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Offline Wiley

Retractable ratchet straps
« on: October 29, 2017, 11:32:03 AM »
 Anybody using the retractable bolt on your trailer style straps ? And how do they hold up in salt water usage. Thanks
86 c Dory 22’ new 90 hp etec (sold)
96 sea explorer 15'-11" new 90 etec named (wutz wuzn cuzn)
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Re: Retractable ratchet straps
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2017, 11:50:29 AM »
I do. Have to remember to rinse them down EVERY time you dunk them. And hit them with WD40 several times a year.

I find them more convenient to use than the other type. You don't have to find a place to store them and no tail end of the strap flapping around going down the road. And no metal contacting the boat.     :twocents:
Richard

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Re: Retractable ratchet straps
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2017, 01:03:47 PM »
I’ve been using the stainless version for at least five years now.  My only regret is that I didn’t get them installed much sooner.  Other than spraying them when I wash the boat, I haven’t given them any attention.





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Re: Retractable ratchet straps
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2017, 01:44:32 PM »
I copied Streamfixer and bought the Cabelas straps. (Stainless Model) These are not retractable...but much cheaper, and very good quality.

You just have to throw them in the truck when you launch. But they have a quick connect/disconnect cam-lock buckle with hull protecting pad with Velcro for securing excess strap. I got the Stainless Steel model and have been using them for a couple of years....I like them.

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Cabelas-Standard-Tie-Downs/737493.uts?slotId=0

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Offline familyrig

Re: Retractable ratchet straps
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2017, 06:10:26 PM »
I have added the stainless retractable straps to each boat I have owned.  So easy my kids generally put them on and off.  Buy them!
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Offline FishAddict

Re: Retractable ratchet straps
« Reply #5 on: October 30, 2017, 09:30:35 PM »
I put the stainless ones on last season and I'm so happy I did.  They are really quick and one less thing to mess with at the launch.  I won't own another boat with out them.
21ft Sea Ranger w/Yamaha F150

Offline milos dad

Re: Retractable ratchet straps
« Reply #6 on: October 31, 2017, 09:07:07 AM »
Another use is to add tension to your kicker when trailering.  I don't have the fixed bracket and use the ratchet strap on the lower unit of my kicker to prevent it from moving when trailering.

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Rick
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2009 6 hp Merc kicker

Offline darci

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Re: Retractable ratchet straps
« Reply #7 on: October 31, 2017, 10:44:46 AM »
Installed a set this Spring...in a factory supplied hole in the perfect location on a King Saltwater 2500 trailer.
If they rust (doubt it rinse, rinse, repeat!) I will certainly replace them.
However, I did have a 20% off store coupon.
So far so good.

Offline Wiley

Re: Retractable ratchet straps
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2017, 08:38:00 PM »
So I ended up with Walmart retractable $20 for two, hooks on both ends so easily removed before launch. Thanks for the input am happy with em so far.. the only part that touches the fiberglass is the strap.
86 c Dory 22’ new 90 hp etec (sold)
96 sea explorer 15'-11" new 90 etec named (wutz wuzn cuzn)
10' Don Hill Pram
 Respectfully, Build, Buy, Be American