Launch & Retrieve Boat Latch
The L-&-R boat latch has been granted an International Patent. Persons or Organizations who are found to be in breach of this patent will be prosecuted to the full extent of the International patent laws. © Copyright Release & Retrieve Boat Latch Pty Ltd, 2006 and "L-&-R" is a Trademark of Release & Retrieve Boat Latch Pty Ltd
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Install FAQ’s
Whilst there are a lot of trailers 'out there' that are similar there are a few that vary from the 'norm' and require a different install procedure. Here we will show some of these, and explain how you an avoid potential problems. Example 1 The trailer requires that the latch be installed too far forward without support at the front of the latch. If you install it this way the latch is likely to bend at the point indicated, when under heavy load.
Close-up showing latch unsupported at the front of this more unusual type of boat trailer. An old version of Aluminium snare shown  (but issue is still relevant) and also mounted too far out from bow.
Here a support is inserted to brace the front 'overhang' of the latch. A bolt is used to attach to this support at the front. An optional part is available from your dealer if you do not wish to make one up. Click here to see the ‘latch Support’ and the ‘Wedge’
Close-up showing the latch support option - bolted to latch at the front.
More Detail on Latch Support - click here
Latch support shown - note snare to latch angle not optimal here
       The Wrong Snare to Latch Angle One of the most common problems for not getting the best results is getting the wrong angle of the Snare to the Latch. Where the bow is an extreme angle and/or the trailer has an odd winch post angle.
For more detail on how to solve this see..... - click here to go to "Installation - short version - click here to go to the "Before You Install" publication - click here to go to "Installation-"Wedge" option" - click here to go to Easytow winch post & winch top where you can replace your winch winch post and/or winch top with one made to suit.
        Older version of Towing Eye Snare (Al Boat)          Rope getting caught Rope Diverter for Aluminium Boat Snare to avoiding rope catching up between snare and bow. Applies to older version of aluminium boat snare. If the snare is mounted on the boat and there is a gap that a rope can be caught in occasionally (especially if a thin rope is used) then here is a way to avoid this issue.  
This uses a piece of stiff plastic tube - see details here. 
Roller doesn’t reach out far enough - Roller Extender option
Example - Here is an example showing an Aluminium boat more commonly used on Towing Eye (Aluminium) boats. In this case the difference is the post angle. There are heaps of different posts out there. Here the more vertical post (with the same winch platform) allows the roller to sit up against the bow with the latch not too far forward. The Roller Extender allows a ‘quick fix’ without cutting, boring or welding.
Used where the roller needs to be able to project out further to the bow. More commonly required on Towing Eye (Aluminium) boats. There are 4 adjustment horizontal positions. The bolts locate in one of these and the other pair of bolts go in slotted holes, allowing the roller/wedge to swing up/down for vertical adjustment. The 2 lower bolts are fixed so that the bolt or nut heads are located against the vertical Roller supports of the winch platform, as shown, limiting movement. More detail here.
Roller Extender
- option
Adjustment - Horizontal Adjustment 48 mm max. (4 hole positions) Vertical up/down 40 mm roller support arms Rear hole 121 mm (4”) Front hole 24 mm (1”) 50 mm roller support arms Rear Hole 104 mm (4.8”) Front hole 28 mm (1.1)
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Install FAQ’s
Whilst there are a lot of trailers 'out there' that are similar there are a few that vary from the 'norm' and require a different install procedure. Here we will show some of these, and explain how you an avoid potential problems. Example 1 The trailer requires that the latch be installed too far forward without support at the front of the latch. If you install it this way the latch is likely to bend at the point indicated, when under heavy load.
Close-up showing latch unsupported at the front of this more unusual type of boat trailer. An old version of Aluminium snare shown  (but issue is still relevant) and also mounted too far out from bow.
Here a support is inserted to brace the front 'overhang' of the latch. A bolt is used to attach to this support at the front. An optional part is available from your dealer if you do not wish to make one up. Click here to see the ‘latch Support’ and the ‘Wedge’
Close-up showing the latch support option - bolted to latch at the front.
More Detail on Latch Support - click here
Latch support shown - note snare to latch angle not optimal here
       The Wrong Snare to Latch Angle One of the most common problems for not getting the best results is getting the wrong angle of the Snare to the Latch. Where the bow is an extreme angle and/or the trailer has an odd winch post angle.
For more detail on how to solve this see..... - click here to go to "Installation - short version - click here to go to the "Before You Install" publication - click here to go to "Installation-"Wedge" option" - click here to go to Easytow winch post & winch top where you can replace your winch winch post and/or winch top with one made to suit.
        Older version of Towing Eye Snare (Al Boat)          Rope getting caught Rope Diverter for Aluminium Boat Snare to avoiding rope catching up between snare and bow. Applies to older version of aluminium boat snare. If the snare is mounted on the boat and there is a gap that a rope can be caught in occasionally (especially if a thin rope is used) then here is a way to avoid this issue.  
This uses a piece of stiff plastic tube - see details here. 
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The L-&-R boat latch has been granted an International Patent. Persons or Organizations who are found to be in breach of this patent will be prosecuted to the full extent of the International patent laws. © Copyright Release & Retrieve Boat Latch Pty Ltd, 2006 and "L-&-R" is a Trademark of Release & Retrieve Boat Latch Pty Ltd
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Used where the roller needs to be able to project out further  to the bow. More commonly required on Towing Eye (Aluminium) boats. There are 4 adjustment horizontal positions. The bolts locate in one of these and the other pair of bolts go in slotted holes, allowing the roller/wedge to swing up/down for vertical adjustment. The 2 lower bolts are fixed so that the bolt or nut heads are located against the vertical Roller supports of the winch platform, as shown, limiting movement. More detail here.
Roller Extender
- option
Example - Here is an example showing an Aluminium boat more commonly used on Towing Eye (Aluminium) boats. In the first case ‘All is well’ ….. In the second  the roller does not reach out far enough to stop the boat. Here the more vertical post (with the same winch platform) allows the roller to sit up against the bow with the latch not too far forward. The solution is the Roller Extender allows a ‘quick fix’ without cutting, boring or welding. More detail here.
Adjustment - Horizontal Adjustment:-  48 mm max. (4 hole positions) Vertical up/down:-   40 mm roller support arms - Rear hole 121 mm (4”) - Front hole 24 mm (1”) 50 mm roller support arms:- Rear Hole 104 mm (4.8”) - Front hole 28 mm (1.1)
Roller doesn’t reach out far enough - Roller Extender option
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