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Looking for information about how long boat ramps are and what there depth is. Does anybody know of a good source for that?
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Re: Info on Boat Ramps

it varies from place to place, some have a steep incline while some have a low angle.
it depends on the ramp you use
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Re: Info on Boat Ramps

Its very difficult to get specifics on ramps... many waters fluctuate as well, including both tidal waters, and hydro electric lakes.

Our lake for example is a hydro lake, and depth varies as much as 15-20 feet from beginning to end of season. Early season is best with lake water USUALLY quite high, meaning the steepest part of the ramp is closest to shore... later on in the season the less steep portion of the ramp is under water, and you must get much deeper to launch the same boat.

Many tidal ramps have the added disadvantage of not being real long (difficulty to make them when they are always under water). So sometimes launching at low tide, creates the added craziness of the boat/trailer dropping off the end of the ramp (yes that can happen at lakes as well, and rivers where the bottom gets eroded away from current).

So yours is a question that could only be answered with "it depends."

Ask a specific question about a location and maybe others can help.

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