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Boat Loading Videos

Here are a couple of our boat loading videos and our customers boat loading videos. These are example boat loading videos of how well the Drotto works with a V hull front boat. The 2 particular boat trailer setups in these boat launch videos are an Alumacraft boat with a Shoreland’r trailer and a Ranger boat with a Ranger Trail trailer. The boat latch works on many many types of V hull front boat and trailer setups. The boat latch is NOT LIMITED to the the models shown here.

Single Person or 2 Person Boat Loading

In these boat loading videos you will see the person has already docked the boat, driven the vehicle down to the ramp, entered boat again and now is proceeding to load the boat. In the boat load video he is coming in just above idle speed (not power loading by definition) and guiding the boat up into the boat trailer. The automatic boat latch has an over sized span in order to give him a larger area to make contact with. Once he has made contact with the boat latch it will help guide his bow eye into the center clamping mechanism. Once he hears the click, he know its got it. Now the boat is secured to the boat, he is ready to exit the boat and pull to a safe pre-launch area or if 2 people have the driver pull forward.

Extreme Wind and Current Conditions

After a number of customer requests for an extreme boat loading video. We decided to take the latch out in 40 degree weather, 30 mph winds and flood gates wide open current. We loaded 4 times without a problem and on the 5th he finally missed in order to give customers a “what if I miss” scenario. You will notice it basically loads the same way in calm weather or extreme.

Description of the Head to Head Comparison

In this boat loading video you will see the person on the left is using a standard bunk trailer setup. The same person on the right has the boat latch installed on the trailer. In this boat loading video they are both coming in just above idle speed (not power loading by definition) and guiding the boat up into the boat trailer. The boat on the right has the boat latch which automatically grabs the boat and locks it snug against the trailer. The person on the left has to keep the motor running in order to keep the boat snug against the front roller. He then has to crawl over the hull of the boat and hookup the straps and chains to keep it tight. The person on the right has already left the ramp to hookup the chains and strap in the dry safe area. We then show the exact same boat loading video with a roller trailer while the person on the left with the bunk trailer is still loading. Pretty obvious how much time a person can save at the boat landing by using the boat latch.

Boat Loading Videos Recap

Boat2Trailer Compatibility
Become a Boat2Trailer Dealer


Drotto Boat Latch Tips



Tommy Maslak
Tommy Maslak
02:02 01 Aug 21
This product is awesome, The key is to put the trailer in the water at the same water level each time, this will ensure you can drive the boat onto the trailer and it will lock in. This works very well when bunks are adjusted low and direct the boat hull straight onto the trailer. The winch strap is hooked on after boat clicks into place., as an added fastener.
jreshetar
jreshetar
13:46 31 Jul 21
For loading and launching this device is the best thing ever! I installed mine in the garage. I simply removed the old bow stop and adjusted the new drotto to the right height for a perfect fit. The first time I used it on my 17’ Glastron the two guys with me just dropped their jaws when it locked on for loading. Highly recommend!
Mike Fix
Mike Fix
01:39 30 Jul 21
Product is well made and makes loading so much easier. I feel a tether for the pin and set screw should be included like I added to mine.
Scott McFalls
Scott McFalls
10:36 27 Jul 21
Very easy to install and so easy to unhook to launch and very easy to hook up! I absolutely would recommend this product and it is made solid right here in the USA!!!! I should have done this a long time ago!
dale bass
dale bass
17:54 26 Jul 21
great product. its a must have. makes putting in the water and taking out so much easier. worked perfect on my ranger rt188.
Todd Walters
Todd Walters
16:49 26 Jul 21
I installed mine @ the house & did the final adjustments @ the boat ramp & found that I cant see the B2T latch during the final latching time. I'd bump the throttle & miss the latch. To cure this problem I removed the rubber cap on the ratchet support post & using a PVC pole & Cap (painted to match the boat) It stand above the bow for easy boat retrieval.
J Weyandt
J Weyandt
15:00 19 Jul 21
Drotto latch arrived quickly and is a perfect fit. Hardest part was getting the old bolts loose. Total install was about 20 minutes.
Kelly Longtin
Kelly Longtin
20:57 16 Jul 21
Had a great experience with Boat2Trailer with my order and shipment. Got the product assembled as they instructed and this product works great. Would recommend it to anyone wanting to make loading your boat easier and safer.
John R
John R
23:34 26 Jun 21
So far very happy. Have launched and loaded several times and it has worked perfectly. The first time I didn't drive on far enough to get locked in but since then no problem. Several people have mentioned having to reposition the winch mast so the boat was in the right place on the trailer. I just loosened the mast right in my garage, installed the unit, and slid the mast back till the boat was locked in and tightened everything back down. Worked fine. No need to launch the boat to install.We just purchased a much larger boat and were worried that it would be difficult for my wife and I to launch and load by ourselves. We have both remarked that with the new automatic unit it is the easiest boat to launch and load we have ever owned. No more getting in the Lake to hook up before driving out of the water.
Josh Weise
Josh Weise
13:41 20 Jun 21
Installation was a breeze, it was a legit 10minute process at the boat launch. I've only used it twice so far since the install, awesome! I've really never had a problem without it but man is it sweet with it. Works as advertised so far. Now I just hope it lasts!
Richard Gray
Richard Gray
03:19 18 Jun 21
The Boat2Trailer latch works very well and was easy to install. I've used it fourteen times and each hook-up went well. Highly recommend this product to others.
Robert bebb
Robert bebb
23:24 17 Jun 21
Easy to install, works very well on my 25 ft. Pursuit 2460.
Steve Florer
Steve Florer
19:37 17 Jun 21
Worked as promised. I would recommend it to anyone.
Scott Russell
Scott Russell
22:10 15 Jun 21
I was not happy about having to put the boat in the water to install the boat2trailer. But it took less than 30 min. I had to adjust it twice. Now it works like a dream. I boat by myself most of the time and this was perfect for me.
Nick Koehler
Nick Koehler
04:44 14 Jun 21
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