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  • Boat Straps
  • 3-1/2 Feet Long
  • 2 Inch Wide
  • Retractable Strap
  • BoatBuckle
  • Snap Hooks
  • 500 lbs
  • Transom Strap
2" Wide x 43" long G2 tie-downs make securing your boat's stern to your trailer hassle-free. They feature a quick-release, self-retracting design, stainless steel construction, and permanent bolt-on installation. 1,500 lbs Max load. Lowest Prices for the best tie down straps from BoatBuckle. BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratchet Transom Tie-Downs - Stainless Steel - 43" - 500 lbs - Qty 2 part number IMF14256 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.



BoatBuckle Tie Down Straps - IMF14256

2" Wide x 43" long G2 tie-downs make securing your boat's stern to your trailer hassle-free. They feature a quick-release, self-retracting design, stainless steel construction, 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:

  • 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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Video Transcript for BoatBuckle Cargo Tie Downs Trailer Cargo Control IMF14256 Review

Today we are going to review Part Number IMF14256. These are the BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratcheting, Transom Tie-Down Straps. These tie-downs will make securing your boats transom to your trailer quick and hassle free. They feature a quick release, self-retracting design. They are stainless steel construction and are a permanent bolt-on installation. These will tighten down quickly with the sure-grip rubber coated handle which makes it easy to grip and control with one hand.

The dual push button release is on each side and when the button is pushed, it releases the strap to extend out and it does retract back automatically. They do have a vinyl coated steel S hook which will help protect your boats finish. They do include the mounting hardware which will allow you to permanently mount to your trailer with the one bolt on each one. They do have a stainless steel body. The ratchet is a seatbelt quality polyester webbing all inside a sturdy plastic housing and on the inside is a stainless steel spring.

The dimension on the strap is 2 inches wide and 43 inches long. They have a maximum load strength or a breaking strength of 1,500 pounds. The actual safe working load limit would be one-third of that, or 500 pounds. This part number does include two transom ratchet straps and the mounting bolts. They do come with a one year limited warranty.

Just a quick demonstration; you actually bolt these ratchet straps to the rear cross member of your trailer and then you just extend them out and attach it to the transom anchors on your boat, like that. With the release button down, that will allow the strap to move in and out. When you pull up on the handle, it will lock in the release buttons. Underneath there is a little lever that when you hold up on that and then move the handle, that will allow you to ratchet it up and tighten down the transom of your boat to your trailer. Once it is all tight, you are ready to go.

When you are ready to unload the boat, you just push down on either side, the release button, remove the S Hook from your transom anchor and the strap will retract back into the housing. That should do it for Part Number IMF14256.


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

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (397 Customer Reviews)

2" Wide x 43" long G2 tie-downs make securing your boat's stern to your trailer hassle-free. They feature a quick-release, self-retracting design, stainless steel construction, and permanent bolt-on installation. 1,500 lbs Max load.

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I only gave this product 3 out of 5 stars because of the hardware associated with the boat buckles. I bought these to replace boat buckles on my boat trailer that were old and tired. I have always had great luck with these on my boat trailers and wouldn't replace them with anything else. The installation is normally extremely simple but not with this set. This set is the stainless version and it comes with stainless fine thread bolts and top lock nuts. I have had experience with fine thread stainless bolts before and knew their tendency for galling. I did not know how these top lock nuts would work with fine thread stainless and galling but I got out the antiseize anyway. I coated one bolt with antiseize and started installation very, very slowly. Heat started to build immediately every time you would turn the nut a few revolutions. I began the process of turning the nut a few times and then walking away for a while. Then I would come back and do it again. I made it half way and the bolt galled and completely locked down. Once this happens, it will not turn either direction. I knew this but tried anyway and ultimately had to cut the bolt off the trailer with a hacksaw. What a major pain! The instructions do not tell you anything about this problem either. I have experience with this issue and tried my best to prevent it and completely failed. The boat buckles are great. Do yourself a favor and throw the hardware in the trash. Get some coarse thread bolts and nylocks to replace the junk that comes with this product. You will thank me. 314672


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The boat buckles are fine. Hopefully the manufacturer will get that hardware issue resolved. I am sure it rubs some people the wrong way. For me, I just changed the hardware and moved on.

