When is it safe to Launch?
Every year is different! These are some general guidelines:
Outboards are safe in the water anytime (at ice out).
Inboard and I/Os (sterndrives) are best launched after the risk of frost has decreased significantly (approx. April 15th).
Cruisers are not advised till April 20th or later (frost risk and heavy equipment/soft yard).
Is there anything else you need to do?
If your boat does not reside here at Len's Cove for the summer months, please make sure you select a launch date for a time when you know for sure that you can come to pick it up. Space is at a premium in the spring (picture the 417 or 401 at rush hour). We really appreciate the timely pick-up of your boat. Thank you!