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Old 05-16-2011, 11:46 PM   #1
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Boat beach launching/retrieval

Boat ramps in TX in a drought are hard to find. Bought the JK specifically for seasons like this year. Anyone else here beach launch with their JK and have some video or pics?


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Old 05-17-2011, 06:41 AM   #2
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I launch my 17' flat bottom in the Mississippi with my '11 Rubicon and it's great for that. Tow weight is about 1200#. I'll post some pictures next time I'm out.

Drought isn't a problem right now.

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^Nice, what part of Texas are you in?
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Old 05-17-2011, 08:44 AM   #4
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In Austin. Video was taken out in one of the local parks on Lake Travis.
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I used to own a jet skl rental business on the beach in galveston...had a 4 pack trailer that I had to get deep enough to slide the skis off....not as easy as it sounds. My trailer had a removeable tongue...I made a 10' extension out of some sq tubing to give me more distance. HUGE PIA. Not to mention..if you sit in one spot too long in moving water at the beach....you will be stucker than chuck in NO time. The surf aint no place to be stuck either. I finally got smart and bought a launch caddy designed for the beach..made life alot easier.
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Boat ramps in TX in a drought are hard to find.........HA...not if you life on the coast!
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I used to own a jet skl rental business on the beach in galveston...had a 4 pack trailer that I had to get deep enough to slide the skis off....not as easy as it sounds. My trailer had a removeable tongue...I made a 10' extension out of some sq tubing to give me more distance. HUGE PIA. Not to mention..if you sit in one spot too long in moving water at the beach....you will be stucker than chuck in NO time. The surf aint no place to be stuck either. I finally got smart and bought a launch caddy designed for the beach..made life alot easier.
You have any pics or web links of the launch caddy gizmo?
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Thanks. I try to grab as much info about launching boats without using a ramp as possible. I wasn't able to find a lot of info on the web when I first started off.

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