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  • Recommended Ratcheting Straps For Transom Of 3,000-Lb Boat
  • The strap you came from, part # IMF14220 is 2-inches wide and 43-inches long. This has a maximum load limit of 2,500-lbs. This is sold individually so you will need to adjust the quantity when ordering. For transom straps that are a bit longer I recommend for your boat trailer are part # EM34423. These straps are 2-inches wide and 5-1/2 ft long. These straps have a 4,000-lb maximum load capacity. There are 2 straps in the package.
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  • Recommended Retractable Fishing Rod Tie-Down for 2 Inch Tall Gunwale on Bass Boat
  • The BoatBuckle Concealed Mounting Kit for RodBuckle Retractable Fishing Rod Tie-Down Strap # IMF14202 referenced in your question will conceal the RodBuckle tie-down strap inside of your boat's gunwale. For the kit that includes both the concealed mounting kit and also the RodBuckle retractable fishing rod tie-down strap, you will use # IMF14200-02. I spoke with my contact at BoatBuckle and while he did state that 2 inches is not a lot to work with, the important factor will be the...
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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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  • Boat Buckle Retractable Tie Down Strap Replacement
  • The BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratchet Transom Tie-Downs # IMF14256 do not have replacement straps available. You will need to replace the entire system. To keep the new strap from chaffing on the bottom of your boat, I recommend using the BoatBuckle Protective Boat Pads for 2" Wide Tie-Down Straps - Qty 2 # IMF13180 to safeguard your strap from wear and tear.
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  • Recommended Boat Tie-Down Straps for 2,000 lb Trailer and 8,700 lb Boat
  • When choosing tie-downs for your 8,700 lb boat and 2,000 lb trailer, the most important thing is to get tie-downs that have a break strength which exceeds the 2,000 lb weight of your trailer. Doing so will keep your boat on your trailer when you run over the inevitable potholes when driving to your fishing destination. I recommend checking out the BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratcheting Bow Tie-Down Strap # IMF14220, Transom Tie-Down Straps # IMF08893 or # IMF14208 and Gunwale Tie-Down...
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  • Retractable Strap Recommendation to Install on Venture Aluminum Boat Trailer
  • I'd recommend going with the # EM34423 instead as it's closer to the length you need as it is 5-1/2 feet long and it has a higher capacity at 1,333 lbs working load limit and 4,000 lbs break strength. The ratchet portion could easily be attaches at the loop where you current strap is located.
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  • Can BoatBuckle Pro Series Ratcheting Straps # IMF18740 be Adjusted to 10 Inches
  • I do have a solution for you, however if you are only needing about 10 inches, the BoatBuckle Pro Series Ratcheting Transom Tie-Down Straps # IMF18740 will not be your best option. I spoke with my contact at BoatBuckle and he stated that for your application, a much better option will be the BoatBuckle Pro Series Kwik-Lok Tie-Down Straps # IMF17631. This system features a set of transom straps that measure 2 inches wide and up to 2 feet long, but will do a nice job of ratcheting down...
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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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  • Available Lengths of Transom Strap Tie-Downs for Boat Trailers
  • For a 6500-lb boat I recommend one of our highest weight capacity transom tie-down strap items. These 833-lb-WLL straps such as 6-foot # IMF14208 appear on the linked page and we have lengths of 24, 43, 48 and 72-inches. You can select the length you prefer based on the preferred tie-down point on your specific trailer. All have a rated break strength of 2500-lbs each.
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  • What is the Length of the BoatBuckle Heavy Duty Tie-Down Straps # IMF14206
  • Since the strap itself on the BoatBuckle Heavy Duty Tie-Down Straps # IMF14206 measures 2' in length from the end to the middle of the "S" hook you will have more than enough length for the 18" space you mentioned. From where the strap rolls up on the ratcher to the middle of the "S" hook on the ratchet strap measures 1' so when it is all laid out you will have 3' (36") of strap. Be mindful though that some of the 2' strap will need to be ratcheted into the mechanism for it to be secure.
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  • How To Choose the Correct BoatBuckle G2 Retractable Ratcheting Tie-Downs
  • In order to secure your 1994 Regal Ventrua 6.8 with the BoatBuckle G2 Retractable Ratcheting Tie-Down Straps you will need to use one tie down at the bow and two tie downs at the transom. For this you will need both part # IMF14220 and part # IMF08893. This will give you a break strength rating of 7,500 lbs (2,500 lbs per tie down) therefore will be sufficient. We also have the Mounting Brackets part # IMF14254 if the tie down points on the trailer are not where you need them to be....
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  • Retractable Strap Recommendation for Transom Strap for 5,000 lb Boat
  • For a retracting ratchet strap that you could use for your 5,000 lb boat the BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratcheting Bow Tie-Down Strap # IMF14220 as each strap has a 2,500 lb capacity.
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  • Useable Length of BoatBuckle Kwik-Lok G2 Transom Tie-Down Straps F13128
  • I went out to the warehouse and pulled BoatBuckle Kwik-Lok G2 Transom Tie-Down Straps # IMF13128. With the strap pulled out as far as it will go it measures 24 inches from the inside of one hook to the inside of the other hook.
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  • Transom Tie-Down Straps for Boat That Weighs 2,500 lbs
  • For your 2,500 lb boat I recommend using BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratcheting Transom Tie-Down Straps # IMF08893 which each have a break strength of 2,500 lbs and will work since they are not going to be handling the full load of your boat at all times. These are 2" wide x 43" long straps so be sure that's the correct length for your boat and trailer; for a longer length you can use the 6' BoatBuckle Transom Tie-Downs # IMF14208. You will also need guanwale tie-down straps and I recommend...
