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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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Don
Don
17:59 01 Jul 22
I have to admit I was skeptical at first but I love it! it works just as stated and is a snap to install.
Matt Mattson
Matt Mattson
19:39 26 Jun 22
This thing works awesome. Every trailer should have one. Especially if you fish alone. No wet feet.
thomas huryn
thomas huryn
02:04 26 Jun 22
Make it easy to retrieve your boat by yourself
Rolland Robinson
Rolland Robinson
14:03 24 Jun 22
J’ai fais l’achat du Drotto latch pour mon Ranger Reata 1850ls 2014 et je suis très satisfait et bien content de mon achat !!!
Angel Lozada
Angel Lozada
21:15 22 Jun 22
This was an absolute game changer for me unloading and loading my boat ad I am usually by myself. Great product.
Bill Miller
Bill Miller
09:37 14 Jun 22
after using the Boat 2 Trailer system I am very pleased with it. I mostly go out by myself and this makes it so easy to launch and retrieve my 14' Edgewater 140 center console. Almost every time i go out I get other boaters coming over to look at this setup. Great product!
Larry Emerick
Larry Emerick
22:59 09 Jun 22
Easy to install looks and works great
Beau Croley
Beau Croley
21:54 08 Jun 22
The Boat2Trailer connector is working better than I could have expected. I installed the mechanism on my Ranger boat trailer, very easy and simple instalation, only had to make one adjustment. I'm 71 years old and fish alone and it has made unloading and loading the boat much easier. I would definitely recommend this product.
Race Jacobson
Race Jacobson
20:32 03 Jun 22
Ricky Winterss
Ricky Winterss
16:13 03 Jun 22
Brian Cameron
Brian Cameron
21:55 01 Jun 22
I have to say all boats should be required to have these. For me I don’t have to worry about how for the trailers in the water. I just back it up climb in the back, climb in the boat and release. The best part is putting the boat back on the trailer. You don’t have to worry about where the water comes up yo the finders of the trailer. Simply back up all the in the water; not worrying about getting the boat just perfect in the water, and pull boat up and let it click and pull the boat out. So freaking easy. Installation is very easy to do. If you go boating alone this is a must, saves a lot of time and a lot safer.
Steve Wilson
Steve Wilson
16:32 31 May 22
Makes Launching and loading quick and easy ! Love it, it’s the best money I’ve spent , I highly recommend getting this on your boat .
Butch Belt
Butch Belt
12:52 26 May 22
This is a great well built product. Works Great
Win carlson
Win carlson
13:04 24 May 22
Best thing I ever purchased. Should have gotten this years ago. I usually fish alone so adding this to my boat trailer really helps with launching and landing my boat. Makes a much safer experience.
Bill Siemen
Bill Siemen
21:21 20 May 22
I tried other brands, and this is definitely the best. It's great for an old man that has trouble leaning over the trolling motor to hook up the boat.
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