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    Default Launching Ocean Boat from Kenai River boat launch

    I have a 26ft Osprey. I was wondering if anyone has experience with launching an ocean boat from the Kenai river boat launch.

    I am planning a trip to Kalgin Island and it would be nice to launch from Kenai...

    (The homer harbor boat ramps are closing on September 15th this year for construction. So, that won't be an option.)

    Thanks!

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    Launching in Kenai, no problem. Finding a safe anchorage for your boat on kalgin this time of year can be very sketchy if you aren't familiar with the island. Pay close attention to the forecast and wind direction in relation to your anchorage. It would be heartbreaking to see a 26' osprey rolled up in the surf
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    That ramp is pretty muddy and slick toward the bottom, launch at high tide.


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    The launch is fine for a bigger boat, I have launched my 2556 Bayliner from there a few times. At low tide the mouth of the river is very shallow and if you come through on a minus tide you will end up sitting on the sand till the tide comes back in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SwansonSilver View Post
    That ramp is pretty muddy and slick toward the bottom, launch at high tide.


    "Fishing relaxes me. It's like yoga except I get to kill something"
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    Definitely make life easy on yourself, launch and leave the river at high tide, follow the channel marker at the mouth and to the green can about 5 miles out, there are big random rocks north and south of the mouth of the river and shallow sand bars. I don't know anything about the trip past the 5 mile marker.

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