I launched early today for a shakedown cruise with my 22wa Angler. I couldn't wait to get her wet this season. The day went absolutly perfect until we decided to come back in around 3pm. The wind had picked up and there was just the beginnings of white caps. The way the ramp is located, the waves were coming right at the ramp. We put the boat perpendicular to the ramp to go get the truck; but the waves were broadside to us and we had a hard time holding the boat off the pier. The two of us were doing ok until a wave from a passing tug came ashore and and dropped the boat about three feet and it came back up under the pier and busted the fiberglass gunnel and dislogged the rubrail. The boat swung around and the stern surfed toward the ramp and at the bottem of the next swell the motor hit ground (concrete) and the skeg was dammaged. We were finally able to get it back on the trailer and home. I called boat US and put in a claim (my first in six years of owning the boat). I have a slip on the Bodkin; but just wanted to splash it today for a seatrial. The closest ramp was at Ft Armstead and I didn't want to run all the way to Sandy Point (what a mistake). Don't do as I did, go somewhere that has good launching facilities. I was in such a rush to test it out, that I paid the price for a quick launch. Harbor Hospital would have been more protected and a better choice. Looks like six years of no bad luck finally caught up wiith me. 5th tuition will be out of commission for a while. Better luck to all of you who read this!!!