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BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratchet Transom Tie-Downs - Stainless Steel - 43" - 500 lbs - Qty 2

BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratchet Transom Tie-Downs - Stainless Steel - 43" - 500 lbs - Qty 2

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Designed for salt water applications. 2" Wide x 43" long G2 tie-downs make securing your boat's stern to your trailer hassle-free. Quick-release, self-retracting design and permanent bolt-on installation. 1,500 lbs Max load. Call 800-298-8924 to order BoatBuckle boat tie downs part number IMF14256 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all BoatBuckle products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratchet Transom Tie-Downs - Stainless Steel - 43" - 500 lbs - Qty 2. Boat Tie Downs reviews from real customers.
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BoatBuckle Boat Tie Downs - IMF14256

  • Transom Strap
  • BoatBuckle
  • 0 - 5 Feet Long
  • 351 - 500 lbs
  • Retractable
  • 1-1/8 - 2 Inch Wide
  • S-Hooks

Designed for salt water applications. 2" Wide x 43" long G2 tie-downs make securing your boat's stern to your trailer hassle-free. Quick-release, self-retracting design and permanent bolt-on installation. 1,500 lbs Max load.


Features:

  • Heavy-duty, retractable ratchet straps easily secure 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
  • Push-button release 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-hooks help to protect your boat's paint finish from scuffs and scratches
  • Permanently mounts to your trailer with 1 bolt
  • Durable construction offers long-lasting performance
    • Stainless steel body withstands brackish and saltwater environments - resists rust and corrosion
    • Seat-belt-quality polyester webbing
    • Sturdy plastic housing and stainless steel spring


Specs:

  • Overall dimensions: 4-1/2" wide x 3/8"
    • Strap dimensions: 2" wide x 43" long
  • Mounting hardware dimensions: 3/8" diameter x 2" long
  • Maximum load strength (break strength): 1,500 lbs
  • Safe working load limit (WLL): 500 lbs
  • Quantity: 2 transom (stern) straps
  • 1-Year limited warranty


BoatBuckle's second-generation transom tie-down straps bolt to the rear crossmember of your trailer and simplify the securing and unloading of your boat. These corrosion-resistant, stainless steel tie-downs 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 transom 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 transom anchor, 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.


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 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 set 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.



F14256 G2 Stern Retractable Ratchet Tie Down Straps by Boat Buckle (IMMI) - Stainless Steel - 43" x 2" - 1,500 lbs - QTY 2

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Customer Reviews

BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratchet Transom Tie-Downs - Stainless Steel - 43" - 500 lbs - Qty 2 - IMF14256

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (517 Customer Reviews)

Designed for salt water applications. 2" Wide x 43" long G2 tie-downs make securing your boat's stern to your trailer hassle-free. Quick-release, self-retracting design and permanent bolt-on installation. 1,500 lbs Max load.

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I received the Boat Buckles....the cheapest I could find that were made of stainless steel.....I used them on my Jet-ski trailer that I had just installed the 5 ft galvanized bunk rollers on the carpeted bunks they were easy to install a little more difficult to adjust the rollers between the jet-ski hull chines but it worked out just perfect. Stacy is the best customer service rep ever! Dave 455534



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I can't believe that etrailer has done nothing in three years to address the problem of the mounting nuts and bolts being incorrect, and therefor useless. The bolt and nut have two different threads. I read where people had complained about this problem back as far as 2013 and yet etrailer has done nothing to fix the problem. I just received my boatbuckles and when I went to mount them I couldn't with the supplied hardware. I ended up going to a hardware store and spend around ten bucks to get the correct nuts and bolts to use to mount the buckles. I just can't understand why they're aware of the problem and continue to ship them with the incorrect fitting nuts and bolts. After about fifteen years of buying from etrailer, this is my last order. It's incomprehensible that they'd do this knowing the end user can't mount the parts without having to discard the parts they paid for in the package and have to go out and spend more money getting what you need to use the buckles. Unbelieveable! 247787


