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Old 07-02-2006, 10:45 PM
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I've used my boat ONCE so far this year.......weekdays are too busy with work and on the weekends I would never find a parking spot for my trailer (triple axle....30+ feet).

What do you guys who trailer large boats do?..........or maybe Minnesota's launch ramps just suck?
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Old 07-02-2006, 10:52 PM
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get your azz up in the morning and get it in early.
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Old 07-02-2006, 10:55 PM
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Hey I just use the Hemi and push one of the crappy fishing boats trailers out of the way.

Mostly we have some good launches that have plenty of room for us. I pull a tripple axel for my Baja 280 force. Have not had any problems getting that and the Dorango in a spot.
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My trailer is 41' long just make wide turns, i have no problem in crowded parking lots and i would think that the ones out here (california) would be worse than you have. Just take your time.
If your only going to use it once a year you may as well sell it an take up bowling
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Most of the ramps in the Orlando, Florida area are heavily congested. Some are located in County or State parks which have limited parking facilities.
Once the parking lot is full the attendants stop all incoming vehicles till somebody leaves. So we have learned to get up early and hit the road. We are usually on the move by 8:30-9:00. One popular ramp fills by 10:00 so we have to be up extra early to go there.

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get your azz up in the morning and get it in early.

I AGREE GET UP EARLY, PLUS ITS GREAT TO LET PEOPLE HEAR YOUR EXHAUST BEFORE 7AM ANYWAY........I WOULD LIKE TO BE AWAKENED WITH THAT EVERY MORNING........
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I AGREE GET UP EARLY, PLUS ITS GREAT TO LET PEOPLE HEAR YOUR EXHAUST BEFORE 7AM ANYWAY........I WOULD LIKE TO BE AWAKENED WITH THAT EVERY MORNING........
Who said anything about every morning? Who said anything about 7AM? Most people aren't puting in before 10am or so. But if you wait till noon or later forget about it.

Also sir I am quite considerate of people, an example would be giving people a friendly warning before I fire up at restaurants.
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I've used my boat ONCE so far this year.......weekdays are too busy with work and on the weekends I would never find a parking spot for my trailer (triple axle....30+ feet).

What do you guys who trailer large boats do?..........or maybe Minnesota's launch ramps just suck?

Try Hub's marine in Hastings. It is right across the mississippi river from the public hastings launch. Take HWY 61 south till you see kings cove marine. Kings cove will be on your left and Hub's will be on your right. If you reach the bridge that crosses the river you went to far.
I used this ramp all the time. They have a season pass that gaurantees that they will have a spot for you to pull your rig after launching. I use to pull a 33' formula down there all the time on a tri axle trailer with no problem. It is family owned so everyone down there is really nice.

Hope this helps
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Hence The Name Drypipetiger......i Give A Warning Too Hey Guys Wait Till Ya Hear This............
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get your azz up in the morning and get it in early.

yup, launch at crack of dawn and fall asleep at the dock waiting for crew to arrive.
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