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BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratcheting Transom Tie-Down Straps - 43" Long - 833 lbs - Qty 2

BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratcheting Transom Tie-Down Straps - 43" Long - 833 lbs - Qty 2

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Premium 2" wide straps secure your boat's stern to your trailer quickly and easily. Simple to hook up, they retract automatically, and offer a permanent mount, helping you to get on and off the water in a flash. 2,500 lbs Max load. 1-800-940-8924 to order BoatBuckle boat tie downs part number IMF08893 or order online at Free expert support on all BoatBuckle products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratcheting Transom Tie-Down Straps - 43" Long - 833 lbs - Qty 2. Boat Tie Downs reviews from real customers.
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BoatBuckle Boat Tie Downs - IMF08893

  • Ratchet Strap
  • 0 - 5 Feet Long
  • 501 - 850 lbs
  • Retractable
  • BoatBuckle
  • 1-1/8 - 2 Inch Wide
  • 2 Straps
  • S-Hooks

Premium 2" wide straps secure your boat's stern to your trailer quickly and easily. Simple to hook up, they retract automatically, and offer a permanent mount, helping you to get on and off the water in a flash. 2,500 lbs Max load.


  • Heavy-duty ratchet strap easily secures 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
  • 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 S-hook helps to protect your boat's paint finish
  • 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


  • Strap dimensions: 2" wide x 43" 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 transom (stern) straps
  • 1-Year limited warranty

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 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 transom anchor and let the strap retract back down into the ratchet.


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 mount the ratchets with the included bolts 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.

F08893 G2 Retractable Ratchet Tie Down Straps by Boat Buckle (IMMI) - 43" x 2" - 2,500 lbs - QTY 2

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BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratcheting Transom Tie-Down Straps - 43" Long - 833 lbs - Qty 2 - IMF08893

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (787 Customer Reviews)

Premium 2" wide straps secure your boat's stern to your trailer quickly and easily. Simple to hook up, they retract automatically, and offer a permanent mount, helping you to get on and off the water in a flash. 2,500 lbs Max load.


I ordered this for my new Tracker Boat and I’m extremely satisfied with my purchase. Loading and unloading my boat is quicker now and there’s no more dealing with the straps that you have to take off or put on.
These are super sturdy.



These boat tie-downs are still functional as they were when I first mounted them on my boat. I use my boat monthly. The tie-downs show no sign of rust or weathering. I’m super satisfied I made this purchase!!

Etrailer Expert

Mike L.


@Kenny We're glad to hear that!


The package says 2500 lbs per ratchet so need to correct the description.
I replaced the ones that were worn out with another brand last year and they just didn't work good, were heavy enough, but decided to change again. These should last a while. I've had many sets over the years



Still good.


Fifteen minute install using the existing tabs on my Skeeter trailer. Installed this morning but have not used them other than to strap my boat down after replacing the cheap factory tie downs.
Seem to be decent quality and the weight is far greater than expected. I think these will last a long time if not abused.



No problems and makes securing my boat a snap


Awesome product easy to assemble and use
the heck out of fooling with loose straps
Wish I has bought this sooner.
Got here sooner than I expected
Thanks etrailer !!!



Still working like a new one they secure my boat to the trailer with ease. This was one of the best additions I have made to my boat trailer. Highly recommend for anyone.


These were easy to install and made securing the stern of our boat to the trailer fast and easy. Bolted right to the trailer, not in a bucket somewhere. Take seconds to tighten and release. Great product. Did two winters in and out of salt water in Florida and no problems.


One of the retractable straps works flawlessly, the other slips 1/2 of the time.

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Jenny N.


I can understand that you would want confidence that the strap will hold. Would you be able to send a picture of the straps in use? I will reach out to the manufacturer about your experience.


Excellent service and very prompt delivery. Great product.



Best tie downs on the market. Try them one time and you won’t go back to any other type. Delivery was fast and complete.


Should be way more convenient than regular ratchet straps!



Fantastic. Still works like new. So much better than using ratchet straps!


This makes securing your boat to the trailer a snap. Easy on and easy off without having to carry the strap. But best of all, no more getting your fingers pinched in the snap buckle!



Working great! Makes tying down the boat a snap.


My cousin has these tie downs on his expensive bass boat. I used to always use some ratchet straps and they were a pain to deploy and keep up with. I installed a set on the big aluminum boat and the old ski boat. Why I did not do this years ago? They are great. Just pull them up, attach, give it a couple clicks. Very secure. Have had them for over a year and could not be happier.


Great ratchet straps,put on a bass boat trailer.


Exactly as described. Best price around. Etrailer is my go to store for all trailer needs. It should be yours too!


I ordered tires in the past from etrailer for our boat I ordered tie downs for back of boat to avoid bouncing on rough roads..they came within a week..I was so surprised..they are fast delivery on standard shipping..very nice quality products..carton has directions for quick release.. very pleased and will order more from them in future when we need something..thank you etrailer..


Absolutely great! They couldn't be more convenient.

Big J.


Just great. They still work like the day I got them. These buckles are super convenient to use.


The old Rod Saver cam-type hold-down straps on my boat trailer had become increasingly difficult to properly tension. After a 15 minute installation of these Boat Buckle straps, I know why others like them. They’re super quick to hook and properly tension, and I no longer have to carry straps to my truck before launching our boat.



After spending 5 to 10 minutes to get my oil cal straps to the proper tension each time I loaded my boat, these ratchet straps take less than 15 seconds to hook and tension on each side. Great product!


These boat buckles are awesome! I wish I would have known about them sooner



It is awesome. Couldn’t be any happier with this purchase


Boat buckles are a great product I have them on all my boat trailers they are easy to use and no more fussing around with storing your transom straps

James S.


Boat buckles are a great product I have a set that’s 15 years old and still work great


Where have you been with all my boats over the years?
I no longer have to worry about where to put my straps after we launch the boat. The retractable strap is quick-out of the way- don't have to scrounge getting the straps anymore. The bolts are heavier enough to hold my 26' cutty cabin.
Best investment ever

Gerard M.


Hey! When you got the best, need I say anymore. They look as if I put them on today


New boat didn't come with Boat Buckles, it was my first purchase for the new boat. Outstanding product, I had these on my previous boat. Etrailer has always provided fast shipping at great prices..thanks!!!


Easy to install. No more having to store tie downs. Less time spent at the ramp.


These are the same straps used by a few of my friends and they are solid and work well.
I chose to install these to my Tracker Trailer for my old Nitro. They seem to work well.

Bob L.


I am very happy to have gotten this type of rod strap.

Bob L.


Still working well


Excellent product. Been wanting to do this upgrade for years, and when one of my straps broke recently, etrailer made it fast and easy to make this happen. Thank you etrailer



They have been great. Saves a lot of time at a busy boat ramp.


If you are looking for an easy and secure method of keeping your boat in place these are the ticket. I have them on the back of my Thunderjet Luxor. I replaced the originals with these and they work much better.


Wow, why didn't I buy these sooner? One of the best purchases I've made for my boat! These are super easy to use, and they work great!


Product was easy to bolt into existing tie down trailer holes with hardware provided. Easy to ratchet tight and release. I travel 11 to 40 miles each way to lakes I currently fish. Straps did not loosen. I have had them on my trailer for about three weeks. Very pleased and hope they will operate for a long time.



One of the best boating products out there. Going strong a year later.

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