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BoatBuckle Kwik-Lok Gunwale Tie Down Strap Review

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Review of the BoatBuckle Kwik-Lok Gunwale Tie Down Strap


Today, we'll be taking a look at the BoatBuckle Kwik-Lok Gunwale tie down that's Part# IMF13114. The Kwik-Lok strap is a single strap solution for securing your boat to your trailer. It's made out of a seat belt like material, so it's going to be durable and flexible. The strap itself is 2" wide by 13 ft. long, so you're going to have plenty of room to get it over your boat. Vinyl coated steel S-hooks actually secure the strap to your trailer, so you're not going to have to worry about it doing any damage either to your trailer or to your boat in a situation where you're tossing it over to the other side. The S-hooks themselves are secured with a nice, sturdy, stitched webbing here.

The strap features a 1,200 lb. break strength, and it does come with a quantity of one. To further secure your boat, go ahead and pick up more of the same part number. Now that we've gone over the features, we'll go ahead and show you how to set this up on your boat trailer. I'm just going to take one end. I'm going to set it up here on my boat for now.

I'm going to take this end. I'm going to hook it to a secure attachment point on my boat trailer, which for today I've got a nice hole right here. If for some reason you don't have an attachment point like that, the manufacturer does say you can also loop it around your frame and attach the strap back to itself, but for today I'm just going to go right through this hole. I'm going to go take the remainder of my strap, and I'll meet you on the other side of the boat. On this side, I'm just going to repeat the same process: go down with my hook, and then I'm going to come up here to the center and pull that tight. This buckle here in the middle, once we get it tight, we're going to lock it into place.

Now, we've got a nice secure fit, and we're good to go. Now, just so this tag end isn't flapping in the wind, I'm going to take my excess, I'm just going to slide it in here. That will do it for our look at the BoatBuckle Kwik-Lok Gunwale tie down, Part# IMF13114.


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