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Drotto Bunk Trailer Install

Video of the Drotto Bunk Trailer Install .

In this Drotto Bunk Trailer Install video we demonstrate how to install the Drotto boat latch on a bunk trailer. The Drotto boat latch is designed to replace the bow roller of your bunk trailer or roller trailer. There are many models and styles and variations of bow roller setups. Our Drotto boat latch is designed to replace your bow roller according to size. The 3″ model replaces your 3″ bow roller and the 3 3/4″ model is designed to replace a bow roller between 3 3/4″ and 4″ ( just add spacers or washers for larger rollers). The Drotto Bunk Trailer Install is simple in most cases. See below for further details on the Drotto Bunk Trailer Install process.

Step 1 

Locate the bow roller on your trailer. Here are only a few examples of bow roller setups below.

There are a number of different trailers. BUNK trailers and ROLLER trailers. The Drotto boat latch works on both styles of trailers. There are also a number of different bow rollers. The Drotto boat latch is designed to fit on the 3″, 3 3/4″ – 4″. refer to the “Drotto Boat Latch Sizes page” to learn how to measure your bow roller.

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Drotto boat latch bumper replacement
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Step 2

Release the boat into the water. It is hard to move a boat on a bunk trailer, therefore we suggest simply launching the boat into the water.

Bunk trailer installation Drotto

Step 3 

Remove the single bolt holding the front roller on the trailer and remove the roller. Once roller is removed, replace it with the latch. Tighten the bolt snug, but not fully tight yet. Keep slightly loose so the latch can move just a little.

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Step 4 

Drive the boat very slowly back up onto the trailer or crank the boat back onto the trailer with your winch. You will then hear the click. Once you hear the click you know the latch has secured and locked the boat to the trailer.

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Step 5 

Simply snug up the bolt that secures the latch. You DO NOT want it extremely tight, It should be able to pivot slightly with the boat.

tighten drotto latch

Double Roller Bow Stop Install

drotto compatability

Here is a good visual if you have a double roller bow stop. In this version, simply remove the top roller, install the latch in place of the top roller and adjust the winch arm to line up the bow eye with the latching system. Another option is to remove the double bow stop completely and install the latch directly to the winch post.

Drotto Bunk Trailer Install Overview

It’s that easy to install the Drotto boat latch. This entire install process can be done in just a few minutes. If you have any questions concerning a Drotto Bunk Trailer Install of the boat2trailer product please feel free to email info@boat2trailer.com or refer to our other installation videos.
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Mike Mclemore
Mike Mclemore
00:26 15 May 22
Tommy Sullivan
Tommy Sullivan
23:29 07 May 22
So far so good just have to get use to how much power to use to latch sure does beat leaning over front to hook strap and wind
Ron Dennison
Ron Dennison
17:10 05 May 22
Best money I have spent on my trailer in a long time. It does exactly what it is supposed to do super easy. If you are used to power loading your boat like I am you will hit this the first time. Love love love
Mike Mammenga
Mike Mammenga
22:32 03 May 22
Love this easy to install easy to use convinced 3 guys at the boat dock they should get one too. Aweaome product.
Farrell Hair
Farrell Hair
23:28 24 Apr 22
Use it first this week it work great
Robert Streske
Robert Streske
21:43 24 Apr 22
Larry Mulkey
Larry Mulkey
19:56 23 Apr 22
I really like the Drotto hitch. I installed it on my Marine Master trailer with a Seaark procat 200. It has worked great so far on gently sloping ramps to steeper ramps. I would recommend this anyone.
Tonya Antle
Tonya Antle
21:35 18 Apr 22
Great experience and I absolutely love the catch & release system! It makes launching and loading a breeze.
Ed Hayse
Ed Hayse
16:27 18 Apr 22
Absolutely the best product I've bought for the boat. My 22' Bay boat loads and unloads like a dream. This has saved a senior citizen lots of sweat!!
jhharvey4
jhharvey4
14:19 09 Apr 22
Super fast shipping and a great product. Fishing most the time by myself, so launching and loading the boat in the current makes my life more stress free now!
Allen Hahn
Allen Hahn
00:51 04 Apr 22
Amazing product. I have the large latch and it works great on my 230 bullsbay center console. Makes for very easy and fast loading and unloading at the ramp. Keeps everyone happy at a busy ramp. Most definitely will keep it for any other boats I might buy.
Danny Howard
Danny Howard
17:28 01 Apr 22
The shipping was very fast and was easy to install and easy to load and unload. The only thing I wish it came with a lock 🔒 to lock it up on the trailer
Gary Mounce
Gary Mounce
23:39 28 Mar 22
At first, I didn't know how well this device would work, but I have to say,it's the best decision I've made for safety! I fish alone and at night alot and the Drotto boat latch has made it easy and safe for me to launch and later to re-trailer the boat. I constantly have onlookers asking about it and where they can get one too! I just love to be the one at the ramp who everyone else wants to be!
johnny curry
johnny curry
05:02 17 Mar 22
Just installed. Very happy with setup, will adjust and water test soon.
George Karpathios
George Karpathios
20:41 15 Mar 22
This has been a life saver for me. What a product!! Easy to install, and easy to use. In my opinion the best investment I have made for my boat and trailer. It surely will make your life easier.
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