Originally Posted by blcmounthood
"Bath" water of the gulf?
Lot's of contaminants near shore. I can remember occassions in Galveston, for example, when I would get tar on my feet from the beach - no way in hell I would put that in my tank! Needless to say, despite the short drive, I don't spend much time in Galveston.
In order to get good sand you'd have to go out a ways - further than what is practical. Logistically it would be a real pain. I think if you factor in your time and effort, a dollar a pound may not seem too high. At least it's a one time expense.