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 Posted: Tue Feb 11th, 2020 08:08 pm
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Looking at some sailboat options, but I've only launched off a trailer at Marina San Carlos with a swingkeel boat, so I've never had any concerns with draft, given I was drawing less than 2 feet.  Searching here I only found references to people having issues with a 5+ foot draft (needing a sufficiently high tide to launch), can someone confirm the launch would work fine for a 25 footer with a less than 4 ft draft?


Current candidate boat is a 23 footer with a 3' 7" draft.  Launch vehicle is an 4x4 Excursion, so lots of weight and contact area with the ground.  I'll add a hitch extension if needed for launching.


Travis