Before you tow your boat, check with your motor vehicle bureau’s trailer license office to find out whether state law requires trailer brakes, lights, side mirrors, or special permits for a hull wider than 8 feet.
To launch your boat, you’ll probably back it down a ramp. Practice maneuvering in an empty parking lot-your trailer will turn in the opposite direction of your car.
If your boat is small, you can use a second hitch, mounted on the front bumper, for maneuvering at the ramp. It allows you to see what the boat is doing.