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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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Chad Taylor
Chad Taylor
22:00 15 Aug 22
So far so good I should of invested in one of these years ago thanks for such a great product!!!!!!
George Thuecks
George Thuecks
20:13 11 Aug 22
I'm 75 works great by myself unloading and loading up would tell anyone to buy one
Pete Wilson
Pete Wilson
13:37 08 Aug 22
This is a life changer! So happy we found this product. Makes launching and loading safe and simple for a single user, and quick and painless at a crowded ramp. My wife's family is from Summit, South Dakota, and we are happy to support a South Dakota business. Our 2021 Tracker Targa V-19 works perfectly with this device.
Tony Lou
Tony Lou
14:45 04 Aug 22
Works great, saves a lot of time and makes it safer to stow the boat. Speed and safety are very important to me, especially when fishing alone. Installation is a snap. This item should be on every boat.
Dean Ummel
Dean Ummel
14:10 03 Aug 22
Robert Souza
Robert Souza
22:31 31 Jul 22
Easy to install . I launch boat by myself most of time easy to use . Also loading is excellent no help needed drive on locks in place every time.
Shelby Mosley
Shelby Mosley
21:55 31 Jul 22
Works as it should. Easy to install. Has made it a lot safer to launch boat.
Vannarith Oung
Vannarith Oung
15:01 31 Jul 22
Works flawlessly on a 20ft center console. Perfect for solo trips.
dennis diehl
dennis diehl
18:49 27 Jul 22
Best thing I’ve ever done Plus it was easy to install if you don’t have one I recommend you get one
Spencer Bartholomew
Spencer Bartholomew
23:16 26 Jul 22
Great Product and Service!
robert knipe
robert knipe
15:05 21 Jul 22
Works greatEasy to set up
Thiyaga Rajan
Thiyaga Rajan
23:41 19 Jul 22
I was initially a bit apprehensive about the bow fitting correctly. However, each boat with its own bow shape, I had to do some tweaking on the winch height and distance from bow ring. It took one or two trips to the water to know the adjustments. After that it worked like a charm. I also noticed that the depth of trailer in the water needs to be two inches less than earlier and I had force the boat up with motor, for the system to lock. Overall I am pretty happy with the product, after using for six trips to the water. Definitely improved my safety while loading.
Robert Lane
Robert Lane
11:07 12 Jul 22
This product is unbelievable. Easy to use saves an argument with you and your wife and your feet don't get wet.
DC CD
DC CD
23:27 11 Jul 22
My new Drotto worked OK but not as good as I thought it would. After digging into it I found the problem was my trailer, not the Drotto. After adding a trolling motor, 3 batteries, Humminbird, anchor, etc., the bow would dive a little after clearing the front trailer rollers. I moved the rollers forward to support the added weight and WOW what a difference! I'm 64 and unloading and loading is effortless with the Drotto. Fantastic product!!!
Dennis Leese
Dennis Leese
18:16 05 Jul 22
Product worked great easy to install good fit on my ezloader trailer for my seahawk boat by northriver
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