Place to launch layout boat
Just moved to ANC and am looking for a small body of water that I can launch and test out my layout boat. It only has a 2.5 Hp. Is there anywhere open yet that I can test my boat out on the water?
You are a bit early, wait a couple weeks, the water will be up to 80*f and the gals on the beach will have the bikinis on. Bud
In achorage there are limited lakes that you can use a gas motor on. Here is a cut and paste from the code. Sand Lake is the only in town lake that allows gas motors during certain times of the day/week.
25.70.045 - Use of motor vehicles prohibited on certain bodies of water; exceptions.
A.This section applies to the following bodies of water within the municipality:
5.Ship Creek (excluding the public boat ramp area and downstream thereof).
14.Lower Fire Lake.
B.A person may not operate a motor vehicle on a body of water described in subsection A of this section, except for:
2.Participation in a motorized event or use which is the subject of a facility use permit issued pursuant to chapter 25.10
3.Construction, enforcement, maintenance or emergency vehicles operated by the municipality or its contractors.
4.Boats using an electric motor.
5.Remote-controlled model boats, cars and similar models.
6.Boats equipped with outboard motors of 50 horsepower or less, which must be operated at a no-wake speed when within 100 feet of a dock or shoreline on Sand Lake and Lower Fire Lake, during the hours of 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.
(AO No. 86-102)
The joke is, your allowed to use a boat with a motor on Sand Lake but good luck getting it to the lake.
Good point, but because its a layout boat he should be able to get it where people launch kayaks & canoes. I helped drag a small inflatable in & out three yrs ago, don't klnow if the parking area with the little slough / channel into the lake is still open.
Otherwise you ship creek launch & you could motor around the corner & up to the bridge, but I would do it at high slack.