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#12297672 - 06/16/17 03:56 PM Disaster Avoided
Pops0598 Offline
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Registered: 08/21/03
Posts: 237
Loc: Keller, TX, USA
I'm glad I say a quick prayer before I get on the road. My son and I just got back to Keller from our 2 day trip to lake fork. When we were washing the boat we noticed this (clip ring broke). Yes, when we pulled boat on trailer the boat edge was sitting on the yellow roller. Has anyone had this happen before? What do I do next??k

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#12297691 - 06/16/17 04:12 PM Re: Disaster Avoided [Re: Pops0598]
TwoLakes Offline
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Registered: 08/04/09
Posts: 806
Loc: Texarkana, AR
Glad the boat made it home safely!!!

Just guessing here, but I would say you need to remove the bow panel to access that area. Should be able to buy a replacement and bolt it back on. Someone with experience should answer soon.

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#12297695 - 06/16/17 04:15 PM Re: Disaster Avoided [Re: Pops0598]
Donald Harper Online   happy
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Easy fix. Pull front bow panel, use a ratchet and take it out to install a new one. All boat dealers sell them or can get one shortly.

EDIT: use silicone on both bolt holes.


Edited by Donald Harper (06/16/17 04:16 PM)
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#12297697 - 06/16/17 04:15 PM Re: Disaster Avoided [Re: Pops0598]
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#12297705 - 06/16/17 04:21 PM Re: Disaster Avoided [Re: Pops0598]
Bobby Milam Online   content
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Registered: 07/13/14
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Loc: Arlington
Wow you were lucky. I think about this every time that I drive the boat onto the trailer until I feel the ring contact the roller. I always think that it is a lot of pressure being applied to a small section of the boat and wondered how they don't fail. I guess they do. Glad you made it home safely

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#12297725 - 06/16/17 04:35 PM Re: Disaster Avoided [Re: Pops0598]
Bass&More Offline
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Registered: 06/04/08
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If you can find the broken piece, JB weld might be a quicker fix than taking off the bow panel noidea

But if I were you I would pay attention to Donald Harper's advice.
Also it looks like the shear of the hold down was from a severe or several frontal impacts peep


Edited by Bass&More (06/16/17 04:36 PM)

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#12297750 - 06/16/17 04:49 PM Re: Disaster Avoided [Re: Pops0598]
BigLeslie Offline
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Registered: 07/09/03
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Wow, I've had the strap break but not that. I'm not sure how much of a difference it made in this case but this is a good example of why secure tie downs in the rear are sort of important too.

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#12297758 - 06/16/17 04:54 PM Re: Disaster Avoided [Re: Pops0598]
9094 Offline
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Registered: 08/11/09
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It looks like it was installed wrong from the factory.
Usually the loop is installed vertical with the keel. Yours looks horizontal.
Definitely install a new one or have one installed, there is not a good fix for that.

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#12297764 - 06/16/17 04:56 PM Re: Disaster Avoided [Re: Pops0598]
beartrap Online   content
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Registered: 11/05/11
Posts: 388
Loc: south georgia
how many people have forgotten to hook up the bow winch and driven home with it unhooked....I've done it several times and driven 65-85 miles home including 75 mile trips to Eufaula which includes several steep hills........it's about like when you power load your boat and push the bow eye up against the winch stop...when that 3000 lb boat sits down on that trailer,you can have your partner ease up the ramp without hooking up because it ain't coming off unless you have slicked up your trailer bunks or have a wreck....

if you don't believe what I'm saying,leave your winch strap hooked up,put about a foot of slack on it,pull about halfway up the ramp,then you and your buddy go back there and try pulling the boat backwards.....

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#12297793 - 06/16/17 05:21 PM Re: Disaster Avoided [Re: Pops0598]
Doug R. Offline
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Not really a potential for a "disaster" unless you do not secure the stern of your boat. The weight of the boat will keep the boat on the trailer.

Really not a big deal to fix, replace it or get it replaced and be careful hitting the roller too hard with the bow eye, while loading.
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#12297839 - 06/16/17 06:09 PM Re: Disaster Avoided [Re: Pops0598]
GROD Online   content
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Registered: 09/12/10
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Loc: Eagle Mountain
When loading the boat use the crank shaft to pull the boat securely where you need it instead of slamming it into the roller. More importantly how was the fishing on fork?

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#12297881 - 06/16/17 06:41 PM Re: Disaster Avoided [Re: GROD]
beartrap Online   content
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Registered: 11/05/11
Posts: 388
Loc: south georgia
Originally Posted By: GROD
When loading the boat use the crank shaft to pull the boat securely where you need it instead of slamming it into the roller. More importantly how was the fishing on fork?


bass boat trailers are drive on trailers...they are not float on or winch on and you should rarely if ever have to use your winch........back your trailer to the correct depth,usually with about 2 ft of the bunks showing,put the nose of the boat between the bunks and give the engine enough gas to push the nose firmly against the winch stop....if your partner is in the truck,have him slowly ease up the ramp while you hold the nose against the winch stop with engine trimmed up....when the prop clears the water and you feel the boat sit down on the bunks,shut off the engine....
DO NOT DO THIS IF TEMPS ARE BELOW FREEZING OR IF YOU ARE LAUNCHING,DO NOT UNHOOK YOUR BOAT UNTIL TRAILER IS IN THE WATER

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#12297902 - 06/16/17 06:53 PM Re: Disaster Avoided [Re: beartrap]
bloo_rainger Offline
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Registered: 12/19/07
Posts: 2365
Loc: Tarrant
Originally Posted By: beartrap
how many people have forgotten to hook up the bow winch and driven home with it unhooked....I've done it several times and driven 65-85 miles home including 75 mile trips to Eufaula which includes several steep hills........it's about like when you power load your boat and push the bow eye up against the winch stop...when that 3000 lb boat sits down on that trailer,you can have your partner ease up the ramp without hooking up because it ain't coming off unless you have slicked up your trailer bunks or have a wreck....

if you don't believe what I'm saying,leave your winch strap hooked up,put about a foot of slack on it,pull about halfway up the ramp,then you and your buddy go back there and try pulling the boat backwards.....


These were my thoughts. I make short runs with my boat on the trailer with nothing holding it. My boat is not going anywhere unless I am in a wreck.

Having said that I've seen boats that will rock while sitting on the trailer. In my opinion there winch is not properly located so they can pull far enough on the trailer.

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#12297930 - 06/16/17 07:12 PM Re: Disaster Avoided [Re: Pops0598]
361V Offline
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Registered: 11/21/08
Posts: 4408
Loc: somervell county
Y'all saying just drive on and pull out without hooking on: try that at Welsh or Squaw Creek or....... That maneuver works on MOST ramps not all. I've seen the boats sitting on the concrete ramp when that plan didn't work out.


Edited by 361V (06/17/17 12:38 AM)
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#12298187 - 06/16/17 11:52 PM Re: Disaster Avoided [Re: Pops0598]
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Registered: 06/26/06
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Loc: Austin
This is the second picture I've seen this week of a broken bow ring. I hadn't seen it before in ten years in the marine business.
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