The Drotto boat latch is constructed of a very heavy gauge steel and weigh’s in at 13lbs. It’s incredibly sturdy. The 2 piece release arm is included with purchase. The Ranger Drotto boat latch model for Ranger and Stratos only comes in a black powder coating (black) version. If the specs of your roller bracket width are 3-1/2 inches or wider please refer to the Large model. This Drotto Boat Latch Ranger Model is specifically for Ranger and Stratos FIBERGLASS setups specifically. If you have any other boat or a Ranger Aluminum please refer to our other small or large models NOT this model. Also if you do not have the original trailer or an aftermarket trailer please see the “what size do I need” page to double check the size you would need. Ranger and Stratos trailers come standard with a 3″ roller or stop. This model is specifically designed for only Ranger or Stratos boat and trailer setups.
Drotto Boat Latch for Ranger / Stratos Specs
installation of the Drotto Boat Latch Ranger Model is fairly simple. We suggest you back your boat and trailer into the water for installation. Back in until the boat starts to float. Once your boat is floating you can let out a little slack from the strap while keeping the safety chain attached. Push the boat back into the water roughly 8 inches to give yourself room to work. Remove the front roller or rubber V on your trailer. Once removed place the Drotto in its place and place the bolt through one of the 2 mounting holes. (typically the hole closest to the jaws is best). After the bolt is installed tip the Drotto to an angle that very closely matches the angle of the boat. Snug the bolt up just enough so that it is not flopping around. Now using your crank the boat in until you hear the latch click, Now snug up the mounting bolt. This should be snug enough that the Drotto boat latch does not flop around, but you also do not want it real tight. It is best that it can move. Now that the Drotto Boat latch is 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.