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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.
Crossed chains under trailer's coupler
  • 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.