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Securing your boat's stern to your trailer is quick and easy with the BoatBuckle ratchet system. These ratcheting straps are simple to hook up, retract automatically and offer a permanent mount, helping you to get on and off the water in a flash.
BoatBuckle's second-generation transom tie-down straps bolt to the rear crossmembers of your trailer and simplify the securing and unloading of your boat. They 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 tie-down anchors on the back of your boat, BoatBuckle's straps are always right where you need them. Just pull up on the hook and strap, attach the hook to the transom, 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 pair 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-Downs - 2" x 43" - 2,500 lbs - Qty 2
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Today we're going to review part number IMF08893. These are the BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratcheting Transom Tie-Downs. Has a 2500 pound maximum load strength and they come as a quantity of 2. Now these heavy duty ratchet straps will easily secure your boat's transom to your trailer. You bolt these to the rear cross members of your trailer, and this will simplify the securing and unloading of your boat. They are designed to keep constant tension on the strap, and require minimal ratcheting to secure your load.
You can tighten them down quickly here with the Suregrip rubber coated handle, it's easy to grip and control with one hand. Down here at the bottom you can see it's a dual, one on each side, dual release lever, and the self-retracting design, as you can see just like that with it into release mode. This will allow for easy rapid loading and unloading. Basically the unused portion of the strap will retract into the housing, so it gives you minimal ratcheting and convenient storage. If you notice on the end of these, they have a nice vinyl coated steel s hook, helps protect your boat's paint finish. This does permanently mount to your trailer with the included 1 bolt mounting hardware, which is all included.
Basically, if you can see the back here, there's a hole right here that you can run this bolt through to attach it. Now if you'll notice above the hole, there's also like a keyhole slot, and that pretty much can be used if there's already a bolt on your trailer. You might be able to just put it in here and slide it down to lock it into place. If not, you can use the bolt here and bolt it to the trailer itself. These are a durable construction, they offer long-lasting performance. Has a nice corrosion-resistant steel body on the inside here.
The polyester webbing is seat belt quality, very strong webbing. Has a nice sturdy plastic housing and a stainless steel spring, so it all holds up very well. On the strap itself, the dimension is 2 inches wide and if you can pull it out, it's 43 inches long. The bolts themselves are 3/8 inch diameter and about 2 inches long. Again, I mentioned the maximum load strength on this, which is the breaking strength, it's 2500 pounds each one, but you do have to remember that that's the breaking strength.
What you'll want to be aware of is the working load limit, and the safe working load limit on each one is 833 pounds. Basically the working load limit is 1/3 of what the load strength, or breaking strength, is. We do recommend all straps and cables should be chosen according to that safe working load limit. Again, this part includes the 2 ratchets and the mounting bolts. Just want to show you here real quickly an operation of it. You see the dual release lever, I've got it pushed down and it stays in the down position, that'll allow the belt to retract, and then all you have to do is once you, let's try to extend it out here, I don't have anything to hook it to but just to hold it out some, there's a lever right down here that if you pull up on, and then grab this, and once you move it you can see it moves the dual release levers out of their position, and that locks it into place. Then all you need to do is just by squeezing this lower level with the lever right there, you can ratchet it and tighten it to where you want. Then once it's where it's at, it'll hold it into place just like that. Then if you go to release it, again, see these dual release levers You can watch as I push down on it, you can see that the strap will retract. Basically, when you install this, just pull up on the hook, just like that, pull up on it, attach the hook to the transom of your boat, and then ratchet it like I showed you and that'll tighten it up. Then when you're unloading, just push down on this release button, pull off the, free the hook from that transom, and let it retract back into it. Very simple operation. That should do it for the review on part number IMF08893. These are the BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratcheting Transom Tie-Downs with the 2500 pound maximum load strength. .
