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Boat Buckles on a 19’

jdkaeser

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Has anyone mounted a set of Boat Buckles on a 19 footer? I tried today and no such luck using the factory hole by the lights. I even bought the mounting brackets. Tried it and a couple good tugs and it started bending the tab on the trailer! 😕 I’m also not a fan of the brackets. Looks like they could twist on the bolt and then get loose. I ran out of time so scrapped it for today. Thinking of buying some long bolts and mounting them to the back cross tube where the bunks mount without the brackets.

If you have mounted a set, post a picture, I would be very appreciative!
 

swatski

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@jdkaeser I did, I did!
But, I don't recall all the details, I think I used the factory mount hole or at least don;t recall drillign one for that.
Here are some pics if it's of any help, it's a 2012 SX190 so things might have changed!
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Gunner

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I bent the bracket on the trailer and mounted them direct, no problems after the first year.
 

swatski

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I bent the bracket on the trailer and mounted them direct, no problems after the first year.
That might be what I’ve done, too. Can’t find good pics though.

 

Hoyt

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20200209_142945.jpgInstalled them on our 2020 195S. Used the hole next to lights. Work beautifully without modification.
 

gwrace1

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@Hoyt Thank you for the confirmation. I ordered a set from East Marine this week. Glad to know they fit without modding.
 

SCP1

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Has anyone mounted a set of Boat Buckles on a 19 footer? I tried today and no such luck using the factory hole by the lights. I even bought the mounting brackets. Tried it and a couple good tugs and it started bending the tab on the trailer! 😕 I’m also not a fan of the brackets. Looks like they could twist on the bolt and then get loose. I ran out of time so scrapped it for today. Thinking of buying some long bolts and mounting them to the back cross tube where the bunks mount without the brackets.

If you have mounted a set, post a picture, I would be very appreciative!
I did just what you are talking about, I originally mounted them to the tie down points however the roads are awful here. I noticed they would keep twisting and rubbing against my trailer lights.
 

gwrace1

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I finally got around to installing my boat buckles tonight on the new 195S. I can see why everyone really likes these. Well made and fit really nice. So much better than the factory straps. Best of all no mods needed to install these.
 

steve0617

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2019 AR195. Painted Shorlandr trailer.

Most of the previous installs didn't really line up with what the tab is like on my trailer and I didn't want to pound the tab out. At least not yet. And unlike other videos/posts, the light assembly is welded on - there's nothing I can remove at all.

These are the stock, non stainless G2 Boat Buckles, the official Boat Buckle add on brackets, and 7/8" Grade 5 bolts/washers/nuts.

I didn't bend the stock tabs. I haven't had a chance to move the boat since I've finished this but wanted to show some pics of what I did to get the buckle to not have a weird angle just being attached to the tab alone.

Hopefully they'll hold once I get out on the water this season

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Yamadale

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2019 AR195. Painted Shorlandr trailer.

Most of the previous installs didn't really line up with what the tab is like on my trailer and I didn't want to pound the tab out. At least not yet. And unlike other videos/posts, the light assembly is welded on - there's nothing I can remove at all.

These are the stock, non stainless G2 Boat Buckles, the official Boat Buckle add on brackets, and 7/8" Grade 5 bolts/washers/nuts.

I didn't bend the stock tabs. I haven't had a chance to move the boat since I've finished this but wanted to show some pics of what I did to get the buckle to not have a weird angle just being attached to the tab alone.

Hopefully they'll hold once I get out on the water this season

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Nice looking boat! I like the grey and red
 
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