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Old 16 May 2007, 14:57   #1
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boat securing ratchet straps

i secure the boat to the trailer with ratchet straps but as these are a few yrs old i decided to replace them with some new ones

as usual i decided to go a little heavier in spec than perhaps one might normally,

for the bow i ratchet this down rather than use ropes or chains and for the rear two lifting eyes i use ratchets for those as well.

i took delivery of these today as i have been looking around on ebay and other places and to be honest i was not too keen on what i saw and the prices they were charging.

i got 3 x 4m 50mm ratchet straps that take 5 ton load and i also got corner pieces for where the strap goes round the transom, these are the black things in the picture, they clip onto the strap so you dont lose them and protect both the strap and your transom from abrasion

the smaller ratchet straps are 20mm 1.5ton straps for the bikes and other items.

the quality and the price of these items is really good and much better than anything i have seen elsewhere

here is a link to the site, they specialise in these products and all are complete with load certificates stitched to the straps, they turned round my order very quickly and were very helpful

there is a lot of dodgy junk out there with dubious quality and load capacity

here is a pic of some of the bits

hope this helps if you have been considering new straps

consideration...if involved in an accident the load on a strap may be considerably more than the boat over time if the strap gets worn the capacity is reduced

added a pic with a 12 inch ruler just to show the scale of them, all are very solid bits of kit that look well made
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Old 16 May 2007, 15:26   #2
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They look like the ones my mate's haulage company uses - I know he said they were about four or five quid each. I am lucky - get them for nothing - he buys 500 at a time!!!

Those prices are great to a normal end user.

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Old 16 May 2007, 16:23   #3
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Yep, same ones I use.
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