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Old 06-02-2014, 12:20 AM
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Floating Docks

I want to put a small floating dock alongside the seawall behind my house. It would be used for kayaks and paddleboards. I'm thinking 4-6 ft wide by 10-12 ft long.

Does anyone have any ideas for plans or kits, and sources? I don't mind "assembly required" but would prefer pre-fab units if the cost is reasonable.

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Old 06-02-2014, 12:26 AM
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Home Depot sells hardware kits and floats at about as good a price you'll find. Have a look at their online store. I believe the floats are only available online anyway with free drop shipping. Costco online also has kits complete with composite decking.
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Old 06-02-2014, 12:45 AM
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Menards stocks floats and complete kits/hardware/detailed instructions. Great price. I built one on our little one acre pond for fishing/paddleboat and it works great!
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Old 06-02-2014, 06:57 AM
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I want to put a small floating dock alongside the seawall behind my house. It would be used for kayaks and paddleboards. I'm thinking 4-6 ft wide by 10-12 ft long.

Does anyone have any ideas for plans or kits, and sources? I don't mind "assembly required" but would prefer pre-fab units if the cost is reasonable.

Thanks!
Shep,

Have made several out of 55gal and 15gal plastic barrels. ...will post some pics. Also have let them freeze in the ice for 4 years w no issue.

Two tricks. ..

1 seal bungs with plumbers putty

2 partially fill em with water to make it stable

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Old 06-02-2014, 01:10 PM
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Here's my 8x8 swim raft....2 rows of 6 15gal barrels on each side for a total of 12. All about 1/3 to 1/2 full of water.

Left freeze in my pond for 4 years w/o issue

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