Launching and recovering pontoon boats

Discussion in 'Boat Safety' started by cliff n york, Mar 22, 2007.

  1. cliff n york

    cliff n york New Member

    south carolina
    is their a easy way to recover a pontoon
  2. oldprowler

    oldprowler New Member

    Mannford, Oklahoma
    Assuming that your boat trailer is set up properly and that the ramp allows you to get it deep enough to float the pontoon boat. Just drive it on.

    As with any other boat, the pontoon has quirks and is susceptable to wind and current. The only way to get good at it is practice and practice and then some more practice. Learn from every launch and every recovery or recovery attempt.

  3. RivrLivn

    RivrLivn Member

    I load one in river current all the time.
    The biggest problem I see with many boaters is they back the trailer way to far in the water, thinking they have to put it in as far as when they launched it.
    In strong current I will have the driver back it just far enough so I can get the front quarter of the toons on the trailer guides then have them back in slowly as I drive forward slowly, but just have to have them back in far enough to get the boat on, do not want the boat to float over the center guides.
    Best to practice, practice, practice, preferably on weeknights when there is not so much preasure.