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Boat Dock

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    Default Boat Dock

    Need to build a dock for the Allegheny below lock 9. Anyone know of a good source for barrels/drums? Even better...a used dock...?

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    Used barrels can be purchased at penn barrell, on the north side. 11.00 each for used.



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    Bauer block near worthington has barrels $8

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    Lightbulb dock hardware

    Any leads on local dock hardware? corners, bolts, dock links etc...



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    Ordered our's from Follansbee

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    thanks...much

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    I can make you corners and ears gimme a call Brian
    412 445 8431

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    Thank You Brian. I will call you in the next few days, after I/We decide on the size/shape.

    Mike



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    Default dock construction

    can anyone tell me how many square feet of dock correlate to the number of 55 gal drums needed? It will probably be a 2x8 frame w/ 5/4 decking along with the associated hardware. Somewhere around 30 lbs per sf, is my estimate. I have built decks, houses, garages, etc... nothing that needed to float!

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    A 2X8 dock can get away with 3 barrels. One on each end and one in the middle. I would do a 4X8 dock because it is more stable and more room to move around. With that, you can get away with 4 barrels, two at each end. For dock hardware, try Merco Marine. They are in West Virginia. Here is the link: http://www.mercoboatdocks.com/

    Good luck.



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    Thanks for the info. by 2x8, i meant lumber size. it will be 4 feet wide, definitely!

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    Got it. 2x8's are a perfect size for the lumber. I wouldn't go any less.

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    any suggestions on anchoring a dock to the shore of the allegheny? Cables?...Pipe?...

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    I would imagine you would want posts and that method would be much better in terms of stability, keeping the dock perpendicular to the shore and also give you more space to dock since you would not have to worry about cables hanging there. That said, getting them and having them set etc is easier said than done.

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    It depends quite a bit on the shore you have available to you and the shape of the dock. Mostly they seem to be kept perpendicular with cable to shore. And kept a constant distance from the shore with a walkway thats anchored to the ground, and hinged to rise and fall with the water level.



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    Someone posted a boat dock for sale, perhaps it will work for you or some parts from it would work for you.
    http://www.boatpittsburgh.com/forums...-Dock-For-Sale



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