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Item # IMF08893
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Securing your boat's stern to your trailer is quick and easy with these tie-downs. Ratchet straps are simple to hook up, retract automatically and offer a permanent mount, helping you to get on and off the water in a flash. 2,500 lbs Max load.
BoatBuckle's second-generation transom tie-down straps bolt to the rear crossmembers of your trailer 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 the back of your boat, BoatBuckle's straps are always right where you need them. Just pull up on the hook and strap, attach the hook to the transom, 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.
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: Transom tie-downs should always be used along with a winch strap and a pair 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.
Video of BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratcheting Transom Tie-Downs - 2" x 43" - 833 lbs - Qty 2
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Today we're going to review part number IMF08893. These are the BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratcheting Transom Tie-Downs. Has a 2500 pound maximum load strength and they come as a quantity of 2. Now these heavy duty ratchet straps will easily secure your boat's transom to your trailer. You bolt these to the rear cross members of your trailer, and this will 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.
You can tighten them down quickly here with the Suregrip rubber coated handle, it's easy to grip and control with one hand. Down here at the bottom you can see it's a dual, one on each side, dual release lever, and the self-retracting design, as you can see just like that with it into release mode. This will allow for easy rapid loading and unloading. Basically the unused portion of the strap will retract into the housing, so it gives you minimal ratcheting and convenient storage. If you notice on the end of these, they have a nice vinyl coated steel s hook, helps protect your boat's paint finish. This does permanently mount to your trailer with the included 1 bolt mounting hardware, which is all included.
Basically, if you can see the back here, there's a hole right here that you can run this bolt through to attach it. Now if you'll notice above the hole, there's also like a keyhole slot, and that pretty much can be used if there's already a bolt on your trailer. You might be able to just put it in here and slide it down to lock it into place. If not, you can use the bolt here and bolt it to the trailer itself. These are a durable construction, they offer long-lasting performance. Has a nice corrosion-resistant steel body on the inside here.
The polyester webbing is seat belt quality, very strong webbing. Has a nice sturdy plastic housing and a stainless steel spring, so it all holds up very well. On the strap itself, the dimension is 2 inches wide and if you can pull it out, it's 43 inches long. The bolts themselves are 3/8 inch diameter and about 2 inches long. Again, I mentioned the maximum load strength on this, which is the breaking strength, it's 2500 pounds each one, but you do have to remember that that's the breaking strength.
What you'll want to be aware of is the working load limit, and the safe working load limit on each one is 833 pounds. Basically the working load limit is 1/3 of what the load strength, or breaking strength, is. We do recommend all straps and cables should be chosen according to that safe working load limit. Again, this part includes the 2 ratchets and the mounting bolts. Just want to show you here real quickly an operation of it. You see the dual release lever, I've got it pushed down and it stays in the down position, that'll allow the belt to retract, and then all you have to do is once you, let's try to extend it out here, I don't have anything to hook it to but just to hold it out some, there's a lever right down here that if you pull up on, and then grab this, and once you move it you can see it moves the dual release levers out of their position, and that locks it into place. Then all you need to do is just by squeezing this lower level with the lever right there, you can ratchet it and tighten it to where you want. Then once it's where it's at, it'll hold it into place just like that. Then if you go to release it, again, see these dual release levers You can watch as I push down on it, you can see that the strap will retract. Basically, when you install this, just pull up on the hook, just like that, pull up on it, attach the hook to the transom of your boat, and then ratchet it like I showed you and that'll tighten it up. Then when you're unloading, just push down on this release button, pull off the, free the hook from that transom, and let it retract back into it. Very simple operation. That should do it for the review on part number IMF08893. These are the BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratcheting Transom Tie-Downs with the 2500 pound maximum load strength. .
