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    Re: Chicken foot

    The mind boggles at what this might be for!!

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    Re: Chicken foot

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Humphries View Post
    The mind boggles at what this might be for!!
    Or at the size of the animal it's intended to stop: caltrop.

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    Re: Chicken foot

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Humphries View Post
    The mind boggles at what this might be for!!
    Hello Dave,
    This is an object which I don't know the name - not even in Portuguese - that is used to hold the tides and stop the advance of the sea water to go too far away ashore.

    Look here at Etermar - a firm in Setubal - at the symbol itself and to the slide show at the right. That will give you an idea of what it is used for.


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    Re: Chicken foot

    Quote Originally Posted by rick55 View Post
    Or at the size of the animal it's intended to stop: caltrop.
    Goodness; there must be some simply HUGE animals coming ashore in Portugal

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    Re: Chicken foot

    Quote Originally Posted by Antonio Correia View Post
    Hello Dave,
    This is an object which I don't know the name - not even in Portuguese - that is used to hold the tides and stop the advance of the sea water to go too far away ashore.

    Look here at Etermar - a firm in Setubal - at the symbol itself and to the slide show at the right. That will give you an idea of what it is used for.

    Thanks Antonio,

    So one on its own doesn't achieve much, you need a set

    In UK traditionally we have used wooden fences with posts to stop beach erosion, there have been pictures posted here, probably by Rob or Steve.

    Cheers,

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    Re: Chicken foot

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Humphries View Post
    Thanks Antonio, So one on its own doesn't achieve much, you need a set In UK traditionally we have used wooden fences with posts to stop beach erosion, there have been pictures posted here, probably by Rob or Steve. Cheers,
    Yes Dave. They use many pieces at the same time to try to stop the sea...
    Cheers

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    Re: Chicken foot

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Humphries View Post
    So one on its own doesn't achieve much
    Apart from possibly grounding the truck it's on and leaving it to be engulfed by the incoming tide

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    Re: Chicken foot

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Humphries View Post
    Apart from possibly grounding the truck it's on and leaving it to be engulfed by the incoming tide
    I wouldn't think so Dave
    These trucks has some much power... and sometimes the sand is hard.
    But I agree that it is a possibility... Highly rated !

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