A Burrill Lake boat ramp has been described as dangerous by anglers who use the waterway regularly.
Barry Holmes said the ramp off Maria Avenue was “dangerous and unusable” and suitable only for small boats at medium to high tide.
The issues lies in the length of the ramp, Mr Holmes said.
“The ramp is too short for larger vessels and has a drop-off of approximately 150mm, allowing trailers to drop suddenly and consequently making it almost impossible to safely retrieve without causing damage to your trailer,” he said.
“The real problem is simply that the ramp is too short and not deep enough for many vessels.
“The ramp requires extending to be made more used friendly.”
Mr Holmes has damaged his 5.9-metre boat on the ramp, after getting it caught on the lip of the boat ramp, which he says ends short.
“It tore the front support beam on the trailer about 100mm and I get to get it re welded,” he said.
Mr Holmes said the ramp on Kendell Crescent, Burrill Lake, was also unsafe.
“It is also too short and is slightly steeper,” he said.
He called on Shoalhaven City Council, in conjunction with Roads and Maritime Services to extend the ramps further into the water.
“Extending the ramp would allow slightly larger vessels to be launched and retrieved without damaging your trailer,” Mr Holmes said.
“On weekends and during the school holidays there is likely to be about 30 boat trailers parked at the Maria Avenue ramp
Craig Bodman echoed the same concerns.
“I have seen boats damaged badly here because of the ramp,” he said.
“Because the boat bounces when you pull it out, over the edge of the short ramp. We have put quick set concrete in to try and make it smoother but it just washes away eventually.
“It really needs to be fixed.”