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Old 09-20-2019, 08:09 AM
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Old 09-20-2019, 09:29 AM
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Nope.. OOPS!!!! Wow
Old 09-20-2019, 09:40 AM
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Still there today? All I could find was this, which says it was supposed to be gone yesterday

https://www.local10.com/news/florida...ring-high-tide
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Think I'd drive the excavator off in short order..
Old 09-22-2019, 07:08 AM
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They took the excavator of a couple nights ago. That barge should have never been on the water. Almost sank a few weeks ago when they first tried to get out there. Really stuck now and USCG has taken over the salvage after watching a cluster **** for a couple days. So both times they tried to get out there, first almost sank, second time they got the job done! (sinking that is) Only a bunch on ignorant people would have been out there with this weather. The day they ram aground, Humberto had swell at 8' just 20 miles North. When the smaller swells started hitting them it was lights out!

I hear fines are at $47K per day.

Coast guard will now bring in one of their contractors to pull it off, someone who actually know what they are doing rather than that tag team of misfits that tried after they grounded it.


All for a boulder reef 150' off shore that will spell DFB if you fly a drone over it.

So for you ocean knowledgeable guys out there, Does that look like an ABS certified Load Line barge?

Lesson of the day? Low bidder is rarely the best value. Second bidder has nearly 30 years of offshore reef construction experience, but of course they were more expensive. By all info available, this was probably this contractors first try offshore in open ocean.
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Rapa nui part deux?
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And people bash me when I inquire about the quality of the work that a "pro" performs.

I'm not exactly sure WTF they were thinking when they started that job when they did. All you had to do was look at the weather and say, "Yeah -- that won't work."

...but they're pros. LOL.
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Originally Posted by Ron@.38 Special View Post

All for a boulder reef 150' off shore that will spell DFB if you fly a drone over it.
Lol, it was going to spell DFB? Fine use of tax dollars! It will probably get covered in sand. Maybe it will make a nice sandbar for surfing.
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Anything the tourism board can do to get more cigarette butts dumped on the beach.
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McGrath said the seas were angry that day. Had no choice but to beach her.
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Originally Posted by jheiii View Post
McGrath said the seas were angry that day. Had no choice but to beach her.
Old 09-22-2019, 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Ron@.38 Special View Post
They took the excavator of a couple nights ago. That barge should have never been on the water. Almost sank a few weeks ago when they first tried to get out there. Really stuck now and USCG has taken over the salvage after watching a cluster **** for a couple days. So both times they tried to get out there, first almost sank, second time they got the job done! (sinking that is) Only a bunch on ignorant people would have been out there with this weather. The day they ram aground, Humberto had swell at 8' just 20 miles North. When the smaller swells started hitting them it was lights out!

I hear fines are at $47K per day.

Coast guard will now bring in one of their contractors to pull it off, someone who actually know what they are doing rather than that tag team of misfits that tried after they grounded it.


All for a boulder reef 150' off shore that will spell DFB if you fly a drone over it.

So for you ocean knowledgeable guys out there, Does that look like an ABS certified Load Line barge?

Lesson of the day? Low bidder is rarely the best value. Second bidder has nearly 30 years of offshore reef construction experience, but of course they were more expensive. By all info available, this was probably this contractors first try offshore in open ocean.
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And people bash me when I inquire about the quality of the work that a "pro" performs.

I'm not exactly sure WTF they were thinking when they started that job when they did. All you had to do was look at the weather and say, "Yeah -- that won't work."

...but they're pros. LOL.
Hey Pete,
Now is your time to cue on the DFB Commission on WTF are you DB's thinking?
How many people need to know that's Deerfield when flying a drone, helo or plane?
Idiots.
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Hey Pete,
Now is your time to cue on the DFB Commission on WTF are you DB's thinking?
How many people need to know that's Deerfield when flying a drone, helo or plane?
Idiots.
I live in DFB... and I'm not really nailing the commission for this. In this case, the company that did the job is just stupid. Plain and simple. I mean, even if they can't look at weather, they could spooled up bocasurfcam.com and they would have known to say, "Yeah... F this... I don't think it's a good time to roll over to the outside with a top-heavy thing and dump rocks in a way that might need to be remotely specifically placed."

...,but instead, they said, "Sure. Let's do it."

I think the idea with the aerial was going to be to "market" for tourism. DFB is feeling the heat from Pompano. Pompano is doing VERY smart things with tourism...
Don't get me wrong, I happen to REALLY love DFB. They aren't perfect, but like them.

I would love to talk to the dud that decided to go out the inlet that day.
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Originally Posted by OldPete View Post
I live in DFB... and I'm not really nailing the commission for this. In this case, the company that did the job is just stupid. Plain and simple. I mean, even if they can't look at weather, they could spooled up bocasurfcam.com and they would have known to say, "Yeah... F this... I don't think it's a good time to roll over to the outside with a top-heavy thing and dump rocks in a way that might need to be remotely specifically placed."

...,but instead, they said, "Sure. Let's do it."

I think the idea with the aerial was going to be to "market" for tourism. DFB is feeling the heat from Pompano. Pompano is doing VERY smart things with tourism...
Don't get me wrong, I happen to REALLY love DFB. They aren't perfect, but like them.

I would love to talk to the dud that decided to go out the inlet that day.
Ok, educate me.
I have lived in Ft Laud since 82', worked in DFB from 87'-89'.
As a tourist (or a local), what does DFB have to offer me? What hotels or restaurant are there?
Annnnd, how is a pile of rocks in the water saying D.F.B going to explain any of that to me?
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Originally Posted by Parker Yacht View Post
Ok, educate me.
I have lived in Ft Laud since 82', worked in DFB from 87'-89'.
As a tourist (or a local), what does DFB have to offer me? What hotels or restaurant are there?
Annnnd, how is a pile of rocks in the water saying D.F.B going to explain any of that to me?
The fishing pier... lots of restaurants... parks... and if this reef worked out, you'd have a really cool reef that you could swim out to from the shoreline.

They have a great "plan" -- but they need some help executing.
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The city politicians hired these clowns? Impeach them all.
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My wife and I looked from Boynton to Pompano and what Deerfield had to offer was same with other towns and also less than some, but the Best Beach available!
Clean, plenty of bathroom facilities, close to any dining option while still having a wet bathing suit and a family friendly environment (also close to Ft Lauderdale and Del Ray).!
Highly recommend to anyone looking both of Lauderdale
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Originally Posted by Parker Yacht View Post
Ok, educate me.
I have lived in Ft Laud since 82', worked in DFB from 87'-89'.
As a tourist (or a local), what does DFB have to offer me? What hotels or restaurant are there?
Annnnd, how is a pile of rocks in the water saying D.F.B going to explain any of that to me?
The Whales Rib restaurant and a great pier and beach.
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Originally Posted by Parker Yacht View Post
Ok, educate me.
I have lived in Ft Laud since 82', worked in DFB from 87'-89'.
As a tourist (or a local), what does DFB have to offer me? What hotels or restaurant are there?
Annnnd, how is a pile of rocks in the water saying D.F.B going to explain any of that to me?
He's from Jersey, how would he know?
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Just wait until the end of November when all the french Canadiens show up. Fort Lauderdale is too much for them so they are going north to DFB...You have that new reef that says DFB... ehh?

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