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guy
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Securing the bow^

Post by guy » Wed Jan 16, 2008 11:53 am

I came across this tip and thought I'd share it with you.

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It is a short length of tape bolted inside the bonnet - most cars should have a suitable bolt.

Saves searching under the car.

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Post by chris-uk » Wed Jan 16, 2008 11:57 am

That's a great idea, thanks for sharing :-)

Chris

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Post by ian the badger » Wed Jan 16, 2008 11:57 am

chuffin' good idea, thanks Guy

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Post by Pete » Fri Jan 18, 2008 11:00 am

I'm loving that idea!

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Post by JMT » Sat Jan 19, 2008 3:16 pm

Nice one Guy.
Keep pushing for fair access to all rivers (or better still, just go and paddle them!).

Mike Tinnion

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Post by Skerryvore » Sat Jan 19, 2008 4:39 pm

Cool Tip Guy thanks my toe bracket meant rope crossing right over my field of vision, this tip will stop this.
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Post by geyrfugl » Sat Jan 26, 2008 9:48 am

That's a brilliant idea - provided the bolt is close enough to the edge of
the bonnet. If it is too far away, you will get an upward pull on the
bonnet itself, and on a windy drive, it could get jerked quite hard.
If you've ever seen a car whose bonnet opens while driving along, you
will know that this is a frightening as well as a dangerous occurrence.
I saw this happen to a landrover driving towards me on the road from
work once and the bonnet must have flown up at least 5m above the
vehicle before landing somewhere behind, where, fortunately, there
was no other traffic. Of course, in this case, the bonnet's travel might
be restricted by hitting your boat(s), but that could put a damper on
your trip !!

Andy

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