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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

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chris allard
chris allard
14:10 08 Jan 22
Criag Wade
Criag Wade
20:06 07 Jan 22
order mine 5:days ago and it showed up this morning . thanks for a professional job.
David Dixon
David Dixon
17:28 31 Dec 21
Jim Sheffer
Jim Sheffer
14:08 17 Dec 21
This rating has every opportunity to climb to a four as I get confidence in loading. The last couple of latchings have been far less dramatic then the first few fearful attempts. I find that you cannot load to the latch by being timid. The difference between power loading and loading with power is a fine line and takes throttle and boat control. The first few attempts either fell way short or were a dramatic smash and grab. It's the latter that caused me the greatest concern. (What if I miss?) In addition I find that steep launch facilities leave the stern floating over the load guides. In a case like that I have so far chosen to winch it in by hand from a less submerged position which leaves the bunks too far out of the water.The reason I would not give this product a five has more to do with my fears than anything else. The product requires a certain amount of boat mastery to accomplish latching. Shipping, customer service, and product quality and design are all fives. The risk of a missed latch and damaging my boat are the negatives in this case.Two years later...I've since replaced the boat. Having proper load guides made all the difference in guiding the boat to consistent successful hook ups. I'm changing the review to 5 stars. And adding the comment to let users know that without effective load guides it can be a challenge to get the bow eye hooked. But for now/ I love it!
Terry Lejcher
Terry Lejcher
21:42 15 Dec 21
I ordered a Drotto from Boat2Trailer on Sunday and it was delivered Tuesday. Exceptional service, easy to use web site and a very reliable company in y experience. Highly recommended. Terry L.
Bill Harper
Bill Harper
16:04 15 Dec 21
No longer have to get wet during cold weather Musky fishing.Works great, bought locking device----just in case.
Hairston BQProd
Hairston BQProd
23:19 06 Dec 21
LEB KEMP
LEB KEMP
14:48 27 Nov 21
Great product works great and easy to install !😎
george andres
george andres
02:16 19 Nov 21
The Drotto latch works perfectly! Pull the rope and slide iff the trailer. Drive up and into the latch and I’m done. Makes launching & loading a breeze.
William Wysinger
William Wysinger
16:21 18 Nov 21
Roger Holtz
Roger Holtz
00:44 11 Nov 21
.Installation was easy. Product works great!!!!!!
Henry Wilson
Henry Wilson
17:55 29 Oct 21
Outstanding Service
Steve Sinclair
Steve Sinclair
19:27 25 Oct 21
Frank Dohman
Frank Dohman
13:28 06 Oct 21
Great product! Well made, FAST shipping
Jason Bragg
Jason Bragg
12:35 26 Sep 21
This Drotto catch and release latch is great. I ordered it and it said 10-14 days to ship. Good deal. The next day, I received an email from Boat2Trailer that my order had been shipped. I received the package the day after. Item was as described and very easy to install. Works flawlessly and I am very happy with this product. I installed it on a 2018 Bass Tracker 190. This thing really cuts down time on the ramp loading up. I’d recommend this product to anyone who has a boat/trailer that is compatible with this. Two thumbs up.
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