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Old 01-26-2019, 04:15 PM
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Right, but they also increase the friction between the hull and bunks.
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Old 01-26-2019, 04:43 PM
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Originally Posted by raptor660 View Post
I'm thinking if was a commercial carrier liability on them/ their insurance. But what if was owner pulling new rig from factory or dealer? Is factory/dealer responsible for making sure secured rig before turning over, or is it up to owner?
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Tail light warranty, once you drive off it’s your baby.

That’s not true. If the dealer/manufacturer/service center connected the trailer with its load to the truck or assisted in the connection and an accident occurs and it is determined the connection was improper or load not secured properly or at fault, they have a very good chance of settling in or before court. Been there done that. I no longer connect or assist the connection of a trailer to a tow vehicle. That’s all I have to say about that.





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Old 01-26-2019, 05:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Rferrell View Post
Everyone is talking about transom straps. How many of yíall have a trailer longer than the boat to pull it back? Most transom straps pull forward.

A proper bow stop and strap keeps it from going forward.

On boats that size, especially cats, I feel better with a serious strap all the way over the bow and another all the way over the stern. Transom straps ainít squat.

Takes an extra 10 minutes for that piece of mind.
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Old 01-26-2019, 05:30 PM
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When I trailered, the boat was longer than the trailer, so I simply took the strap up and over the entire boat.
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Old 01-26-2019, 05:44 PM
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Originally Posted by NedLloyd View Post
When I trailered, the boat was longer than the trailer, so I simply took the strap up and over the entire boat.

Im still not convinced that keeps the boat from moving forward. Bouncing up and down maybe but not moving forward. Sure as hell doesnít hurt but Iím just thinking a beefed up bow stop or chain to the bow eyes keeps movement to a minimum.
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Old 01-26-2019, 05:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Juiced50 View Post
Wonder if it was the owner or a transport
company
neither...it was a dealer boat and the sales man was pulling it to go fishing. Before it went up for sale as a new boat. Iím sure someone will get a heck of a deal on a new boat now.
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Old 01-26-2019, 06:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Fish monger36 View Post

neither...it was a dealer boat and the sales man was pulling it to go fishing. Before it went up for sale as a new boat. Iím sure someone will get a heck of a deal on a new boat now.
Well now, that might be worth checking into
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Old 01-26-2019, 06:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Rferrell View Post
Everyone is talking about transom straps. How many of yíall have a trailer longer than the boat to pull it back? Most transom straps pull forward.

A proper bow stop and strap keeps it from going forward.
I was about to say the same thing! The trailers are usually shorter than the boat so any strap would only provide resistance for sliding backwards!
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Old 01-26-2019, 06:29 PM
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I'm wondering what type of damage was done to the transom if those OBs bounced across the axles!
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Old 01-26-2019, 06:36 PM
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So much speculation on this thread........

From what I heard by someone who was there is that the TRAILER BROKE at the tongue right before the ball. I think most straps would not have stopped a concrete grinding halt while the boat is pitched at an angle itís not supposed to be at.
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Old 01-26-2019, 06:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Capt. Brett Ryan View Post
So much speculation on this thread........

From what I heard by someone who was there is that the TRAILER BROKE at the tongue right before the ball. I think most straps would not have stopped a concrete grinding halt while the boat is pitched at an angle itís not supposed to be at.
Now that is the story I would stick with to the end
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Old 01-26-2019, 06:42 PM
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Speculation, that's being nice to these fools.
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Old 01-26-2019, 06:42 PM
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Wow thatís terrible!! Is this the big turn when going over the levee in Venice?
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Old 01-26-2019, 06:43 PM
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Originally Posted by elimnatr086 View Post
Everyone likes to make comments about the straps- but I would like to know did some other unaware driver cut him off to where he had to slam on the brakes?
That is why tie down straps are suggested.

In Florida I can guarandamntee you that someone will cut you off. At the least minute.While moseying out onto the highway.
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Old 01-26-2019, 06:43 PM
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Originally Posted by Capt. Brett Ryan View Post
So much speculation on this thread........

From what I heard by someone who was there is that the TRAILER BROKE at the tongue right before the ball. I think most straps would not have stopped a concrete grinding halt while the boat is pitched at an angle itís not supposed to be at.
lol. You can clearly see the trailer is still hooked up to the truck zoom in again.
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Old 01-26-2019, 06:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Capt. Brett Ryan View Post
So much speculation on this thread........

From what I heard by someone who was there is that the TRAILER BROKE at the tongue right before the ball. I think most straps would not have stopped a concrete grinding halt while the boat is pitched at an angle it’s not supposed to be at.
Perhaps the winch stand broke when the breaks were applied, but the trailer appears to still be attached to the TV.

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Old 01-26-2019, 06:55 PM
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Originally Posted by Capt. Brett Ryan View Post
So much speculation on this thread........

From what I heard by someone who was there is that the TRAILER BROKE at the tongue right before the ball. I think most straps would not have stopped a concrete grinding halt while the boat is pitched at an angle itís not supposed to be at.
the trailer is still hooked up to the truck stop speculating jeez
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Old 01-26-2019, 07:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Capt. Brett Ryan View Post
So much speculation on this thread........

From what I heard by someone who was there is that the TRAILER BROKE at the tongue right before the ball. I think most straps would not have stopped a concrete grinding halt while the boat is pitched at an angle itís not supposed to be at.
I figured there had to be more to it. Was this Tide Water Rd? So the story is trailer failure independent of stopping hard or just stopping normally, makes more sense.
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Old 01-26-2019, 07:16 PM
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Sickening
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Old 01-26-2019, 07:44 PM
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I was thinking the same thing. Hoping it was the owner of the boat driving the truck.

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Oh my. Iím hope those werenít professional movers.
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