With an increase in new boaters, New York Sea Grant offers tips for boat trailers

After being stuck inside for over a year, the number of boaters has greatly increased as people find ways to spend time outside their house.

Dave White with New York Sea Grant says that 80% of families will tow their new boat to the lakes but are not paying attention for the trip from their house to the lake.




White states that the trailer is a very important piece of equipment and using it properly is important for the safety of everyone on the road.

White also says it’s very important to clean the trailer, not just the boat, in order to stop the chances of transferring an invasive species from one lake to another.