When the day’s adventures are done and you return to the launch, dock your SWITCH clear of the immediate launch area while one of your crew members retrieves the vehicle and trailer. If you’re waiting with the SWITCH, doublecheck bimini tops are lowered, and any loose items are properly secured before loading.
When it’s your turn to load, back the trailer into the water using the same process as you did to launch. While the trailer is backing in, have another person position the SWITCH for loading and connect a lead line to the bow.
With the trailer in position, pull the SWITCH in line with the trailer bunks and connect the winch strap. Crank the pontoon up until it’s securely in place on the trailer. Slowly pull the SWITCH and trailer out of the water and clear of the launch. Park off out of the way and remove the drain plug and any weeds or other aquatic life off the trailer and pontoons. If there’s a washdown station available, give your SWITCH a quick rinse to remove any aquatic life you may have missed.
Remove any item from your SWITCH that might blow out as head down the road for home. Be dock lines, PFDs, bumpers and other items are properly stored. Once you arrive back home, give your SWITCH a good scrubbing so you’re ready to look your best for your next adventure!