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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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Tommy Maslak
Tommy Maslak
02:02 01 Aug 21
This product is awesome, The key is to put the trailer in the water at the same water level each time, this will ensure you can drive the boat onto the trailer and it will lock in. This works very well when bunks are adjusted low and direct the boat hull straight onto the trailer. The winch strap is hooked on after boat clicks into place., as an added fastener.
jreshetar
jreshetar
13:46 31 Jul 21
For loading and launching this device is the best thing ever! I installed mine in the garage. I simply removed the old bow stop and adjusted the new drotto to the right height for a perfect fit. The first time I used it on my 17’ Glastron the two guys with me just dropped their jaws when it locked on for loading. Highly recommend!
Mike Fix
Mike Fix
01:39 30 Jul 21
Product is well made and makes loading so much easier. I feel a tether for the pin and set screw should be included like I added to mine.
Scott McFalls
Scott McFalls
10:36 27 Jul 21
Very easy to install and so easy to unhook to launch and very easy to hook up! I absolutely would recommend this product and it is made solid right here in the USA!!!! I should have done this a long time ago!
dale bass
dale bass
17:54 26 Jul 21
great product. its a must have. makes putting in the water and taking out so much easier. worked perfect on my ranger rt188.
Todd Walters
Todd Walters
16:49 26 Jul 21
I installed mine @ the house & did the final adjustments @ the boat ramp & found that I cant see the B2T latch during the final latching time. I'd bump the throttle & miss the latch. To cure this problem I removed the rubber cap on the ratchet support post & using a PVC pole & Cap (painted to match the boat) It stand above the bow for easy boat retrieval.
J Weyandt
J Weyandt
15:00 19 Jul 21
Drotto latch arrived quickly and is a perfect fit. Hardest part was getting the old bolts loose. Total install was about 20 minutes.
Kelly Longtin
Kelly Longtin
20:57 16 Jul 21
Had a great experience with Boat2Trailer with my order and shipment. Got the product assembled as they instructed and this product works great. Would recommend it to anyone wanting to make loading your boat easier and safer.
John R
John R
23:34 26 Jun 21
So far very happy. Have launched and loaded several times and it has worked perfectly. The first time I didn't drive on far enough to get locked in but since then no problem. Several people have mentioned having to reposition the winch mast so the boat was in the right place on the trailer. I just loosened the mast right in my garage, installed the unit, and slid the mast back till the boat was locked in and tightened everything back down. Worked fine. No need to launch the boat to install.We just purchased a much larger boat and were worried that it would be difficult for my wife and I to launch and load by ourselves. We have both remarked that with the new automatic unit it is the easiest boat to launch and load we have ever owned. No more getting in the Lake to hook up before driving out of the water.
Josh Weise
Josh Weise
13:41 20 Jun 21
Installation was a breeze, it was a legit 10minute process at the boat launch. I've only used it twice so far since the install, awesome! I've really never had a problem without it but man is it sweet with it. Works as advertised so far. Now I just hope it lasts!
Richard Gray
Richard Gray
03:19 18 Jun 21
The Boat2Trailer latch works very well and was easy to install. I've used it fourteen times and each hook-up went well. Highly recommend this product to others.
Robert bebb
Robert bebb
23:24 17 Jun 21
Easy to install, works very well on my 25 ft. Pursuit 2460.
Steve Florer
Steve Florer
19:37 17 Jun 21
Worked as promised. I would recommend it to anyone.
Scott Russell
Scott Russell
22:10 15 Jun 21
I was not happy about having to put the boat in the water to install the boat2trailer. But it took less than 30 min. I had to adjust it twice. Now it works like a dream. I boat by myself most of the time and this was perfect for me.
Nick Koehler
Nick Koehler
04:44 14 Jun 21
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