bent street boat ramp

 Hey guys an gals. I am wondering how much more money the council is going to waste on Bent street boat ramp. I was told by an expert at the ramp that they can't move it as warnbro sound is now a marine park? I can't find anything that shows that. So why not spend some of our rate money on a new one EAST of the weed bank where the water is deeper . Then make a car park blody big enough fro the vehicles that use it . They could run a groyne out 50 meters with an arm heading to the east put a small bout launch area striaght of the beach and have three pier/jetties to launch bigger craft. They could also lay some limestone rock ten meter out fro the outer edges of the groune to act as a nursery as a fish breeding ground. All the money is being spent on Point peron extending the car park ( cut lunch and water bottle if your by the road ) and constantley dredge bent street, money not well spent in my book. A good ramp further east will do for the next 20 years and offset money spent dredging cost over  that period. I also heard they were going to up grade port kennedey. Dumb place to put a boat ramp any way if you have tried using it ina sweel or sea breeze you know what im talking about,its crap.

What are your thoughts on the subject?

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 Warnbro Sound is part of the

Tue, 2022-05-31 07:47

 Warnbro Sound is part of the Shoalwater Marine Park. The actual money spent on keeping this ramp open is minimal and less than is spent by the city on annual orchestra concert they run. The boating channel has just been dredged this month was previously done 5 years ago and 3 years before that. 

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boat ramp

Tue, 2022-05-31 18:47

 Didn't know that and i've lived here just about my whole life. I remember diving as a kid were the sand spit is now, used to be 15 foot of water there and a lot of occy and cobbler. i think they spend anything up to 500 thousand doing a full dredg and 300 thousand on the smaller one. Still it would be better to move it and let nature take its course on the weed bank as you can't beat mother nature. If one was set up on the east side of the weed bank it would have some protection for sanding up and save a lot of money in the long run. part of the marine park? humm you learn something everyday.

 

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Lived in water

Wed, 2022-06-01 17:08

All year round in safety bay . F$@k the pond stunk today . Wouldn’t eat an occy from there or crab . That whole area use to have heaps of boats .flounder where also brilliant . Crabs where unreal . Spent all my young years there . Good old days . Still got a few cracker scars on back and foot from there . Shot in foot by gidge/ safety bay jetty doing bombmys of old fuel station at end of jetty. Split part of back open hitting jetty . ( stitches)

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bent street

Thu, 2022-06-02 19:31

 Yer i remember the original jetty, there was also a slip way that was used to pull cray boats up to clean the bottoms. i think Crom Wilson looked after it. Went pulling set lines with him and his son a couple of times. He had an alsatian that would come down to the jetty and wait for him to come in then take Croms cane basket back uo to the house for him. Squidding and crabbing was good off the jetty and getting bull herring about this time of year.

i remember one year when one of the cray boats came in after going out in shit weather. It had the steering cabin aft and the cabin was gone just the steering wheel left, must have been a big one to take it out.

Iron men in wooden ships, now wooden men in iron ships.

My old man used to walk from the jetty to pengo sand bank scooping crabs, always got a feed.

Good memories.

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 Have a look at Google Maps

Thu, 2022-06-02 12:31

 Have a look at Google Maps Time Lapse and you can see the movement of the sand.

Quite interesting to see the changes in Mandurah too.

earthengine.google.com/timelapse/

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Useless Loop is pretty cool

Thu, 2022-06-02 16:59

Useless Loop is pretty cool on that time lapse. I thought the Dawsville Cut would have had a massive effect on Point Grey but not too much changed on that side of the cut.

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 Zoom into steep point and

Thu, 2022-06-02 19:31

 Zoom into steep point and see the sand dune develop and grow. Looking on google maps it seems to start from one of the many tracks. Looks like the 4wd's broke the surface and the wind did the rest.

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 Since 1965 the city had been

Thu, 2022-06-02 13:57

 Since 1965 the city had been depositing sand at Mersey Poing (pengos) to try and combat erosion it had to end up somewhere. 65000 cubic meters.

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