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tru-jack

clip advice needed

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tru-jack

I just installed my marine railway for a 2007 rlxi, and I am going to need a rope from the front of the carriage back to the lifting rings on the transom to help keep the boat from floating / sliding of the carriage when it first pulls it up. Once it's part way up the friction of the bunks on the hull are plenty. So my question is: Anyone have any suggestions as what to use to clip to the lifting ring so it doesn't scratch the hull. I am thinking of a carabiner so it clips off and on easily but since the lifting ring is a few inches towards the center I don't want it scratching the hull. So I'm open to ideas but would like it to quickly connect and disconnect. thanks.

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tru-jack

no climbers with good suggestions?

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Pistol Pete

A biner will work fine and since the biner will have tension on it, I doubt it'll mark the boat since it won't be moving around against the hull of the boat. When I tie the transome straps down on my boat I put a small piece of 1/2" foam rubber behind the straps. I've heard of people using sponges to cushion the strap against the hull also. I would not count on the friction of the bunks to keep the boat from sliding off the bunks. I would keep the boat tied down whenever it's out of the water. The only other suggestion I have is that you should use a fabric tether device to go from the biner to the trolley device. You could use something as simple as the nylon webbing from an old tie down or use a pre-sewn runner that has a very high tensile strength. Like this.

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