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Transom straps and bow safety chain


DennisJK

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Does anyone have recommendations on what type of transom straps and safety chain to get for 2017 23 LSV?

On my previous smaller boats  always had them, but i was told heaver boats didn't need them, so i haven't the past couple years.  BUT today I hit some uneven pavement on the highway today and it sketched me out a bit, so i'm putting some extra precaution in place...

 

-Dennis

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On 5/22/2021 at 4:34 PM, DennisJK said:

Does anyone have recommendations on what type of transom straps and safety chain to get for 2017 23 LSV?

On my previous smaller boats  always had them, but i was told heaver boats didn't need them, so i haven't the past couple years.  BUT today I hit some uneven pavement on the highway today and it sketched me out a bit, so i'm putting some extra precaution in place...

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I ended up ordering the following (I will reorder if I determine i need bigger straps/chain to hold the weight of 23LSV)

BoatBuckle G2 Stainless Steel Retractable Transom Tie-Down (Black), 1 Pair

Tie Down Engineering 81201 Bow Safety Chain, Black

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Good plan.

You definitely want to run them.  A lot safer for your boat, and less damage likely in the event of a minor accident.  

 

You can also run a single buckle style on the front, and ratchet it down....but there isn't a great place to mount it.

 

I'm going to move mine to the "web" area of the malibu logo, on the bow support brace.  

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On 5/22/2021 at 1:34 PM, DennisJK said:

Does anyone have recommendations on what type of transom straps and safety chain to get for 2017 23 LSV?

On my previous smaller boats  always had them, but i was told heaver boats didn't need them, so i haven't the past couple years.  BUT today I hit some uneven pavement on the highway today and it sketched me out a bit, so i'm putting some extra precaution in place...

 

-Dennis

Who told you that?  Was it this guy?

boat-crashes-into-ram-pickup.webp

 

https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=10155699867558008&id=42557798007

 

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Last Thursday.  No other route around the water other than this bridge, so this had traffic backed up quite a way.  Looks like the trailer uncoupled and the boat forgot to stop as fast as the trailer did.  The boat took the winch post off the trailer and kept going.  The white stuff on the bridge is gelcoat from the boat.  I suppose a few straps might have helped keep everything together.  Sure couldn't have hurt.

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On 5/22/2021 at 3:34 PM, DennisJK said:

Does anyone have recommendations on what type of transom straps and safety chain to get for 2017 23 LSV?

On my previous smaller boats  always had them, but i was told heaver boats didn't need them, so i haven't the past couple years.  BUT today I hit some uneven pavement on the highway today and it sketched me out a bit, so i'm putting some extra precaution in place...

 

-Dennis

150 ton airplanes seem to fly without too much trouble 

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