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Narragansett Bay boat launches?

Hi, I was looking for some input on possibly bringing my dinghy (Zuma, 13ft) down to Narragansett Bay. Coming from western Massachusetts I figured the north west area would cut down on the driving. I'm kind of narrowed in on the Aborn St. ramp in Cranston. Anyone use it? Crazy steep or anything? This is my first full season with the boat and I've only been out on flat water locally, should I do this? Thanks in advance.
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Re: Narragansett Bay boat launches?

Used to use a ramp in Eat Greenwich many years ago. Does the Prov Sailing Center hav a ramp?
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Re: Narragansett Bay boat launches?

I'm familiar with that ramp, but haven't launched a boat there. Does not look steep, and the cove is a nice place to launch, although maybe busy in the summer. There's parking within about 25 yards too. And nice to be in the village, with places to eat, etc.

But I know this spot that few people know of, that's never busy, and parking very close to a ramp that's easy. Passeonquis cove. You just drive down Narragansett Parkway from Pawtuxet village to just before it bends 90 west. Go left on General Hawkins then right down hill. Google it. My favorite spot. Pretty shallow at first, that's all.
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Re: Narragansett Bay boat launches?

This may help. Saltwater launch sites start about half way down.

RI DEM/Fish and Wildlife-Public Boat Launching Sites

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Re: Narragansett Bay boat launches?

There is a nice launch in point Judith, right near the Ferry to Block Is. I have used it many times. Its free and there is usually plenty of parking. 1/2 mile to The Sound. Turn the other way and there is a large salt pond perfect for small sailboats like yours.

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