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BoatBuckle Kwik-Lok Bow Tie-Down Strap with Loop End - 1" x 3' - 400 lbs

BoatBuckle Kwik-Lok Bow Tie-Down Strap with Loop End - 1" x 3' - 400 lbs

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Secure your boat's bow to your trailer with this heavy-duty, first-generation BoatBuckle tie-down strap. It is simple to hook up and gives you peace of mind during transport. 1,200 lbs Max load. Call 800-298-1624 to order BoatBuckle boat tie downs part number IMF12811 or order online at Free expert support on all BoatBuckle products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for BoatBuckle Kwik-Lok Bow Tie-Down Strap with Loop End - 1" x 3' - 400 lbs. Boat Tie Downs reviews from real customers.
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BoatBuckle Boat Tie Downs - IMF12811

  • Bow Strap
  • 0 - 5 Feet Long
  • Manual
  • 0 - 1 Inch Wide
  • 351 - 500 lbs
  • BoatBuckle
  • 4 Straps
  • S-Hooks and Loops

Secure your boat's bow to your trailer with this heavy-duty, first-generation BoatBuckle tie-down strap. It is simple to hook up and gives you peace of mind during transport. 1,200 lbs Max load.


  • Heavy-duty tie-down straps firmly secure your boat's bow to your trailer
  • Seat-belt-quality polyester strap with zinc-coated steel hook
  • Zinc-coated steel buckle adjusts strap length


  • Strap dimensions: 1" wide x 3' long
  • Maximum load strength (break strength): 1,200 lbs
  • Safe working load limit (WLL): 400 lbs
  • Quantity: 1 bow strap
  • 1-Year limited warranty

Loop the hook end of the strap around your trailer's frame and through the loop end. Once your boat is loaded, attach the hook to the tie-down anchor on the bow of your boat. Pull the other loop end of the strap to remove any slack and turn the buckle down to tighten the strap.

Note: A bow tie-down should always be used along with a winch strap and a set of transom or 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.

F12811 Kwik Lok Bow Tie Down Strap with Loop End by IMMI - 3' x 1" - 1,200 lbs

Installation Details IMF12811 Installation instructions

Video of BoatBuckle Kwik-Lok Bow Tie-Down Strap with Loop End - 1" x 3' - 400 lbs

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

Video Transcript for CargoBuckle Tie Down Straps Manufacturer Review

Speaker 1: What makes IMMI's BoatBuckle and CargoBuckle so unique is that they're not just another tie down. They're safety products, designed by a safety company. Our IMMI engineers have designed BoatBuckle and CargoBuckle to the highest degree of quality, so our customers can put them to the test, and over the past 50 years, that's exactly what we have done.In our quality assurance lab, our products take on mud, water, and salt, face brutal temperatures, heavy loads, pull after pull, to give you the most trusted tie down money can buy. So, whether you find yourself in salt water, fresh water, mud, dust, sand or snow, you can count on BoatBuckle and CargoBuckle to secure your load.IMMI is recognized as a safety leader all over the world, with proven products that protect children, first responders, our military, truck drivers, outdoor adventurers and more. As global leader in the design, testing and manufacturing of advanced safety systems, you can trust us to take care of what matters most. You can trust IMMI's BoatBuckle and CargoBuckle..

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BoatBuckle Kwik-Lok Bow Tie-Down Strap with Loop End - 1" x 3' - 400 lbs - IMF12811

Average Customer Rating:  4.3 out of 5 stars   (16 Customer Reviews)

Secure your boat's bow to your trailer with this heavy-duty, first-generation BoatBuckle tie-down strap. It is simple to hook up and gives you peace of mind during transport. 1,200 lbs Max load.

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This strap is great for holding down the bow of your boat while trailering. Sometimes the winch loosens up and the bow rises up and down. This strap prevents that and gives piece of mind.

The strap is still working fine. Just finished a 700 mile trip towing my boat and the strap gives me piece of mind. Great product.
Paul - 08/05/2017

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Does what it's supposed to do, but it is "almost" too long for my boat. There is barely enough room to "latch" it between the boat eyelet and the trailer structure. This requires a moderately tall wench stand. It is easy to install and use.

Other than being a bit long, it has worked well.
Michael - 08/06/2019

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My order arrived earlier than promised. And in excellent condition. All the parts worked perfectly on my Catalina 22 boat trailer modifications. I'll definitely be back when I need more parts.

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Great product , makes trailering jon boat much steadier. Shipping was crazy fast, order left warehouse on same day I ordered. Great product, great company

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This boat buckle strap works quite well as a safety for the front of my boat on the trailer.

All working well, thanks.
Ken - 01/26/2018

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Nice product simple to use and works.

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1 year later and still working great. On the boat while its on the trailer. Strap is a little stiff in the buckle but that's expected. Not an issue. Stored by the harbor, saltwater and no corrosion on the metal.

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OK strap for hold down.

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Nice tie down

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Works perfectly, one year and it's great

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Used the strap loop to replace on on a seat cushion in my ski boat and it worked perfect.

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Good product for extra security at the bow.

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Ask the Experts about this BoatBuckle Boat Tie Downs

  • Recommended Transom Tie-Downs For 4,500 Lb Boat
    I spoke with my contact at BoatBuckle about the weight capacity of their tie-down straps. They told me that the break strength is what they use when determining the best tie-downs for a boat to use. For your 4,500 lb boat I recommend the BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratcheting Transom Tie-Downs, part # IMF08893. These each have a break strength of 2,500 lbs so that gives you a total of 5,000 lbs. These are ratcheting straps that measure 2 inches wide by 43 inches long. These come with...
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  • Transom Strap Recommendation for boat that weighs 2,410 lbs
    Transom straps are not designed to bear the entire weight of your boat as they are designed to be used with a bow tie-down and a winch strap. So the part # IMF12811 that you referenced should work well for you as it has a 1,200 lb max capacity.
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  • Recommended Fulton Boat Trailer Winch and Bow Tie-Down Strap for Safe Transport
    The Fulton F2 Fully Enclosed Trailer Winch with Strap and Adjustable Handle - 1,600 lbs # FW16000101 does not come with the separate safety strap. As you can see in the attached video, the secondary chain in that case is present for that reason, but the winch does not come with that strap or chain. I recommend the BoatBuckle Kwik-Lok Bow Tie-Down Strap with Loop End - 1" x 3' - 400 lbs # IMF12811 for that application. You may be interested in the BoatBuckle Pro Series Kwik-Lok Transom...
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  • Availability of Loop Strap with Eye Hook
    It sounds like you are looking for a strap like the BoatBuckle Bow Tie-Down Strap with Loop End # IMF18741 or # IMF12811. I have linked both above mentioned products to this page for your convenience.
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