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Public Survey for Public Dock on Lewes/Rehoboth Canal

Old 02-08-2019, 11:03 AM
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Default Public Survey for Public Dock on Lewes/Rehoboth Canal

The Lewes/Rehoboth Canal Improvement Association is conducting a survey for their planned Kayak and Subsidized Water Taxi dock.
As an after thought they may allow power boats to drop off passengers. This dock is going to cost 1 million dollars and at least 800,000 is
our tax dollars. They have already moved the no wake zone from the sewer plant to the opening of the canal and Rehoboth Bay. Please
take the survey and emphasize there should be power boat docking. The Kayak wars are upon us and it is only going to get worse if we don't
stand up for our rights. I remember when it was blow boats that hated us but the kayakers think they're saving the world. There smugness drives me nuts.
Feel free to leave your comments about your kayak confrontations. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Grove...wifiprSygCYMao
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Old 02-09-2019, 03:55 AM
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Please make comments. We have already lost a lot of the Indian River and Rehoboth Bay due to sand bars shifting and unnavicable routes due to shallowness of bay!
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Old 02-09-2019, 04:08 AM
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What's the point of a kayak if you need a dock or a ramp...geez
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Old 02-09-2019, 06:03 AM
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I use the canal quite often. Nice scenic ride from Lewes to the bay.
I'm trying to understand the down side with the public dock. Not only do I have two power boats but yes, I actually kayak the length of the canal as well
We stay as far to the bank as we can in the areas boats can get up on plane.
God forbid we encourage exercise!
Delaware as a whole is trying to encourage getting people outside and enjoy what it has to offer.
They completed the bike trail from Milton down to Rehoboth.
The plan is to have enough dockage for two powerboats to pick up and drop off guests (pretty cool)
Water taxis are also discussed. $400,000 has already been granted/raised for construction and growing.
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Old 02-09-2019, 07:45 AM
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I use the canal quite often. Nice scenic ride from Lewes to the bay.
I'm trying to understand the down side with the public dock. Not only do I have two power boats but yes, I actually kayak the length of the canal as well
We stay as far to the bank as we can in the areas boats can get up on plane.
God forbid we encourage exercise!
Delaware as a whole is trying to encourage getting people outside and enjoy what it has to offer.
They completed the bike trail from Milton down to Rehoboth.
The plan is to have enough dockage for two powerboats to pick up and drop off guests (pretty cool)
Water taxis are also discussed. $400,000 has already been granted/raised for construction and growing.
Cigarlab31 I'm not against the dock. My point is this dock is for tax payer subsidized water taxi (Cape Water Taxi) and kayaks. The dockage for boats is for drop off and pickup not docking. The project is going to cost 1 million and at least 800,000 thousand is tax money. There should be dockage for power boats too. It's are money. .
You have power boats and know how to use them. Most kayakers don't have boats and are weekend warrior D.C. yuppies and think they are better then power boats because they are recreating. Come down to White's Creek this summer and you'll be cursing them. They sit in the channel and they paddle at night with no lights, then they give us the stink eye or the finger. I've seen them in the middle of Indian River Inlet with big sport fisherman's almost running them over, somebody is going to get hurt. Even Fish & Wildlife know it's a growing problem. I'm just trying to warn everybody that once this dock is built, the L/R Canal is going to be a nightmare. You can mark my words and for that at least we should be able to use the dock.
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We got the same shit were I am sucks.
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I want my tax dollars on the dredge boat at IR and Massey’s. Shore would like to get some good flow into rehobeth bay.
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Old 02-09-2019, 07:41 PM
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Originally Posted by jg125 View Post
We got the same shit were I am sucks.
I know it's everywhere. They are rude and self rightist. They are becoming like society today, which is there way is better and we power boats are the problem.
I'm sick of it. I run a charter service and they think they're saving the planet in there petroleum made kayak from there second home that they drove to in a big ass
SUV. Who's foot print is bigger?
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Old 02-17-2019, 09:26 AM
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Interesting dynamics at play here, thank you for the post.
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Old 04-16-2019, 03:36 AM
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Capt.tovm, do you have any updates on this?
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Old 04-16-2019, 06:11 AM
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I'd personally like to see the taxpayer money used to extend the docks out on the public boat ramp at Broadkill so there is more than 6" (exaggeration) of dock in the water at low tide.........
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Old 04-20-2019, 02:29 PM
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Capt.tovm, do you have any updates on this?
I haven't heard anything yet. Maybe they didn't get the answer they wanted. I'll let you know if I hear anything.
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I’m all in for dredge work. Bringing some good ocean waters into our bays with less restrictions sure would help Imo
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