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Before Heading Out

How to Load Your Craft

 

How to load your craft

 

STEP 1

Secure the boat at the Dock.

STEP 2

Back the trailer into the water until it is two-thirds submerged.

STEP 3

Turn off your vehicle and engage the emergency brake.

STEP 4

Position the boat on the trailer using the bow and stern lines–do not drive your boat onto the trailer.

STEP 5

Attach the winch line to the bow-eye of your boat and pull the boat up onto the trailer using the winch.

STEP 6

Ensure the boat is properly seated and balanced on the bunks or rollers.

STEP 7

Once the boat is in position, lock the winch and attach the winch’s safety chain (if so equipped).

STEP 8

Remove your vehicle and trailer from the ramp.

 

STEP 9

Once parked, attach the trailer lights and ensure they are working properly.

STEP 10

Remove the boat’s bilge drain plug.

STEP 11

Secure the boat using tie-down straps (secure to the transom) before departing.

 

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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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