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The yellow strap on my setup is attached the frame of the trailer.I've always done what @Hunter216 does except I tied it down to the trailer frame. Most bunks aren't held in very well and could easily rip out if things go wrong. Horn cleats can rip out so I always avoided using them when towing
@rgranger brings up an EXCELLENT point - always check your straps after a few miles. Thing can and do loosen and shift. Also, I noticed a big difference between a 1" and a 2" strap
@Project_Mayhem I should have provided a more detailed descriptionMy apologies. You are correct
The PO of my Starwind 19 never used a strap. He said he never ran into any issues. as soon as I pulled out of his view I put one on. If the strap is loose the boat bounces all over the place. It was harder to keep it under control while towing. Ive never had any known issues caused by overtightening a ratchet strap. I even used one to hold the boat up while I dropped a bunk. I did however lift the boat off the trailer using two very large slings and two winches. The sides of the boat got pinched as I raised it. This method resulted in some gelcoat cracks in the cabinIn my only two trips so far, I did use a big ratchet strap looped over near the stern and clipped on to the trailer frame.
That has the effect of "squeezing" the boat sides toward each other. Can that threaten hull integrity over time? From the responses, I gather that y'all are not worried that is a problem.
Thanks so much for sharing your wisdom !