Karl Brogger wrote:
John Eaton wrote:
Thought this to be a good rule of thumb,
Check the straps' tension at 1 mile, 10 miles and 100 miles, and then every 100 miles after. From personal experience, straps that were wet when put on will loosen after the blow dry.
You're not going tight enough son.
I use the 2" wide 5k# straps. I crank until it creaks. Ancra is a good brand.
I leave here, drive 1400 miles to Florida, and everything is just as tight as when I left.
Hobie 16's (remember those?) are banana boats and mostly travel on trailers with single rollers (unlike Karl's nearly rocker-less boats strapped, front to back, over the beams, on a carpeted snowmobile trailer).
Loads shift during transport, usually forward, and what seems to be nice and snug in the parking lot will more than likely loosen up after bouncing around a bit on our (winky by comparison) trailers. I was merely trying to get folks in the habit of stopping, getting out, and checking their straps/load (and I have more than once found something laying on the tramp I forgot to put in the trunk at that one mile stop
any way Karl, have a nice Summer...all three weeks of it