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Old 12-20-2011, 05:33 PM
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I am hoping some of the people around Buffalo might be able to point me in the direction of a boat ramp that is still open. I have just purchased a boat and will need to float off from a trailer and on to my trailer. it is only 27 ft, so doesn't have to be anything fancy.

I'm hoping to do this this thursday while the weather is still somewhat cooperating. Preferably i'd like to be in Lake Erie side for closeness to bridge etc. If at all possible i would also like to take it for a quick sea trial before placing it on my trailer.

Any suggestions, -- i don't wan5t to drive all over to find chains across ramps -- which happens at this time of year in areas.

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I would stay away from Lake Erie this time of year, especially if you are looking to sea trial the boat... it can get pretty rough out there! I would head to Isle View Park in Tonawanda, N.Y., which is only about a 15 minute drive from the City of Buffalo and the Peace Bridge. The ramp is on the Niagara River, which is a little more boater-friendly this time of year, and it's open all year round. Here is a link to the Park...


http://www2.erie.gov/parks/index.php?q=isle-view

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Great info. Thanks
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search this on google maps

Isle View County Park, Tonawanda, NY

that will show you, all the water in that vicinity is safe
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Good Luck with the Boat... and don't forget to come back in August for the Buffalo Poker Run!

2012 Buffalo Poker Run Aug 10th & 11th

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Thanks guys, trying to set it up for tomorrow.

This is perfect as i'm actually somewhat famaliar with the area. And this is a direct shot to the Lewiston Bridge.

Where does the Buffalo poker run go? I'm guessing in Erie?
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Bring some waders. If it is anything like this area of CNY the water level will be very low. I did this a few years ago and found myself backing the trailer way in past the steep angle of the ramp, the back tires of the truck were in the water. I had to get wet, and it felt as if someone was stabbing my ankles with knives

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Waders? that will suck...

i would think that the level is fairly static in this area given the proximity to the falls?

CNY -- is that Central New York State?
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Waders? that will suck...

i would think that the level is fairly static in this area given the proximity to the falls?

CNY -- is that Central New York State?
Yes, I live on Oneida Lake, just outside of Syracuse. They let the water down in this area at least 2-3ft to prepare us for Spring snow melt flooding.
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Buffalo run starts in the lake and runs around Grand Island and then out to Sunset bay, return to the harbor for evening festivities

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http://www.powerboatingwny.com/

No waders neededplenty o water and plenty of ramp, what kinda boat?
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