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C-Wolfe



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2021 12:36 pm    Post subject: no need for trailer strap Reply with quote

Anyone wonder how important it is to have good trailer strap.
We just got some early snow and this happen




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journey on



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2021 12:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I can't believe that someone asked the question. Those straps and friction are the only two things holding the boat on the trailer. And friction varies, the straps don't

There are 2 straps for a boat on a trailer: front and rear. If the front breaks, there's the aft strap(s). And the front can break; certainly has for me. Not with Journey On fortunately. And the back strap saved it from going into a house. I always check the front strap, but stuff happens. If the rear breaks, during a sudden stop, the front just keeps coming and hits the truck.

I always look at the straps and use them both. OK, I'm not perfect, I forgot the rear once, never again.

Boris
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C-Wolfe



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2021 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just to be clear, this is not my boat, look like a bayliner 30 ish foot. All- boat, truck and trailer still on the hyw, condition are very slippery so i"m sure they was some interesting maneuvering involve but they manage to stay on the road surface. I'm making some assumption but I have witness boat and trailer off the road and still attached together, so I'm guessing this one could have use better strapping. I was not there so just judging.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2021 5:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Front: winch strap and chain/turnbuckle to the trailer frame.

Aft: Strap across the cockpit, right in front of the aft cleats. One step on each side from trailer frame to the towing eye on the C Dory.

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 24, 2021 8:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Crazy. And terrible.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2021 6:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is crazy that folks think life will be fine, towing anything on a trailer, without straps. Newton’s Law, was never part of their schooling…
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2021 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

damn physics, might as well rig up some peanut jigs and try to jig up some squirrels
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2021 8:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ken,
Now that is funny!
Interestingly about this topic, when I approach folks at the ramp and inquire, as to why they choose not to use tie downs, the most often answer it that the boat is too heavy, on the trailer, to move.
Yes, no kidding...
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 25, 2021 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Word. Bow strap. Check. Safety chain. Check. S/S turnbuckle & chain from bow eye to trailer tongue. Check. Rear straps on port and starboard. Check.

I remember working in Honolulu and I responded to a freeway collision. A new Boston Whaler with twin 200s slid about 100’ down the freeway after breaking free from the trailer. Brutal.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2021 5:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.c-brats.com/modules.php?set_albumName=album482&id=P1010279&op=modload&name=gallery&file=index&include=view_photo.php

After seeing a friends boat on the pavement, we added this for peace of mind.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2021 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another one, definitely not a good end of boating season for some.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2021 12:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2021 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

C-Wolfe, a Drascombe Drifter looks like a neat sailboat. Where were you when you owned it? I think it's a English boat.

Also, I read that it has twin swing keels. Is that correct?

I'm a big fan of trailerable sailboats.

Boris
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2021 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Boris, you are right about been a very cool English sailboat and easy to trailer, draw about 24 inches so not that bad to launch/retrieve. You are also right about the twin keel but they are fix, they might be some other in the Drascomb line (smaller) that might have a swing keel. If I remember correctly, the drifter is the biggest one they made at 22 ft. The Sculpin is still own by a friend here in Alaska.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 10, 2021 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sometimes it's just slick. Straps have limits too. That just sucks.
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