How to Recover a RIB on a Trailer by Jon Mendez

Recover a RIB on a Trailer: Some Tips

The video provides instructions on how to recover a boat onto its trailer by Jon Mendez of Motor Boat & Yachting.

It emphasizes the importance of maintaining slow speed and control during the process.

Jon suggests aligning the boat straight on the trailer for easier recovery.

There are two options for driving the boat onto the trailer: driving it all the way onto the hitch or leaving a meter of distance and using a winch for the final bit.

Tide levels and proper positioning in the water are crucial factors.

Jon mentions the significance of clear hand signals and ensuring the trailer is in the water enough.

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How to Recover a RIB on a Trailer by Jon Mendez

Then he shows the process of aligning the boat with the trailer and securing it using a winch and straps.

To conclude he discusses post-recovery tasks such as flushing the boat, cleaning the trailer, and checking straps before driving.

This video was published on the Motor Boat & Yachting YouTube channel. Filmed and edited by Richard Langdon (

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How to Launch Your RIB From a Trailer by Jon Mendez

Launch Your RIB Without Stress

Looking to make slipway work a hassle-free experience while out on the water?

Boating enthusiast and instructor Jon Mendez shares his comprehensive guide on how to successfully launch your boat from a trailer, taking away the stress associated with this task.

His guide covers all of the essential steps you need to take in order to ensure that your boat is safely launched and ready for your next adventure.


How to Dock a Single-Engined RIB – Motor Boat & Yachting

When docking any boat, estimating the wind correctly is an important factor for a “clean” manoeuvre.

Coming alongside in a single-engined boat without a bow thruster can be one of the more difficult skills to master, especially on your own.

Jon Mendez explains all… Don’t forget to check his video on how to drive a RIB in rough water.

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