Greenstick technology can be used to expand the number of moorings available by building cost effective temporary or permanent pontoons (using the same method as detailed in the Piers & Platforms section) outside of the existing marina or harbour, thereby increasing the volume of traffic and profitability. Where a pontoon isn’t erected, two or more Greensticks provide a more secure mooring, preventing the vessel rotating or being affected by wind or tidal changes.
Schematic:1 = screw 2 = joint3 = boat
Creating a breakwater:
The Greenstick can be deployed to include a unique surrounding structure to act as a breakwater or a power generation device sucking and pumping its water filled contents in the local conditions to produce power. It can be pressurised to create a solid wall and have a walkway added to the surface area to be used as a temporary or seasonal marina for seaside towns, rivers or lakes.
Conventional, permanent marinas and harbours are typically enclosed by a wall which acts as a breakwater to protect vessels from the swell of sea. A Greenstick breakwater, either temporary or permanent, can be constructed using Greenstick wall technology as a cheaper alternative to building a protective stone wall. The Greenstick Breakwater would be an ideal solution to protect temporary facilities in high season and special events.
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