Trailer Tie Downs - Looking to upgrade

"all-in"

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Oct 5, 2005
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Garden Grove
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Chris
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24, Angler, All-In
My boat is around 5k pounds. I have always bought the tie downs from Home Depot and replaced them every year due to rust.
I was looking to get some stainless straps. Are they worth it? Will they last? What do you recommend?
 
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Reel Time!

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Jun 16, 2014
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Martin
Boat
Triumph 235CC
I'm not sure what they're called, but on Amazon I found stainless ratcheting tie downs. The hooks were correct size for tying down a boat, the ratchets have lasted all winter here in northern California with no rust, I absolutely love them and I think they were about 20 or $25 a pair.

I wish I could send you a link right now, but I can't. Search on Amazon, I'm sure you'll find them.
 
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The Right Kind

Slave to a Boat
  • Jul 9, 2003
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    Gary
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    The Right Kind - 31' Cabo Express
    I had these Boat Buckles on a trailer, worked great.
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    Amazon product
     
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    Dragon

    It is what it is...
    May 24, 2006
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    SLO Co.
    Name
    Paul
    Boat
    22' Pro Sport CC / 20' Skipjack Open
    I use the Pacific Trailer tie downs...Affordable & decent!
     
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    tuner

    pysgotwyr
  • May 24, 2006
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    Steve
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    260 Mackinaw
    The stainless ratcheting tie down straps are much easier to use compared to the cam lock variety, single hand operation and no pinched fingers. I have a pair that are over 10 years old and work perfectly.
     
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    "all-in"

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    Oct 5, 2005
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    Chris
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    24, Angler, All-In
    I have no issues using the ratcheting tie downs. From research it seems they are stronger and come with a smaller price tag. Keep the thoughts coming though. I definitely appreciate them.
     
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    Reel Kahuna

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    Seon
    Boat
    23.5' Navigator Duckworth F150 Yamaha
    My ratchet straps only lasted two seasons before it wouldn't ratchet loose so had to cut the straps.
    Went back to the old quick release straps. Easy on/off and stowed in the trailer tongue box.
     
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    Willdoggy

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  • Jun 25, 2014
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    Will
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    Purr-Sea-Stance / Montauk 170
    I have the simple (no retractable strap) boat buckles. I purchased from West Marine and have had them for several years now. They are great! I was replacing the Home Depot ratchets annually from corrosion and mechanical failure.
     
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    Danno

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    Jan 24, 2007
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    Dan
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    19’ Arima Sea Chaser
    Just make sure you get the load capacity correct. If your boat weighs 4,000's, you need at least 2,000 lbs straps.
     
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    tunakillerjoe1

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  • Jul 24, 2017
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    Joseph Gratteau
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    Valco Westcoaster 150'
    Be careful with the ratcheting ones-you can develop enough force to do damage.
     
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