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    Default Knik - is the launch open at the Glen Highway Bridge?

    Is the launch open yet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Water_Gremlin View Post
    Is the launch open yet?
    When I went over last night, there was a lot of ice between the "launch" and open water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Water_Gremlin View Post
    Is the launch open yet?

    Thats a negative. I've been itching for the ice to let go for two weeks now. It's probably 50-100 feet to open water, gaining more and more each day tho.

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    You are really wanting to try out that new boat, and I don't blame you.
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    Really wanting to get the boat on the water is an understatement. If the Glen is not open by this weekend I may just launch at man made lake, which is open, and head downstream.

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    We can get it into the river if you want to...just might take a little effort...I'm in
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    20 mile looks ice free even an empty trailer there today.
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    Default Knik launch

    We ran to the glacier from the old glenn hwy almost 3 weeks ago.
    Guess it depends on what type of boat you have......(grin).
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    Nice boats, I launched in the small bodenburg lake many times when I had an airboat.

    What was the water level like in the rocky spots a mile or so before the glacier?

    BTW I think the Glenn launch will be open tomorrow.

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    Question: who is the maker of the boat in the middle?

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    Checked it out today still no dice i got in at the bridge in the butte last weekend but it took 2 trucks to unload and pull the truck out of the water

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    29.6' tide tomorrow morning in Anchorage - I have faith.

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    Gremlin,
    The middle boat is a mix of a couple boats, Air ranger being one of them.
    The water level hid the boulder garden but they were still there.

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    Any word from this evening? Last I saw the launch was still iced over.

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    It's open. I stopped by on my way back from anchorage last night and there's open water from the bank to the other side. There's still some flow ice coming through, but when I pulled up my first thought was to go get the boat and come back. It was 9:30pm and I had a tired wife and a sleeping baby so I got vetoed, but I'll be out there sometime this week.

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    Thanks for the update. Did you drive down to the boat launch or just view it in the northbound lane? It was deceivingly open above the bridge but still iced over below.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Water_Gremlin View Post
    Thanks for the update. Did you drive down to the boat launch or just view it in the northbound lane? It was deceivingly open above the bridge but still iced over below.

    I'll be driving by there in an hour or so I'll drive down and get a close look, maybe even a photo. That means I have to figure out how to post a photo on here! Yikes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Water_Gremlin View Post
    Thanks for the update. Did you drive down to the boat launch or just view it in the northbound lane? It was deceivingly open above the bridge but still iced over below.
    At the bridge launch the water level is extremely low, you'll need a good tide. The rocks are visable uder the bridge (left of launch) the rocks to the far right are all showing The sharp drop off as you back your boat in and the mud puddles might be a problem.

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    Yep, I went down to the launch. Water is way down but it's open. Could be a problem puttin the boat in, but I'm throwing caution to the wind because I'm dying to get out!

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    Thanks for the updates. As a result I had the chance to get the boat on the water for the first time. The boat flat out rips and handles like its on rails. It sure put a smile on our faces.

    Erne, good talking with you at the launch, hope to see you on the water this summer.

    Also a big thanks goes out to the guy that helped me trailer the boat earlier in the day.

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