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Posted by Bluewater Cowboy ( on July 09, 2003 at 19:39:38:

In Reply to: RETRIVING BOAT FROM THE RAMP posted by Raymond on July 09, 2003 at 18:46:27:

No need to YELL, Raymond. First off, does your drive tire have good tread? If it's a 'city' tire, then it's pretty useless on boat ramps. It it's an AWR (All Weather Radial) with an aggressive tread, then you should have no problem, if you know how to handle the conditions.

Do you have an automatic or a manual transmission? With an automatic, you should always put it in the lowest gear available and BARELY give it any gas. Similar to the manual tranny, put it in first, with the parking brake still applied gently ease into the throttle until you can tell that the engine/tranny, rather than the brake, is holding your rig. Gently give it a bit more gas until your drive tire is onto drier pavement, then drive it normally.

But whatever you do, NEVER USE TIRE CHAINS ON A BOAT RAMP!!! This can easily turn a good ramp into gravel.


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