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Old 10-05-2002, 01:44 PM
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Iím going to be towing a boat with outboards. Will they need to be tied off with something? I recall seeing an outboard race boat that had a bungee cord or something similar to it wrapped a few times around each outboard and also connecting them together. I would guess that this would be to prevent them from swaying back and forth. Is there more to it?

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Those bungee cords you saw were actually part of the race rigging. They are there to absorb the shock of re-entry while racing.

Anytime you tow a boat you always should try to tiedown/ stabilize the drives and/or motors. It is better than just leaving them loose to flop around while on the road.

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yup if you ever watch a outboard boat running hard you will see the engine bouncing around on the transom. The cords help hold it MUCH more stable. It is like if you are climbing a ladder by yourself and it is bouncing. Then you have some one push on it... it will not bounce.

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