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  • Availability of Straps from the RodBuckle Tie-Down and Mounting Kit # IMF14200-02
  • If you purchased just the Concealed Mounting Kit # IMF14202 then the straps will be sold separately. This can be found as part # IMF14200 on our site and will give you everything for a complete kit like part # IMF14200-02.
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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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  • Length of 2 individual Straps that Make Up BoatBuckle Pro Series Kwik-Lok Gunwale Tie-Down Strap
  • I went out to our warehouse and pulled BoatBuckle Pro Series Kwik-Lok Gunwale Tie-Down Strap # IMF17635 to measure the lengths of the 2 ends for you. The end that has the buckle measures 81 inches from the end of the hook to where the strap attaches to the buckle. The other end measures 79 inches from the end of the hook to the end of the strap. Essentially the 2 parts are just about equal in length.
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  • Length of BoatBuckle Pro Series Kwik-Lok Transom Tie-Down # IMF17631
  • The BoatBuckle Pro Series Kwik-Lok Transom Tie-Down Straps # IMF17631 referenced in your question feature an overall length of 2 feet, which is measured from the inside of one hook to the inside of the other. There may be an inch or so tolerance but if you are needing any more than 2 feet your best option will really be with the 4 foot Transom Tie-Down Straps # IMF17632 that you also mentioned. These straps do feature a hook and loop patch that is designed to secure and collect any excess...
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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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  • Distance Ratchet is From End of Strap on BoatBuckle Pro Series Kwik-Lok Gunwale Tie-Down Strap
  • I went and pulled a BoatBuckle Pro Series Kwik-Lok Gunwale Tie-Down Strap # IMF17637 from our warehouse and found that it measures 10 feet 2 inches from the end of the hook to the start of the ratchet.
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  • Dimensions Of Mounting Plate For RodBuckle Retractable Fishing Rod Tie-Down Strap
  • I have attached a photo of the RodBuckle Retractable Fishing Rod Tie-Down Strap, part # IMF14200. The photo has the dimensions you are interested in. As you can see, the mounting plate measures 2 inches tall so you should have no problem mounting it on your 2-3/4 inch Gunwale. The photo also shows the dimensions for the bottom portion of the buckle system. This system comes with a template that you use to make sure the location has the room needed for installation.
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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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  • Comparing G3 and G2 BoatBuckle Mini Retractable, Ratcheting Transom Tie-Downs
  • The G3, # IMF103745, has a zinc plated spring whereas the G2 # IMF106877 has a stainless steel spring. And they changed the handle color. But that is about it. Everything else is the same.
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  • Replacement Strap with Nut and Bolt for Dutton Lainson Winch
  • Instead of the part # IMF14211 I have a better solution for you. Check out the part # DL24250. This is a 25 foot long strap with more than enough capacity than you would need that comes with the install nut and bolt.
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  • Short Length Transom Strap Recommendation for PWC Trailer
  • The shortest length transom strap we have is the BoatBuckle Pro Series Kwik-Lok Transom Tie-Down Straps # IMF17631 that is 2 feet in length. These should work well for you. They would have no problem going down to 10 inches in length. I attached an install video for you to check out that shows them being installed and used.
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  • Boat Transom Tie Down Straps for 1,000 Pound Load
  • The BoatBuckle Mini G2 Retractable, Ratcheting Transom Tie-Downs # IMF106877 are rated for 1,400 pounds break strength and 466 pounds working load limit. I recommend going with a higher capacity set such as # IMF08893 rated for 2,500 pounds break and 833 pounds working load limit per strap. Even # IMF14256 would be a better option at 1500 pounds break and 500 pounds working load limit.
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  • Can the BoatBuckle Kwik-Lok Transom Tie-Down Straps # IMF12065 be Shortened
  • The BoatBuckle Kwik-Lok Transom Tie-Down Straps # IMF12065 measure 2" x 2' when they are extended but you can shorten them to fit your application. These straps have a safe working load limit (WLL) of 333 lbs and a maximum load (break strength) of 1,000 lbs. They also come with a 1-year limited warranty.
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  • Will RodBuckle Retractable Fishing Rod Tie-Down Strap Fit a 2003 Bass Tracker 175
  • The RodBuckle # IMF14200 is not boat-specific so you can use it on just about any boat. To determine if installation is something you want to do on your boat I recommend looking over the instructions, linked for reference, to see if installation is something you want to try on your particular boat. If the hull or gunwale area of the boat is a single wall then it would not be a good option but I do not believe that your boat was designed that way and it should work great. Another...
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  • Difference Between BoatBuckle G2 Retractable Ratchet Straps # IMF08893 and # IMF14220
  • That's exactly correct. Both G2 ratchet straps are identical with identical mounting hardware. The # IMF08893 includes a pair of straps for use on the boat's transom, and the # IMF14220 includes one strap for use at the bow. To see product demonstration videos, click the provided links.
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  • Minimum Distance the BoatBuckle Kwik-Lok G2 Transom Tie-Down Strap # IMF13128 Can Be Used On
  • For the BoatBuckle Kwik-Lok G2 Transom Tie-Down Strap # IMF13128 the minimum and maximum inside lengths (at the hooks) are 9-1/4- and 25-inches. These dimensions are shown on the linked photo I prepared for you after measuring the straps.
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