Originally Posted by keelhaulCharlie
Looking at a 21ft Bilge Keel that is on a trailer ( for sale) , think it is a Débutante class wonder to myself how do I get that in the water? Can a boat that big be launched down a slip or is it a crane job ?
Can a boat that big be launched down a slip? Sure it can. Lots of people do it.
Just make sure you know how long the slip is and try to keep the tow vehicle on level ground by using a rope between the trailor and the tow vehicle.
If you launch in salt water wash the trailor off with fresh ASAP and expect bearing problems if you do not repack with grease on a regular basis.