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  • home made docks :)

    Lets see um! I am thinking of putting mine in next weekend. Wanted to see who else made there own dock, and what it looks like, parts used etc..
    I actually changed my design up a bit this year.

    1st year Dock.
    This was 2 4'x8' sections, with a log leading out to the first section, and plywood connecting the 2 sections.




    And then the flood....
    Then we play " wheres the dock" kinda like wheres waldo.









    2nd Year Dock.

    4- 4'x10' Sections and one 4'x'5 Section.




    This years dock.... Pics Coming.
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    Re: home made docks

    i see you are from the north, more info. is it a permanent dock, or does it need to be removed for winter?
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    • #3
      Re: home made docks

      Originally posted by tashasdaddy View Post
      i see you are from the north, more info. is it a permanent dock, or does it need to be removed for winter?
      Removed, every winter, usually Oct time frame. Its a floater
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      • #4
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        Know your permitting requirements esp. if there is any marsh grass around, or neighbors.

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        • #5
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          Originally posted by David Greer View Post
          Know your permitting requirements esp. if there is any marsh grass around, or neighbors.
          what?
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          • #6
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            I started with 3ea. 12ft 2-by-6's and put 5/4- by sixes on them as decking. I used standard drywall screws back then, but this was before the copper treated lumber. (I used the old green arsenic stuff.) The only comment that I would make is they were as heavy as a tank, and I had to get some help from a neighbor to put them in the first time (until they dried out a little over the summer). On the plus side, they were cheap and easy to build. I used the screw posts from the old dock to support them. By the way, that same neighbor had a giant ratchet thing that was great to turn the screw posts into the bottom. Depending on your lake bottom, you can try a saw horse arangement to hold them. My other neighbor did that. A different neighbor, down the road used a stripped down pontoon (deck only) as his deck. If you are dealing with varying water levels, that can be a great idea. Sorry, I don't have any pictures as I have moved away from that home several years ago.

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            • #7
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              I smiled when you mentioned changing your design. I have a home-made dock that's probably in it's fourth incantation now. It seems every couple of years a new requirement comes along and I tweak or rebuild portions to suit. In fact, I bought a much smaller version of this dock from a friend. Rebuilding it over and over was made easier thanks to the $$$ dock hardware he originally bought.

              The dock's built using mostly 2x6 pressure-treated lumber, dock edge hardware and some floats + barrels. It's assembled out of 4'x12' and 4'x16' sections which I bolt or pin together letting me haul it in and out of the water in semi-manageable sections. Helpers definitely required though. The water-end is anchored by cris-crossing chains tethered to home-made concrete-filled tire anchors. The shore side is staked into the ground with some short pieces of pipe.

              Love to see what you're up to.

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              • #8
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                Can't wait till I put my 12 x 20' in this weekend that was just built. I will take some pics!
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                • #9
                  Re: home made docks

                  Ayuh,...

                  I built a floater a few years ago outa some found/ free steel, dumpster lumber,+ some plastic barrels...
                  I launched it 3 summers ago,+ it's still floatin' just Fine...








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                  • #10
                    Re: home made docks

                    That is one impressive structure, Bondo -- how'd you move her?

                    I also like the plastic barrel approach. Exposed foam really soaks up the water.
                    Give me a picture and a thousand words!


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                    • #11
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                      updated my first post with pics.
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                      • #12
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                        The deck looks great, BUT! the white barrows will NOT last as long as long as the black or the green.

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                        • #13
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                          That is one impressive structure, Bondo -- how'd you move her?
                          Ayuh,.... Thank you,.. I picked it up with a backhoe, set it on a boat trailer,+ launched it like a boat....
                          BUT! the white barrows will NOT last as long as long as the black or the green.
                          Ayuh,... Heard that before,.. BUT,... I use what I've Got...
                          updated my first post with pics.
                          Ayuh,... You've gotta Resize 'em to 480x640 or Smaller.....
                          Nobody likes to have to side-scroll...
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                          • #14
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                            Holy moly! I did resize them. What size screen are you using?
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                            • #15
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                              Bond-o, what are those rings/straps used to connect the barrels to the frame? Are they something you made or something you got that was already made?

                              I've often thought about making a small floating dock but never decided on a way to connect the drums/floats to the frame. I like the way you've done yours.

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