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Old 04-15-2014, 01:46 PM   #1
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Looking for orange reflective straps

For my awning tie down poles by OldCoot, I'd like to get fancy with the straps. When I kayaked often, we would use ropes on the tops of the kayaks (called deck lines) that had reflective strands in them. When a light was shined on them, they would really light up nicely. I mostly used black, but know that it came in all sorts of colors (red). You could also get bungee cords with it in. Here's my daughter's boat with black that you can sort of see it "light up":


Does anyone know if there is somewhere that I can buy some inexpensive 1 1/2" ratchet straps with simple hooks on the end that are both orange and reflective?
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Old 04-15-2014, 02:04 PM   #2
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We use orange ratchet straps for awning ties downs. Try Harbor Freight Tools with the coupon they are $8.99 for 4 just bought another set today. Do not think they are reflective though but they do stand out.




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Old 04-15-2014, 02:07 PM   #3
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Thought I saw some at Home Depot.....
1/4 in. x 50 ft. Polypropylene Reflective Rope in Orange-65701 at The Home Depot
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Old 04-15-2014, 02:12 PM   #4
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Orange reflectave straps For my awning tie down poles by OldCoot.
This will make them less effective drunk traps Epen....just say'n
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This will make them less effective drunk traps Epen....just say'n
LOL, we don't usually have a whole lot of that here- those we've had our shining moments a time or two!

Thanks for the suggestions so far- I've been able to also find orange straps. And I just don't trust my knot tying abilities to use rope instead of straps.
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Thanks for the suggestions so far- I've been able to also find orange straps. And I just don't trust my knot tying abilities to use rope instead of straps.
In all seriousness, if you really want to secure your awning poles, take a look at this kit - it even coms in a handy-dandy storage bag!

Amazon.com: The Claw C200 Awning Tie Down: Automotive

We used similar devices to tie down helocopters in wind and they are awesome!
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