Originally Posted by rokar
Sorry about that guys, I was asking about SF bay.
Oh, OK; lots of places to launch (partial list):
SF Bay proper, East Bay:
Richmond Marina (never been there)
Berkeley Marina (I think a $10 fee per ramp use)
Emeryville Marina (free, but pay to park)
Oakland Aquatic Center (near 5th St; free to launch and park, I think)
Alameda, Grand St East (free)
San Leandro Marina (free, as far as I know)
Don't know about the west or northern reaches, as they're a bit of a drive for me. Also don't know about further up the rivers (Pete might since he's a skiier.)
For Ocean access, Half Moon Bay (Pillar Point Marina - free, paid parking), and I think there's a ramp in Pacifica, though I've never been there.
Further south, on Monterey Bay you hit Santa Cruz Marina, Moss Landing, and 2 ramps in Monterey (pretty sure all are free to launch/recover, but parking is paid.) Further south is nothing until Morro Bay, I think.
Hope this helps;