Ahh the adventures of the transition from air to liquid.....
I have some issues with my boat as well, in that, it weighs some 9000lbs which can be a bit much to control while backing down a ramp
I asked the same type of question on the Nor'Sea
group site and I recieved this intersting story:
(Names are deleated)
Quoth He: I helped *** ***** launch ------ - a number of times and they were ALL--every one of them---adventures to behold.
The best one was when we had the truck so far into the water the exhause was bubbling---" we aint making it ***(His truck and trailer)--so *** Says--Pull her out of the water---Once I start the engine
I'll holler and you immediately back down you immediately back down to the same place and slam on the brakes!"
I wish, OH HOW I WISH, I had a video camera
for that one---I slammed on the brakes, the truck kept sliding. it stopped with a bang and off rolled SHAMOO The Whale----the bow pointed straight up at the sky, *** was facing aft trying valiantly to hold on and steering
frantically in reverse. There was a tremdous splash and he took off like a rocket in reverse---
I do not recommend the above maneuver.
Then there was the time we could not styop her on the road coming downhill- "***, I cant stop her ***!"
-*** was not Mr Maintenance
and the trailer brakes were non functional-- -In those days I assumed that everone was a maintenance
nerd like myself---
Ah the adventure and comeradery of it all!
End of quote
I hope your launching are a great deal less exciting.....My suggestion is to make a check list until you've got the process down pat. Start at the bow and work you way along the starboard side, across the stern, and back up the port side checking everything on your list. When your boat begins to float off the trailer your good to go. If it doesn't float off by the time your back wheels are in the water to the center of the hubcaps then it may be time to pull back out and reassess the situation.