View Poll Results: Do you use tie down straps?
I use straps AND a safety chain
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I JUST use a safety chain and winch
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No straps, No safety chain, just a winch
25
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Allan4 is a putz
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Old 04-27-2005, 12:15 PM
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Wow i was only 1 of 6 who think's allen4 is a putz...and i don't even know allen4
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Old 04-27-2005, 12:15 PM
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No Waterfoul, I'm Clark Kent. I do like Zuperman's ride though.
I've just got a little single engine 28' Nordic with a HP575.
Zuperman would probably use my boat for a yacht tender .............................
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575? I bet thats a nice ride
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Old 04-27-2005, 12:25 PM
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winch cable and safety chain , rear ratchet straps, and anything over 10 miles , another ratchet strap bow eye straight down to trailer

Exact thing I do.

It's about time to replace my straps as well, the rachets are getting unfriendly.
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Old 04-27-2005, 12:40 PM
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28 Nordic with a 575... sounds like a sweet ride!! What's top speed on that rig??

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Old 04-27-2005, 01:23 PM
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Yes Waterfoul, if I had not tied the boat down with the rope, it likely would have fallen off the undersized trailer onto the washboard freeway.

I guess the boat rental company was glad they did not have to buy a whole new boat, even when I brought it back with a chunk out of the outdrive skeg!. <gg>
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Old 04-27-2005, 03:05 PM
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Hey Waterfoul,

Maybe you can donate your straps and chains to some of these folks who lost there boats off the trailer since I never see your boat in the water anymore.

Gotta give you a hard time.


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Old 04-27-2005, 03:08 PM
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OK pappo... who are you really????? Are you the Mike who is a freind of Big Daddy??? Haven't seen him in a LONG time either.
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Yes indeed, I am the friend of Big Daddy! My crew is in Grand Haven/Spring Lake most weekends during the summer. Haven't seen you in ages. ( or your boat )
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Old 04-27-2005, 08:35 PM
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28 Nordic with a 575... sounds like a sweet ride!! What's top speed on that rig??

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Rob and Waterfoul,
I do like my Nordic a lot. It's a newer step hull, and it now runs pretty good after a year's worth of tweaking.
It ran 76GPS when I bought it. I now have it running 85GPS with a few engine and rigging mods.
Here's a pic.
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Rob and Waterfoul,
I do like my Nordic a lot. It's a newer step hull, and it now runs pretty good after a year's worth of tweaking.
It ran 76GPS when I bought it. I now have it running 85GPS with a few engine and rigging mods.
Here's a pic.
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Steve Nice looking boat with good lines . Congrats on the speed


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