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  • Boat
  • 43 Inch Long
  • 2 Inch Wide
  • Retractable Strap
  • BoatBuckle
  • Transom Strap
  • 833 lbs
  • Snap Hooks
Secure your boat's stern to your trailer quickly and easily with these 2" wide straps. They 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. Lowest Prices for the best tie down straps from BoatBuckle. BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratcheting Transom Tie-Down Straps - 43" Long - 833 lbs - Qty 2 part number IMF08893 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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BoatBuckle Tie Down Straps - IMF08893

Secure your boat's stern to your trailer quickly and easily with these 2" wide straps. They 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.


Features:

  • Heavy-duty ratchet strap easily secures 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
  • Dual-release lever and self-retracting design allow for easy, rapid loading and unloading
    • Unused strap retracts into housing - minimal ratcheting and convenient storage
  • Vinyl-coated steel S-hook helps to protect your boat's paint finish
  • Permanently mounts to your trailer with 1 bolt - mounting hardware included
  • Durable construction offers long-lasting performance
    • Corrosion-resistant steel body
    • Seat-belt-quality polyester webbing
    • Sturdy plastic housing and stainless steel spring


Specs:

  • Strap dimensions: 2" wide x 43" long
  • Mounting hardware dimensions: 3/8" diameter x 2" long
  • Maximum load strength (break strength): 2,500 lbs each
  • Safe working load limit (WLL): 833 lbs
  • Quantity: 2 transom (stern) straps
  • 1-Year limited warranty


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.


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 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.



F08893 G2 Retractable Ratchet Tie Down Straps by Boat Buckle (IMMI) - 43" x 2" - 2,500 lbs - QTY 2



IMF08893 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details IMF08893 Installation instructions


Video of BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratcheting Transom Tie-Down Straps - 43" Long - 833 lbs - Qty 2


Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for BoatBuckle Cargo Tie Downs IMF08893 Review

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. .


Customer Reviews

BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratcheting Transom Tie-Down Straps - 43" Long - 833 lbs - Qty 2 - IMF08893

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (422 Customer Reviews)

Secure your boat's stern to your trailer quickly and easily with these 2" wide straps. They 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.

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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



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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


Comments

I really love these tie downs. They work great and operate smoothly. I still recommend them to anyone.

Chris B - 08/07/2015

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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


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Great product after I received mine my brother in law had to have a set so I ordered him a set they work great

tommy c - 01/28/2017

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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


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The boat buckles are still working great. I highly recommend this product.

Gary - 08/28/2016

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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


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Moved to the Gulf Coast and subjected the product to several immersion and they still performing good as new. Best boat secure system on the market.

Johnny M - 11/21/2014

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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


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Still working well. Very handy. A must have for convenience. They hold wonderfully. How do I know? I forgot to remove one once. Oh well, you live and you learn.

Chuck W - 04/05/2016

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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



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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



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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


Comments

The tie downs are still working very well and the hitch cover has held up well also.Thanks for checking

John S - 07/08/2016

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easy and great set up! 228272


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GREAT! Have been used a lot and work just as well as day 1!

Manuel - 09/28/2016

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Easy to install, strong and easy to use! These are a must have to replace those straps that loosen on every trip! 204439


Comments

Still working well after a year!

Bucko - 06/17/2016

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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



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Great pricing. And fast delivery. Will shop here again Thank u 151430


Comments

Great will order more. When I get a new trailer

Doug - 09/16/2015

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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



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Quick and easy install.. Works great.. 145440


Comments

Still holding up great. One of the better purchases ever.

Lee S - 08/09/2015

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Product works great. It functions just as described on website. Thanks 233295


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Great. Will buy again.