Bobby S - 11/15/2017

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Same comments/issues as with the bow tie down. The supplied bolts and nuts, in this case stainless steel material, could NOT be made up all the way and had to be cut off and replaced with bolts and nuts from a local hardware store. The supplied bolts and nuts have a self locking design that gets very tight after the nut is threaded on one full nuts worth. Then, no matter what tool, or size of cheater bar you use, you cannot tighten the nut the rest of the way on the long bolts. Especially laying on the driveway under a boat trailer, where your movements are constrained and all wrench slippage is punished by busted knuckles on a galvanized trailer. I had to cut the supplied bolts and nuts off and replace them with SS bolts and nuts from the hardware store, and use lock washers instead of the self locking nut design that came with the tie-down straps. I suggest the manufacturer drop their self locking design and start issuing lock washers immediately. Otherwise, the buckle design is convenient and good to use. 127896



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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


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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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Thanks for asking. I love the service. I love the ratchet device, just what I wanted. The two mounting bolts that came with the unit were unusable. The first lock nut seized a good quarter inch before it could be tightened. I could not move it in either directions. Had to take reciprocating saw and cut bolt shank to remove. The second one I tried in my vice before I tried on boat trailer (just encase, the ole fool me once deal). This lock nut also seized about half way down the bolt shank. I literally bent the bolt shaft trying to back the nut off with a breakover bar. So, I used the bolts and nuts that I had removed from the old ratchet device I was replacing. It appears nuts and bolts were cheaply made from China. Nut should not have seized, and, I should not have been able to bend a 7/16" shank. 139638



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Great product and easy to use and install. I don't know why I didn't buy these years ago. Ordering was easy and fast free shipping with tracking. Would recommend to anyone. 209055


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Still working greatThey make it so easy to secure my boat as a Senior.I have used them from Florida to Canada.

Wayne G - 07/03/2016

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Great product! My only complaint is with the mounting bolt provided. Stripped right away. Replaced it with a stainless bolt and good to go. 133765


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Product still working great! Mounting nuts and bolts still junk! But the actual product rocks!!

Abel - 06/02/2015

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I have had the Stainless Steel (SS) Boat Buckles for a year. They installed easily and perform flawlessly. I find them much more convenient and just as strong as any tie-down I've used with my 1500 lb. boat. Reviews on other websites indicated that the SS bolts used to install them suffered from galling. So I cut them shorter to eliminate excess threading, chamfered the cut end, polished them, used lithium grease as lube and STILL suffered galling on one of them during installation. I cut it off, bought a new matching bolt, repeated the steps and it went on fine. My boat is used in both salt and fresh water; the Boat Buckles have not suffered corrosion and work perfectly. I highly recommend them 309096


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The stainless steel Boat Buckles I purchased from you last year work great. They are a LOT more convenient than traditional tie-down straps. The old straps left marks on the fiberglass transom because they had a metal buckle that rested against the transom. The Boat Buckles eliminate that problem and are always on the trailer. They tighten and release easily but hold securely. I purchased new stainless steel bolts for installation because the original boltsnuts galled before I could tighten them securely… even though I used lubricant on them before assembly. I had to cut them out with an angle grinder. The new SS bolts

Ray T - 10/23/2017

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I like the fact that I no longer have 3 different straps to untangle every time I load the boat (I have the boat buckle bow strap as well). These are neatly retracted and always ready to go. Install on the ez loader trailer frame was easy once I discarded the included lock nuts and went to a standard nylon lock nut. The mounting hardware included is stainless and good quality, but the included lock nuts are PERMANENT and stripped the threads. I had to cut them off with a saws all because the nut would not fully install. (No, they were not cross threaded ). I recommend the product, but do yourself a favor and throw the included lock nuts away and replace them with nylon lock nuts. 440108



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Straps are great. However, none of the nuts thread on the bolts. Need to buy new bolts in order to use the product. 222504


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Great product! They are still operating perfectly one year later.

