… is quite flexible, in most cases it is not possible to lash a boat to the trailer rigidly. The wind can vibrate and loosen the straps. It may be of advantage to place the belt tensioners in a way they can always be tightened facing away from traffic. To protect the hull and surface of the boat from abrasion and damage by the lashing belts, special cushions or pads can be positioned at vulnerable points to protect the edges. Once the boat has arrived at the port of destination by road transport, it might be better to use your own, tried and tested belt lifting slings and round slings when launching or masting by crane.