How to Launch a Boat the Right Way

There’s nothing worse than hitting the lake and realizing you don’t know how to properly launch your boat. By the time you pull up to the ramp, it’s too late to take a crash course in maneuvering. Instead, save yourself both time and embarrassment by taking a moment now to learn how to launch your boat the correct way.

That means preparing ahead of time by disconnecting electrical outlets and stowing all safety equipment, transom straps, and mooring lines inside the boat. It also means learning how to back up into the water slowly and in a straight line, making only fine-tuned corrections until the water is just above the wheels of the trailer. To get the best results, practice your moves ahead of time in an empty parking lot. That way, you’ll be ready for launching the moment you pull up to the ramp.

Follow these simple steps outlined in our infographic, and you won’t have to fiddle haphazardly with your mooring lines and winch straps to the tune of honking horns and the shouts of impatient drivers.

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6 Reasons You Need a Boat Cover

Our friends at SavvyBoater.com shared this great infographic with us about 6 reasons you need a boat cover.

Here’s their description:

Conscientious boat owners realize the importance of putting their watercraft to bed for winter. Failure to winterize your boat can result in a host of maintenance problems – and ultimately can shorten the life of your boat.

One of the best ways to protect your boat during the winter is to invest in a boat cover. When properly fitted, a boat cover can increase the longevity of your craft by up to 30 percent. To help boat owners understand the benefits of using a boat cover, we’ve put together the following infographic:

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Boating Education Infographics: Part 1

Our friends at BOATERexam.com have shared some pretty cool boating education infographics with us, and now we are sharing them with you! What better way to teach kids or brush up on your own knowledge than looking at colorful, yet informative, illustrations?

We will be posting these infographics over the next couple weeks. Not only can you view them on here, but be sure to share with your friends, too.

We also would like to announce we now have a Pinterest! Be sure to check us out on there and feel free to pin us or follow us if you are a member. That account can be found here: Manitou Pontoons Pinterest.

Our first infographic is on Aids to Navigation:

 

For more information on boating safety visit www.BOATERexam.com