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Drotto Catch and Release Boat Latch Reviews

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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.
Matt Mattson
Matt Mattson
19:39 26 Jun 22
This thing works awesome. Every trailer should have one. Especially if you fish alone. No wet feet.
thomas huryn
thomas huryn
02:04 26 Jun 22
Make it easy to retrieve your boat by yourself
Rolland Robinson
Rolland Robinson
14:03 24 Jun 22
J’ai fais l’achat du Drotto latch pour mon Ranger Reata 1850ls 2014 et je suis très satisfait et bien content de mon achat !!!
Angel Lozada
Angel Lozada
21:15 22 Jun 22
This was an absolute game changer for me unloading and loading my boat ad I am usually by myself. Great product.
Bill Miller
Bill Miller
09:37 14 Jun 22
after using the Boat 2 Trailer system I am very pleased with it. I mostly go out by myself and this makes it so easy to launch and retrieve my 14' Edgewater 140 center console. Almost every time i go out I get other boaters coming over to look at this setup. Great product!
Larry Emerick
Larry Emerick
22:59 09 Jun 22
Easy to install looks and works great
Beau Croley
Beau Croley
21:54 08 Jun 22
The Boat2Trailer connector is working better than I could have expected. I installed the mechanism on my Ranger boat trailer, very easy and simple instalation, only had to make one adjustment. I'm 71 years old and fish alone and it has made unloading and loading the boat much easier. I would definitely recommend this product.
Race Jacobson
Race Jacobson
20:32 03 Jun 22
Ricky Winterss
Ricky Winterss
16:13 03 Jun 22
Brian Cameron
Brian Cameron
21:55 01 Jun 22
I have to say all boats should be required to have these. For me I don’t have to worry about how for the trailers in the water. I just back it up climb in the back, climb in the boat and release. The best part is putting the boat back on the trailer. You don’t have to worry about where the water comes up yo the finders of the trailer. Simply back up all the in the water; not worrying about getting the boat just perfect in the water, and pull boat up and let it click and pull the boat out. So freaking easy. Installation is very easy to do. If you go boating alone this is a must, saves a lot of time and a lot safer.
Steve Wilson
Steve Wilson
16:32 31 May 22
Makes Launching and loading quick and easy ! Love it, it’s the best money I’ve spent , I highly recommend getting this on your boat .
Butch Belt
Butch Belt
12:52 26 May 22
This is a great well built product. Works Great
Win carlson
Win carlson
13:04 24 May 22
Best thing I ever purchased. Should have gotten this years ago. I usually fish alone so adding this to my boat trailer really helps with launching and landing my boat. Makes a much safer experience.
Bill Siemen
Bill Siemen
21:21 20 May 22
I tried other brands, and this is definitely the best. It's great for an old man that has trouble leaning over the trolling motor to hook up the boat.
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Drotto Boat Latch Review Submissions

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Stephen Puruczky (OH)

What make and model of boat did you hook the boat latch on? Starcraft 2100 Fishmaster
How easy was the install?: Easy
Please tell us about your experience with the boat latch:
“Very simple to install but I did have to unload boat first because of positioning. Product works Awesome, snaps right in when loading like a dream!!”

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Ron (IA)

How easy was the install?: Easy
Please tell us about your experience with the boat latch:
“The latch was everything it was advertised to be. I am very pleased.”

Todd Landsverk (WI)

What make and model of boat did you hook the boat latch on? 2016 Triton Allure 186 with 175 Optimax and 9.9 Pro kicker
How easy was the install?: Easy
Please tell us about your experience with the boat latch:
“I have a new boat. The quad bunk trailer is awesome, but I need to set it deep in the water as I fish alone a lot. To crank a boat this heavy on quad bunks can be hard. I saw this video on face book. Checked out the web site. For a little over $200 I ordered one. I had it in hand thirty six hours later. A ten minute install was all it took. My first use was on Wolf river(heavy moving water) in Wisconsin during the Walleye and White bass run. People and boats everywhere. It is a zoo. but the fishing is amazing. The unload was with two guys went as usual. The loading was the big payoff. I put trailer in deeper. My brother(Ranger owner) idling in heavy current drove boat on and with a snap shut of the jaws the boat was on and secure. This got a lot of heads to turn. I never have to get in water or crank up this boat again. I was ready to buy an electric winch. The videos say it all. It absolutely works that good. Every boat over sixteen feet should come from the showroom with this on. “

Randy Arnhalt (MN)

What make and model of boat did you hook the boat latch on?Smoker Craft Fazer 17ft fish/ski
How easy was the install?: Easy
Please tell us about your experience with the boat latch:
“Worth every penny! Makes loading and unloading your boat so much faster that you will have other people at the launch asking about it.”

