Boat2Trailer Latch Installation

Boat Latch Installation - Short Handle

short handle

Quick Install Video - Boat Latch Installation - Short Handle

LONG FULL VIDEO Boat Latch Installation - Short Handle

Make Sure The Height Is Adjusted Correctly

Correct Angle

PLEASE REFERENCE THE PHOTOS ABOVE. The pitch of the clamp will tell you everything you need to know about adjusting the height of the winch stand. PHOTO 1 When sitting on level land if the clamp is locked in and sits parallel to the bow. It Is at the correct height. PHOTO 2 You will notice a Gap between the bow and the polyurethane at the bottom. This means the height is probably too low, Unless there is allot of pressure on the eye of the boat pulling down, then the weight of the boat is on the clamp and is is too high. PHOTO 3. If there is a gap between the bow of the boat and the poly at the TOP, Then this means you must raise your winch stand Up. The clamp is set too low.

  1. Remove Boat From Trailer OR…
    1. Roller Trailer: You can push the boat back on the trailer to access the roller. (Leave safety chain on)
    2. Bunk Trailer: You can slide the winch post forward (toward the truck) to access the roller. (Do NOT jack the boat up.)

2. Remove the front bow stop or roller from the trailer.

Boat Latch Installation

3. Install roller on front bracket. (some units may have this already installed)

Boat Latch Install Roller

4. Install boat latch on mounting bracket of the winch stand.

  1. Use either hole to mount the latch.
  2. Do not tighten yet.
boat latch installation bolt

5. Adjust angle to line up with the bow of the boat before tightening.

Boat Latch Install pivot

Tighten bolt “snug” so the latch can pivot. 20 – 24ft lbs recommended. DO not over tighten and do not leave sloppy loose. Crank in or slowly drive into the latch to lock.

6. Short handle Model interchangeable Options. (Both are included with purchase of short handle model)

boat latch installation handles

Manual Handle Installation - Switch From Automatic to Manual Release

Boat Latch Installation - Long Handle

full long handle

Quick Install Video - Boat Latch Installation - Long Handle

LONG FULL VIDEO - Boat Latch Installation - Long Handle

Make Sure The Height Is Adjusted Correctly

Correct Angle

PLEASE REFERENCE THE PHOTOS ABOVE. The pitch of the clamp will tell you everything you need to know about adjusting the height of the winch stand. PHOTO 1 When sitting on level land if the clamp is locked in and sits parallel to the bow. It Is at the correct height. PHOTO 2 You will notice a Gap between the bow and the polyurethane at the bottom. This means the height is probably too low, Unless there is allot of pressure on the eye of the boat pulling down, then the weight of the boat is on the clamp and is is too high. PHOTO 3. If there is a gap between the bow of the boat and the poly at the TOP, Then this means you must raise your winch stand Up. The clamp is set too low.

  1. Remove Boat From Trailer OR…
    1. Roller Trailer: You can push the boat back on the trailer to access the roller. (Leave safety chain on)
    2. Bunk Trailer: You can slide the winch post forward (toward the truck) to access the roller. (Do NOT jack the boat up.)

2. Remove the front bow stop or roller from the trailer.

Boat Latch Installation

3. Install roller on front bracket. (some units may have this already installed)

Boat Latch Install Roller LH

4. Install boat latch on mounting bracket of the winch stand.

  1. Use either hole to mount the latch.
  2. Do not tighten yet.
boat latch installation bolt LHandle

5. Adjust angle to line up with the bow of the boat before tightening.

Boat Latch Install pivot

Tighten bolt “snug” so the latch can pivot. 20 – 24ft lbs recommended. DO not over tighten and do not leave sloppy loose. Crank in or slowly drive into the latch to lock.

6. Long handle Model. (Extension included with purchase of long handle model)

boat latch installation Long handles