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Trailering Your Boat

 

Hooray! You finally bought that boat you’ve always wanted. Whether it’s a 14-foot skiff, family runabout or a mean, lean fishing machine, it’s your instant passage to fun on the water. But are you ready to trailer it yourself? If not, some driving practice is in order. To that end, here’s four quick tips for driving with a boat in tow:

  • Practice Makes Perfect: Head to the nearest wide open parking lot and spend an hour backing up, parking, and making turns without hitting the curb.
  • Swing a Little Wide: Be aware you’ll need to swing a bit wide to keep your trailer lined-up when turning or pulling into parking spaces.
  • Better Safe Than Sorry: Don’ t be afraid to use a spotter or to get out and size-up the situation if your trailer appears off-center when parking or backing-up.
  • Get A Grip: For driving in reverse, grasp the steering wheel at its base. This ensures the trailer turns in whichever direction you move your hand.

Just like boats, trailers break down, too. Sea Tow’s Trailer Care Roadside Assistance can come to the rescue. Choose Marine service to cover your marine trailers plus towing vehicle for just $14/year. Select Universal service to cover your marine trailers plus non-commercial trailers and towing vehicle for $29.95 per year.  

Written by Tom Schlichter. Tom is a full-time outdoors writer, editor and marketeer living on Long Island, NY. Follow him on Facebook at @outdoortomcorp or visit his website at www.outdoortom.com
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