If the Coast Guard 123-foot patrol boats cannot continue to be used for service at sea, let's make use of them on land. They should be gutted and the exterior/hull used as a housing for CG-themed restaurant/bars or other recreational facilities. Whether government-ran or sold for private commercial management, we can make money instead of losing it. They should be established outside of current bases/facilities where no pleasant/reasonable food options exist. These boats are of reasonable size to accomplish this and would create a festive atmosphere reinforcing pride in our great service.
Idea No. 11683