8/16/19 #kihei #dredging #boatramp

Earlier this year the Maui News reported that:

Boaters at Kihei Boat Ramp are incurring thousands of dollars in damages and are in need of more manpower to pull their vessels out of the water because of the massive sand buildup in the water fronting the ramp.

Now boaters need two or even three trucks to pull vessels out of the water, when usually only one truck is required, boaters say. Some boats, including Varney’s, have gotten stuck in the shallow waters and crews have to remove the larger passengers first and have people go to the front of the boat to rock it and free it from the deep sand.

Dredging has begun and is to finish in early November. The sand will be stockpiled at Kamaole I Beach Park for future beach replenishment needs.