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BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratcheting, Transom Tie-Down Straps - Stainless Steel - 1,500 lbs - Qty 2

BoatBuckle Trailer Cargo Control

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Code:   IMF14256



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BoatBuckle Trailer Cargo Control - IMF14256

2" Wide x 43' long BoatBuckle G2 tie-downs make securing your boat's stern to your trailer quick and hassle free. They feature a quick release, self-retracting design, stainless steel construction, and permanent bolt-on installation.


  • Heavy-duty, retractable ratchet straps easily secure your boat's transom (stern) to your trailer
    • Tighten down quickly with SUR-Grip rubber-coated handle - easy to grip and control with one hand
  • Push-button release and self-retracting design allow for easy, rapid loading and unloading
    • Unused strap retracts into housing - minimal ratcheting and convenient storage
  • Vinyl-coated steel S-hooks help to protect your boat's paint finish from scuffs and scratches
  • Permanently mounts to your trailer with 1 bolt
  • Durable construction offers long-lasting performance
    • Stainless steel body withstands brackish and saltwater environments - resists rust and corrosion
    • Seat-belt-quality polyester webbing
    • Sturdy plastic housing and stainless steel spring


  • Strap dimensions: 2" wide x 43" long
  • Mounting hardware dimensions: 3/8" diameter x 2" long
  • Maximum load strength (break strength): 1,500 lbs
  • Safe working load limit (WLL): 500 lbs
  • Quantity: 2 transom (stern) straps
  • 1-Year limited warranty

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.

F14256 G2 Stern Retractable Ratchet Tie Down Straps by Boat Buckle (IMMI) - Stainless Steel - 43" x 2" - 1,500 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.

Customer Reviews

BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratcheting, Transom Tie-Down Straps - Stainless Steel - 1,500 lbs - Qty 2 - IMF14256

Average Customer Rating:  ratingratingratingratingrating4.6 out of 5 stars   (13 Customer Reviews)

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Ron L10/25/2013

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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

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Jim kl07/04/2013

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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

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Boat Captain06/12/2013

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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

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Nathan12/17/2013

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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

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Randall Lee03/27/2013

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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,Indiana72823

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: ROB H08/15/2013

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Kropac107/11/2013

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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

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Rex R07/08/2013

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Item seems well built. Easy to install, but I was replacing the tie downs (different brand).88378

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Matthew03/13/2013

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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

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: joe tantilla02/05/2013

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Fabulous.....just em.....just super...unbelievably amazing ....amazingly changing device65073

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Lee M.04/16/2014

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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

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Robert Williams MD03/22/2014

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Liked this company and the product. 121725

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ratingratingratingratingrating by: Larry B.03/18/2014

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The stainless steel screws were useless. Went to Home Depot and got some that would tighten up. 121147

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