CHAPTER 3: Trip Planning and Preparation
PREPARING TO LAUNCH YOUR BOAT
Here are some steps to ensure that you have a smooth experience at the boat launch. The first step is to get your boat ready away from the launch area itself. This will make sure that you aren’t blocking any other boaters who are waiting to use the launch—keeping everybody happy.
Some of the steps you can take care of before approaching the ramp include:
If you’re launching the boat by yourself, you can attach a line to the bow to steady the boat upon its release. If you have two persons launching the boat, and one is staying in the boat, you may not need a bow line.
PREPARE YOUR BOAT AWAY FROM THE RAMP AREA TO AVOID CREATING UNNECESSARY DELAYS AT THE LAUNCH AREA.