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2" Wide x 43' long G2 tie-downs make securing your boat's stern to your trailer hassle-free. They feature a quick-release, self-retracting design, stainless steel construction, and permanent bolt-on installation. 1,500 lbs Max load.
BoatBuckle's second-generation transom tie-down straps bolt to the rear crossmember of your trailer and simplify the securing and unloading of your boat. These corrosion-resistant, stainless steel tie-downs are designed to keep constant tension on the strap and require minimal ratcheting to secure your load. Instead of always having to find and store tie-down straps that hook to the transom anchors on your boat, you will find that BoatBuckle's straps are always right where you need them. Just pull up on the hook and strap, attach the hook to the transom anchor, and then ratchet the a few several times. No more dealing with extra webbing or looking for the tie-down strap. And when unloading, simply push the release button on the ratchet, free the hook from the transom anchor, and let the strap retract back down into the ratchet.
You can mount the ratchet with the included bolt directly to the trailer frame or crossmember. If you need to angle the ratchet strap or move it a little farther off the frame, a universal mounting kit (IMF14254; sold separately) is available.
Note: Transom tie-downs should always be used along with a winch strap and a set of gunwale tie-downs. All straps and cables should be chosen according to their safe working load limit (WLL). To determine the maximum load, or break strength, of the strap, simply multiply the WLL by 3. The WLL is always one-third (1/3) of the maximum load. It is recommended that you always use straps in pairs.
Video of BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratcheting Transom Tie-Down Straps - Stainless Steel - 500 lbs - Qty 2
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Today we are going to review Part Number IMF14256. These are the BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratcheting, Transom Tie-Down Straps. These tie-downs will make securing your boats transom to your trailer quick and hassle free. They feature a quick release, self-retracting design. They are stainless steel construction and are a permanent bolt-on installation. These will tighten down quickly with the sure-grip rubber coated handle which makes it easy to grip and control with one hand.
The dual push button release is on each side and when the button is pushed, it releases the strap to extend out and it does retract back automatically. They do have a vinyl coated steel S hook which will help protect your boats finish. They do include the mounting hardware which will allow you to permanently mount to your trailer with the one bolt on each one. They do have a stainless steel body. The ratchet is a seatbelt quality polyester webbing all inside a sturdy plastic housing and on the inside is a stainless steel spring.
The dimension on the strap is 2 inches wide and 43 inches long. They have a maximum load strength or a breaking strength of 1,500 pounds. The actual safe working load limit would be one-third of that, or 500 pounds. This part number does include two transom ratchet straps and the mounting bolts. They do come with a one year limited warranty.
Just a quick demonstration; you actually bolt these ratchet straps to the rear cross member of your trailer and then you just extend them out and attach it to the transom anchors on your boat, like that. With the release button down, that will allow the strap to move in and out. When you pull up on the handle, it will lock in the release buttons. Underneath there is a little lever that when you hold up on that and then move the handle, that will allow you to ratchet it up and tighten down the transom of your boat to your trailer. Once it is all tight, you are ready to go.
When you are ready to unload the boat, you just push down on either side, the release button, remove the S Hook from your transom anchor and the strap will retract back into the housing. That should do it for Part Number IMF14256.
Average Customer Rating: 4.3 out of 5 stars (27 Customer Reviews)2" Wide x 43' long G2 tie-downs make securing your boat's stern to your trailer hassle-free. They feature a quick-release, self-retracting design, stainless steel construction, and permanent bolt-on installation. 1,500 lbs Max load.
by: Gerry in Houston04/29/2014
Same comments/issues as with the bow tie down. The supplied bolts and nuts, in this case stainless steel material, could NOT be made up all the way and had to be cut off and replaced with bolts and nuts from a local hardware store. The supplied bolts and nuts have a self locking design that gets very tight after the nut is threaded on one full nuts worth. Then, no matter what tool, or size of cheater bar you use, you cannot tighten the nut the rest of the way on the long bolts. Especially laying on the driveway under a boat trailer, where your movements are constrained and all wrench slippage is punished by busted knuckles on a galvanized trailer. I had to cut the supplied bolts and nuts off and replace them with SS bolts and nuts from the hardware store, and use lock washers instead of the self locking nut design that came with the tie-down straps. I suggest the manufacturer drop their self locking design and start issuing lock washers immediately. Otherwise, the buckle design is convenient and good to use. 127896
by: Mark B07/07/2014
Thanks for asking. I love the service. I love the ratchet device, just what I wanted. The two mounting bolts that came with the unit were unusable. The first lock nut seized a good quarter inch before it could be tightened. I could not move it in either directions. Had to take reciprocating saw and cut bolt shank to remove. The second one I tried in my vice before I tried on boat trailer (just encase, the ole fool me once deal). This lock nut also seized about half way down the bolt shank. I literally bent the bolt shaft trying to back the nut off with a breakover bar. So, I used the bolts and nuts that I had removed from the old ratchet device I was replacing. It appears nuts and bolts were cheaply made from China. Nut should not have seized, and, I should not have been able to bend a 7/16" shank. 139638
