Parking Brake, is it nessary to launch small boat.
My story. I used to drive a 1980 International Scout manual 4-speed and haul around a 14' Lund tri-hull. Not a big boat but really heavy. Launching alone or with help was never a problem. Landing 99% of the time was OK too. I would leave it in 2nd gear, and also set the E brake on particularly steep launches. While I never put the truck in the water I had a close call once in Sturgeon Bay and another on Butternut up north. I found while cranking the boat up, the E brake was not holding from rolling backward, plus either the clutch slipped or it turned everything in 2nd gear. Funny part was I tried holding the truck from rolling backward with my shoulder while cranking the winch. Both times I only saved from a wet truck by releasing the winch and letting the boat back down. Luck was both times I also had someone to get inside and hold the regular brake down also. In hindsight a tire block should be the ticket.