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Drotto


Drotto

What is a Drotto? A Drotto is an automatic boat loading and boat launching system made for v front boats. The original name is the Drotto Catch and Release Boat Latch. It was originally designed to help speed up the process of loading and launching a boat. Many people have troubles getting in and out of the boat ramp in a timely matter. This can be for many reasons such as long lines at the ramp causing high pressure mistakes, slippery docks, heavy boats, weather, equipment failure and on and on. Whatever the issue may be, the Drotto helps to drastically shorten the time spent loading and launching. After installing the Drotto a single person is typically able to load a boat by themselves faster than a 2 person team loading.

The Drotto simplifies the boat loading and boat unloading process. It’s very easy to install. It simply replaces the front roller on your trailer. There is nothing to install on your boat and does NOT replace your winch. The Drotto only replaces your front roller and is typically a 1 bolt install.

Drotto Sizes

The Drotto comes in only 2 models and fits most trailers.

3″ Model – The 3″ model is built to replace a roller that measures 3″ – 3 1/4″ wide. Simply remove your existing roller and slide the latch in it’s place. It is a one bolt install.

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3 3/4 Model – The 3 3/4 model is built to replace a roller that measures 3 1/2″ – 4″ wide.

Boat Loading

Install the Drotto on your trailer. Once installed you have the ability to load your boat incredibly fast. Simply drive your boat up the trailer. Drive up until the front bow eye reaches the Drotto. Once the eye touches the back of the latch mechanism the latch automatically snaps shut on the eye. When the Drotto snaps shut on the eye it secures the boat to the trailer. Now that it is secure you may exit the boat. Walk to the vehicle and drive forward to get the boat and trailer out of the water to the water’s edge. Now that the boat is on dry land and easy to access, simply attach your strap and chain for safe travel.

 

Boat Launching

You have a number of ways you may launch the boat using the Latch. The best way to launch the boat with the Latch is this. Prep your boat and remove your tarp in the pre-launch area. Gather your gear and get ready to head out. Back the boat down the ramp to the water’s edge. Unhook your safety chain and strap. The Drotto still has the boat secure. Now back the boat down into the water. Once you have the trailer at the correct depth, simply pull the release lever to release the boat. Once you pull the release lever the jaws will open and release the boat into the water. Since the Drotto has a handle and extension that comes with it, this can be done from within the boat or outside the boat. For more info or to watch videos on this check out this link Drotto Videos.

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2 comments on “Drotto

Marty

Can you use winch to manually pull the bow eye close enough to activate the latch system rather than powering on?

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boat2trailer

Yes you can still use your winch the same as you did before if needed.

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Frank Dohman
Frank Dohman
13:28 06 Oct 21
Great product! Well made, FAST shipping
Jason Bragg
Jason Bragg
12:35 26 Sep 21
This Drotto catch and release latch is great. I ordered it and it said 10-14 days to ship. Good deal. The next day, I received an email from Boat2Trailer that my order had been shipped. I received the package the day after. Item was as described and very easy to install. Works flawlessly and I am very happy with this product. I installed it on a 2018 Bass Tracker 190. This thing really cuts down time on the ramp loading up. I’d recommend this product to anyone who has a boat/trailer that is compatible with this. Two thumbs up.
Cave Tech
Cave Tech
15:18 23 Sep 21
Drotto Latch Large Model: Well made product. Would recommend. Did have one concern. After ordering I saw where their website required that you wait 30 days for delivery before contacting them. I almost canceled the order when I saw this. In today’s world, if the items in stock when you order, if you haven't received it in 10 days, that's a problem. However, the item shipped the next day and I received it just a few days later. The actual buying experience was excellent and would buy from them again.
Gerry Apanowicz
Gerry Apanowicz
23:44 19 Sep 21
Virgil Helmin
Virgil Helmin
21:32 18 Sep 21
Geoff Fatkins
Geoff Fatkins
15:43 15 Sep 21
Works flawlessly!! I will always have one on my boat trailer
George Metz
George Metz
12:08 14 Sep 21
Just as the video(s) depict.Installation time was about 10 minutes.I have always launched and retrieved my 24' Crownline alone and have gotten rather good at it over the years. The Drotto has cut the time, but more importantly, it has made it dramatically easier. As I physically age, this is becoming more important with a solo launch and retrieve.Of course, I like the American made factor, it is a quality unit.Additionally, the order process was easy, I was kept informed during the cycle and the product came before its estimated arrival.
David Shick
David Shick
17:41 10 Sep 21
GREAT PRODUCT! EASY INSTALL. FAST SHIPPING. EASY TO LOAD AND UNLOAD MY BOAT. I AM SMOOTHER AND FASTER THAN ANYONE AT THE RAMP. THANKS FOR MAKING MY LIFE EASIER. DAVE
S Phalen
S Phalen
23:34 09 Sep 21
Very easy to install, adjust and works fantastic.
Al Piscopo
Al Piscopo
20:36 06 Sep 21
Love this product. I have a 2020 Lund Impact 1775. ShorLandr Trailer with composite bunks. This unit installed with ease. No issues. Completed the installation at the launch in minutes. Recovered the boat on the very first try and the Drotto worked as promised. Once recovered I found I had to move the winch tower forward 3". So we backed the boat back into the water at launch. Pulled the rope and she was free. No more wet feet. Moved the winch forward and recovered again - Perfectly! She was on the trailer perfectly aligned with the end of the bunks. I trailed the boat to NY State to one of the Finger Lakes and the latch held for a 600 Mile round trip. Higly recoomend this product. Installation was as described. Easy to use - no brainer! Very well built. Made in the USA. Thank you Drotto and good luck and success.
KC Lane
KC Lane
22:13 29 Aug 21
Excellent product. Took the issues away that my 21’ G3 had while loading due to it’s almost vertical V shaped hull.
thomas kroll
thomas kroll
11:35 25 Aug 21
very good investment as we get older we need to be smarter! works as it should. lot safer. no need to get wet feet any more!
Tony Hartman
Tony Hartman
14:08 18 Aug 21
Works as designed. Seams to be operating as expected. Just concerned about how long it will hold. I had to modify my trailer bow stop. It’s a double roller type. I modified it to a single roller for Droto to work properly. I’m also concerned with how much weight it’s holding while on my steep boat ramp with a roller trailer. Works great as it is though
Eric Powell
Eric Powell
15:29 16 Aug 21
I love it I had to wait a little longer for it to arrive to me then I excepted,But once I got it super easy install and it works great the very best purchase for my trailer ever made now I need y’all to build one for pontoon boats lol makes loading a boat so easy.
larry stone
larry stone
06:41 14 Aug 21
I fish a lot by myself and loading my boat is as easy as easy. I don’t use it to unload because I have the ultera self deploy trolling motor. With that said what I use it for is worth every dime.