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The widest boat you can trailer on most state roads is

8 feet

1

The safety chains of your trailer under the hitch should always be

Crossed

2

A bumper hitch is

Illegal in many states

3

The ball of a trailer hitch and the coupler on the trailer must

Matched for size

4

You should have brakes on your trailer if it is designed for a gross weight of

1500 or more

5

Many states require that boat trailers have

Chains
Lights
Licenses

6

Trailer light failure can be reduced by

Waterproof light
Mounting on high bracket
Unplug before launch

7

Which brakes work from a trailers momentum

Surge

8

When trailering, always take along

Spare tire
Jack
Spare bearings

9

How much load should be on the hitch to avoid fishtailing

10-15%

10

Winch lines for retrieving boats are made of

steel, polypropylene, webbing ---- all of the above

11

Dry rot forms most often in

fresh water

12

It is easier to back a trailer if you place your hand on the bottom of the steering wheel and then move your hand

in the direction you want the trailer to go.

13

You can increase the life of your trailer's lights if you

mount them on a removable board,
keep them out of the water,
disconnect them before immersing them in the water.

all of the above.

14

Before you step the mast of a sailboat

check to see what is overhead.

15

Before leaving the dock

file a float plan with a friend or relative.

16

If you have too much weight on the hitch, it will cause

the front end of your automobile to lift up,
you to lose some steering control,
the automobile's rear end to squat

all of the above

17

The advantage of tilt trailers is

you can usually keep the trailer's wheels out of the water

18

When you buy a boat

keep launching problems in mind.

19

A flat-bottomed boat fits best on

a skid-type trailer.

20

While launching a boat

if at all possible, stay in your car with your foot on the brake.

21

When you buy a boat

keep launching problems in mind.

22

While launching a boat

if at all possible, stay in your car with your foot on the brake.

23

Zebra mussels have been found in

the Great Lakes,
the Mississippi River,
the Hudson River

All of the above

24

When filing a float plan, you should

file your plan with a friend, relative, or neighbor.

25

Small trailer tires

Turn faster more air pressure

26

Winch lines for retrieving boats are made of

Steel
Polypropylene
Webbing

27

Dry rot forms most often in

Fresh water

28

It's easier to back a trailer if you place your hand on bottom and move your hand

Direction you want the trailer to go

29

Advantage of tilt trailer is

You can usually keep wheels out of the water