Sea Catch is a release mechanism designed for the safe release of an object or line while it is under load. It is a quality product of McMillan Design, Inc.

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Every day, all over the globe, engineers, technicians and crew members find themselves faced with the daunting and often unpredictable task of releasing a heavy object while under load. There are those that insist on using pelican hooks and pin-shackles -- devices not meant to be released under load -- whose effort to release rises sharply with increased load. As if the job wasn't hazardous enough!

Many, though, have overcome the usual risks associated with this operation. They are using the simplest and most innovative design in quick release history -- a device designed exclusively for safe release under load -- the Sea Catch Toggle Release. The key is the combination of a proven toggle linkage principle, low friction, computer-generated parts and a lot of thinking about its jobs.

A sea plow is launched safely in the Atlantic.
A flowline bundle is installed safely on the seabed of the Gulf of Mexico.
A telescope is "crashed" safely in the Batman/Robin movie.
Oceanographic equipment is lowered safely for NOAA.
A mooring system is deployed safely by Lucent Technologies.

What makes the Sea Catch so revolutionary?
A well-thought-out design that anticipates reality: heavy sea conditions, corrosive marine environment, quick release kick-back, inadvertent release, and the occasional shock and lock-up of unanticipated overload. A multi-purpose design that offers a combination of features never seen before in a quick release: multi-directional releasing capabilities, on-load and off-load releasing, a hitch-pin safety lock to prevent inadvertent release, lanyard-style release for maximum user safety, parts precision-cut with water jet technology developed by OMAX from aerospace-grade stainless plate, easy connection to common shackles, no springs, and a user-friendly size.

Quick releases have to be specific.
Movie special effects, purse seine operations, rescue launch deployment, and equipment weighing 20 tons -- each pose a very different challenge. Sea Catch meets these challenges with models ranging from 1,000 to 50,000-pound capacities. In the last three years over 400 Sea Catches have played a significant role in safer releasing operations in many industries in 22 states and 15 foreign countries around the world. All feedback has been positive -- nothing but praise from engineers and users world wide.

Releasing an object under load need not be a daunting task any longer. Release yourself of unnecessary hazards. Release with Sea Catch.

Innovative Features:

  • Perpendicular or parallel release direction
  • Hitch-pin lock for device locking safety
  • Computer-generated parts, precision cut from stainless steel plate
  • Low friction, low effort, lanyard-style release for maximum user safety
  • No springs

Sea Catch TR7 Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 3-3/4 x 1 x 6-5/8 inches (9.52 cm x 2.54 cm x 16.82 cm)
  • Weight: 4 lb. (1.81 kg)
  • Certified break load: 35,210 lb. (15,971 kg)
  • Capacity (5:1): 7,042 lb. (3,194 kg)

The Sea Catch Model TR7.


Available Models and Specifications:

Model Shackle Size (in.) A
in.
(mm)
B
in.
(mm)
C
in.
(mm)
D
in.
(mm)
E
in.
(mm)
F
in. (mm)
G
in.
(mm)
SWL
lbs. (tons)
Break Ld.
lbs. (tons)
Weight
lbs. (kgs)
TR3 1/4 .47
(11.93)
5/16
(7.93)
.41
(10.41)
2⅞
(73.02)
3/16
(4.76)
3/8
(9.52)
1 31/32
(50.00)
1,302
(.65)
6,510
(3.2)
.31
(.14)
TR5 7/16 .75
(19.05)
1/2
(12.70)
.69
(17.52)

(114.3)
1/4
(6.35)
9/16
(14.28)
3⅛
(79.37)
3,323
(1.6)
16,618
(8.3)
1.3
(.58)
TR7 5/8 1.06
(26.92)
3/4
(19.05)
1
(25.4)
6⅝
(168.72)
3/8
(9.52)
13/16
(20.63)
4 9/16
(115.88)
7,042
(3.52)
35,210
(17.6)
4
(1.81)
TR8 3/4 1.25
(31.75)
7/8
(22.22)
1.19
(30.22)
7 11/16
(195.26)
7/16
(11.1)
15/16
(23.81)
5 17/32
(140.49)
9,574
(4.78)
47,869
(23.93)
6.3
(2.85)
TR10 1 1.69
(42.96)
1⅛
(28.57)
1.63
(41.40)

(247.65)
1/2
(12.7)

(31.75)
6⅞
(174.62)
15,844
(7.92)
79,222
(39.61)
12.5
(5.76)
TR11 1⅜ 2.25
(57.15)

(38.1)
2.12
(53.97)
13 5/32
(334.16)
3/4
(19.05)
1⅝
(41.27)
7 27/32
(299.23)
28,168
(14.08)
140,840
(70.42)
32
(14.5)
TR12 2.38
(60.45)
1⅝
(41.27)
2.25
(57.15)
14¼
(361.75)
13/16
(20.63)

(44.45)
9 5/32
(232.56)
32,855
(16.42)
164,276
(82.13)
40
(18.14)
TR15 2.88
(73.15)
2
(50.8)
2.75
(69.85)
17 9/16
(446.07)
1
(25.4)
2 3/16
(55.54)
12 7/32
(310.13)
50,201
(25.1)
251,008
(125.5)
76
(34.4)

Typical Operation and Application:

* Call 818-567-3000 for current price on CAD Thrusters used with TR5SQ and TR7SQ.

