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Old 09-08-2021, 07:21 PM
Timmer92 Timmer92 is offline
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Default Drotto on a Nitro ZV19 Sport compatibility or defect issue?

Hi all,

I put a Drotto on my previous boat and bought one and installed it for my dad on his boat as well. As such I am familiar with installing and using them. This year I got a new Nitro ZV19 Sport Pro, and had a Drotto ordered before my boat arrived. When installing it and testing it I was only able to get it latched twice. After that I couldn't get the jaws to clamp, although I could move inner workings by hand and then get the jaws to move freely. I took it off and tested it on my workbench, trying to get it to latch to a pipe. It wouldn't budge when force was applied to it in the manner a boat would hit it. I emailed Drotto and they had me send it back. They stated that they would look at it and if it was defective they would send me a new one, but if it wasn't defective it was a compatibility issue and they would give me my money back. A couple of weeks later I got a notice that I was getting a refund. Based on their previous statement, this would infer that there was a compatibility issue. I went all summer without it and I am really missing it. I really believe it was defective. Does anyone have an applicable experience and opinion on my issue? Or better yet have one working successfully on their ZV19 Sport and can confirm it works?
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Old 09-14-2021, 08:04 AM
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Timmer,
It would be interesting if one took a slow motion video of a boat latching up to a working Drotto compared to a boat not latching up to a similar latch.

I have to assume that there is a simple solution to the problem.

Best wishes
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Old 09-17-2021, 05:16 AM
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Timmer,
It would be interesting if one took a slow motion video of a boat latching up to a working Drotto compared to a boat not latching up to a similar latch.

I have to assume that there is a simple solution to the problem.

Best wishes
Thanks for the suggestion. I could certainly video my dad's. I no longer have mine but am willing to fork out the money to get one again.
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