^ Back the trailer down the ramp so that the trailer is partially under water and you attach the winch cable to your boat. Pull the boat up using the winch so that the bow of the boat contacts the bow rest. Carefully center the boat on the trailer so that it rests on the cradles evenly.
^ Raise and secure the outboard or inboard/outboard engine.
^ Drive up the ramp in low or first gear. If the drive wheels spin, add weight over the drive axle and try again.
^ Take the boat to the staging area and remove the drain plug.
^ Use your tie downs to secure the boat to the trailer.
^ Plug in trailer lights and check to see if they work.
^ Check the tongue, hitch, safety chains, and other parts, as you did before.
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Lets start by identifying what exactly certain boats are. Sometimes the terminology can get lost on beginners, so well look at some of the most common boats and what theyre called. These boats are exactly what the name implies. They are meant to be used for fishing. Most fishing boats are powered by outboard motors, and many also have a trolling motor mounted on the bow. Bass boats can be made of aluminium or fibreglass.