SITE REQUIREMENTS AND LAYOUTS (Contd)
Site Parameters -- Perform further checks upon arrival at the proposed location to
ascertain site suitability for boat launching deployment. Although not all-inclusive,
consider the following factors:
Access routes. Tie in the access routes at both ends of the launching and
retrieving sites to existing main road network, where possible, to reduce
preparation and maintenance.
Local weather conditions. Ensure the strength and direction of prevailing
winds will not hamper deployment or usage of the boat. The deployment should
not commence in wind speeds in excess of 33 mph (15 m/sec). Ensure that heavy
rainfall will not cause problems at the launch site such as a rise in water level
affecting the ability to launch or retrieve boats when crossing rivers, streams, etc.
Launch Condition Requirements -- Shore conditions are used to determine the
launch site. Perform the following procedure if the desired launch site is uneven and
would inhibit launching the boat.
Hazard to personnel and equipment is increased if boat
is launched at less-than-ideal site. Site must be
inspected and prepared to be within the operating
limits of the equipment. Failure to adequately prepare
site could result in damage to equipment or possible
injury or death to personnel.
1. Grade or fill entire site until grade is 10% or less.
2. Grade or fill entire site until side slope is 8% or less.
3. Remove large stones and fill in low spots until launch and retrieval areas are
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