2-5. LAUNCHING, CALM WATER-Continued
The boat must not be launched when the rear stanchions show less than six inches or more
than two feet above water length with cradle end on the bottom.
If the rear stanchions show less than six inches length above water line when the boat cradle
end is bottomed, the engine is subject to damage if launched.
j. Pay out more cable, so that the dolly travels down into the water until the water is in the center of the yellow band
on the front stanchions.
For calm water launching, the yellow
markings on the forward stanchions
should be in water.
It may be
necessary to retrieve cradle and back
transporter further into the water until
this condition is satisfied.
k. Signal the boat operator to start the boat engines
and release tension on cables by moving the boat forward.
The boat crew will disconnect the cable from boat and attach
the cables to the front stanchion. The boat operator will back
the boat clear of the cradle.
l. After the boat has cleared the cradle rear
stanchions, operate the winch control to rewind the boom
cable and retract the dolly until it is fully forward. Continue
to rewind the cable and the boom until the cradle is fully on
the transporter. Cradle is in correct position when the holes
for the transporter locking pin align.
m. Disengage the transporter power take-off and return
the transporter to shore. Refer to TM 5-5420-209-12.