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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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Lewis Hovater
Lewis Hovater
21:46 13 Nov 20
Best thing I ever purchased. worked perfect
Perry Yates
Perry Yates
13:31 12 Nov 20
This product is excellent. Makes my life so much easier loading my Excel 2172 Catfish Pro. It is a very long nosed boat and always wanted to roll back off the roller regardless of trailer depth. Not anymore. The owner is very responsive and shipping was very fast. I highly recommend!
Donald D Goering
Donald D Goering
13:21 09 Nov 20
free shipping fast delivery cheapest price in town.
tony geissler
tony geissler
02:26 09 Nov 20
Bought it the day after my boat was delivered and installed it this past Friday. Super easy install, and even easier to load my boat. I can already imagine how much more difficult water life would be without it.
Steve Neeser
Steve Neeser
01:35 09 Nov 20
I recently added a 4 inch latch with the roller on my Eagle trailer for my Lund 1775 Pro V and teamed it with a 4pack of Bullseye guides . What a great combination. The latch is Awesome no more wet feet hooking the strap. Sorry I didn`t know about it sooner.
Gaylan Dull
Gaylan Dull
01:24 09 Nov 20
Great product it works well on my boat and trailer
William Chiro
William Chiro
17:18 07 Nov 20
My boys bought me one for my birthday, I have a 19’ Lund pro v .... I installed the unit on Wednesday took about 1/2 hour simple install with basic tools 3/4” socket and 3/4” wrench . Fished this morning.... super easy to launch and OMG ... slick putting the boat back on the trailer .... Great System worth every penny ....
Ducky Dave
Ducky Dave
18:13 06 Nov 20
So far everything about this latch has exceeded my expectations. I bought the 3 in. one with the rollers. It was very easy to install on my Tracker pro-bass trailer. I have had the opportunity to use it a dozen or so times and so far I am very pleased.People watch me run my boat up on the trailer and when they hear the Boat2Trailer automatically latch, they are impressed. I have had many conversation about the Boat2Trailer Drotto Boat Latch at the boat ramps.
Kirk Hawkins
Kirk Hawkins
23:31 04 Nov 20
I drove through Branched Oak parking lot today. (Near Lincoln, Nebraska.). There were 9 trailers and 6 of them had a Drotto! Love the product. No more trailer dancing for me!
Stormie Remus
Stormie Remus
22:35 30 Oct 20
Fast shipping. Excellent customer service. Have questions, email them and you will get a response very quickly. Will recommend them.
Warren Benko
Warren Benko
01:46 29 Oct 20
BOUGHT AS CHRISTMAS PRESENT FOR A SON . HAVEN'T USED IT YET
Georgia Bubba
Georgia Bubba
12:29 25 Oct 20
I wish I had purchased this unit a long time ago. I’m 73 and just had surgery on my back so it’s a little hard to get my boat on the trailer after installation of the Drotto I load the boat in a couple of minutes and out of the water with no problem. Thank you Drotto for a great product.
brad johnson
brad johnson
15:00 23 Oct 20
Had to modify the trailer as my Mastercraft trailer had a welded mounting post.Drotto fit great but to high after install. Had to cut mounts shorter on trailer and redrill mounting holes. Seems to work great so far.
Brian Phillips
Brian Phillips
12:52 22 Oct 20
Great product have shown all my friends
Jamie Murchison
Jamie Murchison
13:36 16 Oct 20
I fish mostly with my young Son, so the Drotto has helped me load and unload so much quicker and easier than wading in the water with a rope. I'm very happy with the product, and would recommend it for anyone who loads and unloads by yourself.