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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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Helen Mathias
Helen Mathias
20:40 23 Sep 20
Easy to install and works perfect. So much easier!! My husband loves it!!
Karl Guenther
Karl Guenther
00:49 21 Sep 20
Easy installation, works awesome.
K R
K R
17:10 19 Sep 20
Great product and such a lifesaver to have. Makes it easier & quicker to get your boat out of the water so you can secure your boat on dry land. So glad we purchased this!!
Darron Bunch
Darron Bunch
00:13 11 Sep 20
Love this product. Works great and made it so much easier for a one man operation. Recommended to any one. My boat is a Skeeter with a mod V. and a bit flat at the nose but still latches up great.
Darrel Vogel
Darrel Vogel
20:21 30 Aug 20
I recently installed this 3 3/4 zinc model on my boat. I simply removed the front roller and bolted it on. The only adjustment I had to make was to move the winch bracket a couple of inches foreword to restore the boat’s position on the trailer. It works great.
Ron Eli
Ron Eli
18:26 28 Aug 20
keith yates
keith yates
13:28 12 Aug 20
Absolutely love this product. Super easy installation. My only concern is it would be easy for someone to steal off the trailer while your fishing. Awesome product anyone will love it.
Ben Haag
Ben Haag
16:00 09 Aug 20
Simple, makes loading and unloading faster. These should be factory on trailers.
Mark Helming
Mark Helming
00:27 08 Aug 20
So far so good
Ken Olswfski
Ken Olswfski
17:29 04 Aug 20
I dont know how I went this long without it,since the easy installation ,loading and unloading has never been easier,well built product,customer service was awesome the gentleman I spoke with was very patient to help me decide which unit i needed for my boat
Richard Mickelson
Richard Mickelson
02:29 30 Jul 20
Al Lindner
Al Lindner
20:17 28 Jul 20
Brian Craft
Brian Craft
11:54 28 Jul 20
Daniel Lyons
Daniel Lyons
22:15 27 Jul 20
This is the BEST addition to my Ranger Trailer bar none! Given I am turning 76 this year, I don't have the energy I use to have and launching and loading my boat had gotten to be somewhat of a chore. I have a 20ft Ranger loaded to the "gills" which means it is a handful at the ramp. The Boat2Trailer Boat Latch has really been a time savor, as well as, spared me from expending a great deal of energy (best part of the equation). It only took me 45 minutes to Install the item. The video on YouTube was a big help.....
Steven Stacy
Steven Stacy
03:56 29 Jun 20
Works like a dream. As others have mentioned it pulled my Competitor 165 forward a couple of inches but I loosened the winch stand and slid it forward to compensate.