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Drotto Boat Latch FAQ

Over the years there have been a number of Drotto Boat Latch FAQ. We decided to post the typical questions we get asked daily. Please refer to the FAQ section below in order to help quickly answer your question. Just click the plus sign to find the answer.

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Do I need the one with the added roller?

Do I have to hit the Drotto boat latch exactly straight on in order for it to latch?

No. The Drotto boat latch is approximately 8″ wide. When the bow of the boat comes into contact with the V shaped plastic it helps guide the boat and bow eye to the center.

Should I keep the arm on at all times?

We recommend removing the arm when not in use and during travel.

Does it work on fiberglass boats?

Yes. It works on fiberglass and aluminum boats alike.

Does this work on Pontoons or flat front boats?

No, The Drotto Boat Latch does not work on pontoons or flat front boats.

Does it work on Roller Trailers and Bunk Trailers?

Yes the Drotto Boat Latch works on both bunk trailers and roller trailers alike.

How does it work in the wind and waves?

Customer Review… “Wind from the side or back does not affect loading onto this any differently than it would affect loading onto a standard roller….
Matter of fact, this is way better because when you nose into it, it latches..!
And you’re no longer fighting the wind or waves to go up and hook your winch strap onto your boat eye..”

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Drotto Boat Latch Tips



Garry Potts Sr.
Garry Potts Sr.
23:18 22 Jan 21
the service was great thanks rob the latch was easy to install an works great thanks again
Humminbird Tips & Tricks
Humminbird Tips & Tricks
01:31 19 Jan 21
Installed a drotto latch with roller for a Triton bass boat and love it! Highly recommended!!! Works perfectly for solo launch and recovery. You can also release the latch on dry land and launch normally with someone backing you in. Furthermore. The latch automatically adjusts so there is no problem on flat or steep ramps. Just wish I bought one sooner.
Russell Parker
Russell Parker
21:17 18 Jan 21
Randy Ross
Randy Ross
01:06 18 Jan 21
This is the best money I've spent on my boat. This makes loading so easy, especially when you fish alone. 2 of my friends have purchased one after see how it works.
John Barksdale
John Barksdale
00:34 11 Jan 21
Great product & wish I had years earlier. Makes launching & getting off lake so much faster & easier. Excellent install instructions. Buddy has a BassCat boat, will Stratos unit work with his boat?
Nathan Heath
Nathan Heath
18:12 05 Jan 21
Steve Hess
Steve Hess
06:53 03 Jan 21
Extremely easy and quick to install. Works great with my SeaArk FX 2072.
Farrell Doc Meyer
Farrell Doc Meyer
23:05 29 Dec 20
Most unfortunately that the Drotto Boat Latch would not work on my 2021 Thunder Jet 185. The latch hook on my Boat is welded on and the Welding Design is not the typical hook. I can tell you that Darren the Owner work with me on the return and I was very pleased with his professionalism. So, so far as that is concerned he is a man of his word and that’s the reason for this review.
Jessica Eaton
Jessica Eaton
13:46 28 Dec 20
Literally the best accessory you can add to your boat makes unloading and loading a breeze i have one on each boat an older Procraft and now a 2015 Skeeter the Skeeter was a pain to load before adding the drotto do yourself a favor and get one
John Pryhoda
John Pryhoda
23:25 23 Dec 20
Installed today and it was super easy! First launch and recovery on the '08 Triton TR20 and it worked flawlessly!
Henry Perkins
Henry Perkins
19:50 14 Dec 20
Excellent product--makes launching & loading boat on trailer a simple and safe operation--very easy install on Tracker 1860 MVX -very fast shipping--will recommend to friendsbest regards-Henry P
Dave Ness
Dave Ness
18:01 14 Dec 20
John Diola
John Diola
18:39 07 Dec 20
This device makes it easy to dock my boat on the trailer and I don’t have to get out and walk through knee deep water to latch the boat to the trailer winch. I just drive the boat onto the trailer and carefully power up the trailer until I feel/hear the latch click, then I get out of the boat and drive the trailer up the ramp, stop then on dry land I attach the winch snap and winch the boat tight for the drive home. My boat is 20 ft long and 5000 pounds and I can launch and load it by myself.
Jason and Linda Sexton
Jason and Linda Sexton
17:36 02 Dec 20
I have a saying, "nothing good happens at the put-in". Face it, at best it is a neutral event. I mostly launch/trailer alone, and now can do it with ease. I've had many witness me use the Drotto verbally respond from across the launch area; some even come to look at it. I recommend the Drotto to everyone. Follow the instructions. Call them if you need to. They are very kind and very good at what they do!
Lewis Hovater
Lewis Hovater
21:46 13 Nov 20
Best thing I ever purchased. worked perfect