Verne B (IA)

What make and model of boat did you hook the boat latch on?Crestliner 1950Sportfish SST
How easy was the install?: Easy
Please tell us about your experience with the boat latch:
“I works great a one man operation”

Danny B (NE)

What make and model of boat did you hook the boat latch on?Alumcraft 185 shorlander
How easy was the install?: Easy
Please tell us about your experience with the boat latch:
“Best thing I purchased this year. No more laying over trolling motor to hookup. Wouldn’t have another roller trailer with out it .”

GL (Jerry) Seaborn (KY)

What make and model of boat did you hook the boat latch on?Triton / TA196
How easy was the install?: Easy
Please tell us about your experience with the boat latch:
“I fish by myself 99% of the time. Best money I ever spent on fishing equipment. No more standing on the trailer tongue trying to hook strap and not get wet or fall again. Wish I had found Boat2Trailer years sooner. Thanks Boat2Trailer”

Alex Busch (MN)

What make and model of boat did you hook the boat latch on? 2013 Lund Impact 1775
How easy was the install?: Easy
Please tell us about your experience with the boat latch:
“Very easy to install about 10-15 minutes. Makes loading and unloading my boat the easiest and fastest way possible. I have had multiple people in landings in the Minneapolis area ask about the product and thought it was an awesome idea. I love the product.”

Steve Ringer (MN)

What make and model of boat did you hook the boat latch on? 17.5 alumacraft trophy / shorelander trailer
How easy was the install?: Easy
Please tell us about your experience with the boat latch:
“I looked @ several different models of boat latches, working in tool & die field i looked for trouble before i install junk. this is the real deal , i have only had the boat out on six trips this spring, each time it operated perfectly. “

Randy Arnhalt (MN)

What make and model of boat did you hook the boat latch on?Smoker Craft Fazer 17ft fish/ski
How easy was the install?: Easy
Please tell us about your experience with the boat latch:
“Worth every penny! Makes loading and unloading your boat so much faster that you will have other people at the launch asking about it.”

Dustin Hunter (MN)

What make and model of boat did you hook the boat latch on?BR180 Crownline
How easy was the install?: Easy
Please tell us about your experience with the boat latch:
“Great product, easy to install and use when you’re launching and hooking up. Shipping was quick. The only thing I would like to see a locking device so the handle can be locked when not in service.”

Al Engstrom (SD)

What make and model of boat did you hook the boat latch on? 2014 Alumacraft 175 compeditor
How easy was the install?: Medium
Please tell us about your experience with the boat latch: “Great, works like a charm ! I mostly fish by myself and this makes loading and unloading a snap !”

Judd Ball (SD)

What make and model of boat did you hook the boat latch on? Lund Alaskan 1800
How easy was the install?: Medium
Please tell us about your experience with the boat latch:
“I love it now. I had some difficulty installing by myself. I made calls to the dealer who walked me thru It .now I can load and unload alone very easy . I’M 70 yrs old. This will make your life a lot easier. I strongly suggest you just go ahead and buy it. “

Chad Pingel (MN)

What make and model of boat did you hook the boat latch on?2004 Lund Mr. Pike 17 – Karavan Roller Trailer
How easy was the install?: Easy
Please tell us about your experience with the boat latch:
“Great product, easy installation! Made loading the boat much easier especially by myself on steeper ramps with a roller trailer.”

Howie Treff (MN)

What make and model of boat did you hook the boat latch on? Skeeter WX 1880
How easy was the install?: Easy
Please tell us about your experience with the boat latch:
“This is easily the best investment for my boat and trailer that I could have made. It is so easy to load and unload that we are using the boat more often. No more getting in the cold water to attach straps. Just glide onto the trailer and let the device snap onto your eye on the front. Pull the boat out slowly and the boat automatically centers itself on the trailer. The AIS inspector last weekend said he wishes everyone would have these on their trailer. We loaded in less than 30 seconds. Others were taking 10 minutes in the rain. “

MIKE WALSH (MN)

What make and model of boat did you hook the boat latch on? LUND 18FT. EXPLORER
How easy was the install?: Easy
Please tell us about your experience with the boat latch:
“So far this product is working great, I have a roller trailer and my boat comes off very easy and when I drive the boat on the trailer I no longer have to keep the motor running and run up to the front of the boat to attach the strap and safety chain. When you drive the boat on the trailer you can hear it latch on. When you put boat in the water you just lift the lever and the boat rolls off. I would recommend this to anyone with a roller trailer it’s great if you fish alone it makes things a lot easier. I would not trust this to be the only thing holding your boat on I still use the strap and safety chain.”

