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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.

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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Ken Olswfski
Ken Olswfski
03:47 29 May 20
I dont know how I went this long without it,since the easy installation ,loading and unloading has never been easier,well built product,customer service was awesome the gentleman I spoke with was very patient to help me decide which unit i needed for my boat
ray bennett
ray bennett
16:35 27 May 20
Absolutely a great product and customer service. I added this for my 18' bow rider and trailer and it works great! Boat2Trailer delivered it on time (early actually) and provided great support when I had a question. Everyone should have this for their boat!
anthony lingerfelt
anthony lingerfelt
14:55 24 May 20
Took a little bit of work to get it installed the way I needed it because of the design of my Stratos trailer. But working great. I wish I had bought it a long time ago. Five stars for sure.
Mickey Mcclendon
Mickey Mcclendon
14:04 24 May 20
Fits my Tracker 190TX like a glove. One of the best investments I've made so far. Easy installation and great service from your company.
Pat Coe
Pat Coe
13:42 19 May 20
As a disabled veteran, this latch is a life saver. No more trying to hang upside down to latch the boat and the pain to try and crank the boat up tight on the trailer.
Tom Vocke
Tom Vocke
12:38 17 May 20
Tracy Parks
Tracy Parks
16:19 16 May 20
I recently purchased a Drotto 3 3/4" w/roller for my 23' Nauticstar and it got here in record time. We installed it immediately (in a driving rain storm) because I couldn't wait to see how it worked.......BOY DID IT WORK! The rain was so hard, it was difficult to see the bow of the boat, but I heard the "click" and knew I was hooked. The only one wet was me....my wife was dry in the truck! The next day we took the boat out again (in a lot nicer weather) and had several people inquire about your product when we trailered the boat at the dock and they heard the click. One guy said he thought we hit something and was amazed when we just pulled the boat out of the water without having to hook up the strap. Your product is amazing and sells itself. We have recommended it to everyone we know who owns a boat and to anyone else who asks about it. I wish we knew about this years ago......it would have kept a lot of arguments from happening at the dock! Thanks again. Tracy and Sue Parks.
Elmer Iverson
Elmer Iverson
18:03 15 May 20
This made launching and load my so easy by myself it's crazy. Got to love American ingenuity and American made product like this. If you go fishing by yourself you have to get one of these.
Lee Wege
Lee Wege
01:24 15 May 20
This Boat latch is everything it promised to be! Installation was a breeze and landing the boat in a stiff breeze and spring high water river current went very well! Couldn't be happier! Installed on a 20' Ranger 620VS.
Douglas Mollet
Douglas Mollet
20:32 14 May 20
Fit perfect, performs like it should. Love this thing.
Fishing with Thad
Fishing with Thad
19:03 14 May 20
Awesome product! It makes it so easy to load my boat now! Go get yours now!
Dean Lambert
Dean Lambert
17:30 14 May 20
Easy install, works flawlessly, no more struggles when loading, simply pull up and latch secures the boat to pull off the ramp to staging area to hook up winch and tie downs. Unloading is a breeze also. Back down, pull handle and done!! Wish I had bought years ago!!
Russ Phillips
Russ Phillips
17:17 14 May 20
Summer Krzmarzick
Summer Krzmarzick
16:58 14 May 20
Absolutely fabulous product! A must have for every fisherman!!!!
Yukon
Yukon
16:51 14 May 20
This device makes loading and unloading so easy and stress free it is worth every penny. So I dont know about everybody else but 300$ for the bass boat with roller set up is a lot of money for someone like me but i ended up pulling the trigger anyways. Well it was 300$ well spent. This thing is heavy duty and you can tell it was built to last. Along with the roller it makes launching and loading SMOOTH!! It takes all of the guess work out if whether you are up far enough to hook in. And installation, if i can do it in 5 minutes ANYBODY can. Overall great product.