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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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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.

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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.

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Double Roller Bow Stop Install

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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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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
Don
Don
17:59 01 Jul 22
I have to admit I was skeptical at first but I love it! it works just as stated and is a snap to install.
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