The Launch Ramp:
Cost to park at the launch is $7.00.
Cost for Auto and Trailer is $10.00. (subject
to change) Ramp is
accessed from Fiji just past Admiralty Way. After you exit on
Mindanao on the other side of the lot.
There are lots of room for the ramps and
the docks are long. Once launched remember to move your boat further down
to tie up to the dock so that there is plenty of room for the next boat to be
launched on the ramp while you go park the car and trailer.
The parking lot is large and often full of
boat trailers. During the Halibut Derbies the launch ramp parking
area is filled to capacity. There is Overflow parking near by.
(If the county does not develop that too.)
Development problems... It is unconscionable to think that the
Dept. of Beaches and Harbors thinks we can park in an underground garage
with long tailors and big trucks. The plans also call for moving to
a different lot the actual Boat Ramp. There it will be less
wide. Less for the tie down docks and then Cross Wind.
The Sailors like this part the least.
The Plans for "On the Water
Dinning" will faultier when the dinners have the joy of smelling the
boats warm up as they eat their 'Sunday Morning Brunch'. Not much
Return business potential and the new expensive "yuppie"
shopping haven will fall by the wayside faster than the Fisherman's
Village tourist trap just a quarter of a mile down the road.
Politicians like Councilman Burton Chace promised
the people of Los Angeles lots of access to the water and multiple
launch ramps when he maneuvered to get the huge funding need to build this
large man made marina to service the boating community. Now we have
only ONE launch ramp for all of Santa Monica Bay. Large amounts of
Federal, State and County money has been spent on this harbor. Most
notable is a large State funding for a recent renovation of the Launch
This Harbor was built to enable us all to
go boating. Not just the well to do with the yachts. The Every
Day Joe needs access to the water too.
Watch the Argonaut for news and please let
the politicians know your feelings and concerns. The power brokers
are counting on us failing to protect our access to the water.
New News... September
2010 - Help Stop the County "LCP Amendment" see
- Or we could lose 227
boater parking spaces.