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BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratcheting Gunwale Tie-Down Straps - 38" Long - 833 lbs - Qty 2

BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratcheting Gunwale Tie-Down Straps - 38" Long - 833 lbs - Qty 2

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  • Trailer
  • Boat
  • 2-1/2 - 4 Feet Long
  • Gunwale Strap
  • BoatBuckle
  • Retractable Strap
  • 2 Inch Wide
  • Double-J Hooks
  • 600 - 850 lbs
Securing your boat's gunwales to your trailer is quick and hassle-free with these 2" wide straps. The tie-downs are simple to hook up, and they retract automatically, helping you to get on and off the water in a flash. 2,500 lbs Max load. Lowest Prices for the best tie down straps from BoatBuckle. BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratcheting Gunwale Tie-Down Straps - 38" Long - 833 lbs - Qty 2 part number IMF14221 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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BoatBuckle Tie Down Straps - IMF14221

Securing your boat's gunwales to your trailer is quick and hassle-free with these 2" wide straps. The tie-downs are simple to hook up, and they retract automatically, helping you to get on and off the water in a flash. 2,500 lbs Max load.


Features:

  • Heavy-duty ratchet strap easily secures your boat to your trailer by the gunwales - no anchor point required
    • Tighten down quickly with SUR-Grip rubber-coated handle - easy to grip and control with one hand
  • Dual-release lever and self-retracting design allow for easy, rapid loading and unloading
    • Unused strap retracts into housing - minimal ratcheting and convenient storage
  • Vinyl-coated steel double J-hook protects your boat's paint finish
    • Fits gunwales 2" wide or less
  • Permanently mounts to your trailer with 1 bolt - mounting hardware included
  • Durable construction offers long-lasting performance
    • Corrosion-resistant steel body
    • Seat-belt-quality polyester webbing
    • Sturdy plastic housing and stainless steel spring


Specs:

  • Strap dimensions: 2" wide x 38" long
  • Mounting hardware dimensions: 3/8" diameter x 2" long
  • Maximum load strength (break strength): 2,500 lbs each
  • Safe working load limit (WLL): 833 lbs
  • Quantity: 2 gunwale straps
  • 1-Year limited warranty


BoatBuckle's second-generation gunwale tie-down straps bolt to the side of your trailer, don't require a tie-down anchor, 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 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 gunwale, and then operate the ratchet 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 gunwale anchor and let the strap retract back down into the ratchet.


Installation

These straps come with the mounting hardware that you'll need to install them. It is recommended that you use anti-seize (LT37616 - sold separately) to ensure that the nuts are properly tightened down over the bolts. You can use the included bolts to mount the ratchets 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: Gunwale tie-downs should always be used along with a winch strap and a set of transom (stern) 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.



F14221 G2 Retractable Ratchet Gunwale Tie Down Straps by Boat Buckle (IMMI) - 38" x 2" - 2,500 lbs - QTY 2






Video of BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratcheting Gunwale Tie-Down Straps - 38" Long - 833 lbs - Qty 2


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for BoatBuckle Tie Down Straps - Trailer - IMF14221 Review

Today we are going to review Part Number IMF14221. These are the BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratcheting Gunwale Tie-Down Straps. These tie-down straps will help secure the gunwales on your boat to the trailer. They are quick and hassle free with the BoatBuckle Ratchet System. These heavy duty ratchet straps are simple to hook up and they retract automatically, helping you to get on and off the water in a flash. They can tighten down quickly with the sure-grip rubber coated handle which makes it easy to grip and control with one hand.

There is also the dual release lever which is on each side. When you push the release lever that allows the strap to be pulled out and it will retract back automatically. These tie-down straps have a vinyl coated double J Hook which will help protect the finish of your boat. They do fit the gunwales on your boat if they are 2 inches wide or less. Using the included mounting bolts, they will permanently mount to your trailer on each side of the trailer with the one-bolt mounting hardware.

