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gotsnodooksgotsnodooks New Smyrna Beach FlPosts: 129 Deckhand
Anyone have one of these?  If so is it any good?

https://www.boat2trailerhookup.com/

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  • Salty Dawg44Salty Dawg44 Homosassa, FLPosts: 1,269 Officer
    I don't have one, but it doesn't say what it"s made from. Looks to be just painted steel which isn't too good around salt water. Also shows it holding up a jeep, but remember that when mounted on your trailer, it's only as strong as the 2 tabs that your current bow stop is bolted to.

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  • gotsnodooksgotsnodooks New Smyrna Beach FlPosts: 129 Deckhand
    From the looks of it I like that handle that you can unlatch while in the boat.  I launch solo a lot of times and I can see it coming in handy but I have never seen one or seen anyone with one and just curious. 
  • gandrfabgandrfab Posts: 21,651 AG
    I'm not a fan of more moving parts to seize and or fail at some point. 
    Like anything else good maintenance goes a long way.  
    I'd like to hear some long term reports 
  • finbullyfinbully Posts: 830 Officer
    edited January 2020 #5
    I had one many years ago on a ski boat. It worked okay but I prefer the tried and true hand crank winch strap and clip. A lot more control of chinching down on the trailer and when launching by myself (often), I give the strap slack so I can float the boat off of the bunks without having to go swimming for the boat that has floated off of the trailer.
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