We will be posting up helpful videos for members to be able to view to help them with launching a boat with the hoist in the event it has been a while since the last time you did so.
1 Make sure bridle is attached at both ends to the proper place on the Flying Scot.
2 Make sure the mainsheet is tight and the boom is properly in its stand.
3 Make sure boat is empty of water and then install the boat's drain plug.
4 Position the boat ad trailer such the the center of the trailer axel intersects the arc of the white cement parking markers by the hoist.
5 Attach the hoist hook to the bridle and just tension the wires for the final check before lifting.
6 Release the front trailer winch strap from the boat.
7 check that the boat bridle cable is straight and not wrapped around the mainsheet cleat or rear of the center board trunk before lift the boat.
8 Begin lifting the boat and check to see if the boat tries to lean to one side or the other (mainsheet maybe too loose if so), If it leans too much to the front or rear, it may have water in it.
9 Once boat is high enough to clear the trailer, begin to swing it to the dock.
10 Look up and make sure boat is rotating such that the side stay do not hit the hoist boom.
11 if putting boat in on South side of dock the boat can go in facing forward. If putting boat in on North side of dock have boat facing backwards.
12 When lowering boat make sure you pull the boat out enough to clear the bulkhead and hold it away until boat is in the water and released from hoist.
13 Lower boat enough so that the hoist hook is slack enough for you to step onto the boat.
14 Once unhooked move boat to deeper water and return hoist for the next member that might need to use it.
15 Reverse these steps to bring it out of the water.