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BoatBuckle Protective Boat Pads for 2" Wide Tie-Down Straps - Qty 2

BoatBuckle Protective Boat Pads for 2" Wide Tie-Down Straps - Qty 2

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These pads safeguard your boat against scratches and your tie-down straps from wear by adding a layer of protection between them. Made of strong PVC rubber, they are designed to fit 2" wide tie-down straps and are easy to install and remove. 1-800-940-8924 to order BoatBuckle accessories and parts part number IMF13180 or order online at Free expert support on all BoatBuckle products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for BoatBuckle Protective Boat Pads for 2" Wide Tie-Down Straps - Qty 2. Accessories and Parts reviews from real customers.
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BoatBuckle Accessories and Parts - IMF13180

  • Boat Tie Downs
  • Ratchet Straps
  • Tie Down Straps
  • Protective Gear
  • Pads
  • BoatBuckle

These pads safeguard your boat against scratches and your tie-down straps from wear by adding a layer of protection between them. Made of strong PVC rubber, they are designed to fit 2" wide tie-down straps and are easy to install and remove.


  • Protects your boat from scratches and scuffs
  • Safeguards tie-down strap from wear and tear
  • Easy to install and remove - simply slide onto the strap's webbing
  • Made of durable PVC rubber


  • Application: tie-down straps up to 2" wide
  • Dimensions: 3" wide x 7" tall x 1/8" thick
  • Quantity: 2 strap pads
  • 1-Year limited warranty

F13180 Protective Pads for Boat Tie Down Straps by Boat Buckle (IMMI) - 3" - QTY 2

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Video Transcript for BoatBuckle Tie-Down Straps Protective Boat Pads Review

Hey everybody, Ryan here at etrailer. Today we're gonna be checking out the line of BoatBuckle Protective Boat Pads for your tie-down straps. So as many of you boat owners know to keep these things going and looking good, is not cheap. And, that includes the finish. Especially, those you that had a gel coat finish or maybe even aluminum boat with a painted finish. It doesn't really take much to start to damage it.

Especially when it comes down to your tie-down points. So when you're trailoring a boat, or even in storage you know you're gonna have your straps on it and you want to make sure these are tight. That way your both secure and everything else. Well, it doesn't take very, very long after you do that a few times and you're going down the road or even in storage when you just have constant pressure from your strap on your boat, it is gonna leave a mark. Like I said, whether you have that gel coat.

It's gonna start you know, kind of making it hazy there if that makes sense and wearing away at that gel coat or the paint's gonna start fading and kind of stripping away and wearing down. And that's the last thing that we want. We try to take care of everything else and keep it running good, looking good. So that's gonna include, you know, the finish of your boat. And so one thing you can do to prevent that from happening is use a simple protector like this here.

And really all this is gonna do is put a relatively thick layer around your boat, wherever the strap goes to. So, on ours today we have a strap going across a gunwale all the way across. And, you know you can see the strap's not gonna make contact with the edge of it there, and not to mention I don't care how tight you get the strap. A lot of times, especially on you know, slick aluminum like this A lot of times you can actually kind of push that strap you know, back and forth. And with this on there, it's kinda it's kinda grippy, almost like a soft rubber.

It's really malleable, if that makes sense. And when that's on there, it keeps that thing secure. I mean, I'm pushing the whole boat right now. Just with two fingers on the pad. So, it kind of gives it a little extra stability as well. You know what I mean It kind of keeps that strap where you want it. So what's cool about these two is I mean, you can use them pretty much however you want. This is how I tie my boat down. I just run it from side to side. So this is how I would use these. But, I know a lot of guys tying them down at the transom and not the back of the boat. And that's perfectly fine. I mean, these things can slide you know, wherever you want them on the strap. So, however you tie your boat down you're gonna be able to use them, more or less. Now these particular ones we're showing off today are three inches wide. And they're really designed to work with straps that are two inches. And that's the strap that we have here. It's a BoatBuckle strap. These things are really cool too. Really nice straps, actually. But you can see, you know you get a little bit of play there on each side and it works out really well. If you have the smaller straps the ones that are one in inch diameter, or one inch wide. There's also these protector pads that are available in that size too. So regardless of what strap you have. You know, at least the common sizes you're gonna be able to pick these up and use them. So after kind of checking these out and kind of talking about some of the situations that these can be used in and things like that what we thought of is the fact that they're yellow. They're really bright, easy to see. Okay Well, I don't know about you guys but whenever I'm pulling the boat down the road definitely want to kind of keep an eye on it. You know, you look out the back window and make sure everything looks good. This wouldn't really apply so much to those of you that tie it back to the transom. But like this, when you have them like this. If you're looking out the back window you can see these things, right. They're super bright, really easy to see. And my thought was, if something happens to your strap you know, maybe it loosens up a little bit on you or something like that. Chances are pretty good, the protector pad is gonna it's gonna move, you know, these things slide pretty easy. Believe it or not on the strap whenever it's not tied down like this. So, we kind of use it like a quick indicator. You know what I mean So if that strap loosens up and few minutes later out on the road, you take a peek and you notice this ain't in position anymore chances are pretty good, you should probably pull over to the side of the road or in a gas station. Wherever you can and check things out. So the way these actually work are super simple. You're just gonna take one end of your strap kind of feed it through that little opening there. Same deal with this one. And then you're able to, position it how you need it. Now these do make a great set when you use with the BoatBuckle straps. But, I will say if you have the run of the mill strap you don't have to use the BoatBuckle strap for these to work. So here's just you know, a generic, good old strap. You can still get these through there and still be able to run them as well. So if that's your scenario, you know you're not gonna have to worry too much about it. They're still gonna do the job. So, for those of you that are wondering. The ones we're checking out today this is the larger protection pad available. So I said they're three inches wide earlier but they're gonna be a total of seven inches long from top to bottom. And, the part here that actually is gonna do the protecting is one eighth of an inch thick. So pretty thick actually. It's not a tiny little flimsy piece that you're relying on there. I do like how soft they are. They're really pliable actually. But they don't feel like they're flimsy if that makes sense. So I could see these being able to, you know really contour and stuff, even for long periods of time and you take them off and they're still pliable. I feel like if it was kind of like that hard rubber material I feel like, that would do fine. But, I could see after it sets for a year or something you know, you take it apart it'll probably end up falling apart. Or not to mention, some of that real hard rubber could eventually dig into your boat. Aluminum is probably not such a big deal but these fiberglass boats, you know a little bit easier to damage the surface of them more. So, kind of a good mix. And I think they really thought these things through. And the many different types of situations that boaters would put them through. So, at the end of the day a pretty cool little product, actually. You know really simple, but very effective. It's a small investment to make to protect your boat's larger investment down the line. And that'll finish up our look-at of the line of BoatBuckle Protective Boat Pads for your tie-down straps..

