Reply by: ass bass or cash Posted: Jun. 30, 12:36:18 PM Points: 1800
I'll admit I am not very experienced at backing a trailer down a boat ramp and had some issues myself one time but not that bad, good grief! It does take a bit of practice, best done when no one is around with a camera phone😉
You can find an empty parking lot and practice backing a trailer.My fishing buddy and I can launch or trailer the boat in under 60 seconds.I can launch by my self in about 2 min and I can get the boat on the trailer in the same amount of time.Sunday at Aurora there were two sail boats that had been backed into the water,but were not ready to leave the dock area,there was also a canoe being unloaded and they were filling the canoe from their truck. That left an open space between the sailboat and canoe which I threaded the trailer in-between and Tim put the boat on the trailer. . .away we went. 60 seconds!HINT: Prep your boat before you head for the ramp,load your boat before you head for the ramp,get everything done before you get on the ramp so all you do is back down the ramp and float the boat off the trailer. No one wants to wait on you while you empty you truck into the boat . . . . .B.T.W. You can towel down the gelcoat over in the parking lot . . .don't block the ramps!!!!!!
Reply by: Goosehunter82 Posted: Jul. 1, 6:33:48 AM Points: 54395
What hp said. Lackskill and I can load and unload in less than a minute.. Do your pre before you go to the ramp and your clean up after you get inspected. Even by myself I can probably do both in under 3..
Reply by: A10FLYR Posted: Jul. 1, 8:21:27 AM Points: 44
Prep your boat before you head for the ramp,load your boat before you head for the ramp,get everything done before you get on the ramp so all you do is back down the ramp and float the boat off the trailer.