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When you use a trailer to move your boat from one location to another, you should be astutely aware of damage and injury that can result from improper towing. For example, to reduce the risk of injury, do not step inside or on the trailer frame while you are launching or loading. And, failure to properly attach safety chains between your trailer and tow vehicle can result in serious danger. Also, do not forget to tie down the bow independently from the winch line;otherwise your boat could shift while traveling. Finally, maintain proper torque on lug nuts or wheel bolts.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|