BoatBuckle Tie Down Straps - Trailer - IMF17631 Review

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Today we're going to be taking at part number IMF17631. This is the BoatBuckle Pro Series KwikLok Transom Tie-Down Straps. You're going to get 2 straps. I went ahead and pulled one out of the packaging, left the other one in there because they're both going to be identical. We're just going to go over 1 today. This is a heavy duty tie-down strap that's going to firmly secure your boat's transom and stern to your trailer. One of the neat features about this unit is this portion right here.

This is the SUR-Grip rubber-coated KwikLok buckle. It's very easy to grip and control with one hand. The actual material of the strap is made from a seat-belt quality polyester webbing. It's going to feature a Hi-Vis protective PVC pad that goes under the buckle. It's going to be this yellow pad here. It's also going to feature the vinyl-coated steel top S-hook.

These 2 elements are designed to protect the finish and paint on your boat. The hook down here at the bottom is a zinc-coated hook that's going to attach to the trailer. A zinc-coating is a great feature to have. It's going to stand up well against rust and corrosion so it will withstand the elements.Now here on the strap that goes over the buckle, this is what's called Night Eyes patch. It's designed so that way it reflects light, which is going to add to your safety in low light settings or at night time. Now the strap dimensions, it's going to give us a width of 2 inches with an overall length of 2 feet.

It's going to have a maximum load strength or break strength of 1,200 pounds with a safe working load limit of 400 pounds. Again, with this part number, you're going to get 2 straps and they're both going to be the same. I'm just going to go over real quick how this unit works. First thing you'd want to do is load your boat on to your trailer then you would need to open up the buckle. The bottom hook here is going to be the hook that connects to the back end of your trailer's frame. The vinyl-coated hook is going to attach to the stern of your boat.

Then what you would do is you would pull the strap through the buckle, you pull it until you get it nice and tight. Then all you need to do is turn the buckle down. It's going to tighten the strap. Again, you're going to have a little bit of tension on it because the bottom is going to be connected to your trailer and the top is going to be connected to your boat. When you push that down, you're going to feel a little bit of tension. That's what you want. You want a nice tight, secure fit and then whatever excess strap you have, it can be secured with the hook and loop Night Eyes patch right here and that's also going to protect the buckle from becoming disengaged. Please keep in mind that 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. That's going to do it for today's review of part number IMF17631. This is the BoatBuckle Pro Series KwikLok Transom Tied-Down Straps. .


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