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Chicagoland launches

Any trailer sailors with experience in the Chicago area have advice on the Richard J Daley boat launch? How steep is she?

Should I be looking for another, more forgiving launch as a beginner?
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Re: Chicagoland launches

I don't know Chicagoland launches. However, where you launch may be limited by what boat you end up getting. Deeper draft will require longer/steeper ramps. For ramps that are long enough but not too steep, you will need a trailer with a tongue extension, or other creative solutions.
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Re: Chicagoland launches

I've got my sights set on a mac 25 with the retractable keel, so draft hopefully won't be too big a problem. That, along with the light weight and mast raising system are really pulling me that way.
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Re: Chicagoland launches

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Any trailer sailors with experience in the Chicago area have advice on the Richard J Daley boat launch? How steep is she?

Should I be looking for another, more forgiving launch as a beginner?
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