Average Customer Rating: 4.7 out of 5 stars (298 Customer Reviews)Securing your boat's stern to your trailer is quick and easy with these tie-downs. Ratchet straps are simple to hook up, retract automatically and offer a permanent mount, helping you to get on and off the water in a flash. 2,500 lbs Max load.
by: Alan S08/12/2012
I found the BoatBuckle G2 retractable Transom Tie-Downs an awesome addition to my boating experience. A pleasure to use. However, I had a problem with the bolts they include in the package. They were longer than necessary and , with the amount of torque needed to tighten the lock nut, ended up cross threaded. It was so tightly cross threaded, I had to cut the bolt off. I called tech support and they sent me alternative set of hardware and it worked like a charm. Their product support is excellent! The only product issue I had was, when you read the instructions, it indicated you should check the tie downs after 3 miles, and something like every 20 miles after that. I have only used them 3 or 4 times, and on one occasion, I found that the normal bouncing of the trailer, had allowed one of them to come loose. Easy enough to tighten, but you will need to check them from time to time. If they ever fix that issue, I would give it the highest rating. 51465
by: Chris B.08/06/2014
I purchased these tie downs to replace a pair of 11 year old BoatBuckles that had some issues with the springs popping off. The new ones have a completely re-designed spring attachment assembly which solved the problem. The new design is also so much smoother and easier to use. I would highly recommend this product for your boat trailer. 144715
by: tommy c01/29/2016
great product these were what my rangertrail had on it when i bought it and it is a 2003 model so if these last that long i will be well satified and they shipped them out same day i ordered them i have bought from etrailer before and they are great to deal with and had best price 236544
The product is well made and easy to install and use. However, the description says it has 43 inch straps while the product only makes 43 inches if you add the length of the hooks and the ratchet. I made it work but it wasn't as advertised. Other than that, it's a great product. 222706
by: Johnny Mann11/21/2013
My Sailboat was slipping during long hauls on its trailer and I would have to launch it to get it level again. By using one Boat Buckle on each side, this totally eliminated the problem. Great Product! 108012
by: Chuck W.04/06/2015
These are very well made, very easy to install and very easy to use. They have ample holding capacity and the convenience of never having to handle removable straps is wonderful! 183598
by: Steve T10/07/2015
There is nothing wrong with the supplied hardware. It is a stainless steel bolt and locking nut. When you use stainless steel hardware you should use a little lubricant because the stainless will seize up. This is actually called thread galling. Google "thread galling" if don't believe me. I recently purchased these Boat buckles from e-trailer. I received them in 3 days. I installed the first one on my trailer and it worked great. I installed the second one on my trailer and it would not lock. I would ratchet the boat buckle snug then when I let go of it would loosen up. I called e-trailer and they shipped me a replacement the same day, no questions asked. I received it 2 days later and installed it on my trailer. The boat buckles are a great product and e-trailer has outstanding customer service. 229453
by: D. Day12/03/2016
I purchased the G2 belt buckles after going fishing with a friend that had an expensive brand name boat and trailer combo. His trailer came from the factory with retractable tie down straps. After launching and pulling his boat out of the water, I searched the internet and found these tie downs on etrailer.com. It only took about 15 minutes to install both buckles. No drilling or modifying my boat or trailer. Only basic tools required (5/8 & 11/16 wrenches). I have launched my boat several times since the install and it is so much easier and faster due to the design of this product. I highly recommend this product and think they should be standard items on every trailer. No removing to place in storage compartment, wrapping up loose ends, fighting with locking mechanisms. Fast and simple, yet reliable. 321918
by: John S06/12/2015
I received the product quickly and installed it the same day. I did not have a problem with the bolts that were supplied. The buckles appear to be well built. Looking forward to using them next week 202786
easy and great set up! 228272
Easy to install, strong and easy to use! These are a must have to replace those straps that loosen on every trip! 204439
by: Mike H06/26/2013
I would highly recommend these to anyone wanting both convenience and quality in a ratcheting tie-down system. The ratchets use a single bolt to attached (can be attached to the old tie-down location) and is quickly and easily installed. The ratchet and strap system are of top quality. I can now install my tie-downs in one-fifth the time. A very innovative mechanism is used to both tighten and loosen the strap. One precaution is the bolt and nut are not the same thread standard so the nut takes some muscling to install. I believe the manufacturer purposely did this to ensure the nut will not become loose once installed. 86184
