This Alaskan Boat Captain Doesn’t Need a Dock OR a Ramp to Load His Trailer

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Don’t have a ramp to load your boat up? No problem. Just take a cue from these guys and submerge your trailer in the water a few feat, then drive the boat right up to the hitch and hook it on! It’s effective but, as you’ll find out below, it’s not easy. Because of the shallow water, the boat has to maintain a pretty fast speed all the way up until the nose reaches the hitch to avoid getting stuck. It looks like these guys have had a lot of practice because they make the whole thing look easy.

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The Safer Way to Load a Boat Trailer

If you’re not daring enough to try this, there’s always the standard way if you have access to a ramp. In this case, you back the trailer up until the fender tops are just above the water and the back of the trailer is just below the water. This gives the proper angle to easily move the boat into place so you can secure it. This is the easiest method used for glidepath trailers, which are very common, but there are also roll-on trailers that utilize rollers to make loading and unloading easier. Commercially, hydraulic and non-hydraulic trailers are used for launching and loading boats. The trailer here, though, looks to be modified to suit the situation.

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Alaskan Fishing Boat

The boat in this clip isn’t huge, but it’s definitely not small either, which makes the feat more impressive. If I had to guess, I’d say it’s probably around 20 or 25 feet long. Fishing boats like this are also typically equipped with dual motors and can cruise around at about 25 or 30 mph. They also will have a couple fish holds and a couple of places to sleep in the front of the boat as well. You can take a look at the specs of a 25′ BAMF Alaskan boat to get an idea of the specs the boat in the clip might have:

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