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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



Mike Mclemore
Mike Mclemore
00:26 15 May 22
Tommy Sullivan
Tommy Sullivan
23:29 07 May 22
So far so good just have to get use to how much power to use to latch sure does beat leaning over front to hook strap and wind
Ron Dennison
Ron Dennison
17:10 05 May 22
Best money I have spent on my trailer in a long time. It does exactly what it is supposed to do super easy. If you are used to power loading your boat like I am you will hit this the first time. Love love love
Mike Mammenga
Mike Mammenga
22:32 03 May 22
Love this easy to install easy to use convinced 3 guys at the boat dock they should get one too. Aweaome product.
Farrell Hair
Farrell Hair
23:28 24 Apr 22
Use it first this week it work great
Robert Streske
Robert Streske
21:43 24 Apr 22
Larry Mulkey
Larry Mulkey
19:56 23 Apr 22
I really like the Drotto hitch. I installed it on my Marine Master trailer with a Seaark procat 200. It has worked great so far on gently sloping ramps to steeper ramps. I would recommend this anyone.
Tonya Antle
Tonya Antle
21:35 18 Apr 22
Great experience and I absolutely love the catch & release system! It makes launching and loading a breeze.
Ed Hayse
Ed Hayse
16:27 18 Apr 22
Absolutely the best product I've bought for the boat. My 22' Bay boat loads and unloads like a dream. This has saved a senior citizen lots of sweat!!
jhharvey4
jhharvey4
14:19 09 Apr 22
Super fast shipping and a great product. Fishing most the time by myself, so launching and loading the boat in the current makes my life more stress free now!
Allen Hahn
Allen Hahn
00:51 04 Apr 22
Amazing product. I have the large latch and it works great on my 230 bullsbay center console. Makes for very easy and fast loading and unloading at the ramp. Keeps everyone happy at a busy ramp. Most definitely will keep it for any other boats I might buy.
Danny Howard
Danny Howard
17:28 01 Apr 22
The shipping was very fast and was easy to install and easy to load and unload. The only thing I wish it came with a lock 🔒 to lock it up on the trailer
Gary Mounce
Gary Mounce
23:39 28 Mar 22
At first, I didn't know how well this device would work, but I have to say,it's the best decision I've made for safety! I fish alone and at night alot and the Drotto boat latch has made it easy and safe for me to launch and later to re-trailer the boat. I constantly have onlookers asking about it and where they can get one too! I just love to be the one at the ramp who everyone else wants to be!
johnny curry
johnny curry
05:02 17 Mar 22
Just installed. Very happy with setup, will adjust and water test soon.
George Karpathios
George Karpathios
20:41 15 Mar 22
This has been a life saver for me. What a product!! Easy to install, and easy to use. In my opinion the best investment I have made for my boat and trailer. It surely will make your life easier.
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