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FurFlyin
07-25-2018, 07:32 PM
For those with the seatbelt type transom straps, what kind do you have and have you had any issues with them? I'm going to upgrade to something better than my struggle, wiggle, pull slack, flip handle, too loose, struggle, wiggle, pull, can't flip too tight, rinse, repeat straps that I currently have.

Boat buckle brand straps are about $100

Reese straps are about $60, so...

But I want some that will last, not junk

Jiggin john
07-25-2018, 07:46 PM
I like mine probably one of the best things I have bought. Only takes seconds to hook or unhook.

FurFlyin
07-25-2018, 07:47 PM
Are yours Boat Buckle brand or another brand?

Jiggin john
07-25-2018, 07:48 PM
Boat buckle. Seem well made no problems yet.

Alphahawk
07-25-2018, 07:58 PM
They’re my best friend.

Regards


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skeetbum
07-25-2018, 08:09 PM
I bought the Reese and they do just fine, no issues.

EWS
07-25-2018, 08:13 PM
I have a set, no issues.

need2befishin
07-25-2018, 08:28 PM
Boat Buckle for me, wish I had bought them years ago. One touch release and hooking back up takes less than 20 seconds per side. Hope they last for years but I would buy a set every year if I had to. I use the 1500lb capacity ones but we have a small aluminum boat.

deltarat
07-25-2018, 09:07 PM
These are the one I have on my pontoon and will get a set for my boat soon.
https://www.basspro.com/shop/en/bass-pro-shops%C2%A02-pack-retractable-transom-tie-down

zig zag
07-25-2018, 09:46 PM
Use the off center buckle / latch ones stainless ---- got from Cabela's $49.oo about 9 years ago and still in good condition.

Dutch552
07-25-2018, 10:04 PM
I’ve had the Boat Buckle ratchet straps on my trailer for the last 9 years and love them. They’ve held up well. Those buckles take 5 seconds per side to hook up or stow.

jwest4164
07-25-2018, 10:07 PM
Boat buckle on my bass tracker trailer, love them!

Slabprowler
07-25-2018, 10:15 PM
U know what I got and how easy they are to use I found them over the holidays for 65 bucks for the set ! I love em

RogerA
07-26-2018, 06:37 AM
I have used the Boat Buckle brand for several years and the only problem I have had with them is the springs that make them retract will eventually rust and break and you have to buy new ones, but they last many years.

Cray
07-26-2018, 08:20 AM
Boat buckles, same problem as Roger with broken springs. I took mine apart and bent new tab on end and it's still working just fine. Talked to owner and he told me a couple of years ago he was working hard to get new ones built with stainless springs. So new ones should be better. If mine go south I can promise you I'll buy another set quick. Love them things compared to everything I have used over the years.

blueball
07-26-2018, 09:09 AM
Boat buckle,love them,wont own a boat without a set [emoji6]

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Locator79
07-26-2018, 09:21 AM
I’ve had the Boat Buckle ratchet straps on my trailer for the last 9 years and love them. They’ve held up well. Those buckles take 5 seconds per side to hook up or stow.Agreed

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BarryG
07-26-2018, 09:37 AM
I think mine are Overton!

M R Dux
07-26-2018, 09:43 AM
I have the Reese. They work fine most of the time. Some times I have to work with the rewind.

CrappiePappy
07-26-2018, 10:25 AM
I have the Reese units, as well. No problems so far.

FurFlyin
07-26-2018, 09:46 PM
For those of you with the Reese straps, how long have you had them? I'm gonna pull the trigger on one or the other tomorrow. Anybody ever had a warranty claim with Reese? I've read some reviews by people saying one of their straps stopped working after one or two uses. If figure it's like everything else Chinese, you either get a piece of junk right out of the box, or a decent set. Odds are if they work 10 times, they'll probably work for years.

M R Dux
07-27-2018, 04:51 AM
For those of you with the Reese straps, how long have you had them? I'm gonna pull the trigger on one or the other tomorrow. Anybody ever had a warranty claim with Reese? I've read some reviews by people saying one of their straps stopped working after one or two uses. If figure it's like everything else Chinese, you either get a piece of junk right out of the box, or a decent set. Odds are if they work 10 times, they'll probably work for years.
My Reese straps have worked for almost 3 years. One point I've found with them is when you get ready to retract them, you have to hold the strap straight out as you push the button. I used to just drop them and hit the button. Sometimes they would wind up, most times not. Hold them out in line with the rewind and they will do fine. I do spray the springs with WD-40 often.

SpeckledSlab
07-27-2018, 06:05 AM
Inspecting them and spraying the buckles from time to time, as Mrdux suggested, is important.

FurFlyin
07-27-2018, 12:28 PM
Aight, I found the boat buckles for $60 plus shipping so they're ordered. Be here Monday. Thanks for all the help.

need2befishin
07-27-2018, 06:07 PM
Aight, I found the boat buckles for $60 plus shipping so they're ordered. Be here Monday. Thanks for all the help.

You won't be disappointed. Can we live without them, sure.... Once you use them will you ever go without them again, probably not.