When it comes to retrieving a boat, knowing how much of the bunks or rollers on the trailer should be submerged in water is essential. The correct amount of submersion will ensure that you can safely and efficiently retrieve your boat without damaging it or your trailer.
When you are preparing to retrieve your boat, it’s important to make sure that the trailer is in the water far enough to launch your boat safely. Generally, you should submerge the trailer until the bunks or rollers are just underwater. This will allow enough clearance for the boat to float onto the trailer without getting stuck. Submerging the bunks or rollers too deep can create a problem when you try to motor your boat back onto the trailer.
Another important factor to consider when retrieving your boat is the tide. If the tide is low, you may need to submerge the trailer a little deeper to allow the boat to easily come back in. Conversely, if the tide is high, you may only need to submerge the trailer a little to get your boat to float onto the trailer. You need to be aware of the water level so that you can adjust the trailer’s submersion accordingly to avoid getting your boat stuck or the trailer too deep into the water.
The weight of the boat is another vital factor that will affect the submersion of the trailer. If the boat is a lighter weight, it may be easier to launch and retrieve the boat even if the trailer is not completely submerged. But if you have a heavier boat, you will need to submerge the trailer a little deeper to get the boat to flow up onto the bunks or rollers.
It’s also important to remember that the bunks or rollers should be in line with the water’s flow to make launching and retrieving your boat as smooth as possible. If the bunks or rollers are not properly aligned, it can make using the trailer more difficult and could damage the boat.
When retrieving a boat, it’s important to submerge the bunks or rollers on the trailer in the water so that the boat can safely and efficiently float onto the trailer. The amount of submersion required will depend on the tide, weight of the boat, and the alignment of the bunks or rollers with the water’s flow. Taking the time to properly launch and retrieve your boat will help ensure that you can enjoy a stress-free experience on the water.