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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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Steven Stacy
Steven Stacy
03:56 29 Jun 20
Works like a dream. As others have mentioned it pulled my Competitor 165 forward a couple of inches but I loosened the winch stand and slid it forward to compensate.
Michael Hatton
Michael Hatton
23:48 28 Jun 20
This a 5 star just on customer service alone. I placed my order late on Saturday afternoon and had a question afterwards. I sent email later that night and had a positive response back on Sunday morning!! WHO DOES THAT?!? I'm counting on the latch working just as well !
Tom Johansen
Tom Johansen
21:50 26 Jun 20
Outstanding product, works as advertised
Rodney Puckett
Rodney Puckett
13:48 24 Jun 20
I fish with my 9 year old son 99% of the time so it is just me launching and loading. However, I had rotator cuff surgery on my dominant arm in March. Trying to reach over and hook up is extremely painful for me and trying to do it standing to the trailer is impossible with my range of motion. I showed this to my wife and she ordered it for Father's Day.

I took the boat out yesterday and installed it. I have a Phoenix Bass Boat with a 4" roller so we had to go with the 3 3/4" version and I added washers to each side so it was centered. The install went smooth and took about 10 minutes. Just as side note if you have a 4" roller you will likely need to used the same bolt that is currently on your trailer's roller. I caught this before the install so it was not a big deal. I got the master lock so the bolt that came with it would not work for sure.

Yesterday was a windy day once we got back from fishing we had some water skiers and strong wind making for challenging loading conditions and this think worked like a champ. It will cut minutes off of launching and loading you boat.
Roy Mccombs
Roy Mccombs
20:26 20 Jun 20
I absolutely love this device. I have had both knees replaced and it was very hard for me to go fishing by myself but this device has given me the freedom I was looking for. I have friends that are talking about getting this device. Thank you Boat2Trailer Drotto Boat Latch.
Perry Arima
Perry Arima
14:20 17 Jun 20
Works awesome on my Alumacraft
Mark Ross
Mark Ross
14:13 17 Jun 20
Only thing that could make it easier to loadout would be a chauffeur! Makes loading out easy peasy.
Larry Schulze
Larry Schulze
13:41 17 Jun 20
Chris Palmer
Chris Palmer
17:40 15 Jun 20
Unbelievably simple, no stress, boat launching and loading!! Should be included with every trailer.
Fred DeMars
Fred DeMars
13:14 11 Jun 20
The latch works as advertised. Would have given it five stars but it set my boat back about 4 inches on the trailer (Lund boat & shorelander trailer). I will have to figure out a bracket for rear tie downs. I have a swing away hitch so can not move my front post foreward. Perhaps Drotto could figure that out & and market them.
Lee Holt
Lee Holt
10:39 11 Jun 20
Awesome Product!! Quality built! Highly recommend
Steve Sizemore
Steve Sizemore
01:45 10 Jun 20
With all of the tech on my boat, this is by far the most efficient, easiest installing and extraordinarily convenient feature on my boat or trailer. 1 bolt install, 3 if you install the handle and has made loading and unloading my boat a joy. Made loading a breeze just this weekend at a busy ramp, in rough water and wind. Buy it, I'd be shocked if you ever regret it.
Ken Olswfski
Ken Olswfski
03:47 29 May 20
I dont know how I went this long without it,since the easy installation ,loading and unloading has never been easier,well built product,customer service was awesome the gentleman I spoke with was very patient to help me decide which unit i needed for my boat
ray bennett
ray bennett
16:35 27 May 20
Absolutely a great product and customer service. I added this for my 18' bow rider and trailer and it works great! Boat2Trailer delivered it on time (early actually) and provided great support when I had a question. Everyone should have this for their boat!
anthony lingerfelt
anthony lingerfelt
14:55 24 May 20
Took a little bit of work to get it installed the way I needed it because of the design of my Stratos trailer. But working great. I wish I had bought it a long time ago. Five stars for sure.