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Old 04-11-2019, 10:27 PM
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Pretty much any chain short of lamp chain will prevent a boat from rolling off the trailer.
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Old 04-12-2019, 09:53 AM
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Originally Posted by jtbooten
How many pound chain do you guys use?
I used 20k lb safety chain. Cut it to length to leave just a bit of play when hooked. When trailering I rely on ratchet straps.

When I bought my boat it didnít have a safety chain. The second time I pulled the boat out of the water going up the ramp my winch unlocked and unwound. But guess what? That safety chain I added caught and it was a non event. Phew!
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Old 04-12-2019, 10:04 AM
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Originally Posted by Sunny32SSR


I used 20k lb safety chain. Cut it to length to leave just a bit of play when hooked. When trailering I rely on ratchet straps.

When I bought my boat it didnít have a safety chain. The second time I pulled the boat out of the water going up the ramp my winch unlocked and unwound. But guess what? That safety chain I added caught and it was a non event. Phew!
Exact reason I always connect the safety chain every single time before haul out.
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Old 04-12-2019, 10:44 AM
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My inexpensive solution was clear vinyl hose over my safety chain. Only part not covered were the links at each end. Got the hose at Menards.
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Old 05-03-2019, 10:11 PM
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https://m.grainger.com/mobile/produc...fc=MWP2IDP2PCP

After a lot of shopping, this is what I ordered. Some of your ideas led me to it. Iíll loop one end through my trailer eye which is painted. Quick link for the bow eye.
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