2-5. LAUNCHING, CALM WATER
Do not launch boat when the
streamed slope is more than
11° and water depth is less
than 48 inches. Damage to the
boat will occur.
a. Select or prepare a launch site having stable
soil, a uniform bank and a streamed slope of 11° or
less. The site will also have a water depth of 48
inches or more beyond the launch point, and a
stream velocity of not more than 5 feet per second.
Drive the transporter to the launch site, back it into
position near the water.
six tie-down cable assemblies (1). Remove safety
pin near boom locking pin.
Leave the two cables (2)
attached that secure the boat
to the dolly.
c. Have boat operator and crew install cab (3)
and raise mast (4) in accordance with TM5-1940-
277-10. Have boat operator place scoop control
levers in full forward position.
d. Have the boat operator assume his position
in the boat.