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floating pier #12739827
05/02/18 04:33 PM
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I have a couple of ponds with a steep drop off within 5' of the shoreline. I need a pier/dock. The depth goes from ankle deep to 10' so its too deep for me to drive pilings. Am thinking about a floating pier of treated wood frame over plastic barrels. Does it make a difference if I use the round plastic barrels of the square plastic totes? Plan to build the first 5' or so on pilings set into the bottom and then some type of hinge or pin for the remaining part that will float. Thanks in advance

Re: floating pier [Re: jazz] #12742138
05/03/18 10:14 PM
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look on u tube many how to's

Re: floating pier [Re: jazz] #12744342
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I've built a couple of floating docks using the 55 gal plastic drums. The first platform shown below is 20 x 8 ft and permanently cabled at the location. The water there also drops off quickly to 10'. The 2nd floating platform was smaller and mobile with trolling motor. I've since disassembled it for materials.



Re: floating pier [Re: jazz] #12744410
05/05/18 07:13 PM
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That is one of the better homemade docks I have seen. Nice job!


Steve Alexander
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Re: floating pier [Re: jazz] #12744413
05/05/18 07:16 PM
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There are several floating dock companies around. I think this is the best one I have seen.

Wahoo Docks


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Re: floating pier [Re: jazz] #12744781
05/06/18 01:28 AM
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Hurst and Bowie, Texas
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Good job Bill.

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