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The new dock space will be great for sitting and having lunch,spooling up a few reels or even rigging up and baiting your hoopnets.I guess i'll have to wait and see.I never thought the ramp needed anything but maybe re-surfacing the ramp itself.But i'm pretty efficient at getting in and out of the water without looking like an idiot.
I know you're probably pulling our leg on this one, but I guarantee you we will see much more of that going on. Agree on how well the ramp has served us given the amazing amount of traffic it saw. I will reserve judgement on the "upgrade," but I am hopeful.
 
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plj46

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I know you're probably pulling our leg on this one, but I guarantee you we will see much more of that going on. Agree on how well the ramp has served us given the amazing amount of traffic it saw. I will reserve judgement on the "upgrade," but I am hopeful.
Yea pulling the leg.I would never do any of that but have seen plenty of it.
 
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Overall it looks horrible. Now there is no breakwater so wakes will be in the basin at the docks and at the trailer. They really needed a second opening to allow for one-way in and a one-way out traffic and to move the breakwall out about 30 feet. How do you get off either end of the two docks (or anywhere for that matter) without doing a donut in the middle of the basin? I bet the designer never set foot on a trailer boat or asked anyone a single question. It is all about the look of the two piers.
 
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Overall it looks horrible. Now there is no breakwater so wakes will be in the basin at the docks and at the trailer. They really needed a second opening to allow for one-way in and a one-way out traffic and to move the breakwall out about 30 feet. How do you get off either end of the two docks (or anywhere for that matter) without doing a donut in the middle of the basin? I bet the designer never set foot on a trailer boat or asked anyone a single question. It is all about the look of the two piers.
The piers will have a cement wall under them I am sure to block the wakes. Agree with the only one opening thought though.
 
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At the rate it's going you got to question the completion date
 
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As it is now the gd seal boat gets access but no one else does. They pretty much act like they own the ramp when it is open
 
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    October 22nd update. I nearly had a cow when I saw what I can only hope to be a temporary wall at the left side of launch ramp. I think my blood pressure will return to normal in a few more hours. Still optimistic for next year at our beloved launch ramp.

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    plj46

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    October 22nd update. I nearly had a cow when I saw what I can only hope to be a temporary wall at the left side of launch ramp. I think my blood pressure will return to normal in a few more hours. Still optimistic for next year at our beloved launch ramp.

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    I just got back from checking on the progress.That steel wall better be temporary.If it isn't the basin with an added dock will be a lot smaller.
     
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    With that opening in the center, It's going to be a washing machine in there. They are going to have to have channel buoys so you can avoid the pier fisherman's lines wrapping your props. Less parking because of the pier fishing. Looks like they let a dumb Ass design it.
     
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    I appreciate your update however if I understand the renderings, they close the launch ramp for a year, they improve the outside perimeter pathways with breakwall while updating facilities/ restrooms for tourists , the actual bay is slightly enlarged and the actual width or launch ramp Is the same width as previously.
    If this is true we got screwed!
    Still the same.
    This will allow the amateur backing up show to continue. lol
     
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    Please enlighten me. Why does the "seal boat" get exclusive access?

    They have been running that commercial business forever. We are just recreational guys. I've seen the seal boats go out of south shores launch ramp to see the mission bay seals.
    Do what i did and put your boat in a slip till its done. Although i might just leave it forever now.
     
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    Willdoggy

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    They have been running that commercial business forever. We are just recreational guys. I've seen the seal boats go out of south shores launch ramp to see the mission bay seals.
    Do what i did and put your boat in a slip till its done. Although i might just leave it forever now.

    It's a San Diego Marina conspiracy! LOL.
     
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    bparker1225

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    They have been running that commercial business forever. We are just recreational guys. I've seen the seal boats go out of south shores launch ramp to see the mission bay seals.
    Do what i did and put your boat in a slip till its done. Although i might just leave it forever now.
    They began in 2001. 16 years is hardly forever in my book. They should have planned a way to kept at least one lane open for boaters.
     
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    They have been running that commercial business forever. We are just recreational guys. I've seen the seal boats go out of south shores launch ramp to see the mission bay seals.
    Do what i did and put your boat in a slip till its done. Although i might just leave it forever now.

    So, a for-profit entity gets to use a public facility, but the public does not? Something is very wrong with this picture.
     
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    Please enlighten me. Why does the "seal boat" get exclusive access?

    Probably because there isn't any dock for boaters to tie off to, and the seal boat drives in and out without backing up a trailer in a tight area, which a lot of weekend boaters can't do when the lanes are wide open.
     
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    Willdoggy

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    The "seal boat" is an amphibious vehicle?
    Yes. There are several of them here in San Diego. They run regularly and take tourists for a cruise around the marine area of SD then down this launch ramp (closed to us right now) into the bay and about 1 mile up and around our main bay’s bait dock then traces back to where pick up took place. They look like a boat / school bus with open sides and have an IO on the back that propels them in the water, not too quickly. The riders love to see the sea lions sunning themselves on the bait docks.
     
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    Fishbones

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    So, a for-profit entity gets to use a public facility, but the public does not? Something is very wrong with this picture.

    They pay port fees since it is a commercial business, just like charter boats do....
    It’s all about the dollar...
     
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    I was working on the kona kai remodel-addition this summer.I would drive down the street and take my lunch...lt didnt look like theyd made much progress.
     
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