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Front Latch Underside Attachment Requirements
Close up: 2×4 Carpeted Rail Kit Add-on. Carpet is already attached to the 2×4’s and add-on kit comes the carriage bolts pre-installed. Image shows carpeted rails attached to the standard rail kit.
One benefit of having the guide rails designed as previously discussed is that the person loading the boat can approach the trailer with speed and confidence. This allows the boat, in most cases, to be driven up onto the trailer without the assistance of another person in the water. Because of this, a latch system is beneficial to secure the boat on the trailer.
In illustration (A), we see the trailer has a post near the frotn to which an exemplary latch system can be attached. As the boat is driven up onto the trailer, a component of the boat operates the latch system such that the boat is securely help on the trailer. Our CMC Auto Latch includes a component that is attached to the underside of the deck of the boat. In describing the latch, the front of the latch is considered to be the portion of the latch that first comes in contact with the boat.
To understand the operation of the latch, it must be remembered that the boat is mainly supported by the support rails of the trail. Thus, the height of the latch system is adjusted on the post to engage the striker arm assembley.
In operation, a boat approaches the latch system and comes in contact with the front edge portion. Once the striker slips past the corner of the front edge portion, there is no longer any downward pressure on that front portion. So the main body is able to pivor back up. As a result, the striker assembly is latched into the opening. To release the latch when it is time to unload the boat in th ewarer, simply move the handle which rotates the main body.
Our system should be on every pontoon.
ILLUSTRATION (A) Trailer without CMC Loader Rails
ILLUSTRATION (B) Trailer with CMC Loader Rails
HOW IT ATTACHES
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