These ratcheting straps have a corrosion resistant steel body. The strap is actual seatbelt quality polyester webbing and is all in a sturdy plastic housing and on the inside is a stainless steel spring. The dimension on the strap is 2 inches wide by 38 inches long. They do have a maximum load strength or breaking strength of 2,500 pounds. The actual safe working load limit would be one-third of that which is 833 pounds.

This part number does come with two gunwale straps and the mounting hardware. It does have a one year limited warranty. The way these work is you would attach one of these on each side of the trailer and then when you push the release lever down, the strap with the double J Hooks would extend out and you would attach it to the gunwale on each side of the boat. Once you have it hooked on, you pull up on the lever which will pop the release levers loose and then there is a lever right under the handle which when you pull up on that with the handle, it will allow you to ratchet up and tighten down the boat to your trailer frame. Once you leave off the handle it will automatically be tight.

Then to release it from the boat you just push down on the release lever again. You can remove the J Hook from the gunwale. The strap will automatically retract back into the housing. And that should do it for Part Number IMF14221.


Customer Reviews

BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratcheting Gunwale Tie-Down Straps - 38" Long - 833 lbs - Qty 2 - IMF14221

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (454 Customer Reviews)

Securing your boat's gunwales to your trailer is quick and hassle-free with these 2" wide straps. The tie-downs are simple to hook up, and they retract automatically, helping you to get on and off the water in a flash. 2,500 lbs Max load.

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I have owned these for a year. I put them on a boat trailer for ties downs. Even using in salt water they are still working great. 344861



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You would have to be an idiot not to buy this boat buckle system to keep your boat snug to the trailer 408391



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I was fortunate enough to stumble on the ETRAILER website-and so glad I did. I was looking for a boat trailer-transom tie down. They had just what I wanted. Checked other prices and ETRAILER beat other prices hands down. Bottom line ETRAILER is a Extremely Professional-Low Price-Fast Shipping company. Charles 218958



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Works great for my drift boat. Easy to install on the trailer and holds boat just fine. Things to consider based on your setup- 1. Works best when strap is vertical and square to the boat. There was only one part on my trailer where it could be installed. 2. Cover may need to be adjusted because it will need to stretch over the straps. Fine if the straps are at the widest part of the boat but I had to Install mine to the rear of middle. 450208



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Total game changer. Securing the boat (and un strapping) couldn't be easier. Saves time,can be done in the dark, and never having to find or untangle straps again...well worth the money 253959



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These things make it a snap when launching and after launching. They hold the boat Good in place and are very durable. Had them on for a year and I'm Very Happy with them. The retractable part is holding up Great not like your cheaper ones out there. I have a pair also for my drift boat that are working Great as well. Jeff 347553


Comments

Thanks the products are still working Great in fact one of the motivating factor of buying these from you was the low price you sell them for in fact Im going to order some of the same to outfit another boat i bought for my Fishing Guide Service. Thanks again for checking in with me really appreciate it

JeffsGuideService - 03/07/2018

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Boat buckles arrived on time, well packaged in great shape. All as promised! Would highly recommend etrailer. Well done! 385777



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Was shipped to me really fast, even with the econemy shipping. Very easy to install on my boat trailer. Seems to be very well made, and are easy to operate. They will be much easier to use than the over the boat strap. I saved money by going thru etrailer, glad I bought them. 280020



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You delivered this to my friend for me as a surprise. Your service was great. You were out of stock but had it within a week and got it to him post haste pronto. These are TREMENDOUS additions to a drift boat trailer...and you had the best price I could find on the webs. Thanks so much. grae 237442



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Best Gunwale hold down you can purchase! Our old straps wore thru all the time on the sides of our aluminum boat. These have nothing to wear because all that is touching the boat is the coated steel hook over the top of the gunwale. They actually hold down better than a full strap that has a tendency to "squash" the sides of the boat instead of actually pulling down like these do. Buy these and you will never need to replace due to a worn thru strap again!!! Simple on and off and are self storing, no need to put the strap somewhere while your out fishing. It stays attached to the trailer. 513095



