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Two strong safety chains should be crisscrossed to support the trailer's coupler if it becomes disconnected from the towing vehicle. The chains should be strong enough to hold the combined weight of the vessel, engine, and trailer.

Crossed chains under trailer's coupler
Crisscross the safety chains under the trailer's coupler when attaching them to the towing vehicle.