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BoatBuckle Protective Boat Pads for 2" Wide Tie-Down Straps - Qty 2 - IMF13180

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (66 Customer Reviews)

These pads safeguard your boat against scratches and your tie-down straps from wear by adding a layer of protection between them. Made of strong PVC rubber, they are designed to fit 2" wide tie-down straps and are easy to install and remove.


Was glad ETrailer was there for me. All I needed was the BoatBuckle transom tie down pads and not the straps themselves. Looked all around and found that ETrailer was the only place where I could buy just the pads. Having previously made purchases from ETrailer before, I knew I could rely on their service and best price so I went ahead with my purchase. The pads came in the mail today and are exactly what I needed. Thank you ETrailer for once again being there for me!


These work great and are durable. They will protect your boat hull from rub marks and prevent fraying of your straps.


We needed to have 4 of these (a pair on each side of the tie downs) to protect our 21ft NorthRiver Seahawk. We needed 12 to 14" so had to use them in tandem, but they do not slide off the tie downs when removed.


A must have. My strap broke from rubbing on the back of the boat where the transom meets the hull. Was only about 3 months old. I had heard of these strap protectors . Have been using them almost a year now and will never go without. Very good investment, saves on wear and tear of the boatbuckle straps.


They have held up well one year later


Boat Buckle SS retractable transom straps. The straps installed easily and seem to operate with no hang-ups. I have not yet used the boat since the installation but I see no reason why these straps would not be better than the old conventional transom tie downs. I wish I would have made the change sooner, These are slick. E-Trailer had great prices with free delivery and great customer service. Madison helped me with the order and she was knowledgeable about the product ordered. I had them in a couple of days. Thank you!

Stephanie Z.


They work great!! Like I said I wish I would have made the change sooner. Great product.


The protective pads were just what I needed, they arrived quickly and packaged well


Looks like exactly what I need for preventing rubbing from transom straps attached transom and to back end of trailer.
Another marine vendor cancelled my order but came through with no delays.


Just the ticket for securing a boat to the trailer. No more tangled straps that need to be stored when not in use. Great product fare price and Free Shipping. Who could ask for more. I get all my trailer need here. The strap pads for the buckle supply great protection for the boat when the straps are in use.


It is a relatively soft and pliable that will protect anything from strap rash. I didn't need them for my boat like I thought I might but have used them to protect furniture and appliances while moving. They are wider than your average tie downs but have still been worth having. Would like to be able to buy them in a 1".


Works great protects my boat from being rubbed by the straps. I am using them with Boatbuckle G2 Series retractable straps. As always etrailer has provided another exceptional product and 5 star service !!!


I paired these pads with a set of Reese 6' retractable ratchet straps (1" straps but the the ratchet part is 2" wide). They seem to fit perfectly. I appreciate the fact that the size is featured on the etrailer website (and they were less expensive too)----that is NOT the case elsewhere. I haven't tried them on my boat trailer yet so I can't comment on their durability but they appear to be exactly what I need!


Worked well keeping this strap off my b oat.


Repurchasing a new set after a year- an essential product to avoid wear and tear from the buckle rubbing against jackplate/boat/power poles in my case. I would have awarded 5 stars if they lasted longer.


I purchased the tie down strap protectors to keep my straps from wearing on my trim tabs and have found them to work well.


After one year, the boat pads appear to be holding up well. If I had to make a suggestion I'd like them to be a bit thicker, but this is only a result of the ratchet strap path as a result of the location of my trailer beams and boat gunwale. I love this product and would recommend it.


Haven't used the buckles yet but exactly what I needed to prevent the tie down straps from digging into the rubber edges of my boat. Product was delivered fast and Etrailer is a fantastic company to work with. Just a recommendation check your quantities because I accidentally add quantity 3 twice so I wound up with 6, completely my fault.


These were the exact parts that I was looking for.



Still working perfectly. No wear and tear


Nice pliable rubber/vinal cushion for protection from rubbing on the boat transom. Very reasonable price, and I would recommend getting these with the auxiliary mounting brackets just in case....


I bought these to protect the transom straps on my boat. They work great! Going to buy two more as spares!


These things are great. They stay on the strap even when the strap is removed from your boat. Just move them to where they need to be then cinch your strap down. Beats using the folded up t-shirts I was using before.


Needed a new tie down strap and these were suggested great for stopping the top of the gunwall from rubbing


Protective pads are holding up pretty well. One edge where the strap goes through did break but may have been torqued on. Not sure about that


Ordered them but didn't have to use them. You really don't know until you mount your boat buckles.


Excellent product. Fits 2" straps perfect. Protects the finish of my boat gunwale.

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