I have only been able to make it out once post Irma (boat issues which required taking it back up to the manufacturer , dealing with Irma damage to my house, rental property and in laws, and just been busy) anyway I want to get out on the water and I know there was some damage to the docks at the county ramp in Goodland so I'm considering trying EC or POI as I'll be taking the kids with me and a floating dock is much easier for them to get on and off the skiff with. So I'm just wondering what the situation for docks and ramps are currently in EC and POI?
have to p/u passengers on right side of ramp.
POI,no damage to ramp,same as before.
EC ramps,same issues as in the past,tough at low tide.
Biggest problem,all the debris,tree limbs in the water.Children,
not easy to get them on and off the boat any of the ramps.
They are fine on normal tides. But with a low tide like last night, it's a real climb to get up on the dock or seawall.
But all of them are in good enough shape to launch a boat without any trouble.
Yes, the canal there is a PITA since it's about a three mile long idle zone - but we've usually taken a fish or two by simply trolling lures on the way down the canal... I'm usually out of EC (but Glades Haven doesn't seem usable since the storm - so I'll be launching out of Outdoor Resorts whenever I go that way now) - and I love the area to the south - and at times will range as far south from there as I do running north out of Flamingo... but POI is always an option - if you tie up on the nearest floating dock there no one (not even small kids) will have any trouble boarding...
That's a good point. Those are technically 'private slips' over there, but I am sure no one would say anything at all.
The primary dock/seawall at the boat ramp proper was at least 6+ft above the water last night.
Sometimes it's even crazier. But at least Parks & Rec finally bought a new ladder. The old one was a mess.