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Boat Buddy Replacement


Since the Boat Buddy is no longer available. Boat2Trailer would like to offer you the Drotto Boat Latch. Boat2Trailer offers the latest automatic boat loading and boat launching system on the market. The boat buddy was around for many years, but seems to have been recently pulled from production. The Boat Latch on Boat2Trailer is a heavy duty latching system that simply replaces the front roller on your trailer. If you are looking to replace your boat buddy simply remove the boat buddy and install the Drotto latch from Boat2Trailer in its place. The boat buddy had used a spring loaded pin that shot into the eye to lock the boat. The Drotto uses a heavy guage steel clamp that automatically snaps shut when the eye of the boat contacts it. Another key factor to note is unlike the boat buddy, the Drotto does not require any resetting after loading or unloading the boat. It basically sets and resets itself automatically. The Drotto also has an easy release handle to release the boat. The Drotto comes with a handle that extends up near the tip of the bow of the boat. You may reach from inside of the boat, pull the handle and launch the boat with ease.

Drotto

The boat buddy was less expensive than the Drotto, but the Drotto is constructed with a heavy steel and incredibly durable. The boat buddy was mainly constructed of plastic and a steel pin. The only plastic on the Drotto latching system is the plastic plate that the boat slides up on. We at Boat2trailer took on the Drotto latch because of the quality, durability and usability of the product. Here are a few things that make the Drotto stand out from the rest.

Drotto

  • Easy installation (1 bolt install)
  • Incredibly durable (Heavy Gauge Steel)
  • Very smooth plastic liner to help prevent scratching
  • Release handle for easy release and unloading
  • No Resetting after loading or unloading

If you are looking for a Boat Buddy replacement we recommend the Drotto on Boat2Trailer.

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Janusz Zbrzezniak
Janusz Zbrzezniak
18:52 05 Apr 21
Delivery was timely, but I did not install the device on my trailer yet as my mobility is limited recovering from knee surgery. I will revise my post in few weeks.
Burt King
Burt King
17:01 04 Apr 21
Boat2Trailer was good to deal with and their product arrived in a timely fashion. The unit has yet to be mounted because I'm waiting for other modifications to the completed on the new Princecraft Ventura 224.
Mike Hobson
Mike Hobson
23:12 03 Apr 21
Elden Harbaugh
Elden Harbaugh
19:11 29 Mar 21
Lawrence Thomas
Lawrence Thomas
14:17 29 Mar 21
Best trailer part I've ever bought. Hands down.
Daniel McCurry
Daniel McCurry
15:06 26 Mar 21
I fish a lot by myself and this piece of equipment is a must. Upon loading my boat onto the trailer it's pull up until it clicks. No more running up to hook the wench on before the boat slips back. Even easier when there's 2 people. Back down trailer, pull boat on, "click", pull up ramp and get out of the way. Finish hookup clear of the ramp. Must have!
george anderson
george anderson
20:46 25 Mar 21
Once I figured out that I needed to back the trailer in a little further during the loading process the Drotto has worked as advertised. I was able to install it at home using a small jack to raise my Lund enough to remove the existing roller. It has definitely speeded up the loading process.
Alan Wimsatt
Alan Wimsatt
20:34 24 Mar 21
I replaced my BoatBuddy that I have used for many years with this one and it blows BB out of the water by how easy it works and performs. I love that you don't have to set anything. It's all automatic and a lot safer as you don't unlatch it till you're ready to back off the trailer.
Fred Lederer
Fred Lederer
02:20 21 Mar 21
This is one of the best investments you can make on your trailer Simple installation and makes it very easy to launch and load by yourself or with a driver. I use it on my 23ft Keywest. And it save me a lot of time at the ramp.
mike fletcher
mike fletcher
16:27 19 Mar 21
WORK GREAT BUY IT!!!!
David Slade
David Slade
11:46 13 Mar 21
I have a new SeaPro 208 boat and the Drotto Boat Latch fit perfectly! I had boat carpet added onto the white pads for extra protection. This is an outstanding product; it makes loading and unloading the boat much easier at coastal boat ramps. I was so impressed with this product that I bought one for my crappie boat for fresh water fishing. Great products! Very well pleased!
Nick Vento
Nick Vento
00:13 08 Mar 21
Easy to purchase. Delivered when promised.
mark tomlinson
mark tomlinson
04:38 04 Mar 21
Easy to install, loads like a dream! Love it.
david brawley
david brawley
00:17 28 Feb 21
Works awesome on my Phoenix 920 !!
Ron R
Ron R
22:06 25 Feb 21
I think it is really great as I fish a lot by myself and this makes launching and loading a breeze. My only disappointment is that after I bought mine the priced dropped 20 dollars and the offered free gifts. I guess I should have waited!! Oh well.