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Once your boat is safely loaded on a trailer, remember to take extra caution before you pull out and begin your journey. By attaching the boat to your trailer, you have dramatically altered the total weight of your moving car and trailer and you should take extra precautions with the way you drive. Many experts recommend that everything you do while you trail a boat should be done at about half your normal speed. This advice should especially be followed when you are accelerating and turning. And, when you brake, allow for more room to stop than you normally would. Following these basic guidelines will ensure you don't cause damage to your boat or have an accident while towing.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|