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Old 03 May 2010, 07:36   #1
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Annoying strap issue

Hi

Bit trivial but been trying to buy some transom straps like in the following link: http://shop.easternmarine.com/index....categoryID=230, or http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs...5624&langId=-1. Can't seem to buy anything similar in the UK and ordering from the States and paying the same again in shipping seems a bit daft - I'm trying to avoid the usual ratchet strap solution.

Be grateful if anyone knows of a UK supplier as I have spent a lot if annoying useless hours on the net!

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Old 03 May 2010, 08:13   #2
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How about this then: http://www.machinemart.co.uk/shop/pr...locks-shackles

You just have to trim up the webbing to the correct length. Shame you didn't live closer as I could have supplied you with a free used heavy duty one.
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Thanks for that. Was really looking for these US style ones as ratchets always seem to rust up with us no matter how much TLC we give them! Could go for stainless I suppose but it seems very odd that you can't buy the American ones here - they look perfect for the job.
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A mate of mine sells these if they are of interest

http://www.xblok.co.uk/www.xblok.co.uk/info.php?p=13


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These people sell different straps at keen prices
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Old 04 May 2010, 14:18   #6
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These people sell different straps at keen prices
Thanks for that link, looks like a handy site for future referance
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Thanks for that. Was really looking for these US style ones as ratchets always seem to rust up with us no matter how much TLC we give them! Could go for stainless I suppose but it seems very odd that you can't buy the American ones here - they look perfect for the job.
I've been using plated ones for years and have never had a rusting problem yet. I do give them an occasional spraying with WD40, but the key is to keep them out of the Briney.
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Old 04 May 2010, 14:38   #8
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I have these, I bought them in USA

http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs...classNum=10771

They are fantastic, you set them to size the first time you use them and thatís it, the yellow is rubber to protect the hull from the stainless mechanism, and mine have white reflectors on the Velcro that holds the excess webbing. I bought two for the transom ($49.99 Twin pack) and one of these;

http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs...classNum=10771

for the bow ($19.99). Yes they were expensive, but as I love my ribbing I figured I would get my moneys worth over many years with no damage.

The Yanks stores are just good at offering stuff that works.

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When we had a Bayliner a couple of years ago, I bought a couple of genuine Bayliner spare straps, which I think [hope] I still have in the garage. I'll take a picture of them at the weekend when I am back home and if they are what you are after I am sure we can come to an arrangement. Or if you are going to Ribex, I'll take them and we can arrange to meet for you to look at.
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Sorry, I'm afraid this went completely out of my mind! Did you get sorted or are you still looking?
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