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Drotto Roller Trailer Install

Video of the boat latch roller trailer install.

**PLEASE NOTE: The models in this video are older. They came with a white plastic. Your model may look different, but the concept is the exact same.
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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Ron Landry
Ron Landry
14:21 06 Dec 22
I fish a lot by myself and am getting on in age. I needed something to assist me launching and recovering my 19 foot Skeeter. The boat2trailer large latch is perfect. It works as advertised and is the help I needed.
Robert Loranger
Robert Loranger
23:36 04 Dec 22
Seems like a very well built product, vert stout, was easy to mount. I have only used it twice but so far so good. I will repost in spring after many uses.
Greg Lala
Greg Lala
01:39 28 Nov 22
Works as good as they say it does if not better. I just need to learn my trailer depth when launching for an easier release. Picking up not so deep.
Tim Quadracci
Tim Quadracci
21:18 18 Nov 22
Products works as described, however I feel the company should be asking how wide the distance between the forks where the unit mounts to. I Purchased the larger unit that is only 3.625" wide. My trailers gap is 4.0" . Providing a wider unit instead of the customer buying stainless washers to make up the difference and a longer stainless nut and bolt to fit would have been nice.
Destry Foyte
Destry Foyte
21:13 07 Nov 22
Top notch company. I have owned three Drotto trailer latches. I have had them on both bunk and roller trailer without any issues. I won't own a boat without one. No more having my fishing partner or wife wade in the water to latch the boat. Makes easy for one person to unload and load if you by yourself. If I have ever needed a replacement part, it has only taken a couple of days to get.
Mark Scott
Mark Scott
16:12 16 Oct 22
Super easy install, high quality and it worked perfectly. Love it already, although I think my dry-footed friend loved it more. No more wading in to hook up the winch.
Patrick Huggett
Patrick Huggett
14:05 04 Oct 22
Amazing product. Best money I've spent for my boat. We can load the boat in about 15 seconds and be pulling out. Makes everything easier!
Tom M
Tom M
10:11 04 Oct 22
Tjs St
Tjs St
22:59 25 Sep 22
Should have bought one years ago best $300 I've ever spent
Jeff Leonard
Jeff Leonard
16:55 25 Sep 22
Almost perfect for my 2012 VS-621 Ranger boat. The boat is only 3" short of loading up on the trailer like it use to before B2T. Very acceptable.
Tom Fornkohl
Tom Fornkohl
18:39 23 Sep 22
Hands down the single best purchase for my boat, and immediate delivery was a bonus! Every boat trailer should have this!
rhonda hall
rhonda hall
20:42 20 Sep 22
Easy to mount. Catches the boat everytime, unless I drive over the top, not their fault! I like it!
Joyce Jones
Joyce Jones
15:15 17 Sep 22
The product works perfectly. I deducted one star due to the somewhat misleading shopping experience. I was lead to believe that shipping was free but upon checkout it became clear that it is free only if one enters a code at the very beginning of the process. Faced with a time issue and uncertainty over where to get the code, I was not able to find a way to completely start over and instead paid the shipping.
robert penrod
robert penrod
21:58 16 Sep 22
Well, only have used once. It was pretty hard to get latched the first time. Rough water really gave me fits. Relaunched and 2nd time it hooked up rather quickly. Hopefully will get easier each time I trailer boat.Put on tracker pro guide 16. Installed VERY easily. I bought their locks as it would be very easy to remove in parking lot. Hopefully it will keep honest people honest
Toby Lance
Toby Lance
20:41 14 Sep 22
package great shape, able to slid my Tracker 175 back far enough to mount on trailer, had to modify my winch hook but works like a charm. So much safer with this installed
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