Drotto Boat Latch Vs Boat2Trailer

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Drotto

$289.99

Retail Price

$314.99

2 Year Warranty

Warranty

1 Year Warranty

Patent Filed in 2013

Who Was First?

Patent Filed in 2014

Stainless Steel

*Cost – stainless steel is a higher cost than powder coated or Zinc coated steel. Typically stainless steel is 4 – 5 times the cost of a coated steel material.

*Durability – stainless steel is more durable than powder coated or zinc coated steel

*Environmental – Lasts over 100 years

*Rust and corrosion – More resistant than both powder coated or zinc plated steel

Constructed Material

Steel W Black Powder Or Zinc Coating

*Cost – Less expensive than stainless steel.

*Durability – black powder or zinc coated steel is less durable than stainless steel.

*Environmental – Lasts 15 – 20 years,

*Rust and corrosion – powder coated or zinc coated steel is less resistant than stainless steel.

Stoltz Polyurethane

Ramp N Clamp Polyurethane Vs

Stoltz Polyurethane Protector. Stoltz Rollers have been considered to be one of the highest quality roller materials for years, The protector has no visible screws on the top side that contacts the boat.

Contact Surface Of The Boat (Protector)

Plastic

Drotto Top View 1

2 Shock Absorbers

The Design of the clamp allows the stainless steel clamp to travel past the polyurethane. This creates a shock absorbing impact point that the eye of the boat impacts the polyurethane (just like a roller) not steel. The clamp also has a secondary polyurethane impact zone on the back side of the clamp for that (coming in a little too hot) scenario.

Built In Shock Absorber

No Shock Absorbers

Steel on Steel Contact

The eye on the boat comes directly into contact with the steel clamp. No shock absorbing points. Direct steel on steel impact.

Mounting Position

Boat2Trailer Boat displacement800

2 mounting holes. Hole 1 may push the boat back approximately 1/2″ compared to the roller. Hole Option 2 may push the boat back approximately 1″ compared to a roller. (** In 2024 we are releasing an additional mounting hole to the mounting bracket that will keep displacement even less than 1/2″ or eliminate displacement completely)

Mounting Bracket Position

Possible Boat Displacement After Install

“Will It Push My Boat Back On The Trailer”

Mounting Position

Drotto Boat displacement800

2 mounting holes. Hole 1 may push the boat back approximately 2 1/2″ compared to the roller. Hole Option 2 may push the boat back approximately 4″ compared to a roller.

2 Handle Options

Short Handle

*Mounts in front

*Comes With Both Manual AND Automatic Release Handles

*Stainless Steel Handles

*Rubber Grip

Long Handle

*Must Have Pressure Away From Clamp To Release

*Mounts Front Right

*Aluminum 2 Piece Handle

*Rubber Grip

Release Handle

1 Handle

Long Handle

*Must Have Pressure Away From Clamp To Release

*Mounts on Either Side

*2 Piece Zinc Coated Steel Handle

Stainless Steel Bracket With A Poly Pivot Washer

RNC Mount

The Ramp N Clamp has a stainless steel mounting bracket with a polyurethane washer. This washer prevents steel on steel scratching or wear when the device pivots. This also allows for a smooth rotation when pivoting.

Mounting Bracket

Powder Coated or Zinc Coated Steel Mounting Bracket

Sideview drotto mount

The mounting bracket is a powder coated or zinc coated steel. There is no protection between the steel mounting bracket and the steel bracket on the trailer. Over time this steel on steel pivoting can wear on the powder coating or zinc coatings exposing the corrosive steel below the coatings to the elements.

Stainless Steel Adaptor For Aluminum Eyes

Aluminum eye adaptor

The Model T is only for boats with an aluminum eye. It comes with a stainless steel adaptor. This adaptor will PROTECT YOUR ALUMINUM EYE and prevent steel on aluminum wear of the eye on your boat. Steel clamping directly on to an aluminum surface, over time will cause wear on your aluminum eye and damage the integrity of the aluminum eye.

Steel Eye Adaptor For Aluminum Eye

Drotto Boat Latch

No Protector – Direct Steel on Aluminum

Contacts The Polyurethane Protector

The Ramp N Clamp sport model in particular is designed to have the eye of the boat contacting the polyurethane when the strap is tightened for travel. This forces the eye on the boat to be tight against polyurethane (similar to a roller). The Model L and Model T force the mounting bracket or adaptor on the boat to be tight against the polyurethane as well. This helps prevent steel on steel wear when traveling down the road.

Boat Eye Contact Point During Travel

Drotto Boat Latch

Contacts The Steel Jaw

Steel on Steel Contact

The eye of the boat is in direct contact with the steel jaw. When you tighten the strap for travel, the eye of the boat snugs against the steel jaw. This causes a steel on steel contact point when traveling.

Approx. 6 3/4″

Boat2Trailer receiving Channel

Receiving Channel Width “Guide”

Drotto Boat Latch

Approx. 5 1/2″

Since the transition we have been asked

What is the difference between the Drotto Boat Latch and Boat2Trailer?

The differences between the Drotto Boat Latch and Boat2Trailer are listed on this page. The Boat2Trailer company has extensive knowledge of both products since it did provide the Drotto boat latch brand to it’s customers up until 2022. Since then Boat2Trailer decided to go in a new direction. Boat2Trailer now has the rights to, manufactures and offers the Ramp N Clamp automatic boat latch system. After a number of inquiries to compare the 2, we have come up with this chart to provide as much information possible to the best of our knowledge.

What is the difference between the Drotto Boat Latch and Ramp N Clamp?

The differences between the Drotto Boat Latch and Ramp N Clamp are one by one listed on this page. The Ramp N Clamp design is very different from the Drotto Boat Latch Design. From the constructed material to the design of the clamping device. We have laid out the differences between the Drotto Boat Latch and the Ramp N Clamp for you to evaluate on your own.

Drotto Boat Latch Vs Ramp N Clamp Comparison

A comparison of the Drotto Boat Latch and Ramp N Clamp. The comparison of the two boat loading systems is highlighted above. We have listed the differences one by one for a person to get a side by side breakdown and comparison.

Overview

Since 2015, We at Boat2Trailer have been the largest direct retailer of automatic boat latch‘s. Up until 2022 we at Boat2Trailer offered the Drotto Boat Latch system as our primary latching system. After extensive research and meetings, In December of 2022 we decided the best decision for the future of our company was to go in a new direction. That new direction was to now offer the Ramp N Clamp automatic boat latch. Our customers deserve the best customer service and product we can provide. By offering the Ramp N Clamp, we now manufacture the product ourselves, have full control over production and also the ability to directly implement design improvements if ever needed.

This Drotto Boat Latch Vs Boat2Trailer comparison information provided is true to the best of our knowledge as of 10-1-23.

Disclaimer: Drotto is a registered trademark of Drotto Products LLC and we are not associated.