A win-win

LETTER

As you will be aware, boaties have extremely limited parking around the only ramp where you don’t need to get past bridges that stop medium and larger boats passing under — due to the development of the area which has meant vehicles taking up boaties’ car-with-trailer parks.

However, we do have a great opportunity on Thursday with a public deputation to the council.

Larry Foster says “The Gisborne yacht club has a dilemma with the deteriorating condition of their boat ramp. This is a public facility used by most to access Kaiti Beach by vehicle.”

As the general boating public and fishing club also have a massive dilemma, can I make a submission here as well?

There are plenty of trailer and car parks at Kaiti Beach. The ramp is rather tricky to launch from, but could be improved a lot.

Can I suggest a few piles be driven in with a small walkway down it for crew to walk down and jump into their boats? Normally yachties end up in the water, wet, before they start as they have to hold their yachts and climb in. Waihau Bay in the BoP is a good example where boats are launched with the skipper aboard, who then moves to the wharf where crew climb down into the boat to go out fishing.

It is not an expensive proposition but would put things right.

Let’s not make this another lost opportunity for Turanganui-a-Kiwa/Poverty Bay.

ALAIN JORION

As you will be aware, boaties have extremely limited parking around the only ramp where you don’t need to get past bridges that stop medium and larger boats passing under — due to the development of the area which has meant vehicles taking up boaties’ car-with-trailer parks.

However, we do have a great opportunity on Thursday with a public deputation to the council.

Larry Foster says “The Gisborne yacht club has a dilemma with the deteriorating condition of their boat ramp. This is a public facility used by most to access Kaiti Beach by vehicle.”

As the general boating public and fishing club also have a massive dilemma, can I make a submission here as well?

There are plenty of trailer and car parks at Kaiti Beach. The ramp is rather tricky to launch from, but could be improved a lot.

Can I suggest a few piles be driven in with a small walkway down it for crew to walk down and jump into their boats? Normally yachties end up in the water, wet, before they start as they have to hold their yachts and climb in. Waihau Bay in the BoP is a good example where boats are launched with the skipper aboard, who then moves to the wharf where crew climb down into the boat to go out fishing.

It is not an expensive proposition but would put things right.

Let’s not make this another lost opportunity for Turanganui-a-Kiwa/Poverty Bay.

ALAIN JORION

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