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Before Heading Out

How to Launch Your Craft

How to launch your craft

 

STEP 1

Make a visual check of the launch area: Is the ramp deep enough to launch your boat? Are there any overhead wires or obstructions?

STEP 2

Remove all tie-down straps and unplug the trailer lights from your vehicle.

STEP 3

Ensure the bilge drain plug is properly installed.

STEP 4

Place all gear and safety equipment onboard the boat.

STEP 5

Ensure the winch is connected to the bow of the boat

STEP 6

Attach a bow and stern line to the boat.

STEP 7

Slowly back the trailer into the water until the motor becomes submerged.

STEP 8

Test the operation of the motor by starting it and allowing it to warm up.

STEP 9

Shut down the motor and continue backing the trailer into the water until the boat begins to float.

STEP 10

Use the bow and stern lines to guide the boat off the trailer and then remove the vehicle from the ramp.

 

Take a course

Boat in the water with people sitting aboard
Hunter with a bow in tall grass at dusk
Man on yellow ATV riding through dirt tracks
Person on snowmobile riding through snowy trail
Person paddling in white water rapids
Three individuals backpacking across a yellow, grassy plain
Boat in the water with people sitting aboard
Hunter with a bow in tall grass at dusk
Man on yellow ATV riding through dirt tracks
Person on snowmobile riding through snowy trail
Person paddling in white water rapids
Three individuals backpacking across a yellow, grassy plain

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