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05-22-2012, 02:00 PM
Is there anything special to know about installing a dock bouy? Placing about 50 ft off my dock to keep the lake lice at bay. i have a weight, rope and the bouy from overtons. Using nylon rope so is one knot type better than another? do's or dont's of the job? I have been an anti bouy kind of guy but our lot is on a point so we have people cutting the corner and we have a swimming area i want to protect.

05-22-2012, 02:32 PM
Is this a no wake buoy or other hazard type warning buoy? Many places require a special permit to drop a buoy. Other than that, don't use a floating rope, in case it gets slack. If the weights not heavy enough, waves will move it around fairly easily also.

05-22-2012, 04:19 PM
good advice. it is a 45 lb weight so i think i am good there.

05-22-2012, 05:25 PM
45 pounds may not be enough. We used to use two 5 gal pails of cement with 1/2 inch rebar criss-crossed and sticking out about 1 foot each side. This would hold most 20' boats but in a big storm they would still move.

I would also put about 4' of heavy chain to the anchors which actually holds the boat when seas are calm and will come up off the bottom to cushion the shock of the waves.

05-22-2012, 05:36 PM
I don't think he's talking about holding his boat with this. From what I gather he wants to put a buoy off his dock so the jet fleas don't cut the corner that his property is on.

05-22-2012, 11:21 PM
I see it now. I would just hate to have had him watch his boat float away during a storm.

05-23-2012, 06:50 AM
When I want to hold/moor a boat, I use a 4ft landscape anchor and screw it into the bottom of the lake. Used smaller ones to hold in buoys for a permanent slalom course

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