Boat Ramp Updates
– Power Loading causes damage to launch ramps –
In addition to Mother Nature’s work, power loading causes damage to the launch area. “Power loading” is using the boat motor to load and unload a boat onto and off the trailer. The propeller wash creates a hole at the end of the ramp and a sand mound beyond the ramp. It creates hazardous conditions and will cause time-consuming and expensive ramp repairs.
PLEASE – NO Power Loading!
Buoy Missing: Obstruction Still There
Last week a notice was sent to the Douglas Lake community that an obstruction had been observed under the surface of the Lake boat ramp, possibly from one of the concrete planks that make up the boat ramp getting out of alignment. The buoy marking the spot of the obstruction has disappeared. Unfortunately, the obstruction is still there.
Please be very careful launching boats at the ramp and also taking your boat out of the Lake at the ramp. We are coordinating information with Munro Township and hope this situation can be resolved in the near future.
Since we have no way to monitor the area continuously, there will be no effort to replace the buoy. If anyone knows what happened to the buoy, please contact email@example.com.
A raised piece of concrete plank at the Douglas Lake Boat Ramp came to the attention of the DLIA Boat Ramp team this morning. It represents a potential hazard and should be flattened. Presently the protruding plank is in about 4’ of water and is in the path of launch and recovery of boats. A buoy has been placed to mark the hazard location. (See Stuart Case’s photo below.)
No one from the ramp crew reported seeing the raised piece of cement plank this season or last season. Steps are being taken to repair the boat ramp.
Please – if you must use the boat launch in the near future, be alert to the problem and take appropriate steps to protect your boat.
As soon as the plank has been properly placed, an eNews message will be sent to the membership. Thanks for your patience
Posted on August 20th, 2023 in Issues.