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Old 07-27-2022, 11:45 AM   #1
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My wife and I are thinking about taking the ski out to Ragged for a few hours this afternoon or tomorrow. I believe there's some docking available on the southeast side. Is this a good configuration for jet skis?

If we choose to anchor, any recommendations on east or west sides? I'm guessing east to avoid exposure to wind but I'm uncertain about ease of navigation given I understand there are a lot of underwater rocks around the island.
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Old 07-27-2022, 12:10 PM   #2
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Some info here:
https://www.winnipesaukee.com/forums...=ragged+island

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Docks are located near the southern end of the island for power boat landing and beaches are located on the east and west sides of the island. There is a 3 hour docking limit.
You will enjoy Ragged

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With the skis, I wouldn't bother with the docking—go to the east side just beyond the small island and pull right up to the beach. The water is clear enough to see the rocks you'll have to navigate.

The west side is fine but, as you mentioned, is more exposed—it's fun to ride the rollers there, though, so as long as you've got a solid anchor (like the Mantus dinghy anchor), you'll be fine. No stern anchor necessary as the wave action keeps it angled toward shore.

In terms of activity: if you're looking to stand in the water sandbar style or walk the island, east side. If you actually want to swim, west side.

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Just got back from Ragged Island. Great trip on a relatively calm day with limited traffic and little wind. We stuck to the east side, slowly weaving our way around potential bottom scrapers to a great spot. Brought sneakers to walk the trail but never got to that. We were quite content swimming out and exploring the rocks around the smaller island just off the beach. We'll be back; not sure why it took us so long to get there.
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Just got back from Ragged Island. Great trip on a relatively calm day with limited traffic and little wind. We stuck to the east side, slowly weaving our way around potential bottom scrapers to a great spot. Brought sneakers to walk the trail but never got to that. We were quite content swimming out and exploring the rocks around the smaller island just off the beach. We'll be back; not sure why it took us so long to get there.
Did my high-end map help at all?!

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Unfortunately, I didn’t see it till after we got back. But it was pretty obvious. Just had to look for the other boats that were there before us.
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Unfortunately, I didn’t see it till after we got back. But it was pretty obvious. Just had to look for the other boats that were there before us.
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Glad you had a good outing—RI is pretty cool, for sure.

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I swam/walked my boat in on the east side last time there, didn't take the chance of being under power. Trail is nice, worth the short walk. Fun place to visit. I can see where it was easy to get in on skis.
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I've really got to make this trip with the kids sometime soon!
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Limited spaces available and rock navigation needed to get in with a boat. A jet shouldn't have much trouble. I think there's also a docking time limit. If anyone finds my Ray Ban Aviators on the West side let me know.
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I've really got to make this trip with the kids sometime soon!
It's so popular nobody goes there anymore.

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