We still have plenty of good boating days ahead of us and the fish are still biting, but I am still amazed at how many people still don’t know how to launch a boat correctly, either on the beach or at a boat ramp. Recently I saw a guy get his 4WD stuck on the beach and had to watch as the incoming tide washed right through it. His boat was also beached with the waves lashing in the back and his trailer was bogged to the axles. It took a few hours of local help and eventually a tow truck with a winch to extract firstly the waterlogged vehicle and then the trailer and eventually the boat.
Wasn’t a good day for the owner. If only he had watched our Beach Launching video he might have saved himself a lot of grief.
– Courtesy Barry Thompson (Editor Pacific Powerboat Magazine)