Bass Pro Shops® Ratchet Transom Tie-Downs
these work awesome there much better then running the strap over the top of the boat
October 4, 2010
I replaced the non-ratcheting strap tie-downs that came with my boat with these, and I am very pleased with them. My boat tends to seat a bit differently on the trailer when recovering, depending on the depth and steepness of the lauch ramp. Adjusting the old straps took too much time, and these ratcheting straps is much easier and faster. One note of caution - the metal buckle on the boat end may tend to rub against, and maybe scratch, the hull. If your hull extends much beyond the end of the trailer, this may be a problem. A rubber or foam pad between the buckle and hull might solve this problem.
August 23, 2010
Does a good job
These are so much better than the cam-lock style (I think that's a good description). These tie downs on my trailer/Smokercraft Osprey Deluxe setup WILL scratch the paint (everything else does), so I pad them. Other than that, they work great. They are easy to use and they seem very secure. Tightening the straps on a shifting load is a snap, and the boat seems welded to the trailer when these babys are cinched down. I am very glad I found them.
July 27, 2010
I will never use any other type of boat tie down after having these - the buckle type straps that are on the market are worthless compared to these. Super easy to use, heavy duty, and the ratchet is beefy. I looked for something similar in every store I could find but had no luck....Bass Pro came through!
June 23, 2010