At first i thought i would be returning these because the length fully tightened was too long. However, i realized i could shorten the upper strap by removing the bolt and using the upper loop. Upon doing so i found the nut to be very loose. It was a lock nut, so a little tightening and my straps work great. The boat protection provided is a bonus. Be sure to check the upper nut on the top strap before using this product!!!