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How Drotto Boat Latch Works

On this page we walk you through how Drotto boat latch works. See below as we walk you through every step of how Drotto boat latch works once installed on a boat trailer.

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Step 1 How to Load with the Drotto Boat Latch

Loading the boat can be simple. Drive the boat onto the trailer with the boat motor speed set just above idle. You will only have to have enough momentum to have your boat reach the latch. You do not need to race the motor or tear up the landing if you adjust your speed properly. Get the front of the boat to contact the Drotto boat latch. Do NOT come into the trailer and ramp at high speeds!

Step 2 Engaging the Drotto Boat Latch

Bring the boat into the latching mechanism. The latch has an over 8″ plastic guide that helps guide your nose into the center of the latch. The boy eye will slide up into the slot in the plastic pad. This is actually pretty easy to hit. Once the bow eye on the boat comes into contact with the latching mechanism it will snap shut. The latch actually clamps onto the bow eye of your boat and lock it into place.

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Step 3 Exit The Boat

Now the Drotto Boat Latch has your boat secured. Simply exit the boat. Enter the vehicle and proceed to pull the vehicle and boat forward to the dry waters edge. The Drotto automatic boat latch has been weight tested and we suggest boats weighing 10,000 lbs or less. We do not recommend driving any long distances with only the latch securing the boat. Our Number 1 reason of offering this is to offer a safer experience.

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Step 4 How Drotto Boat Latch Works

Now that your Drotto boat latch is secure and you have driven to a safe dry place to park, attach the strap and safety chains for your boat. The Drotto boat latch is designed to only take up a small portion of your bow eye space. Leaving room for your boat strap hook and your safety chain hook.

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How the Drotto Boat Latch works

The Drotto boat latch was created and designed with the everyday boating or fishing enthusiast needs in mind. The idea of the Drotto boat latch design is to be able to make loading and unloading a boat fast and easy. Sometimes a person would like to get out on the lake by themselves or go with another person that might not be capable of helping with loading or unloading as much, such as bringing a youngster. The Drotto boat latch offers the everyday fisherman one less experience to worry about. Below you will find a video demonstrating how the Drotto boat latch works during a real boat outing.

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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.