Originally Posted by windhorze
I appreciate those tips...
I have a Corsair 27, she folds so I think I'm pretty safe with most ramps...obviously some are set up better with convenient docks and so forth...but depth and width seems to be not too big of an issue with my boat vs your telstar that needed unfolding before launch.
I'm wondering if you've stored your Tri down there at a dry storage
I'm from SoCal, so I'm considering driving the boat and truck out say a month ahead of time and arranging a RT flight...so I can fly back and have the maximum time on the water.
I guess ideally the lot would be close to Ft lauderdale airport
...any tips would be appreciated.
I launched at the public ramp
at Indiantown on the Okechobee waterway - deep, wide, little use, fresh water. I stored my boat and vehicle at the nearby Indiantown Marina, which was reasonably affordable. There's also a storage yard in Indiantown, that I've seen vehicle and trailers stored at. It's good location for an Abacos trip - not as good for Bimini
to Exumas. I had previously kept a boat at Indiantown - went from Palm Beach to West End, and on the way back directly to the St. Lucie inlet and up the Okechobee back to Indiantown
I also looked into Crandon State Park which appeared to have a nice ramp and secure, fenced in storage. It was much more convenient for going to Bimini, but storage was fairly pricey. People could easily fly into Miami
there. Another negative was driving through more southern Florida
traffic. I liked that Indiantown was north of all that. Crandon has good public bus access. At Indianntown you are very much dependent on your own vehicle to get anywhere out of town.
The combination of a good ramp and storage for vehicle and trailer can be hard to find. Most marinas
of course want to sell their travel lift
Both the Exumas and Abacos offer great cruising, but I'm glad I started with the Abacos, especially with a smaller boat - a bit closer, no overnight sails
, less open water, plenty of uninhabited islands, fun small towns, etc.