Today I had some real fun. I got to pick up my kayak out of the middle of the road. Which was very embarrassing. Luckily I was coming from a dead stop so I was not at full speed.
I checked and double checked before I left. I have been rechecking lately because I have been noticing my straps tend to loosen on my aluminum two piece trailer when hauling the kayaks. It is my opinion that the aluminum two piece trailers flex too much as I was turning left when the kayak slid off.
I've hauled two from Charlotte NC to Knoxville TN which is pretty much a straight highway shot really with no problems at all. But I notice when I drive from my house 3 miles to my local boat ramp my straps are always loose when I get there.
I have tried different positions. Different straps. Different angles. What I believe to be the culprit is the aluminum frame twisting enough around corners that it allows the straps to loosen just long enough for the boat to reposition.
Anyways, I picked up my kayak out of the road and went fishing. No leaks. Still have a dry hull. These Hobies are tanks. I believe I will be investing in a hullavator or a new trailer though.
Looks like I will be trying my hand at plastic welding sooner than I thought.
I think the worst scratch was actually from the trailer itself than the road.