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Old 05-25-2017, 02:25 PM
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hey guys
so like already said buy others make sure the drain plug is in other wies it will be a scramble to get the boat out and a whole lot of billage pump make sure the back end of the boat is floating and then just stop the trailer abruptly and the boat should slid of if that doesn't work well u might have to try to back off with ur more which u will do any way if ur alone.
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Old 05-27-2017, 04:03 PM
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Originally Posted by Kurt505 View Post
Back your boat up around the block........ 3 or 4 times so you know how to use a trailer. I watched a guy at cold lake last year with a $90,000 boat attempt to launch it for over 1/2hr and there was about 50 other people there watching and waiting. Nobody seemed too impressed.

After you learn how to properly maneuver a trailer

Undo straps (if you're worried leave winch attached until your at the water)

Unplug lights

Put in drain plug

Raise motor

Have bow rope ready

Have paddle ready

Have gear loaded into boat

Launch boat

Tie off boat out of the way

Park truck

Go catch fish.

When you're done

Tie boat off out of the way

Back trailer in just deep enough that you can get your boat on the trailer without it floating sideways.

Attach winch

Tighten winch

Pull off out of everyone's way

Pull plug

Tie down boat

Fillet fish while swatting mosquitoes

That last quote ahah ( Fillet fish while swatting mosquitoes) hahahah that just made me laugh so true them buggers that's when they annoy one the most. Good one

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Old 06-01-2017, 03:44 PM
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So?? How'd the inaugural launch go?
There is a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot.
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Old 06-03-2017, 11:54 AM
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Hey guys,

May 30th was the maiden voyage of my little boat at Pigeon Lake.

When we arrived the water was quite rough, and the wind was blowing pretty good,
But that wasn't going to stop us.

With my buddy in the boat with a two way radio and one with me in the truck
(Thanks for that suggestion)
We got it to the water and got her floating relatively easily.

Motor started right up and I parked the truck as my buddy waited at the dock.

The bost was bobbing pretty good.

Headed out towards the north shore,

That was a fun ride.

ALthough it was windy and rough we still managed to boat (love that term)
20 fish through the day, Mostly Walleye.

Not a a bad inaugural outing.

Also got pretty windburned and sunburned.

But still had fun.

Loading the boat took a couple tries, I think it was because the trailer was too deep, but we managed to get her on the trailer and hooked and pulled without taking too long.

After 8 hours or so in the boat and bobbing up and down, that sensation lasted a few hours after.

Thanks to everyone who offered tips and suggestions.

Shouldn't be long before I am a seasoned boater.
A failure to plan on your part, Does not constitute an emergency on my part.
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Old 06-03-2017, 12:54 PM
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Grats on such a successful first outing! Next step is to be that helpful guy when you see someone else struggling!
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