Launching Your Boat From a Trailer
Prepare to launch well away from the boat ramp so that you don't block ramp traffic.
- Transfer all equipment and supplies to the boat.
- Disconnect trailer lights from the towing vehicle.
- Remove all tie-down straps before backing down the ramp but leave the trailer winch line securely attached to the boat.
- Make sure the boat's drain plug is in place.
- Tie a rope to the boat's bow to use to control the boat if necessary during launching.