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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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chris allard
chris allard
14:10 08 Jan 22
Criag Wade
Criag Wade
20:06 07 Jan 22
order mine 5:days ago and it showed up this morning . thanks for a professional job.
David Dixon
David Dixon
17:28 31 Dec 21
Jim Sheffer
Jim Sheffer
14:08 17 Dec 21
This rating has every opportunity to climb to a four as I get confidence in loading. The last couple of latchings have been far less dramatic then the first few fearful attempts. I find that you cannot load to the latch by being timid. The difference between power loading and loading with power is a fine line and takes throttle and boat control. The first few attempts either fell way short or were a dramatic smash and grab. It's the latter that caused me the greatest concern. (What if I miss?) In addition I find that steep launch facilities leave the stern floating over the load guides. In a case like that I have so far chosen to winch it in by hand from a less submerged position which leaves the bunks too far out of the water.The reason I would not give this product a five has more to do with my fears than anything else. The product requires a certain amount of boat mastery to accomplish latching. Shipping, customer service, and product quality and design are all fives. The risk of a missed latch and damaging my boat are the negatives in this case.Two years later...I've since replaced the boat. Having proper load guides made all the difference in guiding the boat to consistent successful hook ups. I'm changing the review to 5 stars. And adding the comment to let users know that without effective load guides it can be a challenge to get the bow eye hooked. But for now/ I love it!
Terry Lejcher
Terry Lejcher
21:42 15 Dec 21
I ordered a Drotto from Boat2Trailer on Sunday and it was delivered Tuesday. Exceptional service, easy to use web site and a very reliable company in y experience. Highly recommended. Terry L.
Bill Harper
Bill Harper
16:04 15 Dec 21
No longer have to get wet during cold weather Musky fishing.Works great, bought locking device----just in case.
Hairston BQProd
Hairston BQProd
23:19 06 Dec 21
LEB KEMP
LEB KEMP
14:48 27 Nov 21
Great product works great and easy to install !😎
george andres
george andres
02:16 19 Nov 21
The Drotto latch works perfectly! Pull the rope and slide iff the trailer. Drive up and into the latch and I’m done. Makes launching & loading a breeze.
William Wysinger
William Wysinger
16:21 18 Nov 21
Roger Holtz
Roger Holtz
00:44 11 Nov 21
.Installation was easy. Product works great!!!!!!
Henry Wilson
Henry Wilson
17:55 29 Oct 21
Outstanding Service
Steve Sinclair
Steve Sinclair
19:27 25 Oct 21
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.
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