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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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Janusz Zbrzezniak
Janusz Zbrzezniak
18:52 05 Apr 21
Delivery was timely, but I did not install the device on my trailer yet as my mobility is limited recovering from knee surgery. I will revise my post in few weeks.
Burt King
Burt King
17:01 04 Apr 21
Boat2Trailer was good to deal with and their product arrived in a timely fashion. The unit has yet to be mounted because I'm waiting for other modifications to the completed on the new Princecraft Ventura 224.
Mike Hobson
Mike Hobson
23:12 03 Apr 21
Elden Harbaugh
Elden Harbaugh
19:11 29 Mar 21
Lawrence Thomas
Lawrence Thomas
14:17 29 Mar 21
Best trailer part I've ever bought. Hands down.
Daniel McCurry
Daniel McCurry
15:06 26 Mar 21
I fish a lot by myself and this piece of equipment is a must. Upon loading my boat onto the trailer it's pull up until it clicks. No more running up to hook the wench on before the boat slips back. Even easier when there's 2 people. Back down trailer, pull boat on, "click", pull up ramp and get out of the way. Finish hookup clear of the ramp. Must have!
george anderson
george anderson
20:46 25 Mar 21
Once I figured out that I needed to back the trailer in a little further during the loading process the Drotto has worked as advertised. I was able to install it at home using a small jack to raise my Lund enough to remove the existing roller. It has definitely speeded up the loading process.
Alan Wimsatt
Alan Wimsatt
20:34 24 Mar 21
I replaced my BoatBuddy that I have used for many years with this one and it blows BB out of the water by how easy it works and performs. I love that you don't have to set anything. It's all automatic and a lot safer as you don't unlatch it till you're ready to back off the trailer.
Fred Lederer
Fred Lederer
02:20 21 Mar 21
This is one of the best investments you can make on your trailer Simple installation and makes it very easy to launch and load by yourself or with a driver. I use it on my 23ft Keywest. And it save me a lot of time at the ramp.
mike fletcher
mike fletcher
16:27 19 Mar 21
WORK GREAT BUY IT!!!!
David Slade
David Slade
11:46 13 Mar 21
I have a new SeaPro 208 boat and the Drotto Boat Latch fit perfectly! I had boat carpet added onto the white pads for extra protection. This is an outstanding product; it makes loading and unloading the boat much easier at coastal boat ramps. I was so impressed with this product that I bought one for my crappie boat for fresh water fishing. Great products! Very well pleased!
Nick Vento
Nick Vento
00:13 08 Mar 21
Easy to purchase. Delivered when promised.
mark tomlinson
mark tomlinson
04:38 04 Mar 21
Easy to install, loads like a dream! Love it.
david brawley
david brawley
00:17 28 Feb 21
Works awesome on my Phoenix 920 !!
Ron R
Ron R
22:06 25 Feb 21
I think it is really great as I fish a lot by myself and this makes launching and loading a breeze. My only disappointment is that after I bought mine the priced dropped 20 dollars and the offered free gifts. I guess I should have waited!! Oh well.