Does Darwin need a multi-ramp boat park?

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Does Darwin need a multi-ramp boat park?

Yes
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No
10
14%
 
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Re: Does Darwin need a multi-ramp boat park?

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The signs at Dinah Beach boat ramp regarding mooring at the pontoons cannot be enforced - the have put there without any legal backing.


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Re: Does Darwin need a multi-ramp boat park?

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moored boats still a problem now, last week there were 4 boats moored there, couldn't use that side of the pontoon until around half tide and only room for 1 boat to be left while getting car, pain in arse for solo fishers.
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Re: Does Darwin need a multi-ramp boat park?

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I moved 2 last w/end up to the rocks . By the time it was my turn to pull out
there was another one tied up .

Wasn't there some talk on here by Tristan (AFANT) about Tee section being put
in at Dinah , ,, Way overdue .
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jeffish wrote:Wasn't there some talk on here by Tristan (AFANT) about Tee section being put
in at Dinah , ,, Way overdue .
Yeah, the pontoon needs the Tee extension, it is the best way to fix the moored boats "problem." The other thing that might work is installing a steep sandy beach in the corner near the break wall. But I think it would be better off making the "third" lane a bit more substantial.
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Post by Rug »

The fact that one ramp is seeing the lions share of the traffic is in itself an issue.

Nightcliff is problematic but it is the location that needs a major ramp to disperse traffic from Dinah.
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Re: Does Darwin need a multi-ramp boat park?

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Nightcliff is a great location and could be improved but it will never be able to accommodate the kind of traffic that Dinah can.
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dannett wrote:Nightcliff is a great location and could be improved but it will never be able to accommodate the kind of traffic that Dinah can.
Plus it might be difficult to get the locals onside re extra parking
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nomad wrote:
dannett wrote:Nightcliff is a great location and could be improved but it will never be able to accommodate the kind of traffic that Dinah can.
Plus it might be difficult to get the locals onside re extra parking
Exactly, where would you even expand the parking?
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Post by nomad »

I cant see anyone giving up grassy parkland for a bitumen carpark

So Matt, are you going to put this info to AFANT or the gubbermint?
we all know just how long things take to actually turn a sod so the sooner we get moving the better
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Post by mickkk »

What about the little ramp at the back of fanny bay, where the big boat lift is.
There's plenary of room there, protected by the winds, and wouldn't be too much protest if it was developed this way, it's very under ultilised land down there, don't know who owns it all. And not too sure if it could be dredged to make it a most tide ramp, or if it would be too much mucking around.
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Re: Does Darwin need a multi-ramp boat park?

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I will only use Elizabeth River ramp with my boat, Dinah is a nightmare and unless you have someone to drop off and reverse your trailer you're forever waiting to retrieve due to inconsiderate people who need to learn some manners. No one has mentioned East Arm in here, I'm not sure if this could be an option to be expanded to 4 lanes with pontoons on each side, from what I have seen it's pretty exposed in the afternoons and tidal? without pontoons it's hard for solo fishermen and those who have wife and kids on board who are probably on not much help, if you're wife can drive the boat on or reverse a trailer keep that lady!!!

all the other spots are prime land, Waterfront or Cullen Bay...
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Re: Does Darwin need a multi-ramp boat park?

Post by Matt Flynn »

I've been told a boat park is not an option because of the tides.

I always thought the old fisheries wharf rock wall and parking area could be extended along the channel, a ramp installed, and you would have all-tide access. Reclaim more of the area for parking. Would cost a bit, but it is an all tide option. Problem would be the current.
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Re: Does Darwin need a multi-ramp boat park?

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nomad wrote:I cant see anyone giving up grassy parkland for a bitumen carpark

So Matt, are you going to put this info to AFANT or the gubbermint?
we all know just how long things take to actually turn a sod so the sooner we get moving the better
You would think a post like this is a great way to get info from the local FFF fishos.
So far 676 views but only 42 votes ,,, How hard is it to tick a box .

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Re: Does Darwin need a multi-ramp boat park?

Post by nomad »

People just can't be bothered to do something that might be a benefit to themselves, but they will whinge that nothing ever gets done.

What we need to do is get the govt on board
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Re: Does Darwin need a multi-ramp boat park?

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disco wrote:Kick the tenders off at Dinah would make everything run a lot smoother and faster. All we're asking is for the law to be enforced.
Unfortunately Stu that is the problem, the signs are there, but the law isn't...

(i mean the legislation, not the popo)
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