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Old 23 August 2009, 21:02   #1
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So California Beach Launch

Does anybody know of any good beach launch sites in Southern California? I am looking for sites to access the off shore kelp beds between Northern LA County and Pt. Conception. I have seen plenty of people launch kayaks from the State Beaches but I'm not sure about boats.
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Old 26 August 2009, 12:42   #2
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What part of SoCal? You're asking about a pretty large area.

If you have an area you want to launch from, Google "Boat Launch +[area]" and you should get some results. If you want a list of all launch points, try local boating groups, or search BoatUS.com or similar.

Placing this post in the North America Forum may help as well.


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Old 08 September 2009, 01:39   #3
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Beach Launch Sites

I have a 4.0 M Avon also. Maybe we could get together sometime for a cruise along the coast? I am not aware of any beach launching facilities, but you might consider this location, since it seems to be near to you: http://www.sailorschoice.com/Channel...facilities.htm
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Thanks for the invite. My Avon boat plan fell through so I ended up with "Plan B", 14' Achilles with a 30hp. I just took it out of Channel Islands harbor yesterday and all went well. I'm planning on cruising the coast to look for some good lobster spots. Season opens Oct. 3rd!
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Glad you got out on Plan B. My son and I have taken our RIB up to Channel Islands Harbor from MDR, so maybe we'll see you some day. I am involved in the Coast Guard Auxiliary, so let me know if there is anything I can do to help you out.
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You won't find any launch spots from the beaches for powerboats, I've done it quite a bit, but it takes a very time-consuming permit from the county.

You should be able to find a launch ramp within a reasonable distance to most of the spots that you want to go...
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Thanks for the invite. My Avon boat plan fell through so I ended up with "Plan B", 14' Achilles with a 30hp. I just took it out of Channel Islands harbor yesterday and all went well.
I ran a 14' Achilles with a 40 Honda. Good boat, if a bit uncomfortable in heavy chop.



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I'm planning on cruising the coast to look for some good lobster spots. Season opens Oct. 3rd!
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Hmmm. I thought the lobster season opened the Wednesday before the first Sunday in October. Which would put it on Sept 30. Am I wrong about that? (Not that it matters much; I usually skip the opener trip and book s spot on the Peace boat in mid-Oct.)


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Hmmm. I thought the lobster season opened the Wednesday before the first Sunday in October. Which would put it on Sept 30. Am I wrong about that? (Not that it matters much; I usually skip the opener trip and book s spot on the Peace boat in mid-Oct.)
Here's the reg from fish & game: Recreational lobster season runs from the Saturday preceding the first Wednesday in October through the first Wednesday after the 15th of March.

Where do they come up with this stuff?!?
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Okay; Guess I had the wrong days. Know what you mean about the dates, though.

A while back, I tried to find out why Abalone season was closed for the month of July. I assumed it had something to do with spawning season or something. I asked F&G wardens, the RAAC (Rec Abalone [something or other] Committee), the F&G scientists, and a bunch of other people. Bottom line is that nobody knows; it's just always been done that way.

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