Originally Posted by mick
penny-wise and pound - foolish
I've got 3 x 50 mm rated 5 tons each £45
Jeeze Mick - I didn't know you had it in you!
I have four tie downs, they're mild steel I guess, rated same as yours are. I give them a spray of grease each autumn. Reckon they cost me a total of 48 (less than one of yours) so I'm up 177 - not what I call pennies but then I do have a pint or two of tartan blood in me.
No sign of them failing yet (third season) but I will have to replace some over the next year or so as the webbing has frayed from friction on the trailer (my bad but to some extent unavoidable). I'll be saving again then!
BTW, I have a stainless ratchet strap hold my liferaft in place. I noticed yesterday that it is beginning to rust - must clean it and spray it now as I'm too tight to replace it with like....