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« Reply #40 on: August 24, 2008 05:19:12 PM »

I love it. This is definitely something I would have done. In fact, I may go ahead and make one in the back yard now. Next, I have to break out the old trusty shovel and start digging a lake around it. Anyway, awesome job and "This Rocks".

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« Reply #41 on: August 24, 2008 05:47:43 PM »

that turned out awesome, my kids would love to jump off a pier like that!

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« Reply #42 on: August 24, 2008 08:55:48 PM »

Acidtrix this deck rocks.  I want to see an action shot.
Heck I want to live where I can have a powered deck... No  pirated themed powered deck. Grin

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« Reply #43 on: August 25, 2008 06:46:32 AM »

sadly i didn't make it to the lake this weekend to get action shots, and since i go on vacation starting this coming weekend... it may not be before mid-september before i do Sad stupid bloody rain... ruining my cottage plans...
thanks again for everyone's great comments. my mom thought no one would be interested ^_^

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« Reply #44 on: August 25, 2008 09:51:07 AM »

very nice job!

you mentioned using PVC pipes for flotation. Where did you get this idea? We've built docks before and used old plastic barrels cuz we couldn't afford those nice deck blocks. Hubby is considered to be a PVC wiz since he uses it a lot to build his research stuff.  He'd be interested in this for our future cabin. (we had to sell our last one due to our move south).

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« Reply #45 on: August 25, 2008 10:22:01 AM »

My mum's boyfriend owns a hardware store, and ordered the PVC base from a company in northern quebec that specializes in welding PVC pipe. it's basically a rectangle of PVC pipes  - each of the 4 pipes is almost 2' in diameter, and is cut on a 45 degree angle and "welded" (think of a picture frame). there are mounting blocks welded to the top surface that you bolt the wooden frame to, and then build the dock on. it looks kind of like pontoons. the PVC frame itself probably weighs in the area of 400lbs or more - took a forklift to load it onto the truck, and it took three of us to push it off the truck and into the water at the lake's boat launch (we then towed it across the lake with our little 15 hp boat). Its very bouyant, and apparently its safe to leave when the lake freezes... hope so because with the wood it probably weights about like a car so I have no idea how we could possibly beach it Wink

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« Reply #46 on: August 25, 2008 01:24:31 PM »

maaaaan this is amazeing
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« Reply #47 on: August 26, 2008 09:40:10 AM »

what a great way to spend a hot summer day!!!
im very impressed, and although it may look like a fairly easy project
i bet you were totally beat after working in that sun!! your back looks pretty tan!

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« Reply #48 on: August 26, 2008 12:30:23 PM »

this is the best dock i've ever seen!!!
« Reply #49 on: August 27, 2008 12:30:01 AM »

That is one of the coolest things I've ever seen!!!
You guys did an amazing job!!!  Smiley
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