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1 Boating is fun… we’ll show you how America’s Boating Course 3 rd Edition 1Trailering Chapter 4 Section 14 >>

2 Boating is fun… we’ll show you how Trailer Types Bunk – fixed, padded supports Roller – boat rests on rollers Single & multiple axles >> 2

3 Boating is fun… we’ll show you how Size & Load Must be sized for the boat Weight capacity – boat + motor + trailer + 15% extra for gear Tongue weight – 5-7% of total >> 3

4 Boating is fun… we’ll show you how Trailer Tires Small wheels rotate faster Heavy loads >> 4 Pressure & condition are critical

5 Boating is fun… we’ll show you how Bearing Protectors Water causes corrosion Positive seal created Keep hub packed with waterproof grease >> 5

6 Boating is fun… we’ll show you how Safety Chains A backup to hitch ball >> 6 Always cross chains under tongue Insert S-hook from bottom of hole – not top

7 Boating is fun… we’ll show you how Winches Loads boat on trailer Connect to eye on boat Beware cable tension Less tension with rollers Check for wear >> 7

8 Boating is fun… we’ll show you how Wheel Jack Elevates tongue over ball Easier to couple & un- couple Keep lubricated >> 8

9 Boating is fun… we’ll show you how Tie-Downs Braided straps Bow tie-down Transom tie-down Gunwale tie-down Ratchet to tighten >> 9

10 Boating is fun… we’ll show you how Trailer Lights Connected to vehicle Must match vehicle lights Side markers required Meet state requirements Registration Inspection >> 10

11 Boating is fun… we’ll show you how Tow Vehicle Power to accommodate trailer Check vehicle specifications Extra cooling Heavy-duty brakes Wiring for trailer lights >> 11

12 Boating is fun… we’ll show you how Hitch Systems Class of hitch based on tongue weight/load Adjust tongue weight by moving boat or axle Mounted to frame - preferred >> 12

13 Boating is fun… we’ll show you how Trailer Checklist >>  Emergency equipment  Rear-view mirrors correctly positioned  Equipment inside the boat tied down and secure  Boat drained of water; drain plug installed  Coupler fully seated on ball and locked  Safety chains installed correctly  Electrical harness connected  Vehicle and trailer lights working  Boat securely attached to trailer  Tongue jack in full “up” position and locked  Outboard motors/stern drives in up position  Projections over the stern clearly marked  Upward projections lowered and tied down, or removed  Vehicle and trailer tires; correct air pressure  Wheel lug nuts tight on all wheels 13 Checklist: Tools

14 Boating is fun… we’ll show you how Trailer Operation Vehicle handles differently – acceleration, stopping, turning, passing Trailers tend to sway Use your mirrors Practice backing in parking lot Straighten vehicle-boat on ramp >> 14 Hold your course when being passed

15 Boating is fun… we’ll show you how Launching Prepare away from ramp Minimize time on ramp Park away from ramp area Disconnect trailer lights Install drain plug Raise engine, or remove trailering supports Let bearings cool Remove tie-down straps Leave winch connected Install lines & fenders >> 15 Actions:

16 Boating is fun… we’ll show you how Launching Keep vehicle tires out of water Set brakes on vehicle Release winch cable Move boat away from ramp >> 16 Disconnect

17 Boating is fun… we’ll show you how Retrieving Put trailer bunks under water Align boat with trailer Connect winch cable & winch in Prepare for travel away from ramp Drain water, remove marine life >> 17

18 Boating is fun… we’ll show you how Sailboat Trailering Travel with mast down & stowed Watch for power lines Step & un-step mast on solid ground >> 18

19 Boating is fun… we’ll show you how Trailer Maintenance Inspect trailer after use Check cables, tie-downs, components >> 19 Check tires, wheels, bearings, lights

20 Boating is fun… we’ll show you how Trailer Maintenance Grease bearings as required Check for loose nuts, bolts, fittings Store trailer on flat ground Elevate tongue so boat drains 20 >> Wheel Bearings

21 Boating is fun… we’ll show you how Theft Prevention 21 LAST Store boat & trailer out of sight Secure / lock coupler Remove expensive electronics Cover your boat Remove keys Remove one trailer wheel Record all serial numbers and HIN Defend against theft:

22 Boating is fun… we’ll show you how End Section END


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