awesome product! If you have used the old cam buckle type straps then this will change your fishing/boating experience. Easy to install and easy to use. Pull the strap up and hook it on your boat, pull up on the ratchet handle, and done. When launching, use the release lever and the strap retracts. You will not have to remove the straps and store them while on the water. What took me so long? Well worth the investment and I bought the stainless that should last forever. Buy these and you will thank yourself, buy them as a gift and they will thank you every time they put the boat in the water! 110243
by: Boat Captain06/12/2013
I had these on my boat trailer for 5 years and they are awesome. I believe my original ones are not stainless so I opted for the upgrade to stainless this time, at almost double the cost, I think these will last even longer than the previous buckles. I mostly boat in salt water so stainless is a must. They fit great and work great, much better and easier than a transom strap all the way across the stern of the boat, these hold the boat tight in place. 84349
by: Ron L10/25/2013
I Purchased a set of Stainless Steel G2 BoatBuckel from e trailer. The same product is used by Ranger boats for their boats except with a Ranger logo. at twice the price. I found BoatBuckle was more expensive on other internet sites including e bay when shipping is included.. e trailer provided free shipping. I am very please with my purchase and would purchase other products from e trailer in the future. 105134
by: Randall Lee03/27/2013
I am extremely satisfied with my new stainless retractable boat tie down ratchet buckles.With the stainless I don't have to worry about corrosion either from salt water, or early season road salt here in the midwest.GREAT product REASONABLE price. R. Van't Hof LaPorte,Indiana 72823
by: Brad E.07/30/2014
Combined with the free shipping I could not come close to matching the Etrailer price anywhere on the web and I am an avid Internet shopper. The communication of orders processing was quick and thorough and the product was shipped and delivered in the time expected. They even packaged the products well to make sure of no damage. I will definitely recommend this company to a friend. 143417
by: Robert C06/05/2014
You will need the universal mounting kit in most applications unless u want to drill holes in your trailer. The stainless steel nuts and bolts are junk and will lock up after a turn or 2. Both of mine had to be replaced. Just so you know the universal mounting kit is steel and the hardware is steel so while your at the hardware store make sure to get stainless nuts and bolts for those also. 134398
by: Patrick Mc12/19/2014
Discovered the bolts and nuts were not matched, causing severe damage to the bolt threads. Contacted manufacturer and they apologized, explaining that their hardware supplier inadvertently got a batch of the bolts and nuts mixed up. Replacement bolts and matching nuts would be sent to me asap - problem solved.....otherwise it is a great product and the hardware is tops, very strong!! 166243
by: Keith O04/22/2014
Fast shipping, great price and good product. These blow away the rod saver retractable ratchet hooks that I had on the boat until now. Stainless is a must in the back of the boat. The mechanisms get doused in water every time the boat gets launched. The rod savers were on the boat for 3 years and they were already too corroded to work well. 126635
by: Robert C10/03/2014
The threads of the bolts and the nuts did not line up. I was very careful not to cross-thread, but half way on the threads would bind up no matter what I did. I have only mounted one at this point because I had to use the bolts from the optional mounting brackets. They worked fine. There is a problem with the bolts that are included. 154370
Although not installed on my trailer yet, these are obviously a quality product. They are of heavy, solid construction and are easy to operate. These are bolted to the boat trailer, with provided bolts and the strap simply retracts when not in use. Etrailer sells some of the best marine products on the market at very good prices. 129479
by: Jim kl07/04/2013
SS bolt and nut are very poor quality. It is almost impossible to turn the nut and bolt, so hard to turn it that it gets hot and you can even smell it. Made in Taiwan, maybe it is just a bad batch I have not contacted the mfg yet. Also, instruction suck! 87637
by: Pete B. Massachusetts11/19/2014
Just received Boat Buckle G2. They will be replacing a non stainless set that came with my trailer. I launch my boat in salt water and these should prove to be corrosion resistant. Best price and shipping I could find. They arrived when promised. 161855
The Boat Buckles were received in a reasonable time and appear to be everything advertised. Installation on the trailer was easy and the product works great. The stainless steel should make these last for many years. 137296
So far this product is excellent after first day of use. Works very well and make tie down very easy. No more lost straps. Fishing partner was impressed and will get a set for his boat. 89011
by: Bruce H.07/17/2014
no more digging for straps they stay on the trailer for fast loading and unloading great product and easy to use . I would recommend the stainless steel ones 141876
product was just what I was hoping for. They shipped it quickly and was in perfect condition. I would order from them again for sure, good job. 70518
Great product! My only complaint is with the mounting bolt provided. Stripped right away. Replaced it with a stainless bolt and good to go. 133765
by: joe tantilla02/05/2013
Fabulous.....just super....love em....love em.....love em.....just super...unbelievably amazing ....amazingly awesome.....life changing device 65073
by: Lee M.04/16/2014
These boat buckles are very easily attached. After a hard day of fishing it sure is nice to buckle the boat down in seconds and go. 125368
by: Larry B.03/18/2014
The stainless steel screws were useless. Went to Home Depot and got some that would tighten up. 121147
by: Rex R07/08/2013
Item seems well built. Easy to install, but I was replacing the tie downs (different brand). 88378
The mounting hardware was worthless, and I spent another $10 to get good hardware. 148255
service was fast haven't installed uet but looks to work great 138065
by: ROB H08/15/2013
GREAT PRICE, PRODUCT, AND FAST SHIPPING 95161
by: Robert Williams MD03/22/2014
Liked this company and the product. 121725
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