Doug P - 12/06/2016

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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



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Product as described. Works great. Shipping fast via UPS. I use them on the back of a dual jet ski trailer. Bolts (hardware) included. I have used them on the back of a wake boat trailer also, in the past. Never let me down. I didn't get the stainless steel ones and never had any problems. Spray some WD-40 or similar lub on the ratchet mechanism and they work great. As a matter of fact, I never lubed the ones on my boat for over 7 years and never had an issue. Good product. Good on-line ordering from etrailer. 380491



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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


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Outstanding product. It has been in salt water trailer in a boat and still looks and performs like new

Mike S - 08/16/2017

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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



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Easy to install. No more having to store tie downs. Less time spent at the ramp. 109119



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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



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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



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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



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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



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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



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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



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Wow, why didn't I buy these sooner? One of the best purchases I've made for my boat! These are super easy to use, and they work great! 423971



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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



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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


Comments

One of the best boating products out there. Going strong a year later.

Warren - 05/29/2017

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etrailer.com has the best prices, delivery, and customer service. I've been using them for years now and can always find what i'm looking for. I looked everywhere for a good price on a set of boat buckles. And once again, etrailer had what i needed at the best price. Thanks etrailer you guys are awesome. 399145



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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



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The order for my Boatbuckle Transom Straps arrived a day earlier than expected. These are great transom straps for my boat. They are easy to use and well worth the money. The price of these straps from etrailer are far less than any other site I have found. You will be happy that you ordered these. 394758



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After years of using conventional straps for my Bass Tracker, I decided to try these. They hold tight with just a couple of clicks and do not loosen at all. At the ramp it's one less thing to hassle with, just pop them loose and forget about them until it's time to strap down. Highly recommend. 503826



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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



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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



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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



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I have been looking for a really high quality tie-down strap for the short transom of my boat. These straps are incredibly high quality and very easy to use. This will make my tying down the boat nearly a breeze! Great service, great delivery, great products. 403251



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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



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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



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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



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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



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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


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Works as advertised

David - 12/03/2017

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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



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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



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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



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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



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Easy to mount and work great 240691



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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



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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


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These Boat Buckles are great

