Ok. Then here's how I launch my 19' motorboat solo.
1. First know the boat ramp. How far the pavement goes, how deep it is, is there a drop off at the end of the paved ramp, etc.
2. Back up to the top of the ramp, car in park, parking brake on and get the boat ready to launch.
3. VERY IMPORTANT!!!!!! Don't forget to put the drain plug
in the boat if it has one. Many boats get launched with the plug
out and sink at the ramp.l
4. Unclip the winch, any straps, tie-downs, etc.
5. Tie a line to the boat: bow cleat, eye, anywhere on the front of the boat that is handy and sturdy and the other end to the trailer. Use a line about as long as the boat, depending on the boat, trailer and the ramp.
6. Back the trailor into the water until the boat is ready to float and tap the brakes so it slides off the trailer.
7. Put the car in park, apply parking brake, go back and untie the line tied to the trailer and walk the boat over to the dock or shore and tie it up. Try to tie it so the ramp is clear for the next guy if it is a busy launch point.
8. Go park car and trailer.
9. Go sail.
1. sail boat back to the dock/shore/whatever and tie up out of the way.
2. go get the car and back the trailer down the ramp and into the water far enough that the boat will float most of the way onto the trailer (assuming the ramp is long enough).
3. sail/push/paddle/whatever the boat up onto the trailer as far as it floats and attach the winch to the eye, winch the rest of the way onto the trailer. Attach safety
hook if trailer is equipped.
4. slowly pull the boat out of the water and out of the way of the ramp.
5. park car and finish all tiedowns, straps, final check the winch is tight, etc.
6. if the boat has a drain plug pull it out and store carefully or loosen to drain the bilges and rain water if the boat is stored outside.