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Old 16 April 2016, 15:20   #1
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what ratchet straps for 6.8

hey folks,

looking at getting all new straps for the boat and wondering if 50mm/5000kg is enough?

i have some "lorry" straps but they don't fit well due to the ratchet ending up in a very awkward place to actually winch up.

thinking 50mm endless but those big enough?

or any links to decently priced 75mm would be good if those are needed (10,000kg)

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!s the 500kg WLL or breaking strain
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it is 5000kg minimum break strain, not 500.
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Get some stainless ones made to length
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mick, if 5000kg minimum break is enough then they are only about 8 quid each.....how much are stainless and where from?

i need to know if 50mm/5000kg is enough though?
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what ratchet straps for 6.8

5000kg enough?

Surely!

I use 800kg straps x3.

Our timber lorries use 4x 5000kg straps for tying down 25t of logs.
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i suspected they were enough but double checking.

I will crack on and order some now ...thanks all.
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My 2p

Get them big and wide - never mind the rating. Cut them to length after.

Spray them with a bit of lithium grease and don't worry about S/S - as long as they're rated.
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75mm is what lorrys use but they are circa 30 quid each and rated to 10,000kg.

50mm is about 9 quid for same thing but 5000kg
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75mm is what lorrys use but they are circa 30 quid each and rated to 10,000kg.

50mm is about 9 quid for same thing but 5000kg
I use 50mm for the stern and bow tie down (blue?) and I have an orange one (75MM?) that I use as a run-on preventer. I like the big sizes as the friction is spread a bit and as they degrade with sun, age, chemicals and abrasion, they're still giving me the couple of tons I want.
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