Great pricing. And fast delivery. Will shop here again Thank u 151430
by: Tammy B.11/14/2016
I ordered tires in the past from etrailer for our boat trailer..so I ordered tie downs for back of boat to avoid bouncing on rough roads..they came within a week..I was so surprised..they are fast delivery on standard shipping..very nice quality products..carton has directions for quick release.. very pleased and will order more from them in future when we need something..thank you etrailer.. 316523
by: Lee S.08/09/2014
Quick and easy install.. Works great.. 145440
by: Doug P.12/07/2015
Product works great. It functions just as described on website. Thanks 233295
by: Mike S08/01/2016
this is the exact parts I am replacing on my trailer. The original parts lasted 7 years with no issues. The boat trailer is used in salt water down the Jersey shore so this product was exposed to salt water all the time. In 7 years I did no maintenance on these. If I did maintenance, I am sure they would have lasted a lot longer. 7 years is more than I expected from these since most of the other trailer parts get replaced every other year. Great product and highly reccommended 278026
by: John Searle08/04/2016
looks good so far.. had to move my winch forward so the the transom met up with the trailer.. then on with positioning..used a titanium metal bit for drilling into the trailer and that went smooth,then is was just positioning the buckle directly under, threading and tightening and done. I got this because my friend for a Ranger 178 and noticed these on the rear of the trailer..sure seemed like a quick way to get on and off the ramp.Looks like this will be good for my boat.. thanks 279749
by: Ed O12/04/2013
Easy to install. No more having to store tie downs. Less time spent at the ramp. 109119
My Regal 1900ES bowrider didn't come with transom tie downs but I wanted the peace of mind they offer. I purchased these BoatBuckle ratchet straps based on seeing them on numerous trailers at our boat ramp and the favorable rating on this website. Like others have noted, the supplied bolt/nut pretty much requires a torque wrench to install. I purchased a few grade 8 bolts/washers/nuts from hardware store to use instead. Otherwise, love the convenience of the ratchet system. 134652
by: Jim E.03/25/2014
Seems to be very good quality; I bought as a replacement for Ranger ratchet downs that are used to cinch the tie-down loops on the cover. Backplate is identical to Ranger and slides on transom stud just as originals. I'm guessing Ranger uses same company to produce their equipment using the Ranger logo. I'm very happy with product/price! Shipped very next day! I'll come back to e-trailer if needing future parts. 122244
by: J. Lane11/30/2016
These are very nice! Well made and seem to operate well. The hardware that came with mine works great, no issues with the nut/bolt being different threads as mentioned in other reviews. The nut is a deformed thread style locking nut, so it does require tools for installing and it will seem like it's the wrong thread, but that's the way it's supposed to be. Very fast service from etrailer as well, thank you! 320732
by: Benny B11/18/2014
New boat didn't come with Boat Buckles, it was my first purchase for the new boat. Outstanding product, I had these on my previous boat. Etrailer has always provided fast shipping at great prices..thanks!!! 161694
by: Jeff G09/23/2014
I have had Boat Buckles on my previous boat of 12 years ago & have hardly no problems. Each year I sprayed the mechanical parts with WD due from boat sitting outside in the weather. The straps did not have any signs of age. Now I have a new boat & one of the first things I did to it was buy another pair of these. I had to purchase longer bolts for my setup on trailer but who cares. They work great ! 152653
by: Trace D12/24/2012
I purchased these buckles as a Christmas gift for my dad. They were shipped and arrived at my house in 4 days. Although they haven't been installed yet, I expect these retractable buckles will be much more convenient than the old style my dad and stepmom currently use. I've read great reviews about these buckles on many other websites. 61881
This product is much more substantial and rugged than I expected. The customer service provided by Jennifer C at etrailer was without a doubt the best customer service I have received at any company, including my own! Great communications, fast ground shipping, and follow up. Do not hesitate to purchase from etrailer. 344087
Product was easy to bolt into existing tie down trailer holes with hardware provided. Easy to ratchet tight and release. I travel 11 to 40 miles each way to lakes I currently fish. Straps did not loosen. I have had them on my trailer for about three weeks. Very pleased and hope they will operate for a long time. 253465
by: Dale K11/21/2016
Shipping was excellent. Product has not been installed, but demo of ratchets worked perfect. Glad I found your web page to order. I had tried another brand product that was slightly less expensive and they were junk. Would not work when removed from package. Thanks for good service and product. 318592
by: Tom L06/21/2016
