That has a Screened "porch" over viewing, as in like "Right Down There" the boat launching ramp...picnic tables, adult beverages consumed while watching the goings on and those out on the river. Never fails...
It can be a "military operation",
or a chinese fire drill.
Nothing in the middle.
Both Types are entertaining (& enlightening) to watch.
The folks that have it "high & tightly wrapped" are gone (including parking afterward and pick up of that driver) in less than a couple minutes.
The other folks?
Well, a few comments:
1-Always put the coolers on the boat, ice in the coolers, life jackets, fishing
tackle, everything You plan on taking except the clothing
on Your body at the time...ON THE BOAT BEFORE launching.
2-Don't forget to remove the transom tie-down strap(s) BEFORE They're under water
3-Don't forget the lower unit support strut from trailer to outboard
4-make sure You have the hitch locked on the ball.
5-safety chains attached (in case You screwed up on #4 or #6 next)
6-Make sure the cross pin for that removeable reciever hitch (don't ask me how they made it ALL the way to the ramp pulling that boat?) is INSTALLED.
7-Make sure Your trailer winch
is serviceable and YOU KNOW HOW to operate it.
8-ALWAYS Install ALL Transom Drain plugs BEFORE Backing down the ramp
9-Be courteous and respectful to the Your Crew and the nearby observers trying to point out anything related to 1-8 or following that is trying to be pointed out, because You Don't KNOW EVERYTHING.
10-Have an excellent Parking Brake.
11-Get OUT of the backing vehicle rather than relying solely on ONE MIRROR (or more) to judge where You, the truck, the trailer AND THE BOAT are; also don't forget to Use #10 prior exiting the vehicle (as in Never trust an automatic transmission
12-If Your Azz is TOO Fat or Lazy to do #11, have spotters and LISTEN TO THEM
13-don't back in 1 inch farther than necessary.
14-Make sure Your starting battery
is fully Charged.
15-Make sure Your fuel
16-Make sure both #14 & #15 are applicable to the TOW VEHICLE as well
(seen more than 1 run "out of gas" due to the elevation of the ramp having insufficient fuel
to reach the pickup in the tank)
17-Have a competent operator ON THE BOAT as You disconnect the trailer winch
snap from it's bow (yes folks, they are that stupid), OR in lieu of same have a "painter line" available, secured, and drift it to tie up at nearby docks.
18-Make sure nobody is left behind prior departure...that's real embarrassing.
19-Don't deploy a trolling motor
over the bow until the vessel has cleared the trailer wheel
20-Don't park Your tow vehicle/trailer where You block other boaters/customers in, or anyplace that's clearly marked "NO PARKING"...
21-Don't forget to PAY whatever ramp fees
are posted and most importantly of all...
Never EVER PISS OFF Marina Management/Ownership. Your 1st launch might definitely become Your LAST there, forever, AND it might not even wind
up BEING Your "1st"?
Seen it all, most of it way more than once. Also learned, being STUPID can get people hurt...badly.
Leave Your ego at the house.