2-8. UNLOADING BOAT FROM CRADLE
a. Unload the cradle and boat from the transporter, para 2-7. Leave the transporter backed to cradle.
b. Remove the six cable assemblies (1). Leave the restraining cables (2) connected to the boat.
Either a lifting device capable of lifting 5 tons or another transporter may be used to lift boat
c. Either back a second transporter to rear of boat as shown, or position lifting device over rear of boat. Hook a
heavy lifting chain or cable (3) across the rear lifting eye of the boat and secure. Connect the lifting device or
transporter boom hook to the center of the chain or cable.
d. Raise the rear of the boat until it clears the cradle by at least 4 inches.
e. Lower the beaching legs on the rear of the boat by pulling the quick release pins and letting them slide down.
Replace the pins.
f. Return to the front of the cradle. Remove the boom cable from the dolly assembly. Thread the cable through
one of the shackles on the rear of the transporter and connect it to the shackle on the front of the cradle on the
same side. Release the dolly retainer latch. Slowly pull the transporter forward until the dolly stops on the cradle
rear stop pins.
g. Place cribbage under the beaching legs of the boat and slowly lower the rear of the boat until it rests securely on
the cribbage under the beaching legs.
h. Detach the lifting device and remove the chain or cable from the rear of the boat.