Steve - 08/27/2016

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The original boat buckles that I purchased came with defective nuts to secure the bolts to the trailer. The nuts froze when the outside end of the nutt reached the tip of the bolt. Luckily I had attached the boat buckles to universal brackets that I could remove from my trailer, but I could not detach the boat buckles from the brackets. etrailer sent me a replace set of boat buckles that had the same problem with the defective nuts. I tested the nuts and bolts from the replacement buckles before attaching them to the trailer and used other nuts and bolts to attach them. Beware of getting these stuck on your trailer with the defective nuts and bolts. 449300



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We purchased the stainless steel Boat buckle and we like the boat buckles themselves but the hardware that comes with them are useless. We spent 1/2 of a day trying to put them on but they would only screw down 1/3 of the way, I even put them in a vise and tried to screw them down but they still would not screw down any farther I finally went to the hardware store where I spent another $10.00 to buy new bolts and nuts that took us 5 minutes to put the buckles on the boat, we threw the ones that came with it in the garbage. So if you buy the boat buckles save yourself all the trouble and buy your own hardware. 200932



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Unfortunately, the mounting hardware for the transom tie-down was the same for the bow tie-down. When the top of the nut reached the top of the bolt it locked up. Unlike the bow tie-down where I was able to back the nut off with a breaker bar I could not do this with the transom tie-down due to location and angle of the bracket I had fabricated to make the tie-down work. I had to use a sawzall to cut the bolt after bending it to about a 30 degree angle trying to get it off. I'll buy some more hardware and make this work but encourage you to provide mounting hardware that actually works. 322796



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awesome product! If you have used the old cam buckle type straps then this will change your fishing/boating experience. Easy to install and easy to use. Pull the strap up and hook it on your boat, pull up on the ratchet handle, and done. When launching, use the release lever and the strap retracts. You will not have to remove the straps and store them while on the water. What took me so long? Well worth the investment and I bought the stainless that should last forever. Buy these and you will thank yourself, buy them as a gift and they will thank you every time they put the boat in the water! 110243



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Bought these stainless steel G2 boat buckles to replace some on my ranger z522 boat trailer. Put them on boat trailer today, removed old ones and replaced with new in about 10 minutes. Was not able to use the accessory bolts that came with the G2's, they were not long enough...read some of the reviews about stainless hardware being a problem seizing...i bought some anti-seize at oreilly automotive just in case...stainless bolts and nuts will heat up and seize without the anti seize. I like the G2 boat buckle, especially the stainless steel, no more corrosion i hope? Time will tell. 297892



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Just finishing up total restoration of 1969 Cheetah and these transom tie-downs will make the launch and retrieval process much simpler and easier. Straps were exactly as described. All stainless construction is beautiful and durable. Recoil and cinch mechanism work effortlessly. Service was flawless. Thanks for being a part of the Cheetah restoration. 416919



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I've been using BoatBuckles for a few years with my drift boat and they are a great product. I purchased this set for my jet boat and the BoatBuckles themselves are great, but the included mounting hardware is worthless. The bolt will not thread-on beyond the end of the nut. I nearly had to cut the bolt off to remove it once the nut became jammed on the bolt. Bottomline, I had to spend $ to replace the SS nut and bolt in order to install them. It would have been a 5-star review if the included hardware actually worked. 394393



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Hardware issue still.... although supposedly in the process of being fixed in Dec 2016. You are supposed to torq to 45 pounds. I lubed up the bolt. When my socket wrench would not turn the nut past the end of the bolt, I switched to an impact wrench. My impact wrench set at 100+ pounds would not turn the nut. I cut it off and went to the store for proper hardware. Since SS can be hard to find, I had to settle for grade 8. Otherwise, the buckles are great... so far. 414664



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I had these on my boat trailer for 5 years and they are awesome. I believe my original ones are not stainless so I opted for the upgrade to stainless this time, at almost double the cost, I think these will last even longer than the previous buckles. I mostly boat in salt water so stainless is a must. They fit great and work great, much better and easier than a transom strap all the way across the stern of the boat, these hold the boat tight in place. 84349



