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See how much force it took to pull a raft off a rock + D Ring Pull Tests

Getting a boat wrapped on a rock is hard. Getting it pulled off can be harder if the water wants to fight you. I learned that water makes the force move all over the place and sometimes a 3:1 isn't enough to pull it off if you are fighting the water directly. D Rings are stronger than the welds that hold them on. The 2nd half of this video is pull testing different d rings on a thwart.

Go check out Trevor and Nathan's assessment of this test at Rafting Magazine

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