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O/T The new dock is done

Postby Species8472 » Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:32 pm

We bought this place just before Christmas last year and after the snow and ice melted off we discovered the dock had some serious ice damage. So this year the major project has been replacing most of the dock and repairing whatever could be salvaged.

Essentially the only things that were saved was a portion of the decking from the shoreline deck area and some of the old crib timbers. We removed the two existing support cribs and replaced them with four new larger cribs and filled with 5 tons of rock each (20 tons of rock total). Additionally we connected all the cribs so they act as one unit and anchored them to the bedrock using red-head rock anchors. Fairly certain this should hold up for a good number of years as the old system lasted 17 years according to my nearest neighbour. The deck is 16x16 and the dock itself is 24 feet by 8 feet on floating PE pontoons. It is connected to the shore deck by a hinged floating (PE pontoons) 8 foot wide by 12 foot long ramp. The end of the dock is about 44 feet from shore in about 6 feet of water. Floating sections are anchored to 4 x 350 lb concrete anchors.

About 3/4s of the way out looking back at shore:

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From the view above I own 1000 feet of shore to the right and 2200 feet to left. Property size is 117 acres and backs onto 10,000+ acres of crown on 2 sides.

View of the dock from shore:

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View of some of the ice damage discovered this spring:

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The old design only had two cribs instead of four and a portion of the deck was cantilevered over the water. Once the snow and ice melted we could see that the design was not ideal as the 2 cribs were not connected and were not anchored to the bedrock.

Now I just have to wait until next year as new boat(s) are not in this years budget. So for this season the only thing that will be tied up are canoes and a kayak.
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Re: O/T The new dock is done

Postby mr meat » Mon Jul 10, 2017 6:39 pm

Ya did a great job!
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Re: O/T The new dock is done

Postby xcaliber » Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:20 pm

Heck Yeah you did! Very, very nice job indeed.
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Re: O/T The new dock is done

Postby paulaboutform » Mon Jul 10, 2017 7:33 pm

Looks great! Job well done indeed. :D

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Re: O/T The new dock is done

Postby Fazan » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:00 pm

Where abouts is your cottage?
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Re: O/T The new dock is done

Postby Species8472 » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:02 pm

Fazan wrote:Where abouts is your cottage?


WMU 47 about 7 or 8 miles from Restoule just south of the French River
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Re: O/T The new dock is done

Postby bellerivercrossbowhunter » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:03 pm

Looks great. I have a fully loaded 16.5' aluminum boat and willing to travel... :)
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Re: O/T The new dock is done

Postby Fazan » Mon Jul 10, 2017 8:28 pm

I am just south of you (WMU 49, Dunchurch). Just fixed my dock ramp the ice broke last winter.

bellerivercrossbowhunter wrote:Looks great. I have a fully loaded 16.5' aluminum boat and willing to travel... :)


Come to my place. Need volunteers to fix my foundation. :D
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