Average Customer Rating: 4.8 out of 5 stars (60 Customer Reviews)Securing your boat's stern to your trailer is quick and easy with the BoatBuckle ratchet system. These ratcheting straps are simple to hook up, retract automatically and offer a permanent mount, helping you to get on and off the water in a flash.
by: Alan S08/12/2012
I found the BoatBuckle G2 retractable Transom Tie-Downs an awesome addition to my boating experience. A pleasure to use. However, I had a problem with the bolts they include in the package. They were longer than necessary and , with the amount of torque needed to tighten the lock nut, ended up cross threaded. It was so tightly cross threaded, I had to cut the bolt off. I called tech support and they sent me alternative set of hardware and it worked like a charm. Their product support is excellent! The only product issue I had was, when you read the instructions, it indicated you should check the tie downs after 3 miles, and something like every 20 miles after that. I have only used them 3 or 4 times, and on one occasion, I found that the normal bouncing of the trailer, had allowed one of them to come loose. Easy enough to tighten, but you will need to check them from time to time. If they ever fix that issue, I would give it the highest rating. 51465
by: Mike H06/26/2013
I would highly recommend these to anyone wanting both convenience and quality in a ratcheting tie-down system. The ratchets use a single bolt to attached (can be attached to the old tie-down location) and is quickly and easily installed. The ratchet and strap system are of top quality. I can now install my tie-downs in one-fifth the time. A very innovative mechanism is used to both tighten and loosen the strap. One precaution is the bolt and nut are not the same thread standard so the nut takes some muscling to install. I believe the manufacturer purposely did this to ensure the nut will not become loose once installed. 86184
by: Ed O12/04/2013
Easy to install. No more having to store tie downs. Less time spent at the ramp. 109119
My Regal 1900ES bowrider didn't come with transom tie downs but I wanted the peace of mind they offer. I purchased these BoatBuckle ratchet straps based on seeing them on numerous trailers at our boat ramp and the favorable rating on this website. Like others have noted, the supplied bolt/nut pretty much requires a torque wrench to install. I purchased a few grade 8 bolts/washers/nuts from hardware store to use instead. Otherwise, love the convenience of the ratchet system. 134652
by: Jim E.03/25/2014
Seems to be very good quality; I bought as a replacement for Ranger ratchet downs that are used to cinch the tie-down loops on the cover. Backplate is identical to Ranger and slides on transom stud just as originals. I'm guessing Ranger uses same company to produce their equipment using the Ranger logo. I'm very happy with product/price! Shipped very next day! I'll come back to e-trailer if needing future parts. 122244
by: Jeff G09/23/2014
I have had Boat Buckles on my previous boat of 12 years ago & have hardly no problems. Each year I sprayed the mechanical parts with WD due from boat sitting outside in the weather. The straps did not have any signs of age. Now I have a new boat & one of the first things I did to it was buy another pair of these. I had to purchase longer bolts for my setup on trailer but who cares. They work great ! 152653
by: Chris B.08/06/2014
I purchased these tie downs to replace a pair of 11 year old BoatBuckles that had some issues with the springs popping off. The new ones have a completely re-designed spring attachment assembly which solved the problem. The new design is also so much smoother and easier to use. I would highly recommend this product for your boat trailer. 144715
by: Trace D12/24/2012
I purchased these buckles as a Christmas gift for my dad. They were shipped and arrived at my house in 4 days. Although they haven't been installed yet, I expect these retractable buckles will be much more convenient than the old style my dad and stepmom currently use. I've read great reviews about these buckles on many other websites. 61881
by: Kevin B.03/07/2014
These buckles will save time with loading/unloading. I have an ATV trailer I use them on. The plastic becomes a bit brittle being in the elements all the time, but I love the fact they are ready to go and I don't have to juggle with tie-downs and untangle them. 119831
by: Paul B.09/17/2014
I just installed them. They work as advertised. My trailer is a bit short and the bunks extend past trailer frame by 3 foot. The trailer bunks are 3" X 10" X 10' installed directly to the bunks. These are the ratcheting transom tie-downs on the market!!!!!! 151738
by: Brandon M.06/27/2014
