Dave Powell.12.8.2009

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12/08/2009 Dave Powell's presentation for Rubble Reef Naming Rights south of The Wickstrom.

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  • Artificial Reef Presentation
  • Artificial Reef Presentation
  • Artificial Reef Presentation
  • Artificial Reef Presentation
  • Artificial Reef Presentation
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  • Artificial Reef Presentation
  • Artificial Reef Presentation
  • Artificial Reef Presentation
  • Artificial Reef Presentation
  • Dave Powell.12.8.2009

    1. 1. “ Our Underwater Desert” The Ocean Floor
    2. 2. Martin County’s Artificial Reef Program & MCAC Reef Fund, Inc.
    3. 3. OUR GOAL <ul><li>OBTAIN SUITABLE VESSELS OR MATERIALS </li></ul><ul><li>TO MAKE ARTIFICIAL REEFS IN THE DEEP WATERS OF MARTIN COUNTY </li></ul><ul><li>TO IMPROVE RECREATIONAL FISHING, </li></ul><ul><li>THE OFFSHORE ENVIRONMENT AND TOURISM. </li></ul>
    4. 4. MCAC Members include: <ul><li>John Burke, President </li></ul><ul><li>Dave Powell, VP - Stuart Sailfish Club </li></ul><ul><li>Karl Wickstrom, Florida Sportsman Magazine </li></ul><ul><li>Joe Lehner, Fisherman Extraordinaire </li></ul><ul><li>Curt Croteau, Martin County Anglers Club </li></ul><ul><li>Kerry Dillon, Professional Diver </li></ul>
    5. 5. Headed for the Sirotkin Reef Site Deployed January 21, 2003
    6. 6. Wickstrom Wheelhouse
    7. 7. Towers ready on the barge for deployment
    8. 8. SELLING THE NAMING RIGHTS PROVIDED THE FUNDS FOR DEPLOYMENT <ul><li>Dr. Bob Baratta “SIGHT-SEA-ER” </li></ul><ul><li>Debbie Schmidt </li></ul><ul><li>American Custom Yachts </li></ul><ul><li>Bausch American Towers </li></ul>
    9. 10. South County Deployment New South County Reefs
    10. 12. 69’ TUGBOAT “BIG AL”  
    11. 13. <ul><li>ON THE FAR LEFT IS GEOFF BEISER THE ENGINEERING MANAGER FOR HARBOR BRANCH WHO ORGANIZES THE WORK AND THE DONATION TO OUR FUND.  HE  GREW UP IN THE BAHAMAS WHILE I WAS THERE FOR 14 YEARS AND I KNEW HIS FATHER WELL.  WE HAVE WORKED TOGETHER ON EACH OF THE 11 SIGNS THAT THEY HAVE DONE FOR US.  THE YOUNG LADY IS THE DRAFTSPERSON WHO WORKS ON OUR SIGNS .  THE OTHER 2 GUYS I DON'T HAVE NAMES FOR, BUT THEY ARE THE WELDER AND PAINTER. FOR HARBOR BRANCH.  </li></ul>
    12. 15. 3 NEW REEFS FOR SALE <ul><li>Newest Artificial Reefs in the Sirotkin Site </li></ul><ul><li>built in Martin County - August 24, 2009 </li></ul><ul><li>1,500 TONS </li></ul><ul><li>THREE NEW REEFS </li></ul><ul><li>DEPTH: 187 feet </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>27° 13.040 80° 00.306 A (Alpha) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>27° 12.936 80° 00.280 B (Bravo) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>27° 12.814 80° 00.289 C (Charlie) </li></ul></ul></ul>
    13. 18. the post deployment dives and measurements of the reefs footprint on the seafloor
    14. 19. Here's the first of several photos of the new reefs underwater.  This one is at site &quot;Charlie&quot;, the peak at 174 ft. in 187 ft. of seawater.  This one we got lucky and two of the large concrete boxes landed on top of each other with a culvert sticking out of the top one.  This photos was taken on Saturday Aug. 29 th 5 days after deployment on the 24 th    

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