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#11600558 - 05/13/16 12:36 AM Texas Law about Transom tie downs
michauxii Offline
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Registered: 04/02/03
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Loc: East Texas
I always tought it was mandatory that you needed to have two tie down straps on the stern of a boat while trailering.

Is this so?

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#11600579 - 05/13/16 03:17 AM Re: Texas Law about Transom tie downs [Re: michauxii]
I love fishing Offline
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Regardless of the law I would feel very comfortable with the tie down on the stern while trailering.
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#11600636 - 05/13/16 06:41 AM Re: Texas Law about Transom tie downs [Re: michauxii]
Bob Landry Offline
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Whether it is required by law or not, it's a good practice. If you hit a bump in the road, it's better that the trailer's suspension system absorb the shock instead of having the transom bounce and slam down on the trailer.
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#11600994 - 05/13/16 10:09 AM Re: Texas Law about Transom tie downs [Re: michauxii]
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Always the right decision to use tie-downs in the back and a chain on the front.

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#11602102 - 05/13/16 08:50 PM Re: Texas Law about Transom tie downs [Re: michauxii]
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I live 2 miles from the ramp, usually I dont put my stern straps on unless Im going to a different lake
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#11602838 - 05/14/16 01:02 PM Re: Texas Law about Transom tie downs [Re: michauxii]
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No such law
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