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Launching a 17.5 ft boat at Walter e long/decker #14475989 09/13/22 02:19 AM
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I was just wanting to know if you are still able to launch a boat there? I have a 17.5 tracker. Any help appreciated.

Re: Launching a 17.5 ft boat at Walter e long/decker [Re: daleche21] #14476120 09/13/22 12:01 PM
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Lake is about 3 feet low. I launched my 20' basscat Sunday. Ramp is slick and steep, but doable. Better if you have a 4 wheel drive. Make sure you trim your motor waaaaay up getting in and out.


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Re: Launching a 17.5 ft boat at Walter e long/decker [Re: daleche21] #14476683 09/13/22 08:39 PM
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I haven't been out there in 6 weeks because of the ramp situation. Banged my skeg getting out and before that tore up a prop. If you have to power load your boat to get it back on the trailer you are likely going to hit your motor and cause damage. Whomever designed/built that ramp made some mistakes and the low water has made it much worse.

With a Tracker you might be ok.

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Re: Launching a 17.5 ft boat at Walter e long/decker [Re: daleche21] #14476874 09/14/22 12:21 AM
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I eased my boat onto the trailer, got out, hooked up the strap, and winched it in. No problemo.


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Re: Launching a 17.5 ft boat at Walter e long/decker [Re: daleche21] #14476960 09/14/22 02:05 AM
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Glad you could get in and out with no issues. I have a 21 foot Ranger and 2 wheel drive Tahoe. Never had any trouble pulling the boat out there. Unfortunately my trailer sits higher than most. Not sure I could even get it off the trailer now and I cannot crank it up without some assist from the motor.

Re: Launching a 17.5 ft boat at Walter e long/decker [Re: daleche21] #14477274 09/14/22 03:40 PM
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Was out August 27th before and rains...no issues getting in and out then...was it low, yes. It was about 3 foot below courtesy dock next to ramp..

Seen it lower last year.

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