07-30-2010, 11:47 AM #1
Very very newbie questions about launching my new honda.
Hi, I'm going out this saturday with my new honda aquatrax for it's first trip. What I wanted to know was your opinions on launching, if I should reverse it off the trailer by myself or have someone push me off and then reverse it. Also, my title hasn't come in the mail yet so it's not registered, but my dealer told me I could just put one of the papers they gave me in the glove box and I should be fine. I don't know which paper it was so does anyone have any ideas on which I should take? Thanks guys
07-30-2010, 02:12 PM #2
A bill of sale or your temporary title application should be fine.
To launch, first crank it on the trailer and let it run for only 30-40 seconds. Remove the rear tie-downs and PUT IN THE DRAIN PLUGS. If you are by yourself put a 15' rope around your handle bars and then tie it to your trailer. Back the ski into a foot of water and then release the bow hook. Back in the rest of the way fast and slam on brakes and the ski will launch itself and the rope will keep it from floating off. When I tie mine to the dock, I use one of the 7' long stretch ropes that I keep in the glovebox to go around my handlebars and to a dock cleat. Tieing around the handlebars lets you remove the rope easily when you want to leave. I use the stretch ropes to dock my skis and boat overnight to keep the suspended in the middle of the slip/dock offset so the waves won't damage them.
Enjoy your toy....
07-30-2010, 03:15 PM #3
Thanks about the paper question. But for the backing off question i worded it wrong. what I was really focused on was if it's okay to just put it in reverse when I have the trailer in the water of if I should have my friend push me off? thanks
08-04-2010, 01:15 PM #4
08-04-2010, 02:04 PM #5
08-04-2010, 06:18 PM #6
oops double post
Last edited by DBINX; 08-16-2010 at 09:09 PM.
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