Just purchased a new trailer that has that bow chain you mention. I like that feature..... I'm planning on using a 3" wide ratchet strap across the stern that is pretty thick material and I would think rated high breaking strength..... No way to go vertical on each side though... so across it is.

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What you want to do is use stern straps from the stern eyes on the transom of the boat, under the swim-grid, to the trailer ....like in the pic - ours are on the outside of the trim-tabs

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We also run a strap from the bow eye straight down to the trailer - in addition to the bow strap on winch & safety chain...see pic

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Not sure I'd wanna run a strap up, over & down the back of the whole boat - putting pressure on areas of the stern not necessarily designed to take it.... Just a thought

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Both the transom straps and winch platform all tend to pull the boat forward. Add an addition strap to the bow eye that pulls the boat backward, and downward too. I drove a wrecker when I was a kid and saw a few boats end up on the roof of the tow vehicle during a heavy front end crash as the winch standard collapsed.

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