David Siver (SD)

“I used it for the first time today and love it. Sure makes my life easier when I fish alone. I used to crawl over the bow down onto the tongue to unhook the winch and safety chain then crawl back up over the bow. The older I get the harder it is to do plus I am looking at knee replacement within the next year and the Boat2Trailer latch is going to provide me the ability to take my boat out whenever I want.”

Mike Durgan (MN)

What make and model of boat did you hook the boat latch on? 2015 Super Hawk 1850
How easy was the install?: Easy
Please tell us about your experience with the boat latch:
“The installation took 20 minutes in my garage. The Boat2trailer product has worked every time and makes loading the boat much faster. I can safely and quickly load my boat alone. Unloading the boat depends on the ramp angle and conditions, but the product has made the process much easier. I would highly recommend this product to anyone.”

Jeff Anderson (MN)

“Love it just tried it out last weekend”

Mike Dahlberg (MN)

“Bought one and I LOVE this thing, easy installation and works like a charm!!!!”

Daniel Loebach (MN)

“This thing is awesome! Made loading and unloading the boat a million times easier, especially if all by yourself.”

Have any Question or Comment?

38 comments on “Drotto Catch and Release Boat Latch Reviews

stephen lisieci

Does it work with fibergalss boats?

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boat2trailer

Yes it certainly does.

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Donald jasper

Will it work on a 20′ crown line

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boat2trailer

Yes, It just needs the V front in order to fit the boat.

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Brendan

Does it work with different types of bow eyes?

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boat2trailer

Yes, The latch is designed to accommodate most bow eye sizes and shapes.

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Steve Foust

Just got it today, took about 10 min. to put it on, it fit like a glove

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It was very easy to install, took about 10 minutes. I’ve used it 5 times already, works like a champ. It is a must for those of us that do a lot of fishing by ourselves. A real labor saving device.

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James F Hansen

I fish the river and the water goes up and down so can I adjust the angle on the boat2 trailer. I now have a boat buddy and does not work well because it is cheaply made

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boat2trailer

Yes during install you can adjust the Boat2Trailer product however you see fit then tighten.

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Kelly Dollinger

This product has been awesome! Put one on my 2014 Triton 186 Fishhunter and love how it works. My Dad is now going to purchase one and put it on his Sylvan Viper. I truly think this product will extend his love for fishing. Thanks Boat2Trailer!!!

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John workman

Just got mine tryed it once works great

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Adam T

What a great product! I love going to the launch by myself and watching two people try to put in or take out as I am taking off. Easy install and pure genius idea. Love the simplicity of everything! Thank you very much!

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Vern J.

I see that most use your product on a roller trailer. I have a Lund Tyee 1800 on a bunk trailer. Is your product as effective on a bunk as a roller trailer?

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Robert Waterbury

Yes it certainly is. Many customers install the product on bunk trailers and roller trailers alike.

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Jim Stoudt

This is an amazing product and takes the stress and work out of launching my 18′ Lund Alaskan tiller. Very easy to install on my Shore Lander trailer. A couple of things to watch for, after the installation check to see where the back rollers on the trailer are in reference to the transom. I had to move my winch ahead 3 inches to accommodate the new unit to get the transom on the roller correctly. Only one thing that I noticed was that I have to place my trailer on the water a little shallower when loading the boat so the boat was resting on the rollers, then it went into the catch on the new unit perfectly. Great unit so far.

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Robert Waterbury

Thanks for the great insight and tips Jim!

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Robert J.

Does it work with Tiller motors?

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Robert Waterbury

Yes

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Tom Trudell

I just put one on my Lund pro guide tiller with a shorlander roller trailer. Makes loading and unloading the boat much easier. Wish I would got one sooner!

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Francis kelley

Just installed on a ez loader roller trailer with a new alumacraft 185 competitor tiller boat,easy install,just had to move winch bracket 4″ forward to keep boat in correct spot on trailer,no better way to load & unload !

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roger hetzel

I have had mine now for a while and it has made launching and retrieving a boat so much easier. once that chick sound is heard that boat is locked secure and will not go anywhere. the handle release makes a one person operation easy as well. well worth the price. I have showed it to quite a few people who seemed interested in how it works and I have seen more trailers with these units mounted on them. installation was easy as well. good product.

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boat2trailer

Thanks for the feedback Roger!

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Judd Rux

Installed on my Crestliner 1800 Superhawk. Matched my galvanized trailer ((Shoreland’r) perfectly. Worked perfectly the first time which was the setup installation and the five times I’ve trailered it since. Saves me and my better half a lot of stress at the boat landing. Great invention

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Russ

Installed on my 2016 Tracker Pro Staff TXW… Was concerned because the bow eye is constructed of Aluminum and is welded to the boat. It’s a but thicker than the eyes seen on the videos… But good news… It’s works great! So happy with this product!

