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trailering with bow cushion
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posted 05-03-2005 08:27 PM ET (US)
Can you leave your bow cushion on a 170 montauk when moving your boat witout a mooring cover, or will it loosen and possibily blow off?
posted 05-03-2005 08:36 PM ET (US)
Aside from the snaps that keep it in place, there is a loop of material that has a plastic male and female connector incorporated onto it. This loop slips through the metal eye that holds the anchor rode and secures the cushion.
Whether or not over time and highway speeds it will prove itself is another story but i can tell you that in my 7 mile each way tailering doing approx 40 mph, I have yet to loose my bow cushion or even have one of the snaps become undone.
posted 05-03-2005 08:54 PM ET (US)
appreciate the comments.
posted 05-03-2005 08:56 PM ET (US)
Likewise on my 160 Dauntless, with the same bow cushion arrangement. I usually tow with my cover on, but those times that I've towed without it I haven't had any problem, and the snaps stay fastened.
My dealer recommended that I remove the aft backrest cushions (such as they are) when trailering so I don't lose them, but since I can hardly get the darn things off when I try to, I haven't worried about it.
posted 05-04-2005 11:05 AM ET (US)
The bow cushion will stay on as said above....the others will not at extended highway speeds.
it is better to be safe than sorry,I tow 100,s of miles at 65mph and have lost cushions so I always take them off or stack and bungie them to the seat.
also if the cushions have dirt or especially sand under them the fiberglass under them will take a beating from the cushion flapping.
It is also a good idea to secure anything that is loose in the boat...it will bounce of fly out...
posted 05-06-2005 04:23 PM ET (US)
I have to stow the bow cusion in my tow vehicle or it wants to fly off, or at least wrap itself into a shape I don't like, starting at around 50 mph.
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