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  • Transom Tie-Downs For 5,000-LB Boat
  • All of the ratcheting tie-downs we offer, have the retracting feature. The highest rated transom tie-downs we offer are the BoatBuckle G2, part # IMF08893. The maximum break strength for these straps is 2,500-lbs each. The safe working load limit though is 833 pounds each.
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  • Best Location for Transom Tie Down on Boat Trailer with Hard to Access Transom Support Beam
  • You could bolt the BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratcheting Transom Tie-Downs # IMF08893 to the aluminum trailer frame provided you used aluminum mounting hardware instead of steel. The only other way, like you said, would be to add an extension piece to make it easier to reach the tie down. There isn't a specific extension for this purpose so you would need to fabricate one using materials from a home improvement store. If you add an extension you will want to be careful not to over-tighten...
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  • What is the Shape of the Mounting Hole For BoatBuckle G2 Retractable Ratchet Straps
  • I have included a picture of the back of what the Boat Buckle G2 straps, # IMF08893, look like. Mounting hardware (2 bolts, nuts, and washers) are included. You can also get optional mounting brackets, # IMF14254, if you need to move the straps off the frame or around obstacles.
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  • Tie-Down Straps to Secure 3800-lb Bayliner Outboard to Trailer
  • The BoatBuckle G2 Retractable Ratcheting Bow Tie-Down Strap # IMF14220 has a working load limit of 833-lbs. In your application on your 3800-lb Bayliner outboard this is sufficient for the bow so long as you use other tie-downs on the remaining portions of the boat, the gunwales and transom, to secure those areas. You can use one strap like # IMF17636 across the gunwales and # IMF08893 at the transom. Tie-down straps should always be used so that their working load limit (WLL) is never...
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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 Strap Recommendation for a 3,150 lb Boat
  • Due to the weight of your boat a better solution for transom straps would be the part # IMF08893 that has a max load strength of 2,500 lbs. I attached an install video for you to check out as well.
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  • Can BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratcheting Transom Tie-Downs # IMF08893 Be Used with 5K Boat
  • The maximum break strength for each of the straps included with BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratcheting Transom Tie-Downs # IMF08893 is 2,500 pounds. So together that would be 5,000 pounds. The safe working load limit though is 833 pounds each. These are currently the highest rated transom tie downs that we carry. Transom tie-downs should always be used along with a winch strap and a pair of gunwale tie-downs. Adding in those you should be fine provided that the combined safe working load...
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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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  • Selecting Replacement Tie-Down Straps for Waverunner Trailer
  • Wider tie-down straps are fine for your PWC application, even if they are replacing 1-inch-wide straps. The key is that you do not exceed the straps' WLL, their Working Load Limit. WLL is the most load you want to put on the straps; it is 1/3 of their break strength. Staying within the 833-lb WLL of the BoatBuckle G2 Retractable Ratcheting Transom Tie-Down Straps # IMF08893 will ensure a long working lifespan.
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  • Available Boat Trailer Tie Down Products for Jon Boat
  • We offer a wide range of trailer tie-down products that you can see on the linked page. You can click on Boat Straps to see all boating-related cargo straps and then select transom straps to see items like BoatBuckle G2 Retractable Ratcheting Transom Tie-Downs # IMF08893. Please feel free to let me know what type of tie-down you're looking for if you cannot find it on the linked page. You can also submit a photo to show the type you're looking for.
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  • Could the BoatBuckle Cargo Tie Downs # IMF08893 Secure an ATV in a Trailer
  • You could use the BoatBuckle Cargo Tie Downs # IMF08893 to secure an ATV to a trailer. These have more than enough capacity at 833 lbs of capacity per strap. These permanently mount to your trailer with 1 bolt, mounting hardware is included. The buckles are sewn to the strap so there wouldn't be a way to reverse the direction the hooks face.
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  • Choosing BoatBuckle G2 Retractable Ratcheting Transom Tie-Down Straps
  • For your 1400-lb boat/motor I suggest you play it safe and use the 2-inch Ratcheting Transom Tie-Downs # IMF08893. These have enough capacity plus a nice safety margin. With items like tie down straps you always want to use them within their WLL, or working load limit. This is their actual real-world capacity, as compared to their breaking strength which is 3 times the WLL. The idea is to choose a tie down that will never be used near its break strength. None of us ever wants to be near...
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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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  • Recommended Retractable Tie Down Straps For Chapparal 223 VR Vortex Boat
  • For your Chapparal 223 VR Vortex, I recommend the BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratcheting Bow Tie-Down Strap - Steel - 43" Long - 833 lbs - Qty 1, # IMF14220. This is also available in a set, the BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratcheting Transom Tie-Downs - 2" x 43" - 833 lbs - Qty 2, # IMF08893. These straps will keep your boat secure to your trailer and offer you the automatically retractable strap with a permanent mount. These tie downs have a the SUR-Grip rubber-coated handle that make...
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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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  • Best Ratcheting Tie-Down Straps for a Boat Trailer
  • In order to secure your 16' fishing boat to the trailer, I recommend using the BoatBuckle G2 Ratcheting Transom Tie-Down Straps part # IMF14221. These straps have a vinyl-coated hook that is designed to attach atop the gunwale of your boat. They have a ratcheting mechanism which will cut down time and slack. They are 38" long and have a 833 lb safe load limit. If you already have anchor points on the boat then you can use the BoatBuckle G2 Ratcheting Transom Tie-Down Straps part # IMF08893...
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  • Recommended Transom Strap for 1,500 lb Boat
  • When determining the straps needed to secure a load of a certain weight, use the WLL figure. With the BoatBuckle straps # IMF08893, the two straps will safely secure a load weighing 1,666 lbs (833 lbs per strap).
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  • Recommended BoatBuckle Ratcheting Straps to Hold a 2012 Tracker Pro Team 175 TXW
  • The BoatBuckle Ratcheting Straps that I recommend for your application is the G2 Retractable Transom Tie-Downs # IMF08893. Their Safe Working Load Limit is 833 lbs for each one, which will be more than enough to secure your 2012 Tracker Pro Team 175 TXW since the tie downs are use to keep your stationary boat from moving; not to stop a moving load. Their Maximum Load Strength (or Break Strength) is 2,500 lbs each. From the picture that you sent (which is always appreciated), it looks...
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