04-13-2005, 04:35 AM
04-13-2005, 04:35 AM
04-13-2005, 06:36 AM
DAMN CARP!!!! Better get a flat bottom boat!! See ya Tuesday!![grin]
04-13-2005, 08:08 AM
Is it just me or is it hard to believe that the govt would spend God knows how much to build a bridge that ocean going vessels can fit under and then the same folks let the inlet fill up so nobody can get in or out. Actually, I guess it's not hard to believe at all.[sad]
04-13-2005, 08:20 AM
I couldn't get it to come up. Whats the jist of it say?
04-13-2005, 08:24 AM
IN a jist, they have used up their budgeted money for dredging the inlet this year. No $$$$ means no more dredging!!! [sad]
04-13-2005, 09:30 AM
Anyway you look at it - THIS SUCKS!!!!!!! I wish more of my tax money would go to this.
04-13-2005, 09:50 AM
This is really bad news for a lot of people who use Oregon Inlet recreationally, and even worse for those folks who depend on the inlet to earn a living.
The entire Intercoastal Waterway (ICW) is in dire need of dredging, and no money to do it. Many localities from Virginia to Florida are suffering, and more will do so.
Not trying to start a political argument, but what we are seeing is due to huge budget deficits, and the resultant need to cut spending. Unfortunately, those cuts often hit the things we care about, in addition to those things that we don't like seeing our taxes used for.
No easy answers here, and likely to get much worse before it ever gets better.
04-13-2005, 10:58 AM
OI isn't alone in this. It came out months ago that there was very little money to be used on dredging for this year. ALL of North Carolina's inlets share in this problem. Except for the state ports there will be little to no dredging of inlets this year. As a matter of fact they have already taken up the bouys from some of the inlets south of OI. The Coast Guard says that as they shoal they will remove the bouys so as to not cause a false sence of security for mariners. This also applies to the ICW. This too has very little, if any, money budgeted for dredging. The ICW will also have local bouys removed if shoaling becomes a problem.
If we could only keep half the money we send overseas, this country would severly limit it's domestic financial difficulties.
04-13-2005, 11:03 AM
Was Planning on Trailering down this year for the first time & the first run out of Orgen Inlet...Looks like ill probably keep going all the way down????
For those of you that make the run through the Inlet on a daliy basis, How long do you think it will take before its un-nav.?????
04-13-2005, 12:04 PM
With no dredging, it's gonna completely depend on the weather.