Guests - If You want access to member only forums on FM. You will gain access only when you Sign-in or Sign-Up on Fishing Minnesota.

It's easy - LOOK UPPER right menu.

Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0
Duffman

Boat Cover Tie Downs?

6 posts in this topic

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

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.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  
Followers 0



  • Posts

    • RuddyDuck
      Let the cold begin! Though, now I am seeing snow in the forecast for Sat evening and Sunday. Boy, hopefully that misses. 
    • Xplorer
      With the high wind's this week I really dont see much ice forming until at least the weekend.  Looking like I will be planning on hauling the ATV or sled up for the trip between Xmas and New Years again this year.  
    • Xplorer
      I went and looked at a couple smaller 'early ice" lakes in the Cloquet area on sunday afternoon and there is nothing going on, and even tho the temps are gonna get colder, the wind this week will most likely not allow any of them to cap off til at least the weekend. Looking like its gonna be closer to Xmas before I'll be walking out for early ice this year (that's 6" for me LOL)
    • vanwalleye
      I asked my sales guys that question a couple weeks back, when I picked up mine and he told me 4-6 hrs, I'm guessing that can change depending on the temps and stuff
    • ZachD
      I am guessing he is using the vexilar edge or whatever the open water graph is called since he said he has fish alarm Personally I never use fish alarm or fish id on electronics   I am no expert either but here are some images that may help you