Buy Now the Drotto Boat Latch 3 3/4″ on Boat2Trailer. The 3 3/4″ model is available to purchase in two different finishes. One finish is the black powder coating (Black). This is a very durable finish for outdoor use and the most popular finish purchased through Boat2Trailer. The other is our Zinc finished Drotto boat latch. The Zinc finish is very popular in Southern climates or saltwater conditions. The Zinc coating also matches up well with galvanized trailers. Both finishes are very durable.
Do I need a roller added? This is simple to answer. When you launch your boat into the water, does the nose of your boat drop? If the answer is yes, then we suggest getting the 3 3/4″ model with the roller attached. If or when you launch your boat it comes straight off the trailer and does not drop, then the answer is no.
The Drotto Boat Latch has been available as an automatic boat loader and boat launcher since 2012. Ever since the day we said “Drotto for sale” it has gone through a number of changes. There has been an effort to make the Drotto as universal as possible. Since 2017 the Drotto boat latch has not needed much improvement. it has been pretty solid and in need of very little updates. This you can see in our customer reviews. It now works on most boat types and trailer setups. Purchase the Drotto boat latch online now at Boat2Trailer.com.
When you purchase a Drotto through Boat2Trailer we offer a full 1 year warranty and money back guarantee.
Drotto Boat Latch Installation
The best way to install the Drotto Boat Latch 3 3/4″ model simply back your boat and trailer down the ramp and into the water. Once your boat is floating simply let out slack from the winch strap while keeping the safety chain attached. Push the boat back roughly 8 inches to give yourself room to work. Now remove the front roller or rubber V on your trailer. Place the Drotto in the place of the roller and place the bolt through one of the 2 mounting holes. (typically the hole closest to the jaws is best) Tip the Drotto Latch to an angle that closely matches the angle or pitch of the boat. Snug up the installation bolt and nut. Use your crank on your trailer to crank the boat in until you hear the latch click onto the eye of the boat, Now snug up the mounting bolt. This should be snug enough that the Drotto does not flop around, but you also do not want it real tight. It is best that the latch can move. Since the Drotto latch is now secure you can install the release arm. Slide the thick spacer onto the side of the shaft you want the release arm to be on. Next slide the release arm on then install the coder pin to keep the Drotto handle secure. You are all set.