Easy to install and so easy to use, I liked so much I talked about them to my fishing partner that after he used them on my trailer that he bought a pair. Now I see a lot of boat manufacturers are putting these or a similar product on their trailers. Thank for such a good product. 263286
by: Jeff E.09/17/2015
Easy to install in the same location as the ones I am replacing. They work as they should. Very smooth and quick to cinch. I really like the release switch on both sides. Great product if they last for 15 years like my old ones did. Fast shipping at a reasonable price too. 226086
by: Glenn Jr09/07/2016
These straps are fantastic,just how fast to strap the boat and unstrap. Cant believe we didn't get the sooner. Also the customer service at etrialer ( ashley ) was so helpful with sending updates on the order and making sure that the transaction was smooth. Thank you 291991
by: Kevin B.03/07/2014
These buckles will save time with loading/unloading. I have an ATV trailer I use them on. The plastic becomes a bit brittle being in the elements all the time, but I love the fact they are ready to go and I don't have to juggle with tie-downs and untangle them. 119831
by: Harry P06/24/2015
Received these today, and installed them this afternoon. I had to get a different bolts, as the supplied bolts were too short. Installation was a breeze, and they are securely locked down. I will have them splashed this week, and already love the ease of use. 206916
by: Jason S12/12/2015
These straps work great! They are easy to install & ratchet down nicely as advertised. Etrailer was awesome! Best price & amazing service! They shipped the order VERY fast & kept me updated with status emails all the way. Very impressed & will use them again! 233659
by: Paul B.09/17/2014
I just installed them. They work as advertised. My trailer is a bit short and the bunks extend past trailer frame by 3 foot. The trailer bunks are 3" X 10" X 10' installed directly to the bunks. These are the ratcheting transom tie-downs on the market!!!!!! 151738
Actually 1st used these to secure my ATV to trailer and they worked well and seemed quality construction so I bought them as a gift. Nice not having excess strapping out and spring loaded to take up slack. Wish they cost a little less is only negative. 322031
by: Don D.06/29/2015
The product is great! The hardware that came with the product was useless. The nuts and bolts would bind when I tried to tighten them. I quickly determined that I needed new hardware. Once the buckles were installed, they worked as advertised. 208036
by: Craig M.08/29/2016
Love the retractable tie downs. Just put them on today. The only problem is that the bolts were too short. My trailer has a 2" square tube frame to mount the tie downs on. I had to go buy 3" bolts to put them on but that was no problem. 289026
uct looks good had set like them before the service was excellent thanks to Rose she straigtened out my order after i had orded the wrong parts the parts are good strong tie downs . If I need something agin i look here. Thanks Rose 239813
Excellent product. I already had them on my boat trailer and loved them. Dropped the trailer off the concrete ramp during a launch and the left side hit a rock and smash the unit. You will never be disappointed with this product. 219461
by: Mark P.03/13/2016
Easy to mount and work great 240691
by: Brandon M.06/27/2014
Great product !!! I am using it on my pontoon trailer and makes strapping down at the end of the a breeze. No more looking for where left your tie downs. As always great service from etrailer and their exceptional team !!! 137978
by: Randy D02/22/2017
I was told to buy my trailer accessories from etrailer! I bought a pair of boat buckles and saved $20. Plus they were delivered to my home In 3 days. Will continue to buy my trailer accessories from etrailer.com 344688
by: Just what I wanted10/31/2014
After a LOT of use...... like at least once a week for 11 years..... my old ones were just looking and acting a little sad. So happy to have these perfect replacements and at a price that mad me really happy. 158718
by: Tim C07/31/2016
Product is still working great. Only issue after one year is that the rubber coating on one of the hooks has started to come off and rust is appearing. Overall great product and continues to work great. 277865
by: Don B.12/22/2016
Great product...a real time saver...no more storing tiedowns or pinched fingers from cam locks. Liked it soo well I bought a 2nd set for my new boat and a set for my son to use on his boat. 327449
by: Brent F.08/03/2015
Great product! easy to attach, only 1 hole needed and so easy to tie down the transom of my boat with them and press the release and the strap retracts all with one hand 216512
These are great. Should of did them a long time ago. No more taking straps off and putting them in the back of the car and no hassling with adjustments with manual straps 304995
Nice to have them attached to the trailer, quick to hook up and ratchet down....saves me time at the boat launch.....everyone should have these, would free up the launchs 223434
by: Terry S12/06/2015
Ordered as Christmas gift. Service was great, and received within couple days. Since it's a gift, haven't taken out of box, but looks like every thing will be fine !! 233228
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