Protect your boat and make loading and unloading a breeze with the Drotto Catch n Release Boat Latch. Press play to learn more.
For an easier time at the boat landing, use the Drotto Catch-N-Release Boat Latch. This 3.75-inch boat latch is made with heavy-gauge steel for maximum strength and durability. With a zinc-powder coating, this boat latch is weather-resistant and won't rust out. To protect your boat's bow, this boat latch features a hard, smooth plastic liner. When loading the boat, this boat latch automatically hooks, and for unloading, you simply pull the handle by hand or with a rope. This particular model of Drotto boat late is designed for Shorlander trailers. Eliminate the need to lean over the front of your boat or wade into the water, making it easier, faster, and safer to load and unload your boat.
Auto boat latch
Compatible with Shorelander trailer
Powder-coated for weather resistance
Release handle by using a rope or by hand
Heavy-gauge steel for strength and durability
Hard, smooth plastic protects to bow of your boat
Makes loading and unloading the boat faster, easier, and safer
Roller added to enable to nose of the boat to easily slide off the latch without catching
Size: 3.75 in.
This model boat latch is for a powder-coated 3.75-inch bow roller replacement
I live in Southwest Minnesota and the Drotto makes loading and unloading the boat on my own the easiest it could be, especially with the shallow landings we have here. Anyone with a roller trailer will love this thing.
Absolutely the best accessory I've ever purchased for any boat. We now launch the boat and load it more like pure boating professionals! No more --oops, back it up more honey... a bit more, now more gas on the engine back up oh noooooo *crunch*. I now board the boat with dry shoes and legs - no more wading to help launch the boat, I just unfasten the winch and safety chain, get in, have wife back up to just float the stern and pull the rope -- Voila!!!, slides off like goose grease...
This is fantastic, Easy to install, works great. The first time I used it I had people that saw me put the boat in and thought it was so cool. It is really the way to go with a roller trailer. It is a lot safer than playing with the hand winch or laying over the front of the boat. It is easy to install and works fine. My wife now launches and loads the boat. The Scheels price was cheaper than a few other places I checked out.
Quality product. Installation was straightforward for my Alumacraft Voyageur boat and Shorelander roller trailer combination. I had to move my winch post about 2" as the boat latch was slightly larger than the roller it replaced. Makes it much easier to load and unload my boat when I'm fishing solo.
This should be an option when purchasing a trailer. Get these out to boat shows makes launch and loading much easier and safer!
My wife gave me a drotto catch & release for my birthday. (I researched and suggest it). I mounted it and used it yesterday. First, installation was simple. I chose to move the post vs move the boat from trailer position. The drotto r eleased perfectly and latched perfectly. I'm 71 and fish alone during the week this simplifies loading and unloading safely ! Incredibly effective.
Works great for someone who fishes alone like I do sometimes. Still need to hook up your tow strap when going down the road as the claws will work their way open from vibration just make sure they are closed before unloading. Had to adjust the post and crank bracket other than that was easy to install. I jacked up the front of the boat a bit to install and line things up. I would recommend this product to everyone.
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August 29, 2019
Very well made but did not fit well with my Lund SS 16.5 ft boat. Had a hard time locking it on. Returned without any problem. Scheels is a top quality store with excellent customer service.
Received the drotto boat latch for my pro-v 1890. Installation was very simple quick and easy. The system works flawless and makes one man loading and unloading easy-no more hanging over the bow to hook-up