Great product !!! I am using it on my pontoon trailer and makes strapping down at the end of the a breeze. No more looking for where left your tie downs. As always great service from etrailer and their exceptional team !!! 137978
by: Johnny Mann11/21/2013
My Sailboat was slipping during long hauls on its trailer and I would have to launch it to get it level again. By using one Boat Buckle on each side, this totally eliminated the problem. Great Product! 108012
Installation was bit difficult, but I am really looking forward to using them next week on our next outing. These will be much simpler to use than our previous ones. 94407
by: Jose r09/13/2013
I receive the BoatBuckle yesterday , looks pretty good will to see how well it will hold up with used..So far ,happy with the product design.. Thanks etrailer. 99744
by: Dave S08/26/2013
Just received and easy to install and operate. Time will tell on the longevity side of things. Working with etrailers site was without any problems and great CS. 96894
by: John M04/23/2014
Great product, works as stated, make life less of a hassle and no need to worry about straps breaking or fraying since it's not wrapping around trailer and boat 126864
These tie downs are awesome and Etrailer service and fast shipping is even better. I buy lots of items online and this company is by far the best in every way 145730
by: Kelly K08/14/2012
the product works well and as advertised. Insta was quick and simple. As for etrailer.com, they were quick to get the product to me, and all is good. 51662
I was very impressed by the quality of these. They seem to be made well and should last a long time. They also make strapping your boat down very easy. 154225
Great product! Quick shipping and follow up to insure customer is happy with purchase. Best online retailer I have ever done business with. 91758
by: Thomas H.12/02/2013
Bought as Christmas present for fishing buddy of 38 years. I know he will be extremely pleased. Great service and customer follow-up! 108850
by: Glen T.12/18/2013
The product was very easy to install and worked as advertised. I like things simple and this lived up to my expectations. 110350
Awesome company. I couldn't me more happy with the price and the customer service. First time I every ordered from them. 61694
by: Tim R10/09/2014
No more loose tie downs, is brand new so it will be interesting to see how it holds up to numerous drips into the lake. 155308
by: John S.03/11/2014
Item Showed up quickly. I installed the boatbuckles and already love how easy they are to use. Absolutely painless. 120323
by: Don Jackson12/11/2013
Great product for my Ranger boat. Boat buckles are awesome. E Trailer has a great price and super fast shipping. 109874
by: Scotty D12/04/2013
Great product !!!! Easy to install & use ...can't believe I have not all ready bought a set before now !!! 109126
Works great. Replaced units of a different brand, similar style. Work much better, easy on and off. 93343
by: Lynn L.08/15/2013
Great heavy duty tie-downs that are easy to operate. Installed quickly and easily. Very satisfied! 95136
Make sure you have some BIG wrenches to put these nuts on. Surely won't be stolen at the lake. 130689
bought these for a gift for son. had the same ones on my boat for 7 years. great product 106470
by: fred c07/12/2013
great product have been using for years and just ordered another set for new trailer 89167
by: Scott B05/27/2014
These work much better than the old clamp down style straps that I had!!! 132766
Great product, communication, shipping and price. Order with confidence! 101515
by: capt bob s09/04/2013
what a great item makes putting the boat secure on the trailer a breeze 98255
Product was exactly as expected. Delivery was quick and great deal. 122794
by: Bob G02/26/2014
Have not installed as yet but they appear well made and as described 117778
by: Jeff B07/08/2013
The ratcheting transon tie-down straps work great. Easy to install. 88255
by: motorcycle tie down04/28/2014
I use these on my trailer to tie down my bikes. They work great. 127730
Great pricing. And fast delivery. Will shop here again Thank u 151430
by: Jared S07/04/2013
Excellent product! Even better than I expected. Thanks so much! 87633
just put on trailer . They look like the will work great. 148975
Awesome product shipping was decently fast would recommend 112249
Such a great item, saves a bunch of time and hassle! 134937
by: Donald holt12/31/2013
Fast shipping easy install just what I wanted thaks 111572
by: Mike t05/27/2014
Very nice quick and simple to tie down my boat now 132529
by: Tess M05/25/2014
Love these straps! smooth and easy tran saction 132358
all good. came very quick and they work good 150405
Product as advertised. Good communicat ion. 79653
by: Ed P.09/11/2014
Worked perfectly to secure my Skeeter. 150782
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