Originally Posted by zbaird
Definitely patched some trailer rubs. Less than I would expect from gravel under the boat though. When boats are inflated they seem to take the vibration abrasion better. Patched more of them from rubbing on siderails, catching a corner when loading or getting dragged behind the trailer. Impressive how many boats fall off trailers. (
Never use hook straps. NEVER EVER use hook straps. I was lucky on my first boat but I a few seconds later and I would have lost my boat due to using hook straps. I'm amazed at how many rafts I see secured with them and I always try to share that with the folks I see on the road. Most don't care and respond with something like. "I've been doing it like this this for years". Oh well, I tried.