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This is a great product , I have been using this on my panga marine 18′ skiff for 5 years works great every time . very easy to install well made product Thank You.
Calabash North Carolina

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These products are fantasticI I’m now a 74 year old fisherman & got my Drotto catch & release2 years ago, with this unit and getting my trailer steps today(Easy Step system) I have built in safety features t allowing wife and I to continue our fishing trips in safety! Thank- you, to both for building such great products! We recommend both of them Highly for easey to install, strength ,good looks! Everyone should invest in these boating products they’re 5 Star item’s! Thanks Rick & Linda Hansen

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Ricky Comer

Richard,
Thanks for the review of the catch and release. I’m ordering both today. I jumped from the boat to the dock and it was wet of course and I busted my butt and sprained my hand. Come home and started researching. Started reading post and read yours. Always want to be safe so I have ordered the Boat2Trailer and the easy step.
Safe Boating is the only practice. Can’t wait to receive them.
Thanks!

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John Martyny

Installed the Drotto on my trailer that loads an 18 ft. Seaswirl and it is fantastic. Works well and greatly simplifies single person loading and launching. Now having just bought a much bigger boat (a 24 foot Grady White) I am wondering if the Drotto will work on it also. It seems like it should but I thought that I would ask if you have seen it on a bigger boat.

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David Witt

Installed on a tracker trailer. The eye on the tracker pro guide 175wt is a bit small and the winch hook a bit large. Ground the hook down a bit and now it fits fine. Works great and makes loading the boat a breeze. Would highly recommend this product.

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John Thalacker

Definitely one of the best products I’ve purchased for boating. Put it on in 20 minutes. Works slick. No more winching and taking up time at the boat ramp. Last time I came in I met someone going out who had just installed a Drotto boat latch that very day. Thanks for making the boating experience so much easier.

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Rick

Works as good or better than advertised. Well worth the money spent.have recommended product to many people.

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Jeff Nemish

This product isn’t just great. IT’S AWESOME!! I belong to a pretty large local Walleye Club and other members that’ve seen me use it, are simply amazed. I do have to say this, though. Whoever came up with this idea, deserves to be a gazillionaire!! I have quite a few other anglers, including fellow tournament anglers that’ve seen me use at various types of boat landings and just say WOW! I have my own guide service. Once I had it on my personal rig and used it, it went on all my other boat trailers. I’m VERY particular about what product(s) I endorse and promote. BUT it’s easy to do both, when it comes to this system. THANK YOU for building such a GREAT product. I’m 63 yrs. old and the Drotto system makes me LOOK like genius, when it comes to working smarter, not harder!! PLEASE keep up the great job!!

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Larry

This product far exceeds our expectations. Installation was simple,instructions clear and accurate. Saves alot of wet feet when we are exiting the water. Not any chance of slipping on mossy docks. Minor adjustments were simple to make sure boat was solid on trailer. We own a Lund, and this fit perfectly and launches smoothly. Could not be happier with performance and quality.

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Don Sisk

This great product should have won a Pulitzer Prize. Prior to this latch I have had many problems loading my boat. I had to install extra bunk boards. A new winch and roller. On and on. Then a friend of mine told me about this latch that he saw on a fishing show. I looked you up online and ordered it that day. I installed it. ( easy installation by me ). I pulled on to the trailer in a crosswind the next afternoon. The boat slid into the Drotto latch like a hand into a glove. Click and I was locked in place. In the last year I have loaded the boat many times on many types of ramps. The latch has worked like a dream. Thank you Drotto

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Clayton Loesch Jr

The Drotto latch is FANTASTIC!!! I honestly bought a competitors latch because of price. What a mistake. That latch went back before I even put my boat in the water. Their plate is flat and nothing really comes in contact with your boat but a tiny sliver of the plate. The Drotto latch is worth every penny. I made my final adjustments today at a ramp. And was I amazed. Pull onto the trailer till you hear the click, shut the engine down and pull out of the ramp.
I have a Shoarlander roller trailer. What a pain for somebody that’s 65 to hop out a boat at the ramp while the boat engine is running so you can hook up the winch strap and then climb back into the boat to shut it down. No more of that after installing the Drotto. Thank you Drotto!

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Larry Hendry

Very satisfied with the Drotto Hitch & Release System! Ordered it on Tuesday & it was delivered on Friday. Opened the box Saturday night and discovered that the Linch Pin & Bushing were missing. Emailed the Co at 8A. M. Sunday morning to liform them of the missing parts. Received a reply from the owner of the Co. around 9 A. M. expressing his sincere apology for the problem & promised quick delivery. Received the parts on Wednesday! Mounted the 3” model on a MagicTilt trailer pulling a Lund boat. Works perfectly every time!! Well worth the money!

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