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Module 03 - Before Heading Out

Launching and Loading Your Boat

 

 

Launch Ramp Courtesy

When launching or loading your boat at a public boat launch, always remember to be courteous to other boaters. Never hog the ramp, and always be prepared to launch and load your boat efficiently.

Here are a few basic launch ramp courtesy tips:

  • When you arrive at the boat launch area, always park away from ramp, never block the ramp with your vehicle.
  • If you need to inspect the launch area, walk over to check it out - don’t park in front of the ramp.
  • Load any gear and equipment, and remove any tie-down straps away from the launch area.
  • Wait until the launch area is clear, before backing your boat into the water.
  • Once your boat has been launched, move both your boat, and towing vehicle away from the launch area as efficiently as possible, to make room for other boaters.

 

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