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eeeeee! This is the day these people had to question the logic of building their house so close to the ocean. (From Seal Beach, CA where tides are up due to a hurricane somewhere or other)

http://www.sfgate.com/entertainment/...to-6785014.php


  • Profile picture of the author Cali16
    Yikes! Somebody's common sense clearly went out the window when the decision to build that house was made!
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    • Profile picture of the author TimPhelan
      Originally Posted by Cali16 View Post

      Yikes! Somebody's common sense clearly went out the window when the decision to build that house was made!
      I believe that is probably some sort of business, perhaps a restaurant, as it's on the pier.
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      • Profile picture of the author ForumGuru
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        Originally Posted by TimPhelan View Post

        I believe that is probably some sort of business, perhaps a restaurant, as it's on the pier.
        It used to be Ruby's Diner, Ruby's closed in 2013 after 25 years of service on the pier. I believe The Original Fish Company in Los Alamitos is the front runner to take the site over and I think the new restaurant they have proposed will be be called Off The Hook. The pier has been a Seal Beach fixture since the early 1900's and it has sustained substantial storm damage multiple times. I believe it is the second longest wooden pier in California.

        Cheers,

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        • Profile picture of the author Cam Connor
          Originally Posted by ForumGuru View Post

          It used to be Ruby's Diner, Ruby's closed in 2013 after 25 years of service on the pier. I believe The Original Fish Company in Los Alamitos is the front runner to take the site over and I think the new restaurant they have proposed will be be called Off The Hook. The pier has been a Seal Beach fixture since the early 1900's and it has sustained substantial storm damage multiple times. I believe it is the second longest wooden pier in California.

          Cheers,

          -don
          The first being Santa Monica?
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          • Profile picture of the author ForumGuru
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            Originally Posted by Cam Connor View Post

            The first being Santa Monica?
            After looking up the stats I see the Seal Beach Pier is actually the 4th longest wooden structure (if you include the wharfs) in California as Stearns Wharf and Oceanside Pier top it by about 100 feet. The Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf is by far the longest among the wooden structures, and the Santa Monica Pier is like the 13th longest wooden pier/wharf in California.

            1 - Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf - 2745 feet

            2 - Stearns Wharf 1,950 feet

            3 - Oceanside Pier 1,942 feet

            4 - Seal Beach 1,835 feet

            13 - Santa Monica Pier 1,080 feet

            See here for the list:

            California Pier Statistics, Longest Piers

            Cheers

            -don
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  • Profile picture of the author AmericanMuscleTA
    It's on stilts... it'll be fine! Haha
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  • Profile picture of the author elusian
    No one ever thinks that it can happen to them. Or perhaps their philosophy was you never know when you are going to go so you might as well enjoy it while you can.
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    • Profile picture of the author Cam Connor
      Originally Posted by elusian View Post

      No one ever thinks that it can happen to them. Or perhaps their philosophy was you never know when you are going to go so you might as well enjoy it while you can.
      Or maybe the philosophy is: "$1,000 per month insurance? Worth it."
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    Yikes. LMAO. One good reason to love the country....inland.

    I've also seen people build their home either right on a mountain ledge or right under major rock outcrops. Darwin homes.
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  • Profile picture of the author Patrician
    We have some below from my back windows that are on stilts -- but only on the bay (not as violent as the ocean)

    ... however this is a very windy area so even though the water may not be as turbulent, the wind must make it really freaky at night. the community down there has been there 130 years and even old ladies live there -

    ... and worse they are at the foot of a cliff - there are about 50 homes down there. so if the tsunami doesn't get them a mudslide might and has (well only the end 3 which have been rebuilt and are mansions.

    ... part of the 'insurance' is the older ones have styrofoam-like bottoms.

    I guess they just need to have pop-up sails (like airbags) and a wheel house.

    If there is ever a tidal wave or tsunami they will just pop it up and float out on their styrofoam ...
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  • Profile picture of the author ForumGuru
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    Originally Posted by Patrician View Post

    . (From Seal Beach, CA where tides are up due to a hurricane somewhere or other)
    It was Hurricane Marie...location shown below.


    Cheers

    -don
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  • Profile picture of the author Patrician
    I have just recently been reading about how Ocean Beach in SF is eroding big time. Those are some violent waves 24/7 - it doesn't need a neighboring hurricane to be absolutely powerful.

    Here it has uncovered some old grave stones - now how ON EARTH did those get UNDER the beach that is now gone? (I have to find this video) but here are some images on the erosion. (bummer)

    https://www.google.com/search?q=ocea...w=1223&bih=752

    OK here are the gravestones - tells HOW (no crop circles)

    http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/201...san-francisco/
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    yeah. its really nice!!
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