Originally Posted by Blackroady
Was interupted once & dropped my jetski in the middle of the road - no damage but a lesson learned - dont get interrupted ! If you do start again ................ all because I forgot to flick the ratchet down as my neighbour was 'chatting about the nice weather !'
My two dive buddies with boats both unclip everything before backing the trailer. I advised them why that's a bad idea, but they didn't listen. Still waiting for a RIB to launch prematurely.
Personally, I put about 10 to 12 inches of slack in the bow strap, and set the winch rathcet back to pull. Bow strap gets unclipped when the transom's over a foot of water (with help), or when the dock lines are tied off (when solo - it's easier when you're dressed for diving and don't mind getting wet.)