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  1. #11
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    Someone needs to find a couple independently wealthy individuals with nothing better to do with their money than to build a series of artificial surfing reefs on the East Coast, just to see if it would work.

    Anyone got Richard Branson's number? He just sold half of Virgin Atlantic for a cool $40 billion in cash yesterday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JTS View Post
    Bushwoods - I think you have the Ike confused with the Enterprise.
    The cost for the work necessary to clean the hazmat and contamination, it would probably be cheaper to build a big ass seawall/jetty/reef from scratch
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    We built two rock jetties in Delaware on the ocean in 2007. All of the rock had to be trucked 100 miles from the nearest quarries in SE Pennsylvania. The cost of building both of them was about $2 million. This section of beach has gone from experiencing bad erosion and damage to having a wide beach since with no problems. There have been no negative impacts to the downdrift beach due to sand building up and bypassing around the ends of the groins. Six years after the project was completed the $2 million is starting to look like a real bargain having turned around about a mile of heavily used coast from major problem area to stable/building.
    Last edited by mitchell; Dec 12, 2012 at 12:31 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mitchell View Post
    We built two rock jetties in Delaware on the ocean in 2007. All of the rock had to be trucked 100 miles from the nearest quarries in SE Pennsylvania. The cost of building both of them was about $2 million. This section of beach has gone from experiencing bad erosion and damage to having a wide beach since with no problems. There have been no negative impacts to the downdrift beach due to sand building up and bypassing around the ends of the groins. Six years after the project was completed the $2 million is starting to look like a real bargain having turned around about a mile of heavily used coast from major problem area to stable/building.
    We need this down here. We have IOP yuppies b1tching to the marine engineers about beach replenishment to save their golf course, while the Folly county park falls into the ocean. Beach replenishment has been, and always will be, a lost cause on barrier island. Drop some coin and put in an artificial reef if you want to do something more permanent.

  4. #14
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    My sister has a place on Fripp Island SC... a barrier island of Beaufort, SC. In the late 80's the ocean took the front deck off her house. The powers that be did a beach replenishment and over a period of 20 years, the beach went from twenty yards of sand at low tide, to over a quarter of a mile of beach with multiple sand dunes, tons of vegetation and a huge tidal pool in front of her place. I jump deer out of beds when hiking to the water. I don't know where all that extra sand came from. If the island was like this during developmental stages in the late 70's, my sister's place would be third row instead of beach front.
    At CB they do a replenishment every three years or so. My beach access at Carolina Beach was destroyed in the last Nor' Easter'. Why do some replenishment projects work (maybe too well) and some don't?

  5. #15
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    Quote Originally Posted by JTS View Post
    Bushwoods - I think you have the Ike confused with the Enterprise.
    The cost for the work necessary to clean the hazmat and contamination, it would probably be cheaper to build a big ass seawall/jetty/reef from scratch
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    I did....I did indeed confuse the two. Sorry for the confusion.

    They are already doing the Hazmat necessary anyway to scrap her. Then they are using Tugs to carry her around Cape Horn to Bremerton Washington. Once they remove here nuclear power plant she will not have her own propulsion system. The old girl is to wide to thru the Panama Canal.

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    Interesting idea. If there we're no environmental impacts, this could be a legitimate idea. good way to reuse the thing too. Can we test an artificial reef here in VB? i would definitely sign up to be a tester.

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    they are using Tugs to carry her around Cape Horn to Bremerton Washington. Once they remove here nuclear power plant she will not have her own propulsion system. The old girl is to wide to thru the Panama Canal.[/QUOTE]



    thats a rough sea to tug something like a carrier through. hope they document the voyage. Id watch it