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What is wrong with just replacing the strap? And why do you have to leave it at the canvass shop? The canvass guy just needs to know the width and length of the strap and how long to make the loop
The strap is permanently sewn onto a hook at one end and the ratchet on the other.


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Re: Ratchet straps

Here is a site that might offer you a suitable rachet.

http://www.steritool.com/tools/tie_down.htm

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Here is a site that might offer you a suitable rachet.

http://www.steritool.com/tools/tie_down.htm
Thanks for the link. I'm not sure if 304 stainless is good enough or not. The ratchets don't typically soak with salt water, but I'm sure 316 is better. I know what I have are SS, but no idea what grade.

The most interesting thing is that no one, including this vendor, seems to sell a ratchet with a loop on one end to tie off with a larks head. It seems so simple. I really don't want a clip on the stanchion and even wrapping the stanchion and then clipping it back on its own webbing would seem to allow for chafing.

I got through to the prior owner who claims to have only purchased from Kato, including the odd looking third tie down.

I can't believe I may dump a couple hundred dollars on tie downs. That's crazy.


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Re: Ratchet straps

Buy some cheap ones from Home Depot as a temporary measure. Then, have your old ones restitched at the canvass shop. If you want and the temporary straps look no worse for ware return them to HD for a refund - they weren't suitable for the intended job.

The straps at HD are around $14 to $18 for what you need. So even if you don't return them you'll only be out less than $20 and they are useful on land as well.

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Re: Ratchet straps

I second the recommendation above for StrapWorks
( strapworks.com )
They have many combination of ends and loops. Hardware and ratchets are available in stainless. Webbing is available in UV resistant materials in verious load ratings (widths & thicknesses). My experience was good. Good luck, Bob
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Re: Ratchet straps

If you can reserve 1 hour of the canvas mans time to take them to the shop and wait it shouldn't take more than that to set the straps into a loop and any other reinforcements you want around your original rachets..

I watched my wife replace ours and sew the replacement straps in less than 1/2 hour on her Sail rite machine.


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