Why Use Retractable Ratchet Straps as a Transom Tie Down?

A 1'' retractable ratchet strap used as a transom tie down.
A 1” retractable ratchet strap used as a transom tie down.

Retractable ratchet straps are often used as transom tie downs or as a general tie downs for recreational watercraft.

The transom is the area of a boat that supports the outboard motor or a step/dive platform if the boat has an inboard motor. Retractable straps are used as a transom tie down to keep the boat secured to the trailer and to prevent it from bouncing while in transport.

1" x 6' Retractable Ratchet w/ Vinyl Coated S-Hooks and Push Button Release - 4 PK
1″ x 6′ Retractable Ratchet w/ Vinyl Coated S-Hooks and Push Button Release – 4 PK

Retractable strap are designed specifically to prevent webbing from tangling and flapping during the drive.

 

Simply press the quick button release to automatically retract the strap. That feature will protect the webbing and keep it from tangling. US Cargo Control retractable ratchet straps are made of polyester webbing with a 4.5k break strength. Polyester is safe to use in the water and sun, because it won’t stretch, mold or rot.

USCC retractable straps feature 1” industrial grade, black webbing and are fitted with vinyl coated, heavy-duty S-hooks.

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