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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. Call 800-298-8924 to order BoatBuckle boat tie downs part number IMF14220 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all BoatBuckle products. Guaranteed Lowest Price 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
  • BoatBuckle
  • 0 - 5 Feet Long
  • 501 - 850 lbs
  • Retractable
  • 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

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Customer Reviews

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   (517 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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The best investment I have made in my boat trailer. So much easier than the old tie down straps. 881596



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Good quality, appears to be well made, time will tell. Nice to have mounting hardware included. 806019



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Makes securing my boat at the boat ramp a breeze. 775424



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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! 680273



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I use these on my 21ft Ranger and they work great. The service was top notch with quick delivery! 644972



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Very sturdy product, prompt service and delivery, great turn around time from order to delivery. 610048



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I use this tie down to back up the regular winch strap. Love that it retracts out of the way. Easy to use. 606978



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Installed easy. Seems to work easily in garage. Looking forward to using it at the ramp 600216



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The product received a buckle Buddy G2 was delivered promptly and was in perfect shape I will use this company again 564810



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Fast and affordable 517379



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Makes securing pwc to trailer simple and quick! Used one for years. A second one was need for a double pwc trailer! 516637



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This was a great product. It holds up well under all conditions and is easy to use! 420512



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Works great. 413862



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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. 413396


Comments
Still love the Boat Buckles. They make loading and unloading easier and faster, a big plus at todays crowded boat ramps.
Bill T - 08/01/2018

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Great product!! 409556



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Great product 405781



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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. 400392



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Fast delivery, exactly what I ordered 399289



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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 398655



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Great product at a great price. Used as a secondary safety tie down on the bow of our bass boat to the boat trailer. Very sturdy, easy to use, good quality. 396439



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Perfect. Thought must be given to location based on the single bolt attachment. I had to drill a 1/2 hole to find a mount pt. 375977



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Great tie down easy to install and works great 373215



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This product is much more substantial and rugged than I expected. The customer service provided by Jennifer C at etrailer was without a doubt the best customer service I have received at any company, including my own! Great communications, fast ground shipping, and follow up. Do not hesitate to purchase from etrailer. 342050



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Exactly what I was looking for....best price I could indeed quickly and eTrailer sold me just 1 when other places only sold them in pairs. 335682



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Product performed as designed. Great bow tie down for safety backup. 308579


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