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    Rope Woes!

    I was loading my 2015 FX Cruiser SHO on the trailer and let the bow line get sucked into it. The rope broke and I loaded it without incident. Time from the rope being sucked in till I shut it down, maybe 45 seconds. After I got it home, I got under the trailer and had the rope(3/8" braided) out in about 5 minutes. There was about 5' of rope wrapped around the shaft. None of the rope was in the impeller. The only damage I could find/see was a little damage to the hull where the shaft enters the hull forward into the engine compartment. The fiberglass looked abraided. I ran the engine on the hose for about 5 minutes. during this time, everything seemed fine. I already had an appointment at the dealer this Wednesday for an annual service check. I plan on relaying what happened to them and letting them check for any additional damage. My question is do you think I incurred any damage from this incident?

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    Do you normally ride around with a rope attached to the bow eye?

    I have seen others doing so, with the rope tucked into front storage or tied off somewhere. Seems like a potential damage risk, such as the event you described.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K447 View Post
    Do you normally ride around with a rope attached to the bow eye?
    Yes, always! I have to launch and pickup at ramps, with docking that I have to tie to, in order to park/go get my truck. The rope runs from the bow eye to the side cleat where it is girth hitched. I have 2 WR's that I have owned since new. This is the first time and last time this has/will happen. I was hurrying to beat a wake from an inconsiderate AH in a 30' center console and didn't stow the rope properly. Thanks for your concern.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marsh Pirate View Post
    Yes, always! I have to launch and pickup at ramps, with docking that I have to tie to, in order to park/go get my truck. The rope runs from the bow eye to the side cleat where it is girth hitched. ...
    Perhaps you would find this interesting.

    I added additional attachment points, one on each side of the upper deck, to make it easy to attach and unclip dock lines. I have a snap hook on each dock line so it takes only a second to attach or remove the dock line.

    http://greenhulk.net/forums/showthre...=1#post3002348





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    Hey, that's a great idea! Where did you get your parts from? Thanks!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Marsh Pirate View Post
    Hey, that's a great idea! Where did you get your parts from? Thanks!
    Follow the links. All the details are in there.

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    Great news! My WRer got a clean bill of health from the dealer yesterday!

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