Neeley's Barrelback - Sacramento

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Nothing glued and screwed but a rough idea of my seat to pulley clearance. Keep your posts coming, always good to have another builders approach.
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Hi Jim.
I haven't seen how they hold the older boats on a trailer in the rear. Figured you would know! :D And how you are going to do it?
Thanks.
Hope all is well with you and yours.
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Hi,

This is how my Belle Isle is held down at the rear

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I had seen your attach points Jamie and i really like how they are hidden under the guard rail.
Did the old boats just hook to the strut or prop shaft?
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Jim,

Mostly, the lifting eye in the front and a strap over the drive shaft at the strut was used to hold the boat on the trailer. I write "mostly" because a number of boats have bow eyes too, but I think those are retrofits.

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Gotcha, thanks Tom.
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Jim, Re your question about trailer tie downs.

I don't know if they tied the boat down in the back on classic runabouts. You could probably attach straps to the rear lift ring. If I use them at all, that's what I will do. I have seen rear tie down straps on many outboards, but not so many on inboards around here. Guess they are not so concerned with all of the weight back there. You might consider calling Mitch at the website below. He builds custom trailers for classic boats.
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You can't see in this picture but the straps are hooked to loops welded to the trailer.
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Interesting Jim! I didn't even consider that someone would not tie down both ends of a boat! Especially an expensive boat.
May be hard to change old ways of doing things. Both of my doner boats (inboards) had tie downs in back.
Thanks for your info.
Any news on your build?
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Ok Rich now I see. That looks like an excellent way to do it, thanks.
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The guys who built my trailer in Michigan said no tie downs are needed. There is a rope from the winch that goes to the bow cleat, which will keep it from sliding back if I'm accelerating from 80-100 up hill, but other than that, I don't think this 5,000# boat is sliding side to side unless I tow it at Le Mans (28' Monte Carlo). I would think any boat with a V in it and a bow line would be solid on the road.

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There is no way I would not tie the back of the boat down. Actually, in reality, you are tying the trailer to the boat. Even with a boat as light as mine, it is several times the weight of the trailer.
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Jim..... I don't have a picture of my Gentry aft trailer tie downs, but what I did was take two pieces of 3/8" rope with a loop in one end. I attached each of the looped ends to my center aft lifting ring on the aft deck. Then I got two pieces of foam pipe insulation (looks like a swimming noodle) and threaded the ropes through them. Then the ropes went into a rope ratchet hook, one on each side of the trailer. Pull the end of the rope to tighten the ratchet and you are good to go. I got the ratchets at Amazon. The pipe insulation protects your deck. Just one idea..

Here is a link to the ratchets: https://www.amazon.com/Carolina-North-1 ... ljaz10cnVl

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I agree Hoodman.
Thanks Neel, those look like they would work well.
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I use a strap over the rear cockpit. I do put an old tee-shirt under it to prevent chaffing. It ain't pretty but it works.

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