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tclark Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:05 pm

Just for the archives
Forged 304 Stainless Steel Tie Down Strap
Part Number SDL 081261-1
Mfg stated spec
eye height 3/8"
eye width 1-1/16", 2-1/8"
fastener #10FH
http://www.sea-dog.com/PDF/081261.pdf
and lots o vendors
http://www.wholesalemarine.com/p/S-D-081261-1/

$5-6 a pair

most any marine store in the PNW will stock sea-dog line parts

A ruler says the distance between the center of the old eyelets is 2 1/8"
so make sure you confirm the 2 1/8" size since the pkg I got says
EYE Width - 1 1/16 but they are the 2-1/8 size go figure :(

Anyways they are direct replacements for those rusted roof rack tie downs.
I torqued up a roof strap & busted the old tie down so I had to go hunting
after a search here failed to find a replacement part#

hiram6 Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:13 pm

Good call, man.

I upgraded mine last year when I repainted my fiberglass. Good idea to also upgrade your screws to stainless at the same time. No use getting rut stains from the old bolts.

I also added some over-sized washers underneath to spread out the load, so to speak.

tclark Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:20 pm

hiram6 wrote:
I also added some over-sized washers underneath to spread out the load, so to speak.
hehe that kids stuff I added 1/4" aluminum plate top/bottom on the 2 outside
tie downs (now I can torque up the canoe strap :)
and ya the over size washer underneath with ss bolts & nylar ss lock nuts
for the rest

sb good for other 20yrs with interlux brightside top coat
http://www.yachtpaint.com/usa//product_guide/finis...eID=6660#1

BushChicken Wed Mar 24, 2010 6:33 pm

Can also be found here with stainless hardware included.

http://www.gowesty.com/ec_view_details.php?id=2459&category_id=132&category_parent_id=

idahoskier Thu Mar 25, 2010 9:17 am

No affiliation, but there is also a vendor on Ebay that sells the kit with hardware for $27 shipped.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/68-91-Vanagon-or-Bu...ccessories

turbotransporter Thu Mar 25, 2010 5:20 pm

I just received a set of eight for $27.08 shipped from e-bay seller sandiegowesty. Look nice, includes ss fasteners with nyloc nuts, the allan wrench needed to install plus incredibly FAST shipping.

djkeev Sun Mar 31, 2013 9:24 am

Or........

Opt for a solution that allows the use of rope as well! Stainless Steel, fasten with 1/4 - 20 stainless hardware.





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Dave

jacoby1007 Sat Apr 29, 2017 4:40 pm

https://www.mcmaster.com/#8030t15/=17ews3p

I am using these.


86scotty Sun Apr 30, 2017 8:32 pm

I went with these. Near perfect fit, just had to wiggle the rivets in.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01BIA6428/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I added big stainless washers behind. I'm really not sure why anyone would replace the flat OEM style with the same ones that don't allow you to use any modern strap or bungee???






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