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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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Gary Cash
Gary Cash
23:25 12 Sep 19
I bought this last year and have loaded and unloaded my boat maybe 50 times since installing it. I am happy with it overall but I do have too mention to make sure you hook a safety chain to the boat before you pull up from the landing. I seriously wrecked my prop and lower unit because it didn’t lock. This unit has failed to lock on four other occasions. As long as I attached the safety chain on before I pull up the landing, I feel safe. Other than that, I am very happy with the unit. It does leave white markings on the front of the boat when you drive up to lock it.
George Kane
George Kane
13:04 24 Aug 19
I bought one after seeing it at the boat show. Of course I was skeptical at first because everyone says their instrument is the best thing since sliced bread. This time I am thrilled with this purchase it is the best. My friends are jealous and have been taking videos. I will never own another boat trailer that does not have this attached. I am amazed that manufacturers don’t offer to put it on your trailer when you order your boat. That’s not a big problem though it took less than 5 minutes to install and adjust.
Bill West
Bill West
21:40 06 Aug 19
Able to retrieve my boat and keep my feet dry. No more climbing out on the trailer tongue. These should be on every boat trailer!
Dane Rolloff
Dane Rolloff
00:12 31 Jul 19
Too easy to install, awesome product!
Tanner Zemlicka
Tanner Zemlicka
16:23 14 Jul 19
This latch is awesome and very user friendly!
Ben Nemitz
Ben Nemitz
15:43 13 May 19
I installed this on my boat trailer and it is an absolute must have. Makes loading and unloading so much easier and safer! Fishing the Green Bay this weekend and loading in rough water on the Fox River, this made load so simple! Can’t recommend highly enough!
Chris Timm
Chris Timm
13:58 25 Apr 19
Makes loading and unloading of the boat simple and easy
Shane Williams
Shane Williams
02:34 28 Dec 18
This device is a lifesaver. The install was quick and easy! Thank you from Texas!
Jonathan Smith
Jonathan Smith
15:59 23 Oct 18
I wouldn't dream of launching our loading a boat without it. I recommend it to all my friends. Best invention since the wheel!
Jay Fogarty
Jay Fogarty
20:05 16 Oct 18
This is a must for your boat trailer!!! Was planning to buy one of these since I fish a lot by myself. At my age at 62 at the time always had to climb over the bow of the boat to hook the trailer strap to the bow of the boat!!! After my stroke two years ago this is the cats meow after I got it!!!! Can't believe more people young or old haven't bought one of these???? Great product, been a life saver and it's worth the money!!!👍👍👏
Mike Missy Jorgensen
Mike Missy Jorgensen
12:44 16 Oct 18
great product easy to install and use and wonderful costumer service I would recommend this product to everyone
Bobby Cammack
Bobby Cammack
20:29 15 Oct 18
Excellent �
Daryl Sollin
Daryl Sollin
16:22 23 Aug 18
Super simple to install and use. Makes boat loading and unloading a breeze.
Andrew Maus
Andrew Maus
13:44 27 Jul 18
Got this for my Dad last Christmas and he has loved it so far. He has a 19ft Crestliner with a roller trailer and musky fishes by himself quite often. Actually broke his hand because the boat flew off the trailer launching it a couple of years ago. Laid him up for 9 weeks. Now he just hits the lever while in the boat and drives it to the dock. He's a dentist so he kind of needs those hands. Well worth the safety, the convenience is just the cherry on top
Buck Gehm
Buck Gehm
18:23 22 Jul 18
Great product. Easy to install. Easy to use. Wish I would have purchased one of these apparatuses many boats ago.
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