Rose City Yacht Club in Portland Oregon took delivery and startup of a new eight-inch Badger Class dredge from DSC Dredge LLC based in Reserve Louisiana. The Badger dredge was a much-needed replacement for an older dredge the club had purchased and had operated for more than 20 years doing their own dredging at the marina.
The Badger is an eight-inch cutter suction dredge with an eight-inch Metso pump. The dredge must work in just under ten feet and DSC said the new dredge’s overall length of 54 feet including the ladder can be maneuvered into hard-to-reach waterways and it can still dig to a depth of 20 feet at a 60-degree down angle on the ladder. The lateral cut achieved by the Badger dredge at maximum depth is approxi-mately 50 feet.
At Rose City Yacht Club the Badger dredge removes and pumps material from the marina’s slips and fairways to a holding pond where the water is decanted off. The remaining material is mixed and used for landscaping fill.