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  • KeithB102 commented on Two Paddles Design's instructable One Tool Floating Dock4 months ago
    One Tool Floating Dock

    Make sure you "acclimatize" your barrels or launch in cold weather so you barrels don't collapse when the heat comes. Hot weather launching into cold water will be a drag (out) ;). You can join your docks by using fire hose or dock hinges or chain (with rub protection on your end boards). I used white cutting boards for rub protection. LIFETIME non toxic wood preservative and galvanized bolts and brackets for the fir frame and rounded cedar decking and deck screws for the top. I also chose to fill each barrel with 10 gallons of water for stability and sealed them with Teflon tape and Silicone. I just used yellow poly line to tie in the barrels through holes in the frame. Mine is flag shaped and the "flag" part of floating dock is anchored with 2 anchors crisscrossed ...see more »Make sure you "acclimatize" your barrels or launch in cold weather so you barrels don't collapse when the heat comes. Hot weather launching into cold water will be a drag (out) ;). You can join your docks by using fire hose or dock hinges or chain (with rub protection on your end boards). I used white cutting boards for rub protection. LIFETIME non toxic wood preservative and galvanized bolts and brackets for the fir frame and rounded cedar decking and deck screws for the top. I also chose to fill each barrel with 10 gallons of water for stability and sealed them with Teflon tape and Silicone. I just used yellow poly line to tie in the barrels through holes in the frame. Mine is flag shaped and the "flag" part of floating dock is anchored with 2 anchors crisscrossed to hold it in place. The floating "walkway" is secured with 3 LifeTime treated pencil posts on each side to keep it from swaying side to side. A ladder off the end is next. My dock is 4'x50' in 3 sections and the "flag" dock off to the left is 10'x10'.

    Make sure you "acclimatize" your barrels or launch in cold weather so your barrels don't collapse when the heat comes. Hot weather launching into cold water will be a drag (out) ;). You can join your docks by using fire hose or dock hinges or chain (with rub protection on your end boards). I used white cutting boards for rub protection. LIFETIME non toxic wood preservative and galvanized bolts and brackets for the fir frame and rounded cedar decking and deck screws for the top. I also chose to fill each barrel with 10 gallons of water for stability and sealed them with Teflon tape and Silicone. I just used yellow poly line to tie in the barrels through holes in the frame. Mine is going to be flag shaped and the "flag" part of floating dock will be anchored with 2 anc...see more »Make sure you "acclimatize" your barrels or launch in cold weather so your barrels don't collapse when the heat comes. Hot weather launching into cold water will be a drag (out) ;). You can join your docks by using fire hose or dock hinges or chain (with rub protection on your end boards). I used white cutting boards for rub protection. LIFETIME non toxic wood preservative and galvanized bolts and brackets for the fir frame and rounded cedar decking and deck screws for the top. I also chose to fill each barrel with 10 gallons of water for stability and sealed them with Teflon tape and Silicone. I just used yellow poly line to tie in the barrels through holes in the frame. Mine is going to be flag shaped and the "flag" part of floating dock will be anchored with 2 anchors crisscrossed to hold it in place. The floating "walkway" dock will be secured with 3 LifeTime treated pencil posts on each side to keep it from swaying side to side. A ladder off the end will finish it for this year. My dock is 4'x50' in 3 sections and the "flag" dock off to the left is going to be 10'x10'. I will be launching soon.

    Make sure you "acclimatize" your barrels or launch in cold weather so you barrels don't collapse when the heat comes. Hot weather launching into cold weather will be a drag (out) ;). You can join you docks by using fire hose or dock hinges or chain (with rub protection on your end boards). I used cutting boards for rub protection. LIFETIME non toxic wood preservative and galvanized bolts and brackets for the fir frame and rounded cedar decking and deck screws for the top. I also chose to fill each barrel with 10 gallons of water for stability and sealed them with Teflon tape and Silicone. I just used yellow poly line to tie in the barrels. Mine is flag shaped and the "flag" part of floating dock is anchored with 2 anchors crisscrossed to hold it in place. The...see more »Make sure you "acclimatize" your barrels or launch in cold weather so you barrels don't collapse when the heat comes. Hot weather launching into cold weather will be a drag (out) ;). You can join you docks by using fire hose or dock hinges or chain (with rub protection on your end boards). I used cutting boards for rub protection. LIFETIME non toxic wood preservative and galvanized bolts and brackets for the fir frame and rounded cedar decking and deck screws for the top. I also chose to fill each barrel with 10 gallons of water for stability and sealed them with Teflon tape and Silicone. I just used yellow poly line to tie in the barrels. Mine is flag shaped and the "flag" part of floating dock is anchored with 2 anchors crisscrossed to hold it in place. The floating "walkway" is secured with 3 LifeTime treated pencil posts on each side to keep in from swaying side to side. A ladder off the end is next. My dock is 4'x50' in 3 sections and the "flag" dock off to the left is 10'x10'.

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