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The AeroCatch 3 is an improvement on draw-type tension latches. The high-strength latch is recessed into a housing for easy low-profile mounting (no countersunk pocket is required in the panel). The two halves of the housing bear against each other, taking the pressure off the fragile edges of composite bodywork. The housing also features an engagement tongue which maintains alignment in shear, eliminating the need for alignment pins in the bodywork. The latch has a secondary lock to prevent accidental opening, and lays completely flush with the housing when latched. When open, the hook portion is self-lifting, which makes opening and closing a simple one-handed operation.
The Flush version mounts with the top of the latch even with the top of the panel. With no visible flange, the cutout in the panel is exposed. The cuts must be clean and straight for good results. The housing and latch handle are black anodized aluminum. Set of 2 complete latches.
Latch halves are also available separately for spare bodywork:
AeroCatch 3 Flush Mount Single Latch Half (Part No. 3038-032)
AeroCatch 3 Flush Mount Single Strike Half (Part No. 3038-033)
We also offer the Plus Flush AeroCatch 3 Panel Latches (Part No. 3038-021) for installations where a visible mounting flange is acceptable. The 3/32" thick flange hides imperfections in the cutout, so the cuts don't need to be as precise.