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Old 03-26-2003, 10:08 AM
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Good Call. Decisions made with strong EGO (Evil Going On) involvement, usually result in disasterous conclusions.
 
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Old 03-26-2003, 10:26 AM
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Docks are in as of yesterday....now then there is the ice issue!!!
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Old 03-26-2003, 12:16 PM
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Is that at the DNR, don? Have you taken a ride to Dunton Park to see if theirs are in?
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Yes dave the DNR's are in! I wouldn't use dutton there are prop killers there!
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I've been using the Dutton Park ramp for about 8 years dyno, and I've never hit anything, touched the bottom, nothing. If you back off your trailer, spin her around within the width of the ramp (it's a WIDE ramp), and head straight out for the big, huge green can you will have NO trouble. About half way to the can it will drop off to 5+ feet in a hurry. It's about 4 feet to that point. Never had any trouble there.

In fact, the only time I've ever hit the bottom on Lake Mac, was just out from the DNR ramp, right near the gas dock at Anchorage. But that was when the water was a little lower and it was 3 feet going thru there and I wasn't paying attention to my depth gauge (why, it should have been 5+ there). Oh well, a little mud never damaged a prop. Not a scratch.
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MIKE-- You don't realize one important fact--- DON's and MY boat draw 4 feet with the drives down. Yours probably draws 2 feet.
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I have launched from the Dutton Park ramp several times just as the 'Foul has described without hitting anything. I did just as Mike said by turning around within the width of the ramp area and shoot straight out towards the bouy. My cousin launches his 32' Baja from Dutton a lot as well. However, I must admit that I have been using the DNR launch ramp more lately than Dutton.
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use what you like and may the force be with you!
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Hey guys. My wife and I have started taking the trip across the state and putting in at Lake Mac (Kollen Park mostly). That 2-1/2 hour drive each way makes for a long day. We'd spend the night on the boat, but I'm not sure where I can leave the vehicle overnight.
 
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Still solid here but getting mushy.
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