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    Default Launching

    Ok what I learn may make or break our trip, but at low tide is it possible to launch your boat out of Whittier right? I heard it may not be possible so any info would be extremely grateful!!
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    it depends on how big the tide change is, some minus tides ive thought I wouldnt be able to launch. Also dpends on how big your boat is and which launch you use.

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    i have launched my boat at a minus tide out of whittier, of course my trailor was off the launch. pulling it in a minus tide would be a little bit of a hassle and you would probably run into trailor damage bringing the trailor/boat back up the launch from going off the end, but have not run into that. oh my boat is a 2006 sea runner soft top. i have seen people waiting in line to launch there boat at low tide with larger boats and having to wait until they had more water to launch. glad i got a smaller boat so i don't have to wait.

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    If we knew what your boat was it would be alot easier to make a call on it. Either way if its a -2 it may or may not happen depending on the boat and what the current condition of the launch is.

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    Like everyone is saying your boat size is going to determine if you can launch or not.
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    I think its doable. We have a 22' Ocean Pro. I think we'll be ok.
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    I have a 26 hewes. If I showed up a minute later I would of been stuck from recovering my boat. 22ft. you will be in the same boat as me that day. The ramps a nasty drop off.
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    Last summer we retrieved the boat(27 foot aurora with a tripple axle trailer) at a minus tide and had two of the three axles go off the end of the ramp. We did make it back up, it was just a little harder on the truck. THe trailer seemed fine, but I think we just got lucky.

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