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BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratcheting Gunwale Tie-Down Straps - 38" Long - 833 lbs - Qty 2

BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratcheting Gunwale Tie-Down Straps - 38" Long - 833 lbs - Qty 2

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Securing your boat's gunwales to your trailer is quick and hassle-free with these 2" wide straps. The tie-downs are simple to hook up, and they retract automatically, helping you to get on and off the water in a flash. 2,500 lbs Max load. 1-833-496-1390 to order BoatBuckle boat tie downs part number IMF14221 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all BoatBuckle products. Guaranteed Lowest Price and Fastest Shipping for BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratcheting Gunwale Tie-Down Straps - 38" Long - 833 lbs - Qty 2. Boat Tie Downs reviews from real customers.
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BoatBuckle Boat Tie Downs - IMF14221

  • Gunwale Strap
  • 0 - 5 Feet Long
  • Retractable
  • 501 - 850 lbs
  • 1-1/8 - 2 Inch Wide
  • BoatBuckle
  • Double-J Hooks

Securing your boat's gunwales to your trailer is quick and hassle-free with these 2" wide straps. The tie-downs are simple to hook up, and they retract automatically, 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 to your trailer by the gunwales - no anchor point required
    • 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 double J-hook protects your boat's paint finish
    • Fits gunwales 2" wide or less
  • 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 38" 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 gunwale straps
  • 1-Year limited warranty


BoatBuckle's second-generation gunwale tie-down straps bolt to the side of your trailer, don't require a tie-down anchor, 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 your boat, you will find that BoatBuckle's straps are always right where you need them. Just pull up on the hook and strap, attach the hook to the gunwale, 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 gunwale 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 use the included bolts to mount the ratchets 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: Gunwale tie-downs should always be used along with a winch strap and a set of transom (stern) 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.



F14221 G2 Retractable Ratchet Gunwale Tie Down Straps by Boat Buckle (IMMI) - 38" x 2" - 2,500 lbs - QTY 2





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BoatBuckle G2 Retractable, Ratcheting Gunwale Tie-Down Straps - 38" Long - 833 lbs - Qty 2 - IMF14221

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (721 Customer Reviews)

Securing your boat's gunwales to your trailer is quick and hassle-free with these 2" wide straps. The tie-downs are simple to hook up, and they retract automatically, helping you to get on and off the water in a flash. 2,500 lbs Max load.

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I was annoyed at hooking a ratchet strap on one side of the trailer, then feeding the strap over the back of the boat and hooking and ratcheting the boat down.
The gunwale RETRACTABLE straps are perfect!!!!! The gunwale straps are easy to install, retractable ( so when not in use store themselves ) . When I am ready to use them I just pull the straps up and hook the gunwale on each side and ratchet them down.
Great product, worth the investment!!!




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Best product for my drift boat make my fishing trips so much easier excellent product




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Simple to install. Boat buckles are easy to use.
And time savers when securing your boat. Put them on my old boat trailer, and this pair on my new trailer.


Comments
Strong,....still strong.
Scott - 04/20/2021


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I own a drift boat and was looking for a much easier way to secure the boat to the trailer. After doing some research, I liked the information which was available on etrailer.com. I purchased two pairs of gunwale tie down straps and mounted them permanently(bolted through the frame)to my trailer.
I trailer my drift boat 3 days a week. It's a 6 mile round trip to the launch and back home. My pre-trip routine is very simple with these tie down straps. I ratchet each strap until it is tight and that's it. When I arrive at the boat launch, I release each strap with the simple push of a button on each strap. The gunwale hook and tie down strap retract smoothly back into the tie down mechanism just like a seat belt in a vehicle.
To secure the boat to the trailer, you simply pull up on each gunwale hook and attach it to the gunwale. You then tension the tie down strap by ratcheting the mechanism. It's as simple as that.
When I arrive back home, I park the trailer and release tension on each tie down while leaving the gunwale hooks attached. It's that easy.
My 5 star rating is based on frequent usage without a failure of any kind. This is a quality product, very tough and durable.




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LOVE these! If you don't have these for your trailer, you need to get them ASAP! No regrets whatsoever.




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Best upgrade ever for my drift boat trailer. So effective and easy to use.




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These hold the boat tight to the trailer. They made my life much easier.




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Literally the best upgrade you can make for a boat trailer. Zero complaints unless it's very cold they can freeze but easily fixable.




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These tie downs are a game changer! I have probably used my boat close to 100 times in the past year and never experienced an issue. I recommend them to all my friends and will never use a different tie down.




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These were recommended by a guide in Montana that I drifted with. I have the same boat; 16' Hyde XL Hi/lo. Have not installed yet but saw a picture one trailer with my model.


Comments
Perfect for hilo Hyde drift boat
Randall - 04/23/2022


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Fast! delivery, and installed quickly, had to get shorter bolts for my application on drift boat trailer but able to use nut and washers provided




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Thank you! Despite problems with my local post office you guys fixed everything-5 stars on customer service as well




by:

Great product.
No more straps to deal
with. Get off the take out ramp quickly.
Hold tight at highway speeds.
Thanks for checking in George!


Comments
Strong performance
Scott - 06/16/2019


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These retractable straps are awesome. Mounted to my river boat trailer, I no longer have to look where I put my strap. Real strong and durably made, they should last for a long time.




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I love these and have them on multiple trailer they install in about 10 min and make strapping down the boat and rafts so much easier. Won't find them cheaper anywhere.




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My husband really likes these, they are simple and efficient, has used them probably 18 times on his G3 fishing boat. He would love a hat to help get the word out =)




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Used for my drift boat. Must have upgrade! East to install and use.




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Ordered on Monday , recieve don Friday via regular shipping. Easy install using existing bolts on trailer. SOOO much better than typical tie down strap running from one side to the other side of boat. Excellent




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Excellent product, great service, fast shipping.




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I really like Boatbuckle products. They are always well made and always do what they're intended to do.




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Works as described. Sturdy and tough. Makes loading and unloading simple. Hooks are coated and the right size to grip gunwales top.




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Your service was great. Comminication was perfect and shipping was fast. Couldn't ask for better.




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2 buckles one bolt not sure how that works wish I would opened before I rated




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Exactly what I wanted, fits perfectly over the gunwale of my war eagle boat. On top of that its $30 cheaper than what Cabelas or Basspro are selling them for.




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Great quality



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