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Old 08-23-2016, 09:22 PM   #1
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Question Design plans to make a 10x4 stationary boat dock?

I just got my first boat - 2000 18' Maxum and will have to extend the boat dock I currently have.

I would like to make a 10' long x 4' wide stationary wooden boat dock. Has anyone done this ?

If so might they be able to offer design plans and a list of items I will need ?

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Old 08-23-2016, 11:04 PM   #2
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Are you on a lake or tidal body of water?
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Old 08-23-2016, 11:26 PM   #3
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Sorry I should have confirmed that initially. I am on Marino Pond. Here is a picture of the current boat dock I use.
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Might anyone have design plans and a list of items I will need? I plan on heading out there and doing this Thurs so I'd like to spend tomorrow prepping for the project. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Won't you need someone to come out and sink some new pylons? Or are you planning to do that yourself?

Or you can add a floating dock the end of the existing one. That would probably be a easy bolt up solution.
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The 2 docks that are currently there arent using pylons that were sunk. They have been sledge-hammered into the ground and have never moved. I just want to add another 10x4 section of docking to connect to what is already there. I considered a floating dock option but I have some older family members that have difficulty walking and I feel a floating dock wont offer them the stability they need.
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Can you use the existing sections for the design pattern? Seems like 2 more posts to set further out connected by two stringers to the current last two post. Then add decking.

I also see some braces to keep the post from racking.
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Old 08-30-2016, 08:26 PM   #8
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I finished the boat dock this past weekend and installed it in our pond. Pretty proud of how it came out. Wanted to post a couple pics if you are interested
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Well done!

If the water level might rise, make sure those legs are anchored.
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Looks sturdy.

My only comment is I would have use 4x4 s or larger for the legs to spread the weight so it does not settle into the bottom.
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