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Ordered on Monday , recieve don Friday via regular shipping. Easy install using existing bolts on trailer. SOOO much better than typical tie down strap running from one side to the other side of boat. Excellent 361479



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Works as described. Sturdy and tough. Makes loading and unloading simple. Hooks are coated and the right size to grip gunwales top. 155593



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Exactly what I wanted, fits perfectly over the gunwale of my war eagle boat. On top of that its $30 cheaper than what Cabelas or Basspro are selling them for. 279099



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I own a drift boat and was looking for a much easier way to secure the boat to the trailer. After doing some research, I liked the information which was available on etrailer.com. I purchased two pairs of gunwale tie down straps and mounted them permanently(bolted through the frame)to my trailer. I trailer my drift boat 3 days a week. It's a 6 mile round trip to the launch and back home. My pre-trip routine is very simple with these tie down straps. I ratchet each strap until it is tight and that's it. When I arrive at the boat launch, I release each strap with the simple push of a button on each strap. The gunwale hook and tie down strap retract smoothly back into the tie down mechanism just like a seat belt in a vehicle. To secure the boat to the trailer, you simply pull up on each gunwale hook and attach it to the gunwale. You then tension the tie down strap by ratcheting the mechanism. It's as simple as that. When I arrive back home, I park the trailer and release tension on each tie down while leaving the gunwale hooks attached. It's that easy. My 5 star rating is based on frequent usage without a failure of any kind. This is a quality product, very tough and durable. 327180



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Exactly what they said it was, no surprises here. 574221



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Great product. Combined with a bow strap, my skiff does not move on my trailer, saving wear and tear on the chines. 567791



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Everything was as described, installed all items the day I received them without any issues. Great service and fast shipping. 550616



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Great Service, and pricing. These are half the price of other sites came just as fast. Even with fast shipping costs, they were still almost half price! 579522



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Great product. No more straps to deal with. Get off the take out ramp quickly. Hold tight at highway speeds. Thanks for checking in George! 522687



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Works great 490020



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Love these Tiedowns! Forget that old way of doing things! Running back and forth to attach, position and cinch the tie down strap....just attach to the trailer once then it's soooooo easy to use! These work great and the guys at etrailer got my order out to me so quickly! Thanks etrailer! 481895



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The retractable tie downs are a great p roduct. 474921



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I am very happy with the Boatbuckle, It makes life so much easier when you are on the river everyday. It is essential for any boat user, very durable. I highly recommend to all my guide friends. 464462



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This is a high quality product that has worked flawlessly in the year that I’ve used it to tie down my drift boat. Easy to install and use, and a highly secure system for keeping the boat in place on rough roads, I highly recommend these tie downs. 454216



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I installed a set of boat buckles a year ago and love the product. They work great and are so easy to operate, highly recommend. 447317


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Great product, very durable, super easy to use, highly recommended

Ross - 10/30/2018

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I got these straps about a year ago and totally impressed. These straps are so awesome easy install and even easy to use. Just pull them out and hook to boat Ratchet tight and off you go. Up these and you will be glad you did! 446902


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I installed these straps about a year ago and they are the thing to have.. love them and the ease that they work.. Every one should own these retractable straps!

Joe a - 11/03/2018

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The only way it could have been better is if someone jumped in a helicopter and delivered it personally the day I ordered it! The communication was great, an email when it shipped (the same day I ordered it), an email when it was delivered, three days later for standard shipping rate. And it's an awesome product. Installed in about 20 minutes, including drilling the holes. Works fantastic, so much better than a long strap over the back of the boat. Thank you etrailer! 444461



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This is a fantastic product for quick secure way to tie down your boat or raft. I highly recommend it. 404644



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This is a fantastic product but more importantly a great company to work with. The product came well packaged and on time. 396487



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Straps arrived on time and worked exactly as expected! Doesn't get any better than that! 367910



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Showed up on time and less expensive than anywhere else I shopped online. Thanks eTrailer!! 366342



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I posted a 5 star detailed review a while ago. 352036


Comments

The Boat Buckles are great. I was reading about the mounting hardware issues and the supplied nutsbots simply were not the correct length for my mounting locations. I bought some other nutsbolts which were what I needed. Im using these in fresh water.

