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Launch plan

Ramp up your trailering skills for a perfect put-in

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To make loading and unloading easier, trailers commonly come with bunks (pictured) or rollers.
SANDY NICHOLSON

Everyone who’s ever trailered a boat has an embarrassing story to tell. Just Google “boat launch fails” to see the type of chaos you can get when you mix lack of experience or carelessness with thousands of dollars of equipment, moving parts, and asphalt. Launching can be an intimidating exercise, especially at a public ramp. Whether it’s your first time or not, here are some tips for a launch that’s all smooth sailing.

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Back together! Time to reunite with the cottage and all your favourite people and traditions. The Mar/Apr issue gets you ready to kick off a new season! Try these make-ahead breakfasts that let you feed everyone, no matter when they—or you—get up! Come aboard on a one-of-a-kind travelling dinner party Take a look inside a stylish modern update with a cherished family cottage at heart Ramp up your boat-trailering skills for a perfect put-in Navigate getting permits for removing water weeds Get space-saving tips from a tiny, chic DIY cabin Pack smarter: expert tips for weekend warriors Clean your eavestroughs, protect your projects, and build a fender system for your boat Stock up your workshop with a super-grabby glue and the saw blades you need Build a cool mountain-inspired shelf in a day Plus: Real estate 2019: Don’t miss our guide to vacant land to find out what to know before you buy