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Boat Cover Tie Downs?

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Types, likes and dislikes? Do the webbing strap tie downs hum and vibrate loudly at highway speeds? Thanks for any info guys!

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I installed the permanet hooks on the trailer and the rubber

cords on the cover.They work really well and are kind to the boats finish.I dont use a cover unless i absolutly have to.Burl

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Small diameter nylon rope on the canvas with a loop on the end. Make long enough to get below/away from the boat and fasten around the trailer with a short bungee cord.

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I went to the rubber bungees with a loop on one end from Cabela's. I put cord around trailer frame then through loop and up to cover with the rubber coated hook. It hasn't left any marks on my fiberglass boat.

Kirch

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I tried the rubber bungie arond the trailer frame, but didn't like the inconsistant tension. I riveted a series of J hooks on the trailer and use a UV resistant rubber stranded cord that has a braided exterior. I has held up very well, without a ripple on the cover at 70 MPH. I did incorporate a single fiberglass bow between the console and the transom.

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I like the larger diameter round bungie you can cut to length. Straps do tend to vibrate a lot in the wind, chafing the straps (eventually wearing through where there's a sharp edge). They also tend to accumulate fine dust if you're traveling on gravel, which acts just like sandpaper against the sides of the boat. If you put the proper tension on the round bungies they usually stay put pretty good.

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