Comments
Update to my review: Kudos to etrailer for getting this problem corrected at the source. Ive been informed that etrailer has taken this problem back to the supplier, IMMI, and they are in the process of sorting and inspecting all product in house for this defect. IMMI will get it corrected and implement a permanent corrective action to prevent another recurrence in the future, and etrailer will begin to monitor customer feedback with these types of concerns. To their credit, IMMI has sent me some replacement nuts and bolts that came threaded together to show they were correct to replace the defective ones that came with the BoatBuckles I purchased. I guess everyone can make a mistake, its a good company that corrects it and makes it right with the customer. Two thumbs up for etrailer and IMMI. Ill continue to do business with them in the future.
-- John - 12/13/2016

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The boat buckles are great used them to tie down jet ski do a great job and after a year in and out of salt water still look great and work just as well great product 824976



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Great improvement for boats 798072



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I bought the SS ratchet tIe downs for my boat. Over the years I have used many different tie down and have found they rust and become unusable over a season or two and are cheaply made. The only advice I can give is stop buying the cheap tie downs and spring for the quality ones. The tie downs are of exellent quality and easy to install. They also retract so they are not ever lost. Thanks 797242



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Very nice quality ratchet straps 732281



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I already had ratcheting transom straps on my boat trailer but they were rusted and one had a broken return spring. I bought the stainless steel straps to give the trailer a good look and eliminate the rust problem. They should do the trick! 718344



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I purchased the pair first and then the bow tie down. Very happy with the set. They work well on 22 foot Tidewater boat andVenture trailer. Never have to worry about missing tie down straps. 705383



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We replaced a poorly designed tie down system with BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratchet Transom Tie-Downs in Stainless Steel. The new tie downs were installed in less than one hour and are easy to tighten. Better yet, they release easily making the boat launch process a snap. I would recommend this device to anyone wishing to secure their boat with a corrosion resistant tie down. 698010



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These thing are great. Make launching the boat much quicker because you aren't fooling around with loose straps 691719



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Product went on easily very happy with it t 652667



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I would buy them again. 651597



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Great replacement product. Original trailer equipment did not last a year. 639684



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2 years in the salt and still work and look like new!!! well worth the lil extra money 602754



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Seems like a very nice product. I just received them yesterday and installed today so I have zero hours on them but they seem like a quality product. Super simple to install. Very easy to use as well. I think I'm going to enjoy these straps for years to come. Here are a few pics after installed. 554080



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Seems like a very nice product. I just received them yesterday and installed today so I have zero hours on them but they seem like a quality product. Super simple to install. Very easy to use as well. I think I'm going to enjoy these straps for years to come. Here are a few pics after installed. 554079


Comments
One year later and I can honestly say these work as advertised. I would certainly install another set tomorrow if I got a new trailer. Great item.
Jeff - 08/16/2019

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FRIENDLY AND ATTENTIVE CUSTOMER SUPPORT. B/O ON PORTION OF ORDER MONITORED AND ISSUE RESOLVED AND ADJUSTED EFFICIENTLY AND ET PROVIDED FASTER SHIPPING. RECOMMEND. 552863



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Got the boat buckles in 2 days, came undamaged. Was able to install on the trailer in 5 minutes with no problems. They work as advertised. Will make strapping up the boat a breeze. 527536



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The BoatBuckle retractable transom tie downs have been on my trailer for a year and continue to work perfectly. They were easy to install and even easier to use. No more fiddling around with the cam buckle straps to get the tension correct, great product. Always a pleasure dealing with etrailer, the merchandise arrives in a few days and is exactly as ordered. 524972


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After a year the Boat Buckles work perfectly, great product.
MARK W - 06/21/2019

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I had these on my other boat and let them go when I sold it. I loved them. They are strong, easy to use and very convenient. It took a little longer to ship than I expected but worth the wait. 510326



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The ratchet is wonderful the only problem I had was , the nut that comes with it was crap. Had to go to the Tractor supply for a new bolt and nut. Had to get the grinding wheel to cut it off my boat trailer. That nut went down 3 threads then would nut tight down more then that it really pissed me off. 496856



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I replaced my original buckle tie down straps with these and, oh boy, are they great! They are so easy to attach. Out of habit from dealing with my old ones I always subconsciously prepare for a hassle each time I bend over to hook em up. I am always amazed how smooth these are. Just pull, hook, and flip the lever 1 time! I feel like it SHOULD be more difficult! Some of the best money I have ever spent! 468611


Comments
One of my best purchases! Replaced old ones that didn’t function smoothly. And if you are still using the old style of tie downs, STOP IT! This new technology makes your life so simple.
Brandon - 01/21/2019

