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walf posted 05-03-2005 08:27 PM ET (US)   Profile for walf   Send Email to walf  
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?
montaukman posted 05-03-2005 08:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for montaukman  Send Email to montaukman     
Walf,

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.


Good Luck,


Alan

walf posted 05-03-2005 08:54 PM ET (US)     Profile for walf  Send Email to walf     
appreciate the comments.
Marlin posted 05-03-2005 08:56 PM ET (US)     Profile for Marlin  Send Email to Marlin     
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.

-Bob

jimmy c posted 05-04-2005 11:05 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimmy c  Send Email to jimmy c     
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...
I hand a tractor trailer pass me while i was doing 65 and it literally sucked life jacket and cushion out of the boat ( they were stuffed under the seat.
same situation sucked the cooler seat top up and sucked console cover out....secure everything now.

Royboy posted 05-06-2005 04:23 PM ET (US)     Profile for Royboy  Send Email to Royboy     
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.

Roy

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