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These seem to be pretty good so far, the Stainless steel version is the only way to go if they are exposed to outside weather, the bolts they send with it are good SS bolts, but bare in mind they are for single wall channel frame trailers and only 2" long, if you have a tube frame like mine you will need longer 3" ones from the hardware store, other than that there strong and easy to use once you get used to the ratchet and release process. 395376



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big heavy duty tie down strap. the only problem i had were the bolts that came with the strap. After removing old straps, i wanted to install new one with the "stainless" bolts that came with the set. Using a socket wrench i was unable to tighten the nut/bolt. The nut is self tightening, than the bolt broke. I had to cut and drill the broken bolt from the trailer. Ended up using older bolts with new straps. Straps are great tho. 258408



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I Purchased a set of Stainless Steel G2 BoatBuckel from e trailer. The same product is used by Ranger boats for their boats except with a Ranger logo. at twice the price. I found BoatBuckle was more expensive on other internet sites including e bay when shipping is included.. e trailer provided free shipping. I am very please with my purchase and would purchase other products from e trailer in the future. 105134



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I am extremely satisfied with my new stainless retractable boat tie down ratchet buckles.With the stainless I don't have to worry about corrosion either from salt water, or early season road salt here in the midwest.GREAT product REASONABLE price. R. Van't Hof LaPorte,Indiana 72823



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I use the BoatBuckle Cargo Cargo Tie downs to secure ladders to my ladder racks so that do not blow off. They are easy to use and keep the ladders from rattling against the ladder racks as I drive down the road. I have been using them for over a year and just bought a 2nd pair to hold down the ladders on my new work truck. They hold up great to weathering and the corrosive environment that I work in. 178742



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Combined with the free shipping I could not come close to matching the Etrailer price anywhere on the web and I am an avid Internet shopper. The communication of orders processing was quick and thorough and the product was shipped and delivered in the time expected. They even packaged the products well to make sure of no damage. I will definitely recommend this company to a friend. 143417



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You will need the universal mounting kit in most applications unless u want to drill holes in your trailer. The stainless steel nuts and bolts are junk and will lock up after a turn or 2. Both of mine had to be replaced. Just so you know the universal mounting kit is steel and the hardware is steel so while your at the hardware store make sure to get stainless nuts and bolts for those also. 134398



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Discovered the bolts and nuts were not matched, causing severe damage to the bolt threads. Contacted manufacturer and they apologized, explaining that their hardware supplier inadvertently got a batch of the bolts and nuts mixed up. Replacement bolts and matching nuts would be sent to me asap - problem solved.....otherwise it is a great product and the hardware is tops, very strong!! 166243



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The straps work great but the hardware that came with it did not work. The nut appears oblonged. I couldn't advance or back the nut off on the one bolt and had to cut it off. 259503



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The ratchet straps themselves work great! Seem to be good quality, and very easy to secure the boat to the trailer. Unfortunately, the mounting bolts that come with it seized up and would not tighten. We had to use our own bolts. This seems to be a problem that is already known. Hopefully they get this fixed. How hard is it to send hardware that actually works? 438362



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Fast shipping, great price and good product. These blow away the rod saver retractable ratchet hooks that I had on the boat until now. Stainless is a must in the back of the boat. The mechanisms get doused in water every time the boat gets launched. The rod savers were on the boat for 3 years and they were already too corroded to work well. 126635



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The threads of the bolts and the nuts did not line up. I was very careful not to cross-thread, but half way on the threads would bind up no matter what I did. I have only mounted one at this point because I had to use the bolts from the optional mounting brackets. They worked fine. There is a problem with the bolts that are included. 154370



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Although not installed on my trailer yet, these are obviously a quality product. They are of heavy, solid construction and are easy to operate. These are bolted to the boat trailer, with provided bolts and the strap simply retracts when not in use. Etrailer sells some of the best marine products on the market at very good prices. 129479



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I wish I had learned about these sooner. They changed my life! No more fumbling around making sure the buckle is tight. Super easy to use. No more stolen straps after a long day on the water. I've had these for a year, used exclusively in salt water and they look and function like the day I bought them 261538



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The buckles work great ! My only complaint is the nuts don't seem to fit the bolts provided,seems like they have different threads and lock up like they are cross threaded. I have bought several pairs and it's always the same,but the price is good so I just provide my own nuts and bolts. 303696



