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spyder
10-02-2007, 11:24 PM
Hey guys, I just purchased a Mobius LSV on a Boatmate Trailer and the seller did not have the tie-down straps for the rear of the boat. I am looking to replace them with some from a local store.. Any idea what breaking weight I need to get?

I got some 1500lbs ones but they don't feel strong enough, do you think they'd be fine?

lowdrag
10-03-2007, 01:30 AM
These are rated at 5000 pound and are well worth the money as far as convenience goes.

http://www.basspro.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product_10151_-1_10001_1049_200004003_200000000_200004000_200-4-3

Nimrod
10-03-2007, 01:30 PM
I have the same ones as Lowdrag. Very nice - no problems mounting.

Buttafewcoe
10-03-2007, 02:24 PM
I have the 1500# ratchet kind. My dealer threw them in when I said 'hey, where's me tie-downs?!?'.....don't never use them tho.....only a couple miles to the ramp on very good roads.
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I mean, if ever I trailer a long distance I'll throw them on. But have yet to do that.
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Laz
10-03-2007, 02:56 PM
My dealer gave me pretty robust tie downs that have a pad to protect the gelcoat.

They are yellow and black and I think are pretty standard.

04OUTBACK
10-04-2007, 12:34 AM
I have the retractable type I got them at Academy SPorts.. I think they are +/- 2000lb rating...
IF you want some humor and regarding tie downs... read this post on Wakeworld:
http://www.wakeworld.com/MB/Discus/messages/3183/500795.html?1190650939

Interesting thought processes... I choose to tie mine down just in case it helps!

lowdrag
10-06-2007, 12:12 AM
I read that whole thing as it was ongoing. My theory has always been you'll never need them until the one time you do. It's such a simple thing to do so why tempt fate.

04OUTBACK
10-06-2007, 12:45 AM
I enjoy SOME of WakeWorld...but posts like that can highlight how some can hide behind a screen name and be a$$es.
I have always believed in them.. I full well know that if I have a wreck at 60mph, there are worse problems. but bumps, curbs, minor accidents, etc..... I want some straps!