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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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Helen Mathias
Helen Mathias
20:40 23 Sep 20
Easy to install and works perfect. So much easier!! My husband loves it!!
Karl Guenther
Karl Guenther
00:49 21 Sep 20
Easy installation, works awesome.
K R
K R
17:10 19 Sep 20
Great product and such a lifesaver to have. Makes it easier & quicker to get your boat out of the water so you can secure your boat on dry land. So glad we purchased this!!
Darron Bunch
Darron Bunch
00:13 11 Sep 20
Love this product. Works great and made it so much easier for a one man operation. Recommended to any one. My boat is a Skeeter with a mod V. and a bit flat at the nose but still latches up great.
Darrel Vogel
Darrel Vogel
20:21 30 Aug 20
I recently installed this 3 3/4 zinc model on my boat. I simply removed the front roller and bolted it on. The only adjustment I had to make was to move the winch bracket a couple of inches foreword to restore the boat’s position on the trailer. It works great.
Ron Eli
Ron Eli
18:26 28 Aug 20
keith yates
keith yates
13:28 12 Aug 20
Absolutely love this product. Super easy installation. My only concern is it would be easy for someone to steal off the trailer while your fishing. Awesome product anyone will love it.
Ben Haag
Ben Haag
16:00 09 Aug 20
Simple, makes loading and unloading faster. These should be factory on trailers.
Mark Helming
Mark Helming
00:27 08 Aug 20
So far so good
Ken Olswfski
Ken Olswfski
17:29 04 Aug 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
Richard Mickelson
Richard Mickelson
02:29 30 Jul 20
Al Lindner
Al Lindner
20:17 28 Jul 20
Brian Craft
Brian Craft
11:54 28 Jul 20
Daniel Lyons
Daniel Lyons
22:15 27 Jul 20
This is the BEST addition to my Ranger Trailer bar none! Given I am turning 76 this year, I don't have the energy I use to have and launching and loading my boat had gotten to be somewhat of a chore. I have a 20ft Ranger loaded to the "gills" which means it is a handful at the ramp. The Boat2Trailer Boat Latch has really been a time savor, as well as, spared me from expending a great deal of energy (best part of the equation). It only took me 45 minutes to Install the item. The video on YouTube was a big help.....
Steven Stacy
Steven Stacy
03:56 29 Jun 20
Works like a dream. As others have mentioned it pulled my Competitor 165 forward a couple of inches but I loosened the winch stand and slid it forward to compensate.