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Spring Launch


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 shaded weekdays throughout the spring and on Saturday May 2 and 9th.  Please call for an appointment or send us your preference 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

Mast stepping is first come first served on alternate launch days.  Mast stepping may not be available on Saturday May 2 or 9th as priority is given to boat launching.  Speak with Gerry to secure your place in the line up on the day of mast stepping.  In order to help 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

Cradle and Trailer Storage

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 in storage)

Launch Schedule: 


Our launch calendar is updated.  As soon as your boat is ready to launch, call the office and we will schedule your launch for 5 days after your prep is finished..  Launch and mast stepping will happen the same day.   The crew will be doing the launch and mast stepping without you-no exceptions.  If you have unique mast requirements, email Gerry at  Please see our mail out/ Code of Conduct for procedures and safety measures for the upcoming season.  Any questions, please call the office 613-389-4455

Scheduled craning days for launch are coloured on the calendar

Call the office to get onto the following schedule:


Comments or questions are welcome.

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