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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Product Strength
A Relative Size Comparison
Note:- The products are for Launching & Retrieving NOT road travel - where winch straps/cables, rear straps, & safety chains must be used.
Heavy Duty Snares  For very large boats we have produced a 'Heavy Duty' version. (see note under "Strength Testing"). All made from marine grade stainless steel. This is extremely robust and has the locating bolts at 100mm centres.
See details under “Safety” (button) on the left
Brace
L & R have established a reputation in Australia for an extremely robust product despite the abuse that boaties throw at it. But very occasionally we get some wild man that manages to bend 10 mm stainless steel plate. We have now added a brace that increases strength in the direction (red arrows) shown by 220% (tested by an independent certified testing lab.)
Front bolt must be installed otherwise you will void the warranty.
Further strength Increase for Latch
What Strength do you need for Your Boat ?
There is no exact answer, but we can get close enough for most purposes. We will use the equivalent ‘counterpart’ - namely the Boat Winch - as a means of comparison. The Winch - factors that effect winch strength are :- (1)* Condition of the trailer - rollers or slides (2)* Alignment of the rollers/slides (3)  Incline of the boat ramp - drastic effect capacity A common rule of thumb is Winch Capacity = 1/2 boat weight                                     * This can be stretched to 1/3 boat weight                                        if the trailer is in excellent condition - see (1) & (2) Tested strength (tensile) of Aluminium Snare vers. 4 hole  = 4 Tonnes                                            Aluminium Snare Heavy Duty  = 5 Tonnes                                                                                       Fibreglass Snare ..........…...... = 4.7 Tonnes                                            Fibreglass Snare-Heavy Duty  = 7.5 Tonnes                                                                                               Latch .......................…........... = 5.4 Tonnes So in comparison with a winch, a boat weight of double these figures could be viewed as the capacity.
*National Association of  Testing  Authorities, Australia
Aluminium Snare (vers. 2 hole) under test
More Information :- www.boatlatch.com
These products have been independently tested by a NATA* registered lab.
3015
Mounts to 20mm bow plate towing eye
Heavy Duty U- Bolt Fibreglass Boat Snare 
Standard U-Bolt Fibreglass Boat Snare 
Heavy Duty Towing Eye Fibreglass Boat Snare 
Standard Towing Eye Fibreglass Boat Snare 
Launch & Retrieve Boat Latch
Tensile Strength = 4.7 tonnes
Tensile Strength = 7.5 tonnes
Tensile Strength = 4 tonnes
Product Strength
A Relative Size Comparison
Note:- The products are for Launching & Retrieving NOT road travel - where winch straps/cables, rear straps, & safety chains must be used.
Heavy Duty Snares  For very large boats we have produced a 'Heavy Duty' version. (see note under "Strength Testing"). All made from marine grade stainless steel. This is extremely robust and has the locating bolts at 100mm centres.
See details under “Safety” (button) on the left
How to Launch   -   How to Retrieve   -   Winch   -   Read Reviews   -   Dealers & Fitters   -  Purchase Product   -   Contact Us
Brace
L & R have established a reputation in Australia for an extremely robust product despite the abuse that boaties throw at it. But very occasionally we get some wild man that manages to bend 10 mm stainless steel plate. We have now added a brace that increases strength in the direction (red arrows) shown by 220% (tested by an independent certified testing lab.)
Front bolt needs to be installed otherwise you will void the warranty.
Further strength Increase for Latch
Launch & Retrieve Boat Latch Aust.  0402 079 660Int.+61 402 079 660            Geoff Davis What Strength do you need for Your Boat ? There is no exact answer, but we can get close enough for most purposes.We will use the equivalent ‘counterpart’ - namely the Boat Winch - as a means  of comparison.The Winch - factors that effect winch strength are :-(1)* Condition of the trailer - rollers or slides  (2)* Alignment of the rollers/slides(3)  Incline of the boat ramp - drastic effect capacity A common rule of thumb is Winch Capacity = 1/2 boat weight                                     * This can be stretched to 1/3 boat weight                                        if the trailer is in excellent condition - see (1) & (2) Tested strength (tensile) of Aluminium Snare vers. 4 hole  = 4 Tonnes                                           Aluminium Snare Heavy Duty  = 5 Tonnes                                                                                       Fibreglass Snare ..........…...... = 4.7 Tonnes                                           Fibreglass Snare-Heavy Duty  = 7.5 Tonnes                                                                                                Latch .......................…........... = 5.4 TonnesSo in comparison with a winch, a boat weight of double these figures could be viewed as the capacity. *National Association of  Testing  Authorities, Australia Aluminium Snare (vers. 2 hole) under test More Information :- www.boatlatch.com These products have been independently tested by a NATA* registered lab.
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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Tensile Strength = 4.7 tonnes
Tensile Strength = 7.5 tonnes
Aust.  0402 079 660Int.+61 402 079 660            Geoff Davis