2-10. LAUNCHING, FAST WATER - Continued
i. Push the winch control lever to release the
pressure on the winch cable (16), remove the shackle
from the boat keel (17) and hook (18). Pull the winch
cable (15) free of cradle and place on top of the
transporter cab, insuring that the winch cable is free of
cradle and boat.
j. Release the parking brake and brake lock and
allow the transporter to roll back into the water. Stop
when the bottom of the boom touches the water. Reset
parking brake and brake lock. (For M812 transporter
chassis, refer to TM 9-2320-260-10, for M945 chassis,
refer to TM 9-2320-272-10).
Failure to engage both the
parking brake and the brake lock
could result in injury or death.
k. Push the hydraulic pin lever to release the pin
and allow the cradle to roll off into the water. Push the
boom control lever to raise the boom no more than 3
feet. Cradle will rest against the rear stop brackets.
l. After the boat is launched, release safety line
and release the brakes. Drive the transporter forward
slowly until the cradle is clear of the water.