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  1. #1
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    Default Best Tie Down Method for Bow to Trailer

    What does everyone do for a tie down going from their bow eye to the loop on the trailer? I can't find a turnbuckle that is short enough but still has enough strength. There is only about 8 inches to work with there. I would like something that puts some tension on there, but realizing that may not be possible. Do I need to just get a short section of chain and put it on there for safety's sake?
    2008 Mobius LSV
    Wakemakers Gravity III ballast Upgrade
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    I'd say get a length of chain cut with some C-Link connectors on both ends.. I dont think it needs to necessarily be snug, just a secondary safety to the strap.
    sorry to say i dont use one..
    i dont tow very far... but .. probably should..
    Brad

    2011 Launch 21V Sold... boatless replaced with a Jeep JKUR
    2006 Moomba Mobius LSV sold
    2004 Outback sold

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    the trailer for my Stingray had a chain, maybe 12-18 inches long, was not snug, but just a safety strap just in case. The LSV is a lot heavier though, so with the straps on the stern and the winch strap is it really going to go anywhere? Chain might be a good idea as a backup though.
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    Default Best Tie Down Method for Bow to Trailer

    Here is my setup. Winch strap, bow hold down strap, and safety chain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boonejeepin View Post
    Here is my setup. Winch strap, bow hold down strap, and safety chain.

    Where did you find that short of a strap? That would be great.
    2008 Mobius LSV
    Wakemakers Gravity III ballast Upgrade
    Wakeboard prop
    2 Wetsounds Pro 80's, 2 Wetsounds MB8's

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    I used a safety chain and the above chainlink. I put the shrink wrap around the chain and split wire loom around the link at the trailer... I hate rub spots on the trailer..

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    I use a chain as pictured above. No extra strap tho.
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    Geez Russ, you think that will hold? LOL
    The years have been kind, it's the weekends that have done the damage.

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    I use a masterlock cable like this one. It's coated so it won't leave any marks. I wrap two loops between the bow eye and trailer.





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    Default Best Tie Down Method for Bow to Trailer

    Quote Originally Posted by bergermaister View Post
    Geez Russ, you think that will hold? LOL
    Maybe just a little overkill. Winch strap to winch, short strap to stop bounce movement, and chain for the oh s$&@ situation.
    2010 Moomba XLV
    340hp cat
    Gravity 3, wake plate
    Rad-a-cage

    I have a love for ballast and large wakes.
    1100 v-drive lockers
    1180 under the playpen
    + lead and a collection of other ballast bags

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