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Re: Jersey Shore Dry Slips
With a 16-20ft dinghy, raising and lowering the mast is usually only a 20-30min operation (if that long). so dropping the mast and trailering the boat around a marina to and from the ramp, shouldn't be that big of a deal.
many marina's offer ramp service and dry storage. you've specified a fairly large swath of the jersey coast. i think you'll need to figure out where you want to sail first and then scout marina's nearby
if you're in mercer county (like me, in hamilton) and new to sailing, i'd suggest before venturing into the ocean or barnegat bay, that you give Lake Mercer and/or Manesquan reservoir a shot first. it does mean trailering home each time, but it's a short distance and it's much more calm water.