View Full Version : boat buddy?

02-10-2008, 05:13 PM
does anyone have a boat buddy on the trailer?
if so, what size? have you had any problems? i have read a few reviews that some pine or what ever breaks or bends. i like the idea of making the loading easier.

any one use the retractable tiedowns? what size type do you have or recommend?

the factory straps seem to be quite a bit more expensive than others, and i heard that they are the same, they just don't say Moomba. i would feel bad about not saying moomba, but not too bad.

02-10-2008, 09:00 PM
As long as you keep the bow eye centered you are fine and it works great.

02-10-2008, 10:51 PM
I use retractable tie downs. Not sure what size but I think they are around 2,000 lbs each.

I could not use a boat buddy very well around here due to steep ramps/low water.. when the water is real low, I have to work it on to the trailer.


02-11-2008, 12:22 AM
thanks for the info, this leads to another questions on the boat buddy, if i get the buddy, do i have to drive the boat all the way on or can i use the crank for the the steep ramp, shallow ramp, or what ever? what are other conditions that prevent the use of buddy. i believe it is a standard on supra.

on the tiedown strap, i guess i should have asked how long are they?

02-11-2008, 11:00 AM
ive had the boat buddy on the last 4 trailers

our routine is the same as Ed discribes--it makes loading a boat on the trailer a work of art

also have the rear retractable straps--there bolted to the trailer so i never forget to "put them on"


02-11-2008, 01:56 PM
How much does this cost and how hard is it to install? I think this sound really awesome.......

02-11-2008, 02:22 PM
links were i got mine



02-11-2008, 07:40 PM
thanks for the info.

i picked up the tiedowns today. they only had the smaller buddy in stock. it says it is recommended for boats up to 21' the LSV is 21'6, should i be concerned? what might be different on the larger size? it is only $15 more.

02-11-2008, 09:09 PM
Go with the bigger one, these aren't exactely lite boats compared to other 21 or 22 ft boats