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Old 10-18-2016, 03:57 AM
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First a rant. I posted this whole thing and all the pics. in one post and when I submitted it the site said I was not logged in even though my name was clearly at the top of the page. I lost the whole damn post. I am going to post each pic as I go so I don't lose it again

Anyway, I thought some here might be interested in this. This dock has a foot print of 48x32 with an additional 8x12 for the kids to detach and move around the lake on with a trolling motor. I spent a lot of time planning this project but it is going surprisingly easy. If anyone is considering a dock it is not hard at all.

The final resting place for the dock is not accessible so we built the frames at my house and then transported them to the lake. I built it in 8 sections: 2-4x20, 3-12x16, 2-10x20, and 1- 8x10.

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Old 10-18-2016, 03:59 AM
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The frames were built and attached with galvanized hardware.

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Old 10-18-2016, 04:01 AM
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We dry-fitted everything and the loaded it and headed for the lake.

YES I BROKE THE LAW!!! No permits

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Old 10-18-2016, 04:06 AM
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As stated earlier we cant get the material to the resting spot because of a very steep hill so we took the frames to a make shift boat launch to assemble. Once assembled we will move it across the lake with a boat.

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Once there we installed the joists and floats.

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I used 52 2x4x18" floats for this dock. I has enough buoyancy for a cover to be added later.
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Old 10-18-2016, 04:10 AM
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After joists and floats we began piecing it together and sliding it in the lake.

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Cool project. Similar to one I did over 40 years ago.

Pleas post a pic of the final product.
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This is the finished frame. I hope to get it decked, moved, and secured this week. I will post a few more pics as I finish it up.


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Wow that's nice!
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Its not nearly big enough.
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Does that lake not require permits?
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So now that you are done posting this you should probably go to the Boating Forum and make ANY post to change your post count number. wink wink

Oh, by the way, nice effort.
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holy crap
thats huge

no regs on size of a floating structure on that body?

hats off, thats a big build
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Originally Posted by UnclebobJHC View Post
Its not nearly big enough.

hey what's wrong with building a 3,000 sq. ft. dock?
So will you be building a cobana out there or several?
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Originally Posted by mikefloyd View Post
Does that lake not require permits?
No permits. It's a private lake.
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Originally Posted by Garett View Post
So now that you are done posting this you should probably go to the Boating Forum and make ANY post to change your post count number. wink wink

Oh, by the way, nice effort.
Yikes;? I did not see that. Hopefully it will change now.
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Originally Posted by Garett View Post
hey what's wrong with building a 3,000 sq. ft. dock?
So will you be building a cobana out there or several?
The plan is to cover and possibly put a second story deck. There will definitely be some socializing going on. It was made that big for that reason. At least if someone falls off it will not hurt
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Originally Posted by jkmjr View Post
The plan is to cover and possibly put a second story deck. There will definitely be some socializing going on. It was made that big for that reason. At least if someone falls off it will not hurt
I love it. Please keep us inform on the progress.

Oh, that number, it's still hanging around like a black cloud.
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Nice work!

Sorry if I missed it, but is the lumber pressure treated, or did you coat it with something to make it waterproof?
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That is awesome! Where did you get the galvanized hardware?
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Awesome job!

I built a 10 x 30 dock similar to yours. TVA controlled the size of the docks where I built mine. Rather than use boards for my dock surface I made concrete panels. No splinters in the feet that way.


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