a. Select or prepare a 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.
To avoid damage to boat, ensure
installed with the bevel top facing
Rubber rail can be
damaged if stanchions are installed
b. Ensure rear stanchions are in place on cradle with
bevel top facing inboard.
c. Drive the transporter to the retrieval site and back
it into position near the water. Continue to back the
transporter into the water until the boom clears the water by
approximately 12 inches (31 cm). Do not submerge the
Failure to engage both the parking brake and the brake lock could result in injury or death.
d. Apply transporter service brake, place the transmission in neutral, and engage the parking brake and the brake
lock. Engage the power take-off. Set the hand throttle to operate the engine at 1700 RPM.
e. At the transporter boom controls, push the lever to disengage the forward locking pin. Use the boom controls to
raise the boom about 3 feet.
It may be necessary to move the
transporter forward if the cradle is
not extended enough to seat the
stop pins against the stop brackets.
f. Push the winch control lever to pay out the boom cable and allow the cradle to slide into the water. The cradle
will begin to tilt when the center of gravity passes the rollers on the rear support. Continue to pay out the boom cable
until the front cradle stop pins engage the stop brackets on the rear rollers.