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Everyone with a boat should have theses 463749



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Nice strong tie down 461211



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Great product for the money it sure makes it a lot easier to unsecure and secure your boat 456724


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They are awesome. I wish I would have purchased them along time ago. They save a lot of time, and no guess work. 1 year later.
Edward C - 12/05/2018

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Ask the Experts about this BoatBuckle Boat Tie Downs

  • Available Lengths of Transom Strap Tie-Downs for Boat Trailers
    For a 6500-lb boat I recommend one of our highest weight capacity transom tie-down strap items. These 833-lb-WLL straps such as 6-foot # IMF14208 appear on the linked page and we have lengths of 24, 43, 48 and 72-inches. You can select the length you prefer based on the preferred tie-down point on your specific trailer. All have a rated break strength of 2500-lbs each.
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  • Boat Buckle Retractable Tie Down Strap Replacement
    The BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratchet Transom Tie-Downs # IMF14256 do not have replacement straps available. You will need to replace the entire system. To keep the new strap from chaffing on the bottom of your boat, I recommend using the BoatBuckle Protective Boat Pads for 2" Wide Tie-Down Straps - Qty 2 # IMF13180 to safeguard your strap from wear and tear.
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  • Are All Of The Metal Parts On The BoatBuckle G2 Retractable Tie-Downs Stainless Steel
    I called my contact at BoatBuckle and asked about the G2 Retractable, Ratcheting Transom Tie-Down Straps # IMF14256. They told me the faceplate and springs in the tie-downs are stainless steel and the vinyl coated S-hook is stainless as well. The other internal parts are corrosion resistant. The replaceable parts for these tie-downs are the springs.
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  • Why Does Stainless Steel BoatBuckle Tie-Downs Have Lower Break Strength Than Standard Steel Model
    I spoke with my contact at BoatBuckle regarding the difference in break strength between the G2 Ratchet Tie-Downs in Stainless Steel # IMF14256 and the Standard # IMF08893. He said the main reason the stainless steel model has a lower break strength of 500 pounds (compared to 833 pounds on the standard steel model) is that stainless steel is just a softer metal. This means that it's breaking point is going to come at a lower weight than a stronger standard steel design. The benefits...
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  • Is BoatBuckle Transom Tie Down Suitable for a Bass Tracker Pro Team 175 TX at 1,300 Pounds
    Transom tie downs # IMF14256 have a break strength of 1,500 pounds and working load limit of 500 pounds. What this means is that it can have up to 500 pounds on it constantly and be fine. It is not really supporting the whole boat weight and you are likely using other tie downs, a winch cable, and so on so the transom tie downs will be adequate. If you are not using additional tie downs I do recommend it; such as # IMF14220.
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  • Recommended BoatBuckle Tie-Downs for Replacing Damaged BoatBuckles on a Shoreliner Boat Trailer
    It sounds like the previous owner had the BoatBuckle G2 2 inch wide x 43 inches long Transom Tie-Downs # IMF08893 (833lbs), the stainless steel BoatBuckle 2 inch wide x 43 inches long tie-downs (500lbs) # IMF14256, or the mini G2 tie-downs # IMF106877 1 inch wide x 6 foot long (466lbs). I wish there was a way to replace the strap but the best thing for you to do is to replace the units. I have linked the above mentioned products to this page for your viewing and purchasing convenience.
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  • Transom Strap Recommendation for a 2,500 lb Boat
    You would want the Transom straps part # IMF08893 as it has a break strength of 2,500 lbs and a WLL of 833 lbs. Think of the breaking strength as the strength the strap has when in an emergency situation and the WLL as the amount of weight it can handle continuously. Since the strap wouldn't be supporting the full weight of your boat at all times the # IMF08893 would work well for yours that weighs 2,500 lbs.
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  • Transom Rachet Strap For A 2019 Tracker 195 TWX
    The 2019 Tracker 195 TWX looks to have an average dry weight of 1215 lbs. Transom tie downs # IMF14256 have a break strength of 1,500 pounds and working load limit of 500 poundssot it can have up to 500 pounds on it constantly. It is not really supporting the whole boat weight and you are likely using other tie downs, a winch cable, and so on so the transom tie downs will be adequate. If you are not using additional tie downs I do recommend it; such as # IMF14220.
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  • Difference Between the Ratchet Straps # IMF14393 and the # IMF14256
    Realistically the only difference between the part # IMF14393 and the # IMF14256 is that the part # IMF14256 is sold in pairs and the part # IMF14393 is sold individually. Aside from that they have different intended uses but realistically they are the same ratchet setups. The pair is described as being for transom straps and the single is for the bow of the trailer.
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  • Availability of Stainless Steel Version of Mini BoatBuckle G2 Retractable Transom Straps
    We have the BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratchet Transom Tie-Downs # IMF14256 which are stainless steel mini transom straps that are retractable and have a 500 lb capacity which would be exactly what you'd need! I attached a review video for these for you to check out as well.
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  • Recommended Stainless Steel Boat Transom Tie-Down Straps
    I spoke with my contact at BoatBuckle and they told me that the metal components on the BoatBuckle Pro Series Kwik-Lok Transom Tie-Down Straps, part # IMF17632, are made of steel but they are not stainless. They told me the hook that attaches to the trailer on this system is zinc-coated for corrosion resistance, and the S-hooks are vinyl-coated to protect your boat finish. We do offer straps that use stainless steel. Part # IMF14256, uses a stainless steel body that resists rust...
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  • Can the BoatBuckle Transom Ratchet Straps Handle Being Submerged in Water
    Yes, the BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratcheting Transom Tie-Downs # IMF08893 are designed to work on boat trailer that get submerged under water so they would do just fine being repeatedly submerged. For a stainless steel version of the part # IMF08893 that you referenced that would do better in saltwater applications you would want the part # IMF14256 instead. Since they are at the back of the trailer they wouldn't bear the brunt of debris or water on the highway so that wouldn't...
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  • Stainless Steel Transom Strap Recommendation for Boat Trailer
    For a stainless steel version of the part # IMF08893 that you referenced that would do better in saltwater applications you would want the part # IMF14256 instead. Part # IMF14256, uses a stainless steel body that resists rust and corrosion. The S-hooks are a vinyl-coated steel like the hooks on the system you referenced, for protection of the boat finish. These do come with the mounting hardware. I have attached a link to a product review video you can check out.
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  • Differences Between Boatbuckle Cargo Buckles # IMF08893 and # IMF14256
    The difference is the metal that the two straps are made of. The more expensive # IMF14256 is made of stainless steel which offers superior corrosion resistance whereas the part # IMF08893 is made of non-stainless steel and that is why it costs less.
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  • Recommendations on How to Safely Carry 12 Foot Jon Boat on Roof of 2013 Hyundai Tucson
    A great choice would be a Inno Square bar roof rack, which would be made up of the following parts: 54 inch square profile crossbars part # INB137 Inno Feet for Crossbars, part # INSUT Vehicle specific clamp kit, part # INK605 To secure the boat to the roof, using ratchet straps like # IMF14256 hooked over the crossbars would provide a secure hold for the boat. Using foam blocks like # S65155 would protect the roof rack from the boat and vice versa, as well as adding some friction...
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  • Boat Transom Tie Down Straps for 1,000 Pound Load
    The BoatBuckle Mini G2 Retractable, Ratcheting Transom Tie-Downs # IMF106877 are rated for 1,400 pounds break strength and 466 pounds working load limit. I recommend going with a higher capacity set such as # IMF08893 rated for 2,500 pounds break and 833 pounds working load limit per strap. Even # IMF14256 would be a better option at 1500 pounds break and 500 pounds working load limit.
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  • What is Difference Between Transom and Bow Straps for a Boat
    The big difference is that transom straps are sold in pairs like the # IMF14256 and the bow straps are sold individually like the part # IMF14220 you referened. The straps themselves are the same but basically it just comes down to the typicaly application difference being that transom straps use two and bow straps are single.
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  • Availability of Boatbuckle Mini in Stainless Steel
    Boat Buckle doesn't offer an all stainless version of the Mini, as they do with the G2. On the # IMF106877 you referenced, the spring itself is stainless, but the remainder of the unit is constructed of plastic and steel. If a 4 foot ratcheting strap set-up would work for you, rather than the bolted in place Boat Buckle offers the # IMF12066 in stainless. If you were really wanting a bolted in place solution, the full-sized version # IMF14256 would work for you.
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