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Product was as expected. Etrailer service was excellent. Only reason I gave four stars is because the bolts supplied are impossible to tighten. I threw them away and put 7/16x1 1/4 stainless bolts on. Scared up threads to prevent theft after I tightened them up. 257478



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SS bolt and nut are very poor quality. It is almost impossible to turn the nut and bolt, so hard to turn it that it gets hot and you can even smell it. Made in Taiwan, maybe it is just a bad batch I have not contacted the mfg yet. Also, instruction suck! 87637



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What were BoatBuckle thinking when they included the bolts for the transom tie-down straps? The crossbar is 2" but they shipped with a 1.25" and 1.75" bolts, I had to buy bolts/nuts/lock washer to do the install. The straps itself looks very good. 259815



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The straps have held up for over a year now. They make it a breeze to tie down your boat after a day on the water. I would give them 5 stars, but the nuts and bolts provided for installation were not matched correctly, and had to buy the correct ones... 248017



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Just received Boat Buckle G2. They will be replacing a non stainless set that came with my trailer. I launch my boat in salt water and these should prove to be corrosion resistant. Best price and shipping I could find. They arrived when promised. 161855



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IT IS A VERY GOOD PRODUCT!! IT WORKS VERY WELL IN SALT WATER BECAUSE IT IS STAINLESS STEEL. IT IS ALSO VERY NICE BECAUSE YOU DO NOT HAVE TO REMOVE IT FROM THE TRAILER AT ANYTIME, IT ALSO AUTOMATICALLY SECURES YOUR TRAILER! I AM VERY SATISFIED!!! 177693



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Hold downs are easy to use and simple to install. the nuts that come with them are not match the bolt threads the bolts are 7/16 fine thread (7/16 X 20). I had to cut the bolt off with a grinder and purchase new ones at the hardware store. 265153



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Really easy to use fast and reliable. I would have rated them 5 stars but the nuts and bolts that come with it do not work. They would not tighten down all the way I ended up having to cut them off. Had to get new Stainless steel hardware. 283454



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Very satisfied with the pair of boat buckles. Can't say that about the bolts and nuts they provide. Had to buy new bolts and nuts(ss). After over three yrs. they still haven't fix this problem. Should be reimbursed for the cost. 278429



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Holding up great, works well! Spends everyday of its life out in the South Louisiana weather on my 12-foot, all -purpose utility trailer! Would def recommend and thinking of ordering another pair for for my boat trailer. 448001



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The Boat Buckles were received in a reasonable time and appear to be everything advertised. Installation on the trailer was easy and the product works great. The stainless steel should make these last for many years. 137296



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AS DESCRIBED. GREAT PRODUCT AT A GREAT PRICE. MAY NOT BE ABLE TO USE SUPPLIED BOLTS, BUT NO BIG DEAL. DUE TO MOUNTING POSITION ON THE TRAILER YOU PROBABLY HAVE TO USE LONGER BOLTS ANYWAY. STILL A GREAT PRODUCT. 323145


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Love them. They work great. Much more convenient than the manual ones. Alittle pricey but good.

RAY D - 12/11/2017

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Absolutely awesome product. Works like a dream, easy to tighten and release. No chance to lose it and don't have to walk it back to the truck. Very high quality. Would buy again and recommend whole heartedly. 285275



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Received the package today and in good shape. Items looked great and will be placed on our boat trailer this weekend. Jennifer was a great help and very easy to work with during the ordering process. 179783



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I am only giving a 3 star rating because mounting bolts are way to short. The bolts that came with the tie downs are only an 1 1/2" long and I need 3" because my trailer frame is 2" thick, 265671



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Love these, they work great. The bolts were to short for my application so they were not an issue. Makes unloading and loading the boat faster and do not have to keep up with tie downs. 339381


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  • A great choice would be a Thule square bar roof rack with a longer crossbar, which would be made up of the following parts: 65 Inch Load Bars, part # THLB65 Thule Crossroads Foot Pack, part # TH450 Locks for Foot Pack, part # TH544 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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