Boats and Maintenance

The Quickest Way to Launch a Boat Solo

Editor's note: This video was filmed prior to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Whether you simply enjoy the solitude of fishing by yourself or you're unable to coordinate schedules with your fishing buddy, there will be times when you'll need to launch a boat by yourself. Although it may seem a bit daunting your first few times, you'll quickly develop an efficient system that'll help you get into the water with no trouble whatsoever.

Wired2fish Managing Editor Walker Smith fishes by himself a lot during the workweek, which of course, means he launches his bass boat solo the large majority of the time. With lots repetition and practice, he's able to launch his boat in just a matter of seconds. Walker meticulously walks us through his launching system and explains each and every step of his preferred method. He also spends some time explaining important safety considerations that will keep you out of harm's way in case of an unlikely emergency.

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