PROPOSED CABLE WAKE PARK, SKATE PARK, AND CABINS
MULLET’S CABLE WAKE PARK (LAND USE PROPOSAL)
MARCH 15 @7PM APPROVAL MEETING IS AT THE MARTIN COUNTY ADMINISTRATIVE CENTER (2401 SE MONTEREY RD., STUART 34996)
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Cable-skiing at Mullet’s will open up the sport to people of all ages and will provide well managed facilities for both sports enthusiasts and family recreation.
Cable-skiing allows people to water-ski and wakeboard without a boat. It works just like a T-Bar or Pommer at a mountain ski area, but the towers are much smaller and don’t disturb the natural scenery. A horizontal cable suspended on towers is powered by a quiet electric engine. This pulls water-skiers and wake-boarders around a lake. There will be heal and toe jumps, sliders and A frames so riders can perform tricks which are judged in competitions. A skatepark, café, and pro shop are also being proposed as part of the project.
WHICH LOCATION IS BEING PROPOSED?
The lake is in between the turnpike and I95 north of Bridge Rd.
WHY THIS SITE?
* This lake is the right dimensions with enough surrounding land.
* There are not many issues with surrounding property owners.
* The site would provide a beautiful park which is sheltered from the wind.
WHAT TYPE OF FACILITY IS BEING PROPOSED AT MULLET’S?
The Cable Wake Park proposal includes:
* State-of-the-art cableway
You queue up at the starting dock, rope in hand; with the other end of the rope queued up in the tower (mast) next to the cable, awaiting a carrier. As the carrier arrives, it hooks the rope and continues on its way, pulling you off the starting dock and out onto the water.
WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU FALL?
You simply swim to shore and walk back to the starting dock. The distance is short and time is minimal before you’re out on the water riding again.
WHAT ABOUT GETTING OUT OF THE WATER?
We will provide a number of floating jetties with steps to allow for easy exit from the water and taking into consideration the points where it is most common for riders to fall.
HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN RIDE AT THE SAME TIME?
Anywhere from six to twelve, or more people; It depends on the length of cable and number of carriers of the particular cableway.
The beauty and value of cable is that it opens up wakeboarding to the masses, thanks to the reduced costs of running and the higher number of people it’s possible to pull at any one time. With cable’s ability to tow many people at the same time, groups of people can be catered for much more easily than behind a boat.
WHAT IS OUR TARGET MARKET?
People of all ages, anyone who can swim can ride a cableway. They are popular with Wakeboarders, Snowboarders, Skateboarders, Sport enthusiasts and fitness fanatics.
ARE THERE EXISTING CABLE WAKE PARKS?
Yes, there are more than 150 parks in the world.
HOW CAN I SEE ONE RUNNING?
A video is attached to this Facebook page.
HOW TALL ARE THE TOWERS AND HOW MANY ARE THERE?
There are 6 towers, each stand 11m tall and held in position by a pair of support cables. A pair of one inch running cables are suspended from the towers; approx 10m above the water. The towers are a lattice like structure and blend into the background very well.
HOW MANY PEOPLE ARE YOU EXPECTING?
The average daily attendance is expected to be between 100 and 150 riders (15-25 riders per hour). There will be competition and family day events on 4 or 5 weekends during the year, these will attract more people and be subject to an event management plan.
CAN THE PARK BE USED DURING COMPETITIONS?
Yes, we will section off a part of the park on competition and event days.
WHAT ABOUT CAR PARKING?
We will provide additional parking along the lake side for an incredible spectator experience.
WHAT ABOUT NOISE?
Because the Cable is powered by an electric motor it is very quiet in operation (45dba).
HOURS OF OPERATION?
The proposed Cable Park will be open 8:00am to one-half hour before sunset everyday.
IS THE WATER SAFE?
Yes. Extensive water testing will be carried out by independent consultants to determine that the water quality at the lake is within the guidelines for this activity. Water will be laboratory tested; both weekly and after heavy rainfall. A Best Management Practice (BMP) will be created to manage the impact of severe storm events.
IS THE WATER DEEP ENOUGH?
The lake is deep enough. It averages about 15 feet deep.
WHAT ABOUT THE SAFETY OF RIDERS?
All riders must wear a floatation vest and safety helmet.
WILL IT POLLUTE THE LAKE OR THE WETLANDS?
No, the motor is electric therefore no fuel used, so accidental spills or exhaust fumes are not possible, there are no lubricants on the cable and even the liquid used to help riders slip into the wakeboard boot easily is environmentally friendly.
IS IT TRUE THAT THIS ACTIVITY CAN HELP TO IMPROVE WATER QUALITY?
Yes, the sprinkling of water from the edge of the ski/board creates artificial ventilation. With average capacity of 50% (8hrs and 8 riders) 65kg of Oxygen will be transferred into the water every day!
WILL I GET SPLASHED BY RIDERS WHEN WALKING AROUND THE LAGOON?
No, the overhead cable provides a safe distance from shore so this cannot happen.
WHO DO I CONTACT FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION?