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BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratcheting Bow Tie-Down - Stainless Steel - 43" - 500 lbs - Qty 1

BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratcheting Bow Tie-Down - Stainless Steel - 43" - 500 lbs - Qty 1

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2" Wide x 43' long G2 tie-down makes securing your boat's bow to your trailer hassle-free. It features a quick-release, self-retracting design, stainless steel construction, and permanent bolt-on installation. 1,500 lbs Max load. Call 800-298-8924 to order BoatBuckle boat tie downs part number IMF14393 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 - Stainless Steel - 43" - 500 lbs - Qty 1. Boat Tie Downs reviews from real customers.
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BoatBuckle Boat Tie Downs - IMF14393

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

2" Wide x 43' long G2 tie-down makes securing your boat's bow to your trailer hassle-free. It features a quick-release, self-retracting design, stainless steel construction, and permanent bolt-on installation. 1,500 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-hooks help to protect your boat's paint finish
  • Permanently mounts to your trailer with 1 bolt - mounting hardware included
  • 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:

  • Strap dimensions: 2" wide x 43" long
  • Mounting hardware dimensions: 3/8" diameter x 2" long
  • Maximum load strength (break strength): 1,500 lbs each
  • Safe working load limit (WLL): 500 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 mount the ratchet with the included bolt 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.



F14393 Retractable Ratchet Tie Down for Boat Bow by Boat Buckle (IMMI) - Stainless Steel - 43" x 2" - 1,500 lbs - QTY 1

Installation Details IMF14393 Installation instructions




Customer Reviews

BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratcheting Bow Tie-Down - Stainless Steel - 43" - 500 lbs - Qty 1 - IMF14393

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

2" Wide x 43' long G2 tie-down makes securing your boat's bow to your trailer hassle-free. It features a quick-release, self-retracting design, stainless steel construction, and permanent bolt-on installation. 1,500 lbs Max load.

- IMF14393
by:

Excellent product! Very easy to use and install. This boatbuckle will make my boat more secure and take the strain off my new winch! 690871



- IMF14393
by:

As fare as the tie down it is fine, but the mounting bolts not so much first the bolts are 3 inches long ,(to long) i put the nut on by hand and put my wrenches on and started to tighten it and as soon as the locking thread got on the bolt thread it stopped and i could not turn it any more so i put my 1/2 dr air impact to it and it wouldn't move either way on or off ending up cutting off the bolt, poor quality bolt and nut ! 284643



- IMF14393
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The Boat Buckle was ok but the bolt that came with it broke off. It threaded on about a half inch and stopped. I tried tightening but the nut broke off .Also i started the nut by hand so it was not cross threaded. 267329



- IMF14393
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The product is a Christmas gift, and your business was recommended to me. The product was originally on back order, but was delivered well before it was expected. Very prompt service, and I will order from this site again. http://www.etrailer.com/static/images/pics/I/M/IMF14393_tn.jpg this site again. Many thanks! 232553



- IMF14393
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Great ratcheting tie-down design. The only problem I have with it is the bolt and self locking nut that come with it. You can easily screw the nut on until all threads in the nut are engaged, and then it gets tight, very tight. After a few more rounds you are looking for a cheater bar, then a power tool. The bolts are longer than necessary, so you have a lot of thread to tighten the nut onto. On the Stainless Steel bolt and nut, the threads gall and stop any further tightening. I replaced all bolts and nuts with Stainless Steel bolts and nuts, with lock washers, from a local big box hardware store. Because of the issues with the nuts and bolts, this one hour job wound up taking 4-5 hours, and was frustrating to do. I suggest the manufacturer change to issuing lock washers and stop using the self locking design they use now. It is a very real problem in installation. And, no, the three bolts and nuts I assembled were NOT cross threaded. I was able to get a full nut on each bolt by hand without problem before the self locking design tightened up. 127895



- IMF14393
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Product delivery went well making this purchase the right choice. The retractable tie-down strap is well made, easy to use and easy to install. I have two on the stern of my boat trailer that I like much so went with the bow tie-down. I travel long distances with my boat and I want to make sure the bow is secured to the trailer so there is no bouncing. A bow winch strap does not always do the job. Play it safe and get a bow tie-down. 104234


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Working great!
Dennis N - 10/18/2014

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- IMF14393
by:

Seems to be a well-made, easy-to-use product that will allow both me and the wife to quickly attach and release our boat to the trailer. Hopefully it will hold up to the Florida elements (salt water, rain, heat, etc.) - great price and super fast shipping from Etrailer, my "go-to" source for all items of this sort. 62155



- IMF14221
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Review from a similar G2 in Boat Tie Downs


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! 522687


Comments
Strong performance
Scott - 06/16/2019

56646

- IMF08893
by:

Review from a similar G2 in Boat Tie Downs


Loved this product. Very well made! 654060



- IMF14221
by:

Review from a similar G2 in Boat Tie Downs


Showed up on time and less expensive than anywhere else I shopped online. Thanks eTrailer!! 366342



- IMF08893
by:

Review from a similar G2 in Boat Tie Downs


Excellent product. Been wanting to do this upgrade for years, and when one of my straps broke recently, etrailer made it fast and easy to make this happen. Thank you etrailer 696074



- IMF08893
by:

Review from a similar G2 in Boat Tie Downs


As I bought them for a Christmas gift, Im not sure about their quality or operation , but they look well built, Ill keep you posted as I learn more 592116



- IMF08893
by:

Review from a similar G2 in Boat Tie Downs


Will make sure my wheelchair stays where it's supposed too. 584135



- IMF14256
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Review from a similar G2 in Boat Tie Downs


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



- IMF08893
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Review from a similar G2 in Boat Tie Downs


Where have you been with all my boats over the years? I no longer have to worry about where to put my straps after we launch the boat. The retractable strap is quick-out of the way- don't have to scrounge getting the straps anymore. The bolts are heavier enough to hold my 26' cutty cabin. Best investment ever 583237


Comments
Hey! When you got the best, need I say anymore. They look as if I put them on today
Gerard W - 11/17/2019

63389

- IMF14221
by:

Review from a similar G2 in Boat Tie Downs


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. 327180



- IMF08893
by:

Review from a similar G2 in Boat Tie Downs


Awesome product easy to assemble and use Beats the heck out of fooling with loose straps Wish I has bought this sooner. Got here sooner than I expected Thanks etrailer !!! 526252


Comments
Still working like a new one they secure my boat to the trailer with ease. This was one of the best additions I have made to my boat trailer. Highly recommend for anyone.
Rickey - 06/24/2019

57024

- IMF14256
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Review from a similar G2 in Boat Tie Downs


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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- IMF14220
by:

Review from a similar G2 in Boat Tie Downs


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



- IMF08893
by:

Review from a similar G2 in Boat Tie Downs


Product is great and even comes with mounting bolts. 868128



- IMF08893
by:

Review from a similar G2 in Boat Tie Downs


Easy as hitting the easy button. I went to web site pick what I wanted. They told me when it was shipped out. Give me tracking number after it shipped. Followed up to make sure I received it. Very happy with the service. 866825



- IMF08893
by: 08/21/2020

Review from a similar G2 in Boat Tie Downs


Easy to install and super quick and easy to use. 865977



- IMF08893
by:

Review from a similar G2 in Boat Tie Downs


Great product. Super easy to install on my Chaparral 216 SSI trailer. 856577



- IMF08893
by:

Review from a similar G2 in Boat Tie Downs


Good product. Quick delivery! 855992



- IMF14221
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Review from a similar G2 in Boat Tie Downs


Worked as described. 855150


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