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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 Boat Loading

In this boat loading video 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.

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.

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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.
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