San Diego. Wash out

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  1. fly liner

    fly liner I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Does anyone have a real factual answer to why none of the san diego ramps have a washout for our boats. It just doesn't make any sense to me, so many boaters spending so much money in San Diego and no way to rinse the motor or spray down the boat.
     
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  2. Unassailable

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    Well, I don't have an answer but at least our launches and parking are free! You get consumer raped up to LA paying for "public" launches and parking.
     
  3. Nick

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    The ramp at Gloretta bay thas a hose bib for wash downs
     
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  4. AndyJ

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    Dana Point has several wash downs and the launch and parking fee is $10. Still a bargain for one of the shortest exits out of the harbor and usually great bait. Shhh...
     
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  5. tamddo714

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    would you trade a wash down for 12 dollar launch fees?
     
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  6. fly liner

    fly liner I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I do it in o'side all though I do feel that there $15 parking is outrageous
     
  7. plj46

    plj46 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Yes it does and it can cause a lot of headaches for those just trying to leave the launch parking lot.
     
  8. plj46

    plj46 I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Hell no.
     
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  9. Slater

    Slater cuss on Monday,pray on Sunday,dream about one day

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    Cuz water isnt free & it's not the cities responsibility to pay for water so you can wash your boat...
     
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  10. fly liner

    fly liner I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    When the drive home is a hour and a half away. And by the time you get home the salt on the cowling is like 1/8" tall droplets.
    What do you think is happening inside the engine. Especially with the engine at operating temperature, the salt starts to get calcified as the block cools. I only bought a 115, and I know how much that cost.
    What about the guys with twin 250s driving back to riverside or something. I love fishing San Diego but I truly hate not having my motor flushed before my drive
     
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  11. fly liner

    fly liner I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Im not referencing a free washout.

    Just like Oceanside, Dana Point, Long Beach, etc. Drop a few quarters in the meter and flush your engine. In actuality the amount of water you get per coin, the city is making a profit
     
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  12. plj46

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    Not as much as you think is happening inside the engine as you drive home.Drive home and flush it thoroughly,you'll never have issues with corrosion.
     
  13. fly liner

    fly liner I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    I most definitely flush well when I get home.

    The whole point of this post, is why no wash outs in San diego? But as you head north the following 3 cities with ramps (that I've launched at) all have them. It just doesn't make sense to me.
     
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    Those ramps up there charge you to launch.Ours don't and i hope they keep it that way.I think part of the problem with a hose bib at a launch ramp is people abuse the privilege.Flush for 15 minutes,wash the boat off,wash out the cooler,flush the brakes.All this while others are waiting to use the water.Our ramps aren't privately owned either.I think the port district runs all that stuff.Other than the Shelter Island rebuild fiasco,they do a fine job.
     
  15. The Right Kind

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  16. aquasport18

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    Up in linda vista 25 cent wash has a way to rinse your outboard and wash boat next to firestation . my boat with t top fits in there too. B
     
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  17. gecsr1

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    water costs money cities are cheap.. raise our taxes then maybe you get water at the ramps ...
     
  18. fly liner

    fly liner I've posted enough I should edit this section

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    Same response . The Dana point wash out (over priced I think but for point sake.) charges 25¢ a minute, and you are required to have a shut off on your hose, so no wasted water flow. over priced or not in that scenario the water doesn't cost the city. And they can use the same reclaimed water that is used for irrigation in the planter beds. One advantage of 25¢ a minute is it reduces the probability of people taking extended periods of time at the wash out.
     
  19. fly liner

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  20. Day0ne

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    In TX I don't believe I have ever seen a launching ramp with washing facilities. We either use a car wash or wait until we get home, or both. Never had a problem. I believe some of you are over thinking the whole thing.
     
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