My Public Service Announcement Just a reminder to fellow boaters out there that the safety chain on your boat trailer that connects your boat to your trailer should always be connected until you have your boat in the water and it should be connected again when you recover your boat before you tow it from the water. Case in point today, a gentleman was getting ready to launch his boat and removed the safety chain prior to backing down the ramp. He relied on his winch to keep his boat attached. And you guessed it, as he backed down the ramp, the winch slipped and his boat started to roll off the trailer as he started to back up. Luckily he stopped in time or his boat would have been dry launched unto the ramp. This was a 20 plus ft boat with a cuddy so you know it would have been a bugger to get back on the trailer if it came all the way off. It also works the other way, when you get your boat back on your trailer, connect the safety chain before you pull it out of the water. It just might save you some embarrassment.