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Old 08-01-2018, 10:02 AM
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Question Drotto boat latch?

There is a slick looking (in their video) automatic latch which captures your boat when you drive onto the trailer. Company name "Drotto".

Anyone here have experience with this gadget? Does it work?
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Old 08-01-2018, 10:13 AM
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Old 08-01-2018, 10:41 AM
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Default Drotto boat latch?

Just installed one on my new boat trailer. Love it! Makes launching and retrieving a breeze. I will never have another trailer without one.

Install is easy too.


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Old 08-01-2018, 12:47 PM
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This is my second season with mine. In short, I love it. Makes launching a retrieval much faster than without. The only time I have trouble is when the unit gets touched in the parking lot or the angle the drotto gets changed and the bow of the boat hits the plastic block before the fingers. Both are easy fixes and occur maybe one in 20 launches.


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Old 08-01-2018, 03:36 PM
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Have one on my 2014 620 Ranger and love it. Great for when I'm by myself and also great when with someone else. Back in pull the lever, loading drive up until you hear the click and drive out.
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Default No Powering On or Off

Some of the lakes I launch at do not allow powering on or off your trailer. It's a $100 fine if you do. What do you do if you can't drive on?
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Old 08-02-2018, 06:15 AM
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The winch is still fully functional.
Just crank it on until the drotto latches.
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Old 08-02-2018, 06:54 AM
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Some of the lakes I launch at do not allow powering on or off your trailer. It's a $100 fine if you do. What do you do if you can't drive on?
A great feature of the Drotto is if you have a roller trailer, especially like mine, that without it to launch you'd either have to start the motor and put it in forward to hold it in place to release the winch strap (which would probably be illegal in your state and can be hazardous to your fingers) or unwind the winch until the boat is off the trailer. At the launches that I use I'd have my truck halfway in the lake to float the boat off. I simply back in and if alone I put a launch line on the bow eye and engage the Drotto release. The boat rolls off the trailer and I tie it off and park my trailer. If I have someone with me it's even simpler. One in the boat and the other driving the vehicle. If you can power load, it's like a semi driver hooking up his trailer. He backs up centered on the fifth wheel until the "CLICK", same with the Drotto, drive forward until you hear the click. I have never gotten my feet wet since I got my Drotto.

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