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    Exclamation STX 15F Is this dangerous? Trailer tie downs Look at picture

    I put new ratchet tie downs on each side of my jetski. Before I use to use one long tiedown that went through the loop that you attach the rope to pull an tube. It just dawned on me if I hit the breaks hard enough the jetski has no give in the rear and can fly forward. Is this right? It's a zieman s-61 single trailer.
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    First off it would help if you rotate your pics before posting. My neck is sore...lol

    That is fine.

    Just make sure and use the safety strap/pin on the front by the winch. That way no matter how hard you brake it will not go anywhere even if the winch fails. (they can and do at times)

    In the one pic it does not look like this was done.

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    I think you need to raise your bow roller up a bit and crank up the ski until it sits tightly against the bow roller. You have the winch strap correct by coming under the roller, but by raising yhe roller up, you will eliminate some of that extreme bend in the strap. With the ski tight against the roller and the strap under it, there is no way the ski can slide forward. If you want to give your setup a good test, back your trailer in the water with everything strapped down, start your engine and give it a little throttle. If you can't make it move on the trailer, you should be good.

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    you should be pulling the ski up to the point were the ski touch's the front roller , and the whinch strap should be under the roller too ,then at that point you load up the rear straps to ensure no movement will happen .

    on our trailers we also have a front lower roller that the ski also touchs , but most of our trailers are ROLLER STYLE ......

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    Quote Originally Posted by 909STX15F View Post
    I put new ratchet tie downs on each side of my jetski. Before I use to use one long tiedown that went through the loop that you attach the rope to pull an tube. It just dawned on me if I hit the breaks hard enough the jetski has no give in the rear and can fly forward. Is this right? It's a zieman s-61 single trailer.
    As long as you have it secured at the front.(winched up tight) you should be fine. ive pulled mine just like this for years with no issues.

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    The tie downs in the back are just to keep the ski on the trailer when you hit bumps. You want it held down tight to the bunks at all times.

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    Can't tell from the pic but my STX has a stern ring just under the seat for tow straps. The bow strap attaches from under the roller or 'bow stop'. That should keep it from moving forward. Tha rear straps will keep the trailer under your ski.

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