How To Load A Boat Onto A Trailer In Heavy Current
Have you ever had to load your boat onto your trailer in a heavy current?
What is the best way to safely guide a boat onto a trailer without damaging any equipment?
Don’t try to overmatch the current!
Check out more below!!
How To Load A Boat Onto A Trailer In Heavy Current [VIDEO]
If you come across a heavy current near the boat launch that proves to be an obstacle, then be sure to follow these tips!
The key is to not go directly at the trailer with your boat.
Alike to bowling a bowling ball, you want to curve the boat into the trailer.
Sometimes the current will be faster or slower in different areas.
By going at the trailer on a curve, you can make slight adjustments without having to back out and restart or getting caught in the current.
Start with your bow to the current and then slowly turn at an arc to the trailer.
That way, if you overjudge the current you can reduce speed and the current flow will assist you in getting the boat onto the trailer.
The same goes for the opposite if you underjudge the current, you can speed up.
No matter how strong the current is, creating an arc path into the trailer is the best way.
Also, how far you back up the trailer into the water plays a role as well.
Be sure to have your trailer a little higher than normal on the slip so the current isn’t kicking around the back of the boat.
Then you can lift up the motor and crank up the boat.
Make sure not to go into the trailer directly because if you misjudge even just slightly it is hard to correct.
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