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Drotto Roller Trailer Install

Video of the boat latch roller trailer install.

In this Drotto Roller Trailer Install video we demonstrate how to install the boat latch on a roller trailer. The boat latch is designed to replace the bow roller of your roller trailer or bunk trailer. There are many different models and styles of bow roller setups. The 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 Roller Trailer Install is very simple in most cases. See below for further details on the Drotto Roller Trailer Install process.

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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 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 “What size do I need page” to learn how to measure your bow roller.

trailer bow roller
Drotto boat latch bumper replacement
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Step 2

Remove your existing bow roller from your trailer. (Typically one bolt)
remove roller from trailer

Step 3

Your bow roller is now removed from your trailer.
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Step 4

Install the Drotto boat latch onto the bracket which previously held your bow roller.
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Step 5

Slide the bolt back into the bracket and through the Drotto boat latch.
add bolt

Step 6

Attach your strap and chain then crank the strap tight until the Drotto locks into place.
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Step 7

Secure and tighten bolt with a wrench.
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Garry Potts Sr.
Garry Potts Sr.
23:18 22 Jan 21
the service was great thanks rob the latch was easy to install an works great thanks again
Humminbird Tips & Tricks
Humminbird Tips & Tricks
01:31 19 Jan 21
Installed a drotto latch with roller for a Triton bass boat and love it! Highly recommended!!! Works perfectly for solo launch and recovery. You can also release the latch on dry land and launch normally with someone backing you in. Furthermore. The latch automatically adjusts so there is no problem on flat or steep ramps. Just wish I bought one sooner.
Russell Parker
Russell Parker
21:17 18 Jan 21
Randy Ross
Randy Ross
01:06 18 Jan 21
This is the best money I've spent on my boat. This makes loading so easy, especially when you fish alone. 2 of my friends have purchased one after see how it works.
John Barksdale
John Barksdale
00:34 11 Jan 21
Great product & wish I had years earlier. Makes launching & getting off lake so much faster & easier. Excellent install instructions. Buddy has a BassCat boat, will Stratos unit work with his boat?
Nathan Heath
Nathan Heath
18:12 05 Jan 21
Steve Hess
Steve Hess
06:53 03 Jan 21
Extremely easy and quick to install. Works great with my SeaArk FX 2072.
Farrell Doc Meyer
Farrell Doc Meyer
23:05 29 Dec 20
Most unfortunately that the Drotto Boat Latch would not work on my 2021 Thunder Jet 185. The latch hook on my Boat is welded on and the Welding Design is not the typical hook. I can tell you that Darren the Owner work with me on the return and I was very pleased with his professionalism. So, so far as that is concerned he is a man of his word and that’s the reason for this review.
Jessica Eaton
Jessica Eaton
13:46 28 Dec 20
Literally the best accessory you can add to your boat makes unloading and loading a breeze i have one on each boat an older Procraft and now a 2015 Skeeter the Skeeter was a pain to load before adding the drotto do yourself a favor and get one
John Pryhoda
John Pryhoda
23:25 23 Dec 20
Installed today and it was super easy! First launch and recovery on the '08 Triton TR20 and it worked flawlessly!
Henry Perkins
Henry Perkins
19:50 14 Dec 20
Excellent product--makes launching & loading boat on trailer a simple and safe operation--very easy install on Tracker 1860 MVX -very fast shipping--will recommend to friendsbest regards-Henry P
Dave Ness
Dave Ness
18:01 14 Dec 20
John Diola
John Diola
18:39 07 Dec 20
This device makes it easy to dock my boat on the trailer and I don’t have to get out and walk through knee deep water to latch the boat to the trailer winch. I just drive the boat onto the trailer and carefully power up the trailer until I feel/hear the latch click, then I get out of the boat and drive the trailer up the ramp, stop then on dry land I attach the winch snap and winch the boat tight for the drive home. My boat is 20 ft long and 5000 pounds and I can launch and load it by myself.
Jason and Linda Sexton
Jason and Linda Sexton
17:36 02 Dec 20
I have a saying, "nothing good happens at the put-in". Face it, at best it is a neutral event. I mostly launch/trailer alone, and now can do it with ease. I've had many witness me use the Drotto verbally respond from across the launch area; some even come to look at it. I recommend the Drotto to everyone. Follow the instructions. Call them if you need to. They are very kind and very good at what they do!
Lewis Hovater
Lewis Hovater
21:46 13 Nov 20
Best thing I ever purchased. worked perfect