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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.

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.

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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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chris allard
chris allard
14:10 08 Jan 22
Criag Wade
Criag Wade
20:06 07 Jan 22
order mine 5:days ago and it showed up this morning . thanks for a professional job.
David Dixon
David Dixon
17:28 31 Dec 21
Jim Sheffer
Jim Sheffer
14:08 17 Dec 21
This rating has every opportunity to climb to a four as I get confidence in loading. The last couple of latchings have been far less dramatic then the first few fearful attempts. I find that you cannot load to the latch by being timid. The difference between power loading and loading with power is a fine line and takes throttle and boat control. The first few attempts either fell way short or were a dramatic smash and grab. It's the latter that caused me the greatest concern. (What if I miss?) In addition I find that steep launch facilities leave the stern floating over the load guides. In a case like that I have so far chosen to winch it in by hand from a less submerged position which leaves the bunks too far out of the water.The reason I would not give this product a five has more to do with my fears than anything else. The product requires a certain amount of boat mastery to accomplish latching. Shipping, customer service, and product quality and design are all fives. The risk of a missed latch and damaging my boat are the negatives in this case.Two years later...I've since replaced the boat. Having proper load guides made all the difference in guiding the boat to consistent successful hook ups. I'm changing the review to 5 stars. And adding the comment to let users know that without effective load guides it can be a challenge to get the bow eye hooked. But for now/ I love it!
Terry Lejcher
Terry Lejcher
21:42 15 Dec 21
I ordered a Drotto from Boat2Trailer on Sunday and it was delivered Tuesday. Exceptional service, easy to use web site and a very reliable company in y experience. Highly recommended. Terry L.
Bill Harper
Bill Harper
16:04 15 Dec 21
No longer have to get wet during cold weather Musky fishing.Works great, bought locking device----just in case.
Hairston BQProd
Hairston BQProd
23:19 06 Dec 21
LEB KEMP
LEB KEMP
14:48 27 Nov 21
Great product works great and easy to install !😎
george andres
george andres
02:16 19 Nov 21
The Drotto latch works perfectly! Pull the rope and slide iff the trailer. Drive up and into the latch and I’m done. Makes launching & loading a breeze.
William Wysinger
William Wysinger
16:21 18 Nov 21
Roger Holtz
Roger Holtz
00:44 11 Nov 21
.Installation was easy. Product works great!!!!!!
Henry Wilson
Henry Wilson
17:55 29 Oct 21
Outstanding Service
Steve Sinclair
Steve Sinclair
19:27 25 Oct 21
Frank Dohman
Frank Dohman
13:28 06 Oct 21
Great product! Well made, FAST shipping
Jason Bragg
Jason Bragg
12:35 26 Sep 21
This Drotto catch and release latch is great. I ordered it and it said 10-14 days to ship. Good deal. The next day, I received an email from Boat2Trailer that my order had been shipped. I received the package the day after. Item was as described and very easy to install. Works flawlessly and I am very happy with this product. I installed it on a 2018 Bass Tracker 190. This thing really cuts down time on the ramp loading up. I’d recommend this product to anyone who has a boat/trailer that is compatible with this. Two thumbs up.
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