SLABSAUCE Crappie Attractant |
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 15

Thread: Attaching straps onto trailer

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    38
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default Attaching straps onto trailer

    First, I appreciate the willingness of all the more seasoned anglers and boat owners who help guys like myself, a newbie.I ask a lot of questions but also learn a lot.

    I am getting ready to load my boat on to the new trailer and notice it looks like most use a ratchet strap arrangement across the stern area of the boat during transportation. In looking at mine , I really do not see a good place to connect the straps to.

    I`m attaching a picture and looking for suggestions.

    Thanks!
    Attached Images Attached Images  
    Likes S10CHEVY LIKED above post

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2017
    Location
    MO
    Posts
    785
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    If you are not opposed to drilling, you could drill clear through the tubing and install eye bolts like these.

    Attention Required! | Cloudflare

    There is also a product called boat buckles, which basically function as a permanent ratchet strap, they bolt to the trailer frame.
    Likes shadboy LIKED above post

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2020
    Location
    Rainbow City, AL
    Posts
    215
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I agree. Get some large stainless eye-bolts and drill through the tubing to install. Easy.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2015
    Location
    Alabama
    Posts
    2,150
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    I would recommend "boat buckle". You still need to drill the holes but you will thank me later. Not only are the use of straps a good idea but I'm pretty sure it's the law

    Sent from my E6910 using Crappie.com Fishing mobile app
    Thanks Mbsbeek thanked you for this post

  5. #5
    Cray's Avatar
    Cray is offline Crappie.com 2019 Man of Year, Supermod & Moderator of the Mechanics Forum * Crappie.com Supporter
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Byhalia,Mississippi
    Posts
    17,241
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Couple questions, does your boat have tie down/towing eyes mounted in the transom already? How much if any hang over are you going to have behind bunks and trailer if any. My personal preference is the permanent mount ratchet straps. They have a bracket that has a hole with a bolt to go through it and frame to mount.
    Proud Member of Team Geezer
    Charlie Weaver USN/ENC 1965-1979




  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2021
    Location
    Trenton, MO
    Posts
    8
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Depending on location, you may be able to replace a couple bolts already in the trailer frame with eye bolts, thus not having to drill new holes.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    38
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    All good suggestions

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2018
    Location
    Sparta NC
    Posts
    324
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Boat buckle is the way to go love mine


    Sent from my iPhone using Crappie.com Fishing mobile app

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Oct 2019
    Location
    Cameron N.C.
    Posts
    840
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    A lot of eye bolts are screwed into back of bunk boards. Going to frame with quick release, ratchets.
    Way to go.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Apr 2010
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    38
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Just a thought.. I have 2 boat buckle transom straps....Do i really need a gunwale strap and 2 transom straps?
    Last edited by Mrmerck; 04-13-2021 at 07:58 PM.

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

BACK TO TOP