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Old 05-16-2010, 08:16 PM
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I tow boats around regularly for my club and here is how I was taught how to do it by a professional boat hauler.

1) Secure towstrap and safety chain
2) run a 10,000lb strap over bow and through bow cleats securing each end to trailer crossmember. Ratchet tight. This will prevent boat from climbing over winch post in a panic stop
3) run a second 10,000lb strap under motor, through transom eyes and then around both sides of the stern. Secure to crossmember and ratchet tight. This will hold boat down on trailer and prevent it from moving around...especially important for roller trailers.