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Trailer tie-down straps
|Author||Topic: Trailer tie-down straps|
posted 05-08-2003 10:14 PM ET (US)
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?
posted 05-08-2003 10:58 PM ET (US)
About the best on the market are the EPCO BTDT4s (Gator Tuff).
posted 05-08-2003 11:08 PM ET (US)
Where can I purchase these? I saw them mentioned in a boating magazine, but there was no contact information.
posted 05-09-2003 09:10 AM ET (US)
You may also take a look a Suncor and Kwik-Lok products.
posted 05-09-2003 09:11 AM ET (US)
posted 05-09-2003 12:36 PM ET (US)
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.
posted 05-09-2003 10:08 PM ET (US)
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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