Proofload/ABS Certification: Available on request.

MODEL BREAK LOAD
RH17 35,280 lb. (17.64 tons)
RH25 50,400 lb. (25.2 tons)
TR3 6,510 lb. (3.2 tons)
TR3AIR 6,510 lb. (3.2 tons)
TR3RAM 6,510 lb. (3.2 tons)
TR5 16,618 lb. (8.3 tons)
TR5AIR 16,618 lb. (8.3 tons)
TR5RAM 16,618 lb. (8.3 tons)
TR5SQ* 16,618 lb. (8.3 tons)
TR7 35,210 lb. (17.6 tons)
TR7AIR 35,210 lb. (17.6 tons)
TR7RAM 35,210 lb. (17.6 tons)
TR7S 35,210 lb. (17.6 tons)
TR7SQ* 35,210 lb. (17.6 tons)
TR8 47,869 lb. (23.93 tons)
TR8RAM 47,869 lb. (23.93 tons)
TR10 79,222 lb. (39.61 tons)
TR10AIR 79,222 lb. (39.61 tons)
TR10RAM 79,222 lb. (39.61 tons)
TR11 140,840 lb. (70.42 tons)
TR11RAM 140,840 lb. (70.42 tons)
TR12 164,276 lb. (82.13 tons)
TR12RAM 164,276 lb. (82.13 tons)
TR15 251,008 lb. (125.5 tons)
TR15RAM 251,008 lb. (125.5 tons)
TR15CM 251,008 lb. (125.5 tons)
TR16 316,890 lb. (158.44 tons)
TR16RAM 316,890 lb. (158.44 tons)
TR17 473,723 lb. (236.86 tons)
TR17RAM 473,723 lb. (236.86 tons)
TR18 771,183 lb. (385.59 tons)
TR18RAM 771,183 lb. (385.59 tons)

 


OPERATIONAL TIPS

Device locking: The use of the hitch pin is not required to secure the device in the locked position. The linkage is designed so that, when locking the release lever, it snaps over-center (like a pair of vice grip pliers) and is held firmly locked even with no load on the device or the use of a hitch pin. The hitch pin is an added safety measure preventing inadvertent release and one is provided with each unit.

Release effort: The required effort to pull the lanyard of the TR7 to release a connected tensile load of 5,000 or 10,000 pounds is about the same; around 40 pounds.

Warning! Improper use of this device may cause injury. Hitch-pin must be used to prevent inadvertent release. Stay clear of all objects released under load. Do not exceed load capacity of this device.

FEATURED NEW PRODUCT

The Sea Catch has been featured in several journals including Sea Technology, Maritime Reporter and Engineering News, Offshore, Petromin, Professional Mariner, National Fisherman, Cinefex Magazine, Filmcrew, and in the McMaster-Carr Supply Company catalog.

Industries using the Sea Catch include: Commercial Fishing, Fisheries Departments, Offshore Flowline Installations, General Marine & Port Operations, Navy, Coast Guard, NOAA & Oceanographic Research, Hot Air Balloons, Mooring Deployment, Testing Facilities, Tug & Tow Operations, Aquaculture, and Movie Special Effects.

Sea Catch Toggle Release Technology

INDUSTRIES USING SEA CATCH & APPLICATIONS:


"The safest way to release any line under load."


    Oceanography, NOAA
    • ROV Release, Scientific Equipment Release, Fuel Tank Emergency Ejection
    Geophysical Surveys
    • Survey Operations, Cable Release
    Sea Bed Flowline Installations
    • Anchor Release
    Sea Bed Cable Laying
    • Sea Plow Launch
    Buoy and Mooring Deployment
    • Anchor Release
    Commercial Fishing and Fisheries Research
    • Seine Release and Skiff Release, Submerged Setnet Release
    Aquaculture
    • Mooring Deployment
    Launch Deployment
    • Davit Release
    Scientific Research
    • Drop Testing
    Navy and Coast Guard Operations
    • Off-Load Single Point Suspension Rescue Boat Release, Painter Release
    Movie Special Effects
    • Object Dropping or Launching
    Tug and Tow Operations
    • Emergency Release
    General Marine and Port Operations
    • Anchor Chain Stopper, Fuel Tank Emergency Ejection, Deck Ops, Skiff Launch
    Oil Field Operations
    • Rig Tender Activities
    Salvage Operations
    • Mooring Deployment, Safe Release Connections
    Hot Air Balloon Operations
    • Ballast Release, Launch Release
    Amusement Park Operations
    • Reverse Bungee Launching, Rides Effects
    Aviation Operations
    • Cargo Bay Load Launching, Helicopter Release, Towed Sailplane Release
    Oil Spill Cleanup Operations
    • Helicopter Release, Towed Boom Release

    McMillan Design, Inc. is committed to the design and development of Sea Catch Toggle Release Technology. This includes field testing, FEA, production, sales, and design and engineering services for modifications and higher capacity applications. Computer generated, the Sea Catch design can be easily modified to suit most users needs.

    The Sea Catch Toggle Release is the result of years of experience in the oil field and commercial fishing industries while working against the elements of the sea and the obstacles and hazards of releasing lines under load. As the optimum design solution to such problems and with over 400 units in service, the Sea Catch Toggle Release has received nothing but praise from engineers and satisfied users world-wide.

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