I just got back from Garden City about a week ago. With the AI I would think that there are several places where you could walk it down a public ascess, but I don't know how heavy that thing is. As far as places to really launch, I don't know of many on the sound-side, and in reality that inlet is really busy with motor boaters and jet skis, and pretty narrow in most places. There is a good bit of open beach to the right of the peir, but get there early because it gets really crowded there and you will definately need four-wheel drive because that sand is thick. If you don't know what I'm talking about let me know and I'll send you more info. I've seen a lot of people get stuck there. You'll see the area I'm talking about, there are 5-6 H16's parked on the beach there. You can definately sail off the beach and park on the beach down there. Let me know if I can help anymore.
86' Redline Hobie 16
Sail # 76909