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Old 01 February 2014, 13:22   #1
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Rachet straps

Do you all use cheap and cheerful and replace every few months or is there decent makes that last?
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Old 01 February 2014, 13:31   #2
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Lorry straps rather then the roof rack type work for me - pay about 15 each for them - last for ages with regular duck oil sprays.
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I use these, the endless type as they call them. through the tie loops on the trailer. As good a quality as I have seen, are lasting well for me, and reasonably priced.
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Old 01 February 2014, 14:58   #4
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I use these, the endless type as they call them. through the tie loops on the trailer. As good a quality as I have seen, are lasting well for me, and reasonably priced.
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Try this
Ratchet Strap 5ton / 5000kgs
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Or maybe this
www.slingsandstraps.co.uk/Ratchet-strap-5ton-5000kgs?filter_tag=endless
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Thanks Ian .... Recommended and cheap .... Doesn't get much better than that!!
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I use the 1 ton straps, 2 on transom eyes, 1 on the bow eye.


I find the 5 ton ones a bit overkill.
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I use these too, an occasional drop of 3 in 1 oil and it's still as good as new and had it 4 years
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Thanks guys going with recommendation and order tomorrow ... Follow up question! I know best practice is to use transom eyes to secure to trailer but I've always been nervous about straps rubbing gel coat so on my hard boat always strapped across the top and used an old wet suit leg to prevent chafing that way I could see in mirrors if they became loose. Obviously this is not best practice and totally unsuitable for a RIB .... Do you cushion the straps with old carpet or something similar or am I just 'nervous Nelly' worrying about damage to gel coat??
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