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PMUCCIOLO posted 05-08-2003 10:14 PM ET (US)   Profile for PMUCCIOLO  
There are a number of different styles of tie-down straps for securing the boat on the trailer during transport. The strap that reaches over the boat won't work, as the bimini top is in the way.

The boat is, however, positioned perfectly on the trailer to allow the stern eyes and the tie-down rings on the trailer to line up. I'm in the salt, so let's keep that in mind. Has anyone had experience with the "Gator Tuff?" tie-downs which have a ratchet mechanism? Should I stick with the straps and adjustable buckles that I have now?


Dick posted 05-08-2003 10:58 PM ET (US)     Profile for Dick  Send Email to Dick     
About the best on the market are the EPCO BTDT4s (Gator Tuff).


PMUCCIOLO posted 05-08-2003 11:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for PMUCCIOLO    

Where can I purchase these? I saw them mentioned in a boating magazine, but there was no contact information.


Chap posted 05-09-2003 09:10 AM ET (US)     Profile for Chap  Send Email to Chap     
You may also take a look a Suncor and Kwik-Lok products.



Chap posted 05-09-2003 09:11 AM ET (US)     Profile for Chap  Send Email to Chap
lhg posted 05-09-2003 12:36 PM ET (US)     Profile for lhg    
Stongly recommend the SS models, with the over centering latch, by Kev-lock. These are in 2" size, and the same as the famous BW battery box tie down latch. I think I got them from Overtons.
PMUCCIOLO posted 05-09-2003 10:08 PM ET (US)     Profile for PMUCCIOLO    
I'm off on Monday...Let the shopping begin! Thank you for all of your assistance, but the difference is in the details!


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