Mike A - 03/12/2018

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These work great for boat tie downs. Well worth it! 329563


Comments

The Boat Buckles work great. Some of my fishing buddies saw them and now have them. So far all good.

George C - 01/04/2018

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Works great- no more storing- looking for straps as these stay on trailer. Quick and easy to install. I get that having a bolt too long rather than too short is a better scenario- but the bolt that comes with it is excessively long requiring an open end wrench for inside versus deep socket (bolt so long ran out of room to tighten nut. Other than that love the product. 313154



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I love these and have them on multiple trailer they install in about 10 min and make strapping down the boat and rafts so much easier. Won't find them cheaper anywhere. 308507



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We recently installed a set of boat buckles and I have to tell you they are everything they claim to be and more. Installation was easy, and in use, they are the fastest, easiest way to secure our boat that I have ever seen. I would definitely recommend them. Thank you so much for a great product. Here are a couple of pictures. 305791



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Parts for my Clackacraft drift boat trailer came as ordered and on time and at an excellent price. Gunwall retractable BoatBuckles will make my getting on and off the river much faster, especially when I am by myself. Thanks so much. Ron Knoxville, Tn. 304004



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I have not installed the hold downs but it looks straight forward. I am pressed with the quality. They are heavy duty. 297878



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These boat straps are GREAT. Far better than the "moving" strap over the boat, and you can't loose them out of the back of your pickup because they are attached to the trailer. Very easy to install and operate well worth the price. Thanks 284039



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Slick as hell. No more jumbling around. Boat straps store and operate with the utmost best design. I highly rate their construction. And etrailer is the best. 276817



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I will never have a strap across a drift boat again! 268610



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Makes using the drift boat simply more convenient. Highly recommend! 266403



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Love this product. Best strap ever for a drift boat 266214



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These boat buckles are awesome! I installed them on my drift boat trailer a year ago and love them. They are easy to use, instal quickly with regular tools, and I have not had a single issue. I highly recommend them. 263660



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These boat buckles are awesome! I installed them on my drift boat trailer a year ago and love them. They are easy to use, instal quickly with regular tools, and I have not had a single issue. I highly recommend them. 263659



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I love these things! As a fly fishing guide with a drift boat, these ratcheting gunwell straps make launching and trailering the boat a breeze! Easy to mount, easy to use, and no more strapping all the way across the boat for me! Great product! 259585



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After having another $25 strap break for trailering my aluminum drift boat. I decided to give these a try. Easy installation , 1 bolt though trailer. Super quick and effective to use. The boat will not budge a smidgen coming down the road. 257941



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These buckles are spectacular! Their convenience is unmatched for a quick getaway at the end of the day. They are secure and have never failed in dozens of trips. They were also easy to install. Way simpler than throwing the old 'tie-down' over top the boat. Get 'em! 249324


Comments

Thanks for checking up. I still love the boat buckles! They make tying down my boat slick and easy and I’ve never had a problem of them letting go. I can’t imagine using anything else!

Ryan L - 01/30/2018

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Sixth pair purchased. 4 pairs for friends who had to have them after seeing mine. Used to hold down drift boat to trailer. No more straps! Etrailer provided great service and delivery 238339



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Easy to install. Works great on square tube gunwale. Quick and easy to load and unload boat. No more one piece strap problems. 238329


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  • What Size Gunwales Does BoatBuckle G2 Retractable Ratcheting Gunwale Tie-Down Straps # IMF14221 Fit
  • The BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratcheting Gunwale Tie-Down Straps # IMF14221 are designed to fit 2 inch wide or less gunwales. If the rubber protective strip on yours can compress enough that the gunwales are less than 2 inches in width these would work. Otherwise they would be too small.
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  • Availability of J-Hooks From BoatBuckle G2 Retractable Tie-Down Straps # IMF14221
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