View Poll Results: Do you use tie down straps?
I use straps AND a safety chain
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72.82%
I JUST use a safety chain and winch
40
12.94%
No straps, No safety chain, just a winch
25
8.09%
Allan4 is a putz
19
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Old 04-26-2005, 03:25 PM
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Default Who uses Tie down straps

Ok, Ive been seeing all these boats flying off the trailer. Ive never used straps, and I am going to buy a set today. My boats never been squirrley, but im a believer now.

So how many use and dont use straps?
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Old 04-26-2005, 03:34 PM
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i use 6 home depot has them.
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Old 04-26-2005, 03:34 PM
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Default Re: Who uses Tie down straps

I used to use straps......but by the time I got to my destination..they were both hanging loose from the boat. I got a new set of ratchet type to try this weekend. I don't want to end up on OSO when I stop quick to give Cheng a ride because his 1/2 ton GMC broke down.
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Old 04-26-2005, 03:36 PM
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2-2" straps on the transom and 2 on the inside of the tunnel, plus the winch strap/chain... isn't going anywhere without the trailer...
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Old 04-26-2005, 03:37 PM
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Default Re: Who uses Tie down straps

OK, I am finally going to ask, for years I have seen "Allen4 is a putz" all over the place. My question is Who the hell is this guy and why is he such a "putz"?
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Ok, Ive been seeing all these boats flying off the trailer. Ive never used straps, and I am going to buy a set today. My boats never been squirrley, but im a believer now.

So how many use and dont use straps?

and i don't think it will give you much warning, it will just leave when it decides it needs to..... usually when the bunks are still wet, but not always...
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Old 04-26-2005, 03:45 PM
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I just use my Gold Fountain Necklace when I am towing
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Always safety chain on the bow, and 2 straps on the transom.

Allan4 is an oso guy from Floriduh... and you'll just have to take our word that he is a Putz!! He has a website but heck if I can think of the name of it... some good stuff going on over there too... a lot like OSO but smaller... many of the members there are members here.

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Old 04-26-2005, 03:52 PM
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Allan is in Dohio... and here is a link to why he is such a putz... and by the way,, where the heck did REDDIDDY go,, haven't seen his ugly ass around here in a dogs age.. ???

http://www.offshoreonly.com/forums/s...ghlight=allan4
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Old 04-26-2005, 04:00 PM
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I just use my Gold Fountain Necklace when I am towing

Nothing like a Guido necklace to secure your ride to the trailer!!!!
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