Since there are no real requirements for showing proficiency in launching a boat, and sometimes alcohol is involved, there are some amazing screw-ups that are witnessed and recorded for all the world to see.
Boat Ramp Mishaps
That darned boat plug!
One of the most common mistakes is forgetting the boat plug! I’ve done it at least 3 times. Luckily, I noticed right away and was able to get hte boat back on the trailer.
These other folks weren’t quite so lucky!
And the ultimate boat launch FAIL in Grand Bend, Ontario
Total vehicle count: 3 pickup trucks and 2 tractors!
Stay safe out there, do a prelaunch checklist and make sure the boat is secure on the trailer before you drive away!
We at Everything Smallmouth don’t want you to end up on YouTube with a boat ramp mishap!