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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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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. Call 800-298-1624 to order BoatBuckle boat tie downs part number IMF14221 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all BoatBuckle products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratcheting Gunwale Tie-Down Straps - 38" Long - 833 lbs - Qty 2. Boat Tie Downs reviews from real customers.
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BoatBuckle Boat Tie Downs - IMF14221

  • Gunwale Strap
  • 0 - 5 Feet Long
  • Retractable
  • 501 - 850 lbs
  • BoatBuckle
  • 1-1/8 - 2 Inch Wide
  • Double-J Hooks

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






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

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (592 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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Simple to install. Boat buckles are easy to use. And time savers when securing your boat. Put them on my old boat trailer, and this pair on my new trailer.


Comments
Strong,....still strong.
Scott - 04/20/2021


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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.



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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!


Comments
Strong performance
Scott - 06/16/2019



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I really like Boatbuckle products. They are always well made and always do what they're intended to do.



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These were recommended by a guide in Montana that I drifted with. I have the same boat; 16' Hyde XL Hi/lo. Have not installed yet but saw a picture one trailer with my model.



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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.



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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



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If you are using tie downs on your drift boat, you need this. These boat buckles are fast and work great! I’ll never go without them again.



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These buckles are great! Much more convenient than the strap that I used before on my drift boat.



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I own three boats on trailers Boat buckles are on all three



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I like them. Quicker than putting a strap across the boat.



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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.



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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.



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Very happy with them , would recommend them for sure.



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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


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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These ratchet straps arrived quickly, a few days after ordering. The straps are great! I love these things, I will put these on any boat I buy in the future. The metal loop that loops over the boat is about as thick as my thumb...they seem massive compared to normal ratchet hooks. The ratchet is easy to install as there is only one bolt. The ratchet is easy to use and I love the retracting tightening action. They are like a seatbelt...for your boat! These do not feel cheap, easy to use, easy to install. I will buy these again.



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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.



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Awesome product, makes tie down process at the take out super easy for one person to do.



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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!


Comments
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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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.


Comments
Great product, very durable, super easy to use, highly recommended
Ross - 10/30/2018



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we living in a fly fishing community and strapping down the driftboats was showing some wear and tear where the straps went. these save you from all the hassle and they are so much easier to use. we have gotten our second pair for a friend of ours, i figure by next spring these buckles will be catching on, can I get a commission? ;)


Comments
we have converted three others to get away form the whole strap ideal. I live in a flyfishing community and around all guides and the ones that have gone to the buckles are so happy about the hassle free and no wear and tear to their drift boats. very happy with the product.
collette O - 09/19/2014


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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.



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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!


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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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!



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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!


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  • Hook Size for BoatBuckle G2 Retractable Gunwale Tie-Down Straps IMF14221
    The inside width of the hook on the BoatBuckle G2 Retractable Gunwale Tie-Down Straps # IMF14221 measures just over 2". These hooks are designed to fit gunwales that are 2" wide or less. I have attached a short video demonstration below that you can also check out.
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  • Best Ratcheting Tie-Down Straps for a Boat Trailer
    In order to secure your 16' fishing boat to the trailer, I recommend using the BoatBuckle G2 Ratcheting Transom Tie-Down Straps part # IMF14221. These straps have a vinyl-coated hook that is designed to attach atop the gunwale of your boat. They have a ratcheting mechanism which will cut down time and slack. They are 38" long and have a 833 lb safe load limit. If you already have anchor points on the boat then you can use the BoatBuckle G2 Ratcheting Transom Tie-Down Straps part # IMF08893...
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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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  • Corrosion Resistance of BoatBuckle G2 Retractable Ratcheting Gunwale Tie-Down Straps IMF14221
    The steel body of the BoatBuckle G2 Retractable Ratcheting Gunwale Tie-Down Straps # IMF14221 has an anti-corrosive finish to help protect it from the corrosive effects of a salt water environment. It does not carry a specific salt spray rating, however. Like any boat or other marine equipment placed in salt water it should be fully rinsed with fresh water after each use. You can use the included bolt to mount the ratchet directly to the trailer frame or cross member. If you need to...
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  • Will BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratcheting Tie-Down Straps # IMF14221 Fit a Carolina Skiff J16
    Based on the design of your Carolina Skiff the hook end of the BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratcheting Gunwale Tie-Down Straps # IMF14221 would not be able to grab onto the sides of the boat (gunwale). But if there is somewhere else they can attach then you can still use them. In your picture it looking like there are brackets attached to the sides that hold a pole of some kind that you could potentially use.
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  • Availability of J-Hooks From BoatBuckle G2 Retractable Tie-Down Straps # IMF14221
    If you are wanting to use BoatBuckle Tie-Downs with the J-Hook like the BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratcheting Gunwale Tie-Down Straps # IMF14221 has then you will need to purchase that part number. My contact at BoatBuckle said that they are sold as a whole assembly.
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  • Tie-Down Straps for 900 lb Boat Trailer
    In order to choose tie-down straps, you are going to need tie-downs with a break strength that exceeds the weight of the lightest object, so you will want to use straps with a break strength that exceed the weight of your trailer. So I recommend the following straps: - BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratcheting Bow Tie-Down Strap # IMF14220 This strap has a 2,500 lb break strength, and you'll use it in combination with gunwale and transom straps. - BoatBuckle Heavy Duty Ratchet Transom...
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  • Recommended Boat Tie-Down Straps for 2,000 lb Trailer and 8,700 lb Boat
    When choosing tie-downs for your 8,700 lb boat and 2,000 lb trailer, the most important thing is to get tie-downs that have a break strength which exceeds the 2,000 lb weight of your trailer. Doing so will keep your boat on your trailer when you run over the inevitable potholes when driving to your fishing destination. I recommend checking out the BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratcheting Bow Tie-Down Strap # IMF14220, Transom Tie-Down Straps # IMF08893 or # IMF14208 and Gunwale Tie-Down...
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  • How to Choose the Correct Tie-Down for a Boat and Trailer
    When choosing tie-down straps like the BoatBuckle G2 Retractable Tie-Down Strap, # IMF14220, you will want to keep a few things in mind. Boat tie-downs are designed for normal highway driving. The purpose of most boat tie-downs is to strap the lightest object to the heaviest object, meaning you will want to choose a tie-down with a break strength that exceeds the weight of the lightest object. For example, if your boat weighs 4,000 lbs and your trailer weighs 2,000 lbs, you will want...
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  • Will BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratcheting Transom Tie-Down Straps Work for 2,800 lb Boat
    Thanks for the photo, and the BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratcheting Transom Tie-Down Straps # IMF08893 are a great match for your 2,800 lb Stingray 201DC boat so long as you use other appropriate straps such as the BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratcheting Bow Tie-Down Strap # IMF14220 and BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratcheting Gunwale Tie-Down Straps # IMF14221. These straps, which each have a 2,500 lb break strength, will give you what you need for your Stingray. I have added links to...
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  • Transom Tie-Down Straps for Boat That Weighs 2,500 lbs
    For your 2,500 lb boat I recommend using BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratcheting Transom Tie-Down Straps # IMF08893 which each have a break strength of 2,500 lbs and will work since they are not going to be handling the full load of your boat at all times. These are 2" wide x 43" long straps so be sure that's the correct length for your boat and trailer; for a longer length you can use the 6' BoatBuckle Transom Tie-Downs # IMF14208. You will also need guanwale tie-down straps and I recommend...
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