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Old 06-27-2019, 06:42 PM   #1
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Default Downing's Landing 2019

Here's the latest on the Downing's Landing boat launch access in Alton Bay. The link is from the NH Fish and Game site.


https://nhfishgame.com/2019/06/27/bo...winnipesaukee/

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Here is the latest on Downing's Landing in Alton Bay. The fall is closed for the season and the property is fenced in. On the gate is the notice of the plans. Unfortunately, work is progressing at the warp speed of a snail with a hangnail.

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Well that was a short lived public access.

Lets hope it lasts longer when it reopens, NEXT YEAR
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I have been told that "Phase Two" will take all of next summer to complete.

I am hoping that I misheard.
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So if you do not want to use the ramp next to Shibley's, what are some other near by options? Even if it's a pay to use ramp?
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So if you do not want to use the ramp next to Shibley's, what are some other near by options? Even if it's a pay to use ramp?
West Alton Marina would probably be closest...
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West Alton Marina would probably be closest...
Just an FYI, the sign at West Alton stated $40 for launch, not sure if that includes parking.

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WAM-40 to launch, 15 to park
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Roberts Cove - 20.00 to launch, free parking. A bargain by today's standards.
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Just curious as to where everyone who used Downings to launch is launching now?

Must have purely been a contractor schedule thing about the timing but... come on! Mid summer??!!

Went by today and.... yup, crickets. Not a thing happening at that ramp!
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Just curious as to where everyone who used Downings to launch is launching now?

Must have purely been a contractor schedule thing about the timing but... come on! Mid summer??!!

Went by today and.... yup, crickets. Not a thing happening at that ramp!
For the people that use it, all they have to worry about is that it's done by next spring. I have faith in NH getting it done by then, but, if this was Mass, I wouldn't be so sure... Time will tell.
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Everyone will be singing the praises of the new ramp when itís done. It will be a state if the art NH Fish and Game ramp with 2 holes...no waiting! Now if the bass tournament people would restrain their power loading, it will stay nice for a long time!
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Everyone will be singing the praises of the new ramp when itís done. It will be a state if the art NH Fish and Game ramp with 2 holes...no waiting! Now if the bass tournament people would restrain their power loading, it will stay nice for a long time!
Wrong blame. As a resident of Alton Bay, and having spent many hours in and around the ramp areas, it is the family boater who doesn't want to get his truck / SUV wheels wet or dirty, thereby having two thirds of the boat rails out of water and then rev the engine trying to get onto the trailer. These are the same boaters who, after much difficulty backing up, spend twenty minutes or more loading the boat with coolers, water toys, etc..
Many bass fishermen have two to the boat, and often one handles the vehicle, the other the boat, and launch and recover quickly and properly.

The exception to the "good" bass fishermen join a large group of other boaters who have no clue about how to launch and recover their boat quickly and efficiently with no damage to the facility.

For what it's worth, it appears there will be some form of base going further out on the ramp areas that may help alleviate some of the wallowing out of the ramp area that has occurred since F&G took over the ramp from the Downings.

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Wrong blame. As a resident of Alton Bay, and having spent many hours in and around the ramp areas, it is the family boater who doesn't want to get his truck / SUV wheels wet or dirty, thereby having two thirds of the boat rails out of water and then rev the engine trying to get onto the trailer. These are the same boaters who, after much difficulty backing up, spend twenty minutes or more loading the boat with coolers, water toys, etc..
Many bass fishermen have two to the boat, and often one handles the vehicle, the other the boat, and launch and recover quickly and properly.

The exception to the "good" bass fishermen join a large group of other boaters who have no clue about how to launch and recover their boat quickly and efficiently with no damage to the facility.

For what it's worth, it appears there will be some form of base going further out on the ramp areas that may help alleviate some of the wallowing out of the ramp area that has occurred since F&G took over the ramp from the Downings.

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To answer Cal Coon, the ramp will be closed most of the boating season next year (phase 2). .. There are also no plans to replace the docks that were alongside the river.

Hard to believe that what is scheduled to be done this month and next could not have been done in Oct and Nov? Just the State not caring or understanding.
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out with the old concrete launch ramp planks. I wanted to show a picture of the work in progress, but no matter what I did, the picture was upside down. Oh well, it's like a bad hair day, especially for the bald guy.

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out with the old concrete launch ramp planks. I wanted to show a picture of the work in progress, but no matter what I did, the picture was upside down. Oh well, it's like a bad hair day, especially for the bald guy. Dave
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