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    Pad under winch strap is destroyed, need to replace. See pics...

    The pad under the winch strap was shitty since day one but now has finally been completely destroyed. Now the strap rubs on bare steel that is rough and sharp. Where can I get a replacement for this piece? Here's pics...




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    Are you pulling your ski onto the trailer with the nylon loop on the winch strap and not the metal hook???

    Take a piece of rubber fuel line and split it then glue it on. Or take the worn piece to a good hardware store and they should have it. It's actually flexible edging that is used to go over a metal edge or hole.

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    Piece of hydroturf may work too

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    Quote Originally Posted by R-Doo View Post
    Are you pulling your ski onto the trailer with the nylon loop on the winch strap and not the metal hook???
    Yeah it's a soft hook loop so you don't kill the finish around the bow eye. Ever see the bow eye area of an older ski that used the metal hook? Scratches and rust stains from the hook all over it.

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    I don't think I'd trust my ski to that nylon strap. My RXT has a plastic covered eye hook and I haven't scratched it yet. I actually thought of adding a chain and hook as a backup in case it ever broke the winch strap.

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    I'm pretty sure that strap is designed to hold the ski but regardless you should have a backup chain like you said. I didn't do it yet but I'm planning on it.

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    I always use the strap. It's what it's there for. My hook probably wouldn't even fit on my skis bow hook. If it did, it would destroy the paint.


    I was use safety chains as well. IMO they are a must.

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    So I just measured the width of metal that the pad covers and it is about 3.5mm wide. This seems like something I would find on eBay so I'm going to look for some edge trim there.

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    I think I found something good. It's black edge trim the fits 1/8" (3.175mm) but I think it will fit fine. It actually looks exactly like what came on the trailer.

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    That's exactly it. You can squeeze the end together if it's too loose.

    A good hardware or sheet metal shop should also have it.

    Thanks for the tip on the winch strap, I'm going to give it a try this weekend. guess that's why replacement straps have designations of boat or pwc.

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