Before Heading Out
How to launch your craft
Make a visual check of the launch area: Is the ramp deep enough to launch your boat? Are there any overhead wires or obstructions?
Remove all tie-down straps and unplug the trailer lights from your vehicle.
Ensure the bilge drain plug is properly installed.
Place all gear and safety equipment onboard the boat.
Ensure the winch is connected to the bow of the boat
Attach a bow and stern line to the boat.
Slowly back the trailer into the water until the motor becomes submerged.
Test the operation of the motor by starting it and allowing it to warm up.
Shut down the motor and continue backing the trailer into the water until the boat begins to float.
Use the bow and stern lines to guide the boat off the trailer and then remove the vehicle from the ramp.