COLLIER COUNTY, Fla. - Some boaters say the brand new boat ramp built in Goodland is better to look at than use. They're complaining to the county the multi-million dollar ramp is too short, catching the tire of their trailers and ripping the axle right off.
Jay McMillen with All Marine Service tells WINK News he just got done fixing one of those trailers to the tune of $800.
He explained to us the concrete drops off 15 feet after the warning sign on the dock. Something an inexperienced boater may not realize how to navigate, especially during low tide.
But, there's another issue McMillen says is attributed to poor design on the county's part. He tells us the ramp is not at the right slant, leaving trailers to scrap deep groves into the new asphalt.
The county says they've received a handful of complaints and are looking into whether or not they will extend the ramp. No decision has been made yet.
RENEE STOLL, REPORTER