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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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George Thuecks
George Thuecks
20:13 11 Aug 22
I'm 75 works great by myself unloading and loading up would tell anyone to buy one
Pete Wilson
Pete Wilson
13:37 08 Aug 22
This is a life changer! So happy we found this product. Makes launching and loading safe and simple for a single user, and quick and painless at a crowded ramp. My wife's family is from Summit, South Dakota, and we are happy to support a South Dakota business. Our 2021 Tracker Targa V-19 works perfectly with this device.
Tony Lou
Tony Lou
14:45 04 Aug 22
Works great, saves a lot of time and makes it safer to stow the boat. Speed and safety are very important to me, especially when fishing alone. Installation is a snap. This item should be on every boat.
Dean Ummel
Dean Ummel
14:10 03 Aug 22
Robert Souza
Robert Souza
22:31 31 Jul 22
Easy to install . I launch boat by myself most of time easy to use . Also loading is excellent no help needed drive on locks in place every time.
Shelby Mosley
Shelby Mosley
21:55 31 Jul 22
Works as it should. Easy to install. Has made it a lot safer to launch boat.
Vannarith Oung
Vannarith Oung
15:01 31 Jul 22
Works flawlessly on a 20ft center console. Perfect for solo trips.
dennis diehl
dennis diehl
18:49 27 Jul 22
Best thing I’ve ever done Plus it was easy to install if you don’t have one I recommend you get one
Spencer Bartholomew
Spencer Bartholomew
23:16 26 Jul 22
Great Product and Service!
robert knipe
robert knipe
15:05 21 Jul 22
Works greatEasy to set up
Thiyaga Rajan
Thiyaga Rajan
23:41 19 Jul 22
I was initially a bit apprehensive about the bow fitting correctly. However, each boat with its own bow shape, I had to do some tweaking on the winch height and distance from bow ring. It took one or two trips to the water to know the adjustments. After that it worked like a charm. I also noticed that the depth of trailer in the water needs to be two inches less than earlier and I had force the boat up with motor, for the system to lock. Overall I am pretty happy with the product, after using for six trips to the water. Definitely improved my safety while loading.
Robert Lane
Robert Lane
11:07 12 Jul 22
This product is unbelievable. Easy to use saves an argument with you and your wife and your feet don't get wet.
DC CD
DC CD
23:27 11 Jul 22
My new Drotto worked OK but not as good as I thought it would. After digging into it I found the problem was my trailer, not the Drotto. After adding a trolling motor, 3 batteries, Humminbird, anchor, etc., the bow would dive a little after clearing the front trailer rollers. I moved the rollers forward to support the added weight and WOW what a difference! I'm 64 and unloading and loading is effortless with the Drotto. Fantastic product!!!
Dennis Leese
Dennis Leese
18:16 05 Jul 22
Product worked great easy to install good fit on my ezloader trailer for my seahawk boat by northriver
Don
Don
17:59 01 Jul 22
I have to admit I was skeptical at first but I love it! it works just as stated and is a snap to install.
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