Where is the best place to dock on island? A Dock, unless your a dick, then go to B....Ha Ha Ha
When will it fill up? I bet labor day weekend does not sell out, but the earlier you get there the better the spot you will have.
How does rafting work? bring lots of lines and a few fenders, you need them to raft. Call the A dock dockmaster on channel 9, they will help you from there.
How busy is it on Labor Day? Busy, but probably will not sell out.
What can I expect sleeping on board for the weekend and what facilities are available? Good bathrooms and showers, tokens are 2 for 5 dollars for 8 minute showers. Some banned power available
How can I check the weather for the weekend? marine weather... http://www.wunderground.com/MAR/LE/146.html
Where should I launch my boat from? Catawba State Park,4049 E Moore’s Dock Rd
Port Clinton, Ohio, free parking, safe, can leave your car and trailer as long as you want. You fill out a form so they can reach you if there is an emergency.
Any other information would be greatly appreciated! When leaving Catawba head out to the green buoy before heading north to the island, this will keep you out of shallow water. It's almost due North from there. South Bass Island (pib) should be on your Starboard side. Continue around the island until you reach the Red buoy, this again will keep you out of shallow water, do not cut in before, and do not cut between SBI and Gibraltar Island, it's very shallow there. A Dock is the closest public dock to the boardwalk. The are lettered A,B,&C from right to left. Call them on channel 9 and crack open a beer.
No drinking on the dock, you need to stay on your boat, a lot of people do, but the police can write you a ticket, the dockmasters don't care where you drink, just the cops.
We will be there that weekend also, and leaving the car and trailer at Catawba State Park. Stop by and introduce yourself and win a free Margarita! Just ask any of the Dockmasters where Chuck is.