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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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Janusz Zbrzezniak
Janusz Zbrzezniak
18:52 05 Apr 21
Delivery was timely, but I did not install the device on my trailer yet as my mobility is limited recovering from knee surgery. I will revise my post in few weeks.
Burt King
Burt King
17:01 04 Apr 21
Boat2Trailer was good to deal with and their product arrived in a timely fashion. The unit has yet to be mounted because I'm waiting for other modifications to the completed on the new Princecraft Ventura 224.
Mike Hobson
Mike Hobson
23:12 03 Apr 21
Elden Harbaugh
Elden Harbaugh
19:11 29 Mar 21
Lawrence Thomas
Lawrence Thomas
14:17 29 Mar 21
Best trailer part I've ever bought. Hands down.
Daniel McCurry
Daniel McCurry
15:06 26 Mar 21
I fish a lot by myself and this piece of equipment is a must. Upon loading my boat onto the trailer it's pull up until it clicks. No more running up to hook the wench on before the boat slips back. Even easier when there's 2 people. Back down trailer, pull boat on, "click", pull up ramp and get out of the way. Finish hookup clear of the ramp. Must have!
george anderson
george anderson
20:46 25 Mar 21
Once I figured out that I needed to back the trailer in a little further during the loading process the Drotto has worked as advertised. I was able to install it at home using a small jack to raise my Lund enough to remove the existing roller. It has definitely speeded up the loading process.
Alan Wimsatt
Alan Wimsatt
20:34 24 Mar 21
I replaced my BoatBuddy that I have used for many years with this one and it blows BB out of the water by how easy it works and performs. I love that you don't have to set anything. It's all automatic and a lot safer as you don't unlatch it till you're ready to back off the trailer.
Fred Lederer
Fred Lederer
02:20 21 Mar 21
This is one of the best investments you can make on your trailer Simple installation and makes it very easy to launch and load by yourself or with a driver. I use it on my 23ft Keywest. And it save me a lot of time at the ramp.
mike fletcher
mike fletcher
16:27 19 Mar 21
WORK GREAT BUY IT!!!!
David Slade
David Slade
11:46 13 Mar 21
I have a new SeaPro 208 boat and the Drotto Boat Latch fit perfectly! I had boat carpet added onto the white pads for extra protection. This is an outstanding product; it makes loading and unloading the boat much easier at coastal boat ramps. I was so impressed with this product that I bought one for my crappie boat for fresh water fishing. Great products! Very well pleased!
Nick Vento
Nick Vento
00:13 08 Mar 21
Easy to purchase. Delivered when promised.
mark tomlinson
mark tomlinson
04:38 04 Mar 21
Easy to install, loads like a dream! Love it.
david brawley
david brawley
00:17 28 Feb 21
Works awesome on my Phoenix 920 !!
Ron R
Ron R
22:06 25 Feb 21
I think it is really great as I fish a lot by myself and this makes launching and loading a breeze. My only disappointment is that after I bought mine the priced dropped 20 dollars and the offered free gifts. I guess I should have waited!! Oh well.