Do THIS Before Launching Your Boat
What should you do BEFORE launching your boat?
What things should you look for before you back your trailer down the ramp?
Before you launch your boat at a boat ramp, there are things you should look out for to ensure safety and ease of launch.
Check it all out here!
Before Launching Your Boat
There are a few things you should check on the ramp itself before you back your trailer down.
This way you avoid running into any issues when you go to launch your boat or watercraft into the water.
Pre-Launch Checks On The Ramp
The steepness of the ramp will dictate how you go about launching your boat.
Sometimes, anglers will back their boat into the water unhooked but if the ramp is too steep, it is best to have it hooked up until you get closer to the water.
Then, all you need to do is hop out of your car and gently push the boat in the water off the trailer.
Next, check how slippery the surface of the ramp itself is.
If the ramp is slippery and steep, it can pose a risk for you as you go to launch your boat.
Furthermore, you should have a look to see how far down the slab goes into the water.
Some boat ramps will have a sign up that indicates the end of the boat ramp.
The last thing you want to do is back your trailer up to the point where your wheels are stuck in the mud.
There’s a good chance there is a deep hole near the end of the concrete slab that poses a threat if you back up off the slab.
Before Launching Your Boat [VIDEO]
If you are launching your boat on a ramp that you’ve never used before, it is a good idea to first have a look at the ramp and ensure you know the layout of the ramp so as not to cause any issues when you back your trailer down the slab.
Be mindful of how far the concrete slab extends off the ramp and how steep the ramp is itself.
Safety and preparation are key when launching a boat into the water so make sure to be aware of the ramp you are launching from and avoid risks by becoming familiar with the ramp itself!
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