We’ve all either sat idly by while someone else did it, or we’ve done it ourselves. You know, struggled like an imbecile on the boat ramp trying to keep the trailer on the ramp and eventually to get the boat in the water, where it belongs. Once you get the hang of the whole mirror image thing it’s pretty easy, but it can be frustrating (and a source of great amusement when it’s not you behind the wheel). Sometime just for giggles, grab a cooler of your favorite Professional Boaters Refreshment and a lawn chair, and pick a good vantage point next to a busy boat ramp on a summer day. You’ll be greatly entertained as you watch married couples nearing divorce and observe good buddies challenging the bonds of their friendships.
Earthsports posted a good article that may help you avoid the boat ramp stress.
Don’t even think about backing in a perfectly straight line—this is nearly impossible. Instead, try for shallow, slow, tiny S-turns as you back, which keep the trailer more or less on course.
Read the full article here.