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Spring Launch


We begin launching boats that are accessible by the crane as soon as the weather permits-usually mid to late April.  We launch on the coloured weekdays and on Saturday May 6 & 13th.  Please call the office to schedule your preferred date or email us on the attached form.

Late launches can be accommodated but may require moving a boat from its winter storage location to a location in the yard that does not interfere with other launches, parking or storage requirements.  If a boat move is required, charges will be billed as the equivalent of a launch.  Please help prevent such a move by advising us prior to haul out and we can store your boat in a late launch location.

The start of a new boating season is always fun.  Come early, be prepared and enjoy the day.  It is a good time to renew old friendships and make new ones.


Mast stepping can be done by appointment (see Gerry) on days we are not launching boats (alternate launch days) Mast stepping is not available on Saturday May 6 & 13th as preference is given to launching boats these Saturdays.  Appointments must be confirmed on the day of mast stepping (see Gerry) to secure a place in line.  In order to help us reduce waiting times for other customers following you, please be prepared by doing the following:

  • Ensure that your rigging is all in order and lubricated if necessary (white Teflon grease is the best) before heading to the mast crane.
  • Prevent birds from nesting inside your mast by plugging openings early in the spring, remove nests if necessary.
  • Once we have stepped and secured your mast, please return to your dock to finish tuning the rigging and install your boom and sails.


Clearly mark your name and/or boat name on your cradle or trailer.  Label the bow end as such.  Take cradle pads home for safekeeping and dry storage during the summer.  do not attach ladders, frames or other equipment to cradles as they are easily damaged in handling.  A rack is provided in the east yard for ladder storage,  Mark your name on your ladder.  If you do not wish us to store your cradle or trailer, advise us before launching.  Please remove the cradle/trailer within 5 days after launch (before we put it into storage).

Seasonal boaters who have received our confirmation may schedule their launch by email or by using the following form:


Comments or questions are welcome.

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