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Most handymen who own a drill and some basic spanners can fit the Boatcatch. The device is clamped simply and directly to the trailer bow post with 'u' bolts and nuts. The most technical job is cutting the metal universal mounting kit 'tube' to length with a hand saw or similar tool.
One or two people can be used to launch and retrieve with a Boatcatch. The two person method chosen by most operators is where you have an operator for the boat and a driver the car and trailer. When well practiced this makes for a speedy ramp work.
Boatcatch comes with a universal mounting bracket, U-bolts, washers, nuts, pull cord, bow eye and spacer to suit most boats as well as a very comprehensive and clear instruction manual to help you install it yourself.
Whether you've got a small 'alloy' boat, a large fiberglass boat or even a cat, you can cut the supplied mounting arm and position the Boatcatch to suit just about any boat and trailer combination!
Position the trailer in the water and when ready, drive your boat in. The Boatcatch has a heavy duty pin that locates inside the eye automatically when retrieving and secures the boat upon the trailer. It's incredibly strong so you can easily drive your vehicle to the parking lot before having to secure the winch cable.
Boatcatch™ was invented and designed by Australian abalone diver Greg Staples who wanted to get his boat into and out of the water faster, safer and hassle free.
Made of 100% marine grade stainless steel(316). This is an incredibly strong and robust product that comes with a lifetime warranty. With only three moving parts, it requires little maintenance and being highly polished, Boatcatch is a very attractive accessory to any traller boat.
The device comes in two sizes of the same design. The small size may be fitted to all aluminium boats under 6 metres long, and light duty fibreglass boats under 6 metres. The large unit will accommodate a vessel as small as 6 metres and a boat of any length and having a maximum weight of 6 tonne.
The device comes in two sizes of the same design. The small size may be fitted to boats under 6 meters (20ft)long. The large unit will accommodate a boat 6 metres (20ft) or over in length, but having a maximum weight of 8 tonne (16,000lb). Note, if your boat is between 5 and 8 tonne (10,000 and 16,000lb) please contact the manufacturer about suitable/heavy mounting brackets
Once fitted it's ready to use. When about to launch, you simply prepare by releasing the winch cable from your boat in the parking lot. Afterwhich, reverse the trailer into the water. Boatcatch allows you to move around until you choose to remotely pull the release leaver and calmly motor off.
Marine Grade Steel
Quickly Launch & Retrieve
100% Positive Locking Mechanism
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Boatcatch, what a time saver. No messing around on slippery boat ramps while trying to do your boat up. In and out in a matter of seconds. I highly recommend it
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Flippin’ awesome is how I describe Boatcatch. Its convenient, time saving, safer, efficient, and it looks great! Its just like bling for my boat! There are no more soggy feet and I never have to get out of the car. Send me some brochures because people are always wanting to know how I just did a launch or retrieve so quickly with such a big work boat without even getting out of the vehicle. Thanks!