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Drotto Catch and Release Boat Latch Reviews

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Steven Stacy
Steven Stacy
03:56 29 Jun 20
Works like a dream. As others have mentioned it pulled my Competitor 165 forward a couple of inches but I loosened the winch stand and slid it forward to compensate.
Michael Hatton
Michael Hatton
23:48 28 Jun 20
This a 5 star just on customer service alone. I placed my order late on Saturday afternoon and had a question afterwards. I sent email later that night and had a positive response back on Sunday morning!! WHO DOES THAT?!? I'm counting on the latch working just as well !
Tom Johansen
Tom Johansen
21:50 26 Jun 20
Outstanding product, works as advertised
Rodney Puckett
Rodney Puckett
13:48 24 Jun 20
I fish with my 9 year old son 99% of the time so it is just me launching and loading. However, I had rotator cuff surgery on my dominant arm in March. Trying to reach over and hook up is extremely painful for me and trying to do it standing to the trailer is impossible with my range of motion. I showed this to my wife and she ordered it for Father's Day.

I took the boat out yesterday and installed it. I have a Phoenix Bass Boat with a 4" roller so we had to go with the 3 3/4" version and I added washers to each side so it was centered. The install went smooth and took about 10 minutes. Just as side note if you have a 4" roller you will likely need to used the same bolt that is currently on your trailer's roller. I caught this before the install so it was not a big deal. I got the master lock so the bolt that came with it would not work for sure.

Yesterday was a windy day once we got back from fishing we had some water skiers and strong wind making for challenging loading conditions and this think worked like a champ. It will cut minutes off of launching and loading you boat.
Roy Mccombs
Roy Mccombs
20:26 20 Jun 20
I absolutely love this device. I have had both knees replaced and it was very hard for me to go fishing by myself but this device has given me the freedom I was looking for. I have friends that are talking about getting this device. Thank you Boat2Trailer Drotto Boat Latch.
Perry Arima
Perry Arima
14:20 17 Jun 20
Works awesome on my Alumacraft
Mark Ross
Mark Ross
14:13 17 Jun 20
Only thing that could make it easier to loadout would be a chauffeur! Makes loading out easy peasy.
Larry Schulze
Larry Schulze
13:41 17 Jun 20
Chris Palmer
Chris Palmer
17:40 15 Jun 20
Unbelievably simple, no stress, boat launching and loading!! Should be included with every trailer.
Fred DeMars
Fred DeMars
13:14 11 Jun 20
The latch works as advertised. Would have given it five stars but it set my boat back about 4 inches on the trailer (Lund boat & shorelander trailer). I will have to figure out a bracket for rear tie downs. I have a swing away hitch so can not move my front post foreward. Perhaps Drotto could figure that out & and market them.
Lee Holt
Lee Holt
10:39 11 Jun 20
Awesome Product!! Quality built! Highly recommend
Steve Sizemore
Steve Sizemore
01:45 10 Jun 20
With all of the tech on my boat, this is by far the most efficient, easiest installing and extraordinarily convenient feature on my boat or trailer. 1 bolt install, 3 if you install the handle and has made loading and unloading my boat a joy. Made loading a breeze just this weekend at a busy ramp, in rough water and wind. Buy it, I'd be shocked if you ever regret it.
Ken Olswfski
Ken Olswfski
03:47 29 May 20
I dont know how I went this long without it,since the easy installation ,loading and unloading has never been easier,well built product,customer service was awesome the gentleman I spoke with was very patient to help me decide which unit i needed for my boat
ray bennett
ray bennett
16:35 27 May 20
Absolutely a great product and customer service. I added this for my 18' bow rider and trailer and it works great! Boat2Trailer delivered it on time (early actually) and provided great support when I had a question. Everyone should have this for their boat!
anthony lingerfelt
anthony lingerfelt
14:55 24 May 20
Took a little bit of work to get it installed the way I needed it because of the design of my Stratos trailer. But working great. I wish I had bought it a long time ago. Five stars for sure.
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Drotto Boat Latch Review Submissions

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Dylan Maki (MN)

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Kevan Paul (IA)

What make and model of boat did you hook the boat latch on? 621 Ranger
How easy was the install?: Medium
Please tell us about your experience with the boat latch: “Boat 2 Trailer Hitch is off the hook!”

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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.”

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29 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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