Trailering a Boat: Tips & Check List

Safety in trailering a boat comes with a little training and practice and a fair share of common sense. In this chapter, you'll get tips and a check list to use before you head out for the water. Shop Bass Pro Shops for boat and trailer accessories here.

  • Ball & Coupler tight
  • Trailer wiring connected & all lights working
  • Coupler locked & pinned
  • Safety cables or chains
  • Trailer jack up & locked in place
  • Tire pressure
  • Bearing greased
  • Lug nuts tight
  • Transom saver installed (if no transom-saver, verify lower unit ground clearance)
  • Front & rear tie-downs secure
  • Boat key
  • Drain plug