The yellow marks on the forward stanchions should be in water. If not, retrieve the cradle and
back the transporter further in the water and repeat operation until stanchions are in proper
depth before attempting to retrieve boat. It may be necessary to move transporter forward if
the cradle is not extended enough to seat stop pins against stop brackets.
Do not strike the saddle with such
force that it would cause the bow of
the boat to override the saddle. This
will cause damage to the saddle.
g. Signal the boat operator to approach the cradle
from downstream side and move the boat onto the saddle.
When the bow of the boat seats into the saddle, the saddle
will pivot forward and up. The boat operator will then keep
only enough throttle to keep saddle up, but not move dolly
up cradle frame.
h. The boat crew will unhook the restraining cables
(1) from the stanchions (2) and connect the restraining
cable hooks (3) to shackles (4).
i. The boat operator will release the pressure against the saddle so that the tension is applied against the
restraining cables (1) prior to stoppage of the boat.
Make sure that the hull is seated on the rubber pads on the saddle.
j. Pull the winch control lever to rewind the boom cable and retract dolly. As the bow emerges from the water,
make sure that the hull is seated on the rubber pads of the saddle.