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 - Short Version
Components….
Towing Eye (Alumium Boat) Boat            Snares
Heavy Duty Snare
The Latch
This is just an overview. Full detail is available under “Before you Install” & “Installing
Aluminium Boat Snare
Sizing
Note - Rope Diverter for old version of Aluminium Snare
Avoiding rope catching up between snare and bow 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.
Swapping the Winch Post
Consider the Easytow Boat Trailer options...made for Boat Latch.
More detail here
There are a lot of variations i n Winch Posts/Winch Tops out there. Some at odd angles. A lot of the trailer people have other Post variations that you could swap to, or in so many cases another suppliers Post will fit your trailer.
The new version of the Aluminium boat snare is easier to fit, does not need hole drilling, and located with 2 large bolts. It is also stronger. Two sleeves/spacers are provided.
Swapping the Winch Post
Sealink Trailers also make a post to suit their trailers - Unit 2, 17 Mackie, Brendale, Qld, 4500 Ph: 07 3881 3568
Catamarans
See below an installation example from Derek at Voyager Catamarans ( www.voyagercats.com.au ) 
The Right Winch Post & Winch Platform
Our guide to the right parts that cope with a range of boats, that you can take to your trailer supplier for correct selection OR have produced to suit your needs. Click here to open. However it should be noted that the Fibreglass boat copes more easily with a winch post that is more laid back, as opposed to a aluminium boat with a towing eye where a more vertical post gets the roll in the right position.
Roller Extender Option
Used where the roller needs to be able to project out further  to the bow. More commonly required on Towing Eye (Aluminium) boats. This is a straight bolt on option avoiding drilling, cutting etc. These are 4 adjustable positions plus tilt. For more details click here.
Brochure.....‘Using the Product’ This covers tips on how to use the product effectively. The 4 page publication is included in the box... but you can also get an up to date printable copy here.
Detail on Heavy Duty Snare... Here ........................and here
Tested tensile            strength  2.3 tonnes…………………….  2.8 tonnes………………      ……………..….. 4 tonnes
Original version
A Present version (3 hole)
(8 mm)
(12 mm)
(2 x12 mm S/S)
Refined version (4 hole)
Use one for the bottom hole and the other where there is room. You do not have to use both. Use washers between the snare sides and the towing eye, so you can tighten against the aluminium surface. The lowest possible position is usually the best option. Note - in North America it is quite common for aluminium boats to have U-bolts, like the fibreglass boats. Where this is the case use a Fibreglass Snare.
Towing eye Snare where roller doesn’t reach out far enough
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)
Fibreglass Boat
Aluminium Boat
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The Heavy Duty Snares are for large boats (or heavy duty Applications) over 6.5M (21’).
Fibreglass Boat Snares
Standard (4 hole version)
Note:- In the US a large portion of aluminium boats have an eye bolt like the fibreglass boats, so the fibreglass snare is the choice.
Heavy Duty Version
Standard
Note:- Installation & Use of the L & R Products The products need to be installed, and used, in accordance with the printed instructions on the packaging, printed inserts and the information published on the website www.boatlatch.com. Release & Retrieve takes no responsibility for product that is not installed and used within these guidelines.
Install - Short Version
Components
Standard (4 hole version)
The Latch
Note:- In the US a large portion of aluminium boats have an eye bolt like the fibreglass boats, so the fibreglass snare is the choice.
The Heavy Duty Snares are for large boats (or heavy duty Applications) over 6.5M (21’).
This is just an overview. Full detail is available under “Before you Install” & “Installing
Aluminium Boat Snare
Sizing
Note - Rope Diverter for old version of Aluminium Snare
Avoiding rope catching up between snare and bow 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.
Swapping the Winch Post
Consider the Easytow Boat Trailer options...made for Boat Latch.
More detail here
There are a lot of variations in Winch Posts/Winch Tops out there. Some at odd angles. A lot of the trailer people have other Post variations that you could swap to, or in  so many cases another suppliers Post will fit your trailer.
Swapping the Winch Post
Sealink Trailers also make a post to suit their trailers - Unit 2, 17 Mackie, Brendale, Qld, 4500 Ph: 07 3881 3568
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
How to Launch   -   How to Retrieve   -   Winch   -   Read Reviews   -   Dealers & Fitters   -  Purchase Product   -   Contact Us
Catamarans
See below an installation example from Derek at Voyager Catamarans ( www.voyagercats.com.au ) 
The Right Winch Post & Winch Platform
Used where the roller needs to be able to project out further  to the bow. More commonly required on Towing Eye (Aluminium) boats. This is a straight bolt on option avoiding drilling, cutting etc. These are 4 adjustable positions plus tilt. For more details click here.
Roller Extender Option
Brochure.....‘Using the Product’ This covers tips on how to use the product effectively. The 4 page publication is included in the box... but you can also get an up to date printable copy here.
Detail on Heavy Duty Snare... Here and here
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Tested tensile            strength  2.3 tonnes…………………….  2.8 tonnes………………      ……………..….. 4 tonnes
Original version
A Present version (3 hole)
(8 mm)
(2 x12 mm S/S)
Refined version (4 hole)
The new version of the Aluminium boat snare is easier to fit, does not need hole drilling, and located with 2 large bolts. It is also stronger. Two sleeves/spacers are provided.
Use one for the bottom hole and the other where there is room. You do not have to use both. Use washers between the snare sides and the towing eye, so you can tighten against the aluminium surface. The lowest possible position is usually the best option. Note - in North America it is quite common for aluminium boats to have U-bolts, like the fibreglass boats. Where this is the case use a Fibreglass Snare.
Towing eye Snare where roller doesn’t reach out far enough
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)
Our guide to the right parts that cope with a range of boats, that you can take to your trailer supplier for correct selection OR have produced to suit your needs. Click here to open. However it should be noted that the Fibreglass boat copes more easily with a winch post that is more laid back, as opposed to a aluminium boat with a towing eye where a more vertical post gets the roll in the right position.
Fibreglass Boat
Aluminium Boat
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Standard
Heavy Duty Fibreglass Snare
Fibreglass Snares
Towing Eye (Aluminium Boat) Snares
Heavy Duty Version
Note:- Installation & Use of the L & R Products The products need to be installed, and used, in accordance with the printed instructions on the packaging, printed inserts and the information published on the website www.boatlatch.com. Release & Retrieve takes no responsibility for product that is not installed and used within these guidelines.