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Old 10-03-2011, 06:01 PM
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I cant belive that anyone wouldnt tie down there boat in front and back while towing ? How much longer can it take to tie it down vs. $ 40-60 thousand of damage .. I even double tie it in the front and I only go 5 miles to drop in. remember it only takes once....
I think a lot of folks figure this.......the strap aren't going to do crap in an accident, and the boat isn't going to fall off.

Figure a slow minor accident rear-end...3-4gs? Now that 10,000lb rated strap and eyelet has to hold 40,000lbs?
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Old 10-03-2011, 06:15 PM
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Ironic after this thread right here just a few days ago..

http://www.offshoreonly.com/forums/g...oat-races.html

Referencing this pic of a Nortech at a Gas station seen without straps...



Maybe NorTech should put big warning stickers on the back of their boats to remind the owners to strap them down PROPERLY!

This quote from page 1 of that thread should also be re-examined??
Maybe He just got new carpet installed and it's "lag screwed" to the bunks.
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A accident is one thing but dropping in the street is another
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