2018 New York State Boater's Guide - 17
* the outdrive has been raised
* the winch is connected to the bow eye
You should also take a walk over to the ramp and assess
the slope, condition of the ramp, water depth, debris, and
Launching a boat generally requires at least two people, one
to drive the tow vehicle and the other to handle the lines once
the boat is launched. Before launching, assess the wind and
current to determine if they will affect your boat during launching. Back down the ramp approximately until the rear tires of
the tow vehicle enter the water, set the brake and put it in park.
Now you can get in the boat or have someone on board lower
the outdrive, start the engine and prepare to back off the trailer.
Be certain that there's sufficient water depth before starting the
engine. Once the engine is running, release the winch, back
off the trailer, and tie up alongside the ramp wall or courtesy
dock. Get back in your tow vehicle, drive off the ramp and park
in the designated parking area.
When returning to the ramp and preparing to haul your boat
you basically want to do the launch process in reverse. Come