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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12.94%
No straps, No safety chain, just a winch
25
8.09%
Allan4 is a putz
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Old 04-29-2005, 12:39 AM
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Rob,
Thanks on the performance gain. The HP575 was pretty easy to pull more HP out of because it's in such a mild state of tune.
How's your project coming?
I remember you had some questions regarding intercooler plumbing. I worked out a pretty cool setup on mine. I have a 3 way Hardin Marine fitting on my seawater pump line out. It feeds the intercooler. I have an adjustable pressure relief valve on it that stops the intercooler flow at low water presssure/idle, and then it kicks in @ 8PSI. FYI.
I think you have a 388 Hustler? Very nice boats. A friend of mine here in Nashvegas has another one coming (his 3rd, I think), with twin TMP 900s and Arnesons .........should be be a BMF!
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Old 04-29-2005, 12:52 AM
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Do Ya have any picks of the seastrainer?sounds like a good set up. I need to ck the pressure on mine there is a lot of water shooting out the side above 80.yea its a 388 and I am ordering the 380 tabs to try to stablize it.

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Old 04-29-2005, 10:35 AM
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Winch strap.
Bow safety strap.
Two transom straps.
Ditto
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Old 06-11-2005, 02:38 PM
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29 footer 2 x 2" on back 3" strap on front + safty chain. 2 safty chains to truck chassis from trailer + disc brakes on trailer.

Why ruin someone else's life?
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Old 06-11-2005, 10:32 PM
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this happened thursday ,went accross the median into on coming traffic
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Old 06-11-2005, 10:47 PM
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this happened thursday ,went accross the median into on coming traffic
Is that the front strap hanging down
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Old 06-12-2005, 12:45 AM
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Towed 16' Donzi(s) 18 Donzi(s) 20' Cigarette, 24' Pantera, 27' Magnum, never in 35 plus years of trailering boats has a strap been used. Never a problem, learn how to tow a boat, for God sakes. If it is a 13' or 15' Boston Whaler I have used straps to tie down the transom. Alwats have had a chain at the bow eye to keep the boat form coming forward. This is an issue that is way out of proportion on this site.
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Old 06-12-2005, 08:07 AM
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Is that the front strap hanging down

uh huh lucky no one got hurt , that's a stretch that's posted as 60 mph , and most of the time people do no less than 80. that's I 6-10 thorough city park.

maybe they need to de tune the hull , packs too much air
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Old 06-12-2005, 08:21 AM
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maybe they need to de tune the hull , packs too much air
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Old 06-12-2005, 11:02 AM
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Thats why mine a has a cable for a winch strap .My buddy wants me to change it out to a strap because the cable doesent roll up neetly

I had this 10k ratchet strap made for the front I hope its strong enough?
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