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BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratcheting Bow Tie-Down Strap - Steel - 43" Long - 833 lbs - Qty 1

BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratcheting Bow Tie-Down Strap - Steel - 43" Long - 833 lbs - Qty 1

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Secure your boat's bow to your trailer quickly and easily with this 2" wide tie-down. It is simple to hook up, retracts automatically and offers 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 IMF14220 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all BoatBuckle products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratcheting Bow Tie-Down Strap - Steel - 43" Long - 833 lbs - Qty 1. Boat Tie Downs reviews from real customers.
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BoatBuckle Boat Tie Downs - IMF14220

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

Secure your boat's bow to your trailer quickly and easily with this 2" wide tie-down. It is simple to hook up, retracts automatically and offers a permanent mount, helping you to get on and off the water in a flash. 2,500 lbs Max load.


Features:

  • Heavy-duty ratchet strap easily secures the bow of your boat 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 simple, 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


Specs:

  • 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: 1 bow strap
  • 1-Year limited warranty


BoatBuckle's second-generation bow tie-down strap bolts to the frame of your trailer and simplifies the securing and unloading of your boat. It is designed to keep constant tension on the strap and requires minimal ratcheting to secure your load. Instead of always having to find and store a tie-down strap that hooks to the tie-down anchors on the front of your boat, you will find that BoatBuckle's bow strap is always right where you need it. Just pull up on the hook and strap, attach the hook to the bow, 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 bow, and let the strap retract back down into the ratchet.


Installation

This strap comes with the mounting hardware that you'll need to install it. It is recommended that you use anti-seize (LT37616 - sold separately) to ensure that the nut is properly tightened down over the bolt. You can use the included bolt to mount the ratchet 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: 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.



F14220 G2 Retractable Ratchet Bow Tie Down Strap by Boat Buckle (IMMI) - Steel - 43" x 2" - 2,500 lbs - QTY 1

Installation Details IMF14220 Installation instructions



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BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratcheting Bow Tie-Down Strap - Steel - 43" Long - 833 lbs - Qty 1 - IMF14220

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (786 Customer Reviews)

Secure your boat's bow to your trailer quickly and easily with this 2" wide tie-down. It is simple to hook up, retracts automatically and offers a permanent mount, helping you to get on and off the water in a flash. 2,500 lbs Max load.

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I’m really excited about this bow strap. I’m using this model along with BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratcheting Transom Tie-Down Straps to secure my boat to the trailer on road trips to the lake. Great peace of mind. Very Happy with my purchases. Etrailer has great products, pricing and great service!
Thank you Etrailer team!



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Equipment was in original packing with all components and instructions. Easy install. I could have made a DIY strap to hold down the bow as a third safety belt. The boat buckle is more secure and easily operated by one person. I will look to etrailer.com first for future trailer and accessories in the future.



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The bow buckle its self is really good. Just like the boat buckle transom straps that came on the boat new.

The only issue that I had was the nut that came with the bolt for installation was the wrong nut. I had to use a nut, bolt and loctite that I had laying around.

Etrailer shipped the product super fast.



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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.



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This is a great produce that keeps the bow of your boat secure to the trailer. I highly recommend. Customer service with etrailer is amazing. I have ordered many products from them in the past. I am sure I will order more in the future.



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Love the boat buckles, put this on my Triton bow tie down...works great! Very fast shipping and great service from Etrailer as always!



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Quality product competitive pricing reasonable shipping I firmly believe I will not have to worry about this component for a lifetime of trailer ownership



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This appears to be a quality product. I installed the bow tie-down and a pair of BoatBuckle stern tie-downs on my 26' center console and new trailer. Installation is simple and connecting/disconnecting the tie-downs takes seconds. I anticipate a long service life and will be washing them with one of the salt-dissolving washes, along with the trailer brakes, to help assure that.

Bill T.

8/1/2018

Still love the Boat Buckles. They make loading and unloading easier and faster, a big plus at todays crowded boat ramps.



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Very nice product!
Order was processed
and shipped promptly as always.



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Easy to install--attached to an existing bolt for the spare tire holder. Easy to use and works great to hold down the bow of a 16' skiff. I sprayed all metal parts I could reach with CRC Heavy Duty Corrosion Inhibitor. Will be interested to see how long the tiedown holds up in a saltwater environment. Only a couple of weeks old at this point.

J H.

9/24/2015

Still works great. I am pleasantly surprisedno sign of rust. Dont know why I gave it only 4 stars. No problems whatsoever.



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Awesome system! Holds tight and releases easily. Retracts out of the way. It really adds a sense of security knowing that the bow is held tight.



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I ordered the Boat Buckle bow tie down and the product was as advertised and the service I received from etrailer.com was excellent!! I will definitely use etrailer in the future for all my trailer needs. Thanks again!!

Tim W.

4/27/2015

Still working as good as the first time I used it!



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It is so nice to have the straps on the trailer, instead of storing the straps on the boat or RV and then remembering where you put them.

Rick

7/29/2016

Its nice not to have to search for my tiedowns because they are always on my trailer



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Great product,installed easy.I feel better now it is installed I don't worry about boat bouncing going down the rough Texas roads



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Makes securing my boat at the boat ramp a breeze.



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Just what i needed. Arrived in the time promised. Well packaged and ready to install:

Fish E.

11/26/2022

Perfect, just as expected. They provide excellent added security.



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This product works great for our 17 foot aluminum boat. It is simple and fast to use. It was very easy to install. I highly recommend this product. It saves you time keeping track of your tie downs and straps.



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I did received the product in a timely manner and for a good price. Installation was simple with the one bolt solution. It is keeping the bow of my 25' C-Dory in place while trailering...

Heinz K.

11/1/2014

Towing my 25 boat up and down the west coast multiple times this year, the Boat Buckle is working flawlessly. I am very pleased with the product quality and ease of operation.



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The best investment I have made in my boat trailer. So much easier than the old tie down straps.



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Once installed, it will work great. However, there is limited space on the unit in which to place a socket or wrench to tighten the mounting bolt. The nut for the bolt required an excessive amount of effort to tighten. The bolt was very long ; so long that the nut could not be fully tightened without an open-end wrench, even tho I had deep-well sockets. I understand that a long bolt can cover the many possibilities for the thickness of various trailer frames, but better information on the website about its size and how to install would be helpful



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This item is an elegant, albeit expensive, replacement for the simple ratchet strap I was previously using for a bow tie down strap! It will save me several minutes at the ramp, both before launch and after retrieval!



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Have BoatBuckle transom tie downs on my Ranger bass boat and they work great. Added the the bow tie down version for safety and convenience. Quality product.



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I bought LED lighting for my trailer and some stern hold downs. Everything fit perfectly and work beautifully. I've been very happy with my products from you guys and will definitely use you again when I need more parts.



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Was looking to replace (1) BoatBuckle for my Ranger Boat Cover that I lost. Ranger had them for $99.80 for two and wouldn't sell just one. Order this item which is an exact duplicate from what was on my Ranger (minus the "Ranger" sticker). I can live without the Ranger name for the money I saved. Thanks etrailer.



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