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Driving on the beach

Discussion in 'All About SoWal' started by FoX, Mar 23, 2005.

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Should driving on the beach be banned?

  1. yes

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  2. no

    33 vote(s)
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  3. conditional (give conditions below)

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  1. Mike B.

    Mike B. Beach Lover

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    I dont have an extra $15 grand on me right now or I would.
     
  2. RiverOtter

    RiverOtter got any pics?

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    :shock: You could buy a new Jeep for that :cool:
     
  3. SoWalSally

    SoWalSally Beach Fanatic

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    Some people drive too fast on the beach.
     
  4. Mike B.

    Mike B. Beach Lover

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    Mint condition classic Jeeps and LandCruisers resale values are ridiculous.
     
  5. Smiling JOe

    Smiling JOe SoWal Expert

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    You could wait a year and purchase the new Toyota FJ-40 which will sell in the high teens. It looks pretty cool and will not have the major problems of the ones 20+ years old.
     
  6. lenzoe

    lenzoe Beach Fanatic

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    I don't think a car should have any more rights to the beach than my dog.

    I think it's one of those quaint customs that doesn't hold up well under increasing usage. The custom starts getting abused.

    Same thing with bonfires.
     
  7. Mike B.

    Mike B. Beach Lover

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    The new FJ40 wont have the same character as the old ones though. Its like my 84 VW GTI racecar. I've driven brand new GTI's and they are great cars, but they dont have the feel and personality of the old ones. Plus I cant afford a new car right now! Ill stick with my hand me down 96 Blazer that I'm picking up from my sister in August. :) I've been without a truck for two years and its been horrible...
     
  8. Kurt Lischka

    Kurt Lischka Admin Staff Member

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    lurker1 Beach Comber

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    BTW, fireworks are unlawful on the beach. Why can't we get that enforced?
     
  10. lurker1

    lurker1 Beach Comber

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    Kurt, where in Inlet Beach can we drive?
     
  11. seagrovelover

    seagrovelover little sugar

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    all I can say to that is BUY AMERICAN !!!!!!! geeeez :pissed:
     
  12. BeachDreamer

    BeachDreamer Beach Fanatic

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    Toyotas are as much made in America as Fords these days. :roll:
     
  13. Kurt Lischka

    Kurt Lischka Admin Staff Member

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    I don't see fireworks getting enforced until someone gets hurt. And still, there's a lot of beach to cover. The county does not want to get the reputation of ticketing or arresting visitors.

    The drive on access in inlet beach is at South Walton Lakeshore drive.
     
  14. seagrovelover

    seagrovelover little sugar

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    true, but thats not where the $$$$$$ goes ;-)
     
  15. Bob

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    Most FJ-40s that have survived to this day have Chevy 350s tucked in their engine compartments. Our Sienna minivan is built in Indiana, Camrys in Kentucky, on and on. Toyota builds all over the U.S.A. President Reagan told the Japanese manufacturers way back in the 80s, that if they wanted to sell cars here, they need to build them here. Where have you been? Drinking American beer?
     
  16. BeachDreamer

    BeachDreamer Beach Fanatic

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    Toyota is opening up a plant in San Antonio as we speak, and are expected to hire a total of about 4,000 top-wage employees locally. :shock: GM, however, is laying off workers. The company my husband works for is American, and is closing plants and laying off workers right now, all while opening plants in China and Mexico. It's an ironic world, isn't it? :sosad:
     
  17. Bob

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    Tell that to the assembly line worker's family on pay day!
     
  18. Beach Runner

    Beach Runner beats on hood

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    You're SO right - it's all so ironic. My husband spends at least one week per month overseas to look for manufacturing sites with cheap labor. That's the only way American companies can keep up with their competitors (who are about to be there, if they aren't already) and stay in business. Yet IMHO when he facilitates the acquisition of a site, he is depriving Americans (and eventually himself?) of a job. Damned if you don't, damned if you do.

    BTW I am really sad about Delta Airlines. It is such a quintessential Atlanta institution. I know so many people (including my brother who has worked there for over 20 years) who will be devastated if Delta goes under. Yet another irony - can't wait to buy Delta stock in the AM at $1.39 per share. :sosad:

    OOPS! Y'all are getting me off-track again.
     
  19. BeachDreamer

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    Wow... what a sad job... That's gotta be rough on the conscience. :sosad: My husband's job is being shipped overseas. Thankfully, Toyota is still around. We have resumes out.
     
  20. SlowMovin

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    There are some charter boat captains whose business depends on being able to launch from Grayton. In their cases, it is neither economically nor logistically feasible for them to launch from East Pass or St. Andrews, the boats are too big to make it through the passes in the lakes, and there are no nearby marinas at which to tie-up and secure a boat. Any change to the current approach needs to recognize and accommodate them, in my opinion.

    Having said that, though, I have no problem with eliminating "recreational" permits. All I've ever seen them used for is loading up personal coolers, boogie boards and beach chairs, or hosting tailgate parties.
     

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