BOATsmart! Canada
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Module 03 - Before Heading Out

Transporting Your Boat

 

Transporting your boat safely isn’t difficult–it’s a matter of choosing the right towing equipment, using common sense when loading and unloading your boat, and being confident with the techniques for driving safely with a trailer.

How to choose the right boat trailer

To determine which style of trailer is right for you, consider the following:

  • Are the width and length of the trailer suitable for the size of your boat?
  • Is the weight capacity of the trailer suitable for the weight of your boat?
  • Is the towing capacity of your vehicle suitable for the weight of your boat?
  • Do all the trailer’s operating lights work properly?
  • Does the coupler match the size of your vehicle’s hitch ball?
  • Is the trailer equipped with mandatory ‘closed-loop’ safety chains?
  • Does your trailer require trailer brakes, according to your local or provincial regulations?

 

 
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