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    Ski Rides Up Bow Roller While Towing

    I'm sure this happens to pretty much everyone. You get to where you're going with your ski and it's moved up the bow roller a bit and the winch strap has some slack in it. Is there any way to stop this or greatly reduce it?


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    Does the hook on the winch strap go under or over the roller? It should go under.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Q in Arizona View Post
    I'm sure this happens to pretty much everyone. You get to where you're going with your ski and it's moved up the bow roller a bit and the winch strap has some slack in it. Is there any way to stop this or greatly reduce it?
    Something doesn't sound quite right. Are you getting the hull tight against the roller to start with?

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    I run my strap under the roller and then hook it, and never drive around without using a strap on the back of the ski. The combination keeps mine tight all the time.

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    I was on a 1000 mile trip when the front welds crosspiece that holds the bunks broke. ( cheap yacht club single) The ski was hard against the roller and the front end of the ski was sitting on the roller when I noticed it. Have no idea how long it was like that. Well I know it was ok in the morning when I gassed up and the next time 500 miles away filled up and found it like that.

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    It has to go over. If I do it under I can't even get the bow to rest on the roller. I have the safety strap attached though and have 2 ratchet tie downs on the rear and yes...the bow is cranked up tight against the roller. Here's pics so you can see what's going on.
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    Try pulling the ski further back on the trailer so it will go under. Looks like the ski is way to far ahead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Q in Arizona View Post
    It has to go over.
    No. any bump can dislodge it. It has to go under.
    That trailer rigging is inviting disaster.

    Post a pic of the whole trailer for alternate rigging ideas.
    -at first look you may need to replace the bow stop/winch upright altogether. One that is at least 6" higher (or can the bunks come down ??)

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperCharged67 View Post
    Try pulling the ski further back on the trailer so it will go under. Looks like the ski is way to far ahead.
    If I move the ski further back the bow wont even be touching the roller stop. Where the ski is is where the bow first comes in contact with the roller. Not any further...not any less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steach View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Q in Arizona View Post
    It has to go over.
    No. any bump can dislodge it. It has to go under.
    That trailer rigging is inviting disaster.

    Post a pic of the whole trailer for alternate rigging ideas.
    -at first look you may need to replace the bow stop/winch upright altogether. One that is at least 6" higher (or can the bunks come down ??)
    I think you're right. I most likely need a whole new setup. Even the shop I go to puts the strap over because when put under the bow makes no contact with the roller whatsoever.

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