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Old 16 July 2007, 17:33   #1
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How to dredge at last

http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=18738

Some people may remember the incredible pictures of a dredger digging up loads of sand and chucking it straight back into the hole it came out of. Well after loads of complaints and people witholding their mooring fees the council have FINALLY realised they were totally wrong and have decided to do things properly!!!

Over a period of 11 days they are going to shift almost 100,000 tons of sand - those tonkas are running around like worker ants - great to watch.
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Old 16 July 2007, 17:35   #2
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Maybe we will now be able to get our boats out a bit more often!!!

Besides which I am sad enough to love watching them at work - it's lucky really they have locked them up for the night..............
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Old 16 July 2007, 17:38   #3
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I remember the original thread. I take it now you'll be able to get out more on your RIB.

That digger looks a bit dodgy. I take it the sand underneath the tracks is pretty solid.

Also you have to wonder where the funds come from for such projects. Whats the Harbour dues like ? Pretty reasonable.
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I remember the original thread. I take it now you'll be able to get out more on your RIB.

That digger looks a bit dodgy. I take it the sand underneath the tracks is pretty solid.

Also you have to wonder where the funds come from for such projects. Whats the Harbour dues like ? Pretty reasonable.
Yes the harbour is very cheap - £900 for a 9m boat. Then again when you can't use your boat it seems quite expensive.

They should have had the diggers in and not wasted time with the dredger that filled it all back in again. Now the funding for the dredger is being questioned - seems local politics and channeling of money had a lot to do with the fiasco!!!

Yes the sand is pretty solid but the deeper they go the more mud they are exposing so it's getting more difficult for them now.
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Keep an eye on the Volvo BMs-it's quite a sight when one goes over if you haven't seen it before.
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Old 16 July 2007, 20:45   #6
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Keep an eye on the Volvo BMs-it's quite a sight when one goes over if you haven't seen it before.
One almost did today.

I have driven one of those beasts once. Many moons ago I worked as a security guard - lasted 3 days!!! I was put in charge of an opencast site - mid winter - no heating or lighting and not even a phone or radio. I was told to flash my torch across the mountain on the hour so another guard would know I was ok. Trouble was a thick fog came down. After freezing and getting soaked I spotted a board with a load of keys. The Volvos are so easy to drive - automatic with a great stereo and heater!!!

That's not the reason I only lasted 3 days - it was because I called the boss a knob who didn't give a damn about his staff. That's why I can only work for me!!!
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Which harbour is it looks like fun to watch and what date are they do to finish
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Some people may remember the incredible pictures of a dredger digging up loads of sand and chucking it straight back into the hole it came out of. Well after loads of complaints and people witholding their mooring fees the council have FINALLY realised they were totally wrong and have decided to do things properly!!!

Over a period of 11 days they are going to shift almost 100,000 tons of sand - those tonkas are running around like worker ants - great to watch.

codders, how long do they think it will last before it needs to be done again?
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Are they just moving it from the channel they want to make to the other side of the harbour entrance?
Be interesting to see how long it takes before it is right back how it was.
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Keep an eye on the Volvo BMs-it's quite a sight when one goes over if you haven't seen it before.
It is quite impressive isn't it - especially if you roll the rear half and leave the front bit still on its wheels, not many vehicles you can do that with
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