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32carv

RO# 24150



Posted - Apr 19 2017 :  22:47:40  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Sorry, I'm not sure of the proper terminology for what I need ,but here is my question. I live on a fresh water lake in a fairly protected bay. I have about 80 feet of floating dock and need to drop an anchor or mooring out front. What do you recommend that I use?
Jim

Homeport: Sacandaga Lake

Radioactive

RO# 3238



Posted - Apr 19 2017 :  23:25:48  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What is the depth at the "wet end"?

First thing that comes to mind is a piling.

Next is "a really big chunk of concrete" with an eye bolt, chain, etc


Bill

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Edited by - Radioactive on Apr 19 2017 23:28:50

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32carv

RO# 24150



Posted - Apr 20 2017 :  00:13:18  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Depth at the end is 10-12 feet but changes through out summer. Our lake will drop about 8 to 10 feet over the summer and push the docks out as we go. Anchor out in front and ropes holding it to shore.


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Good Grief

RO# 13137



Posted - Apr 20 2017 :  07:56:05  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm not sure where the 'Front' of a dock is. . .. and If you are talking about a mooring, a mushroom anchor is the usual go-to, but depending upon boat size, like Bill says a chunk of concrete may do the job.

Hope this helps? (I think I'm missing something)


-Gene
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32carv

RO# 24150



Posted - Apr 20 2017 :  13:25:49  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The front would be the lake side. We consider it the "front" of the house. Some people have suggested septic tanks lids but they are too heavy to get out there. Looked at mushroom anchors but I am concerned about the post that sticks up when the water goes down. We have a very soft bottom, how deep do mushroom anchors typically sink into the bottom?
Jim



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Sandy

RO# 1159

Posted - Apr 20 2017 :  13:48:16  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Here are some handy suggestions from HD:
http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/pdfImages/7b/7b3ad166-3238-478e-9405-ae8e4ac2666b.pdf

and "others"...:
http://www.nauticexpo.com/boat-manufacturer/dock-anchoring-system-21143.html


Sandy

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32carv

RO# 24150



Posted - Apr 20 2017 :  18:39:45  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The "concrete deadman" is what I'm looking for. It needs to out in front of the dock instead of underneath it because we push the dock out as the water drops.
Jim



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Padraig

RO# 4792

Posted - Apr 20 2017 :  18:48:12  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Is this anchor for the dock or for the Boat?

Padraig


Padraig

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32carv

RO# 24150



Posted - Apr 20 2017 :  20:23:50  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It is a second anchor for the dock.
Jim



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32carv

RO# 24150



Posted - Apr 20 2017 :  20:34:00  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
A big part of the problem is the lake goes up and down seasonally. Open up the link below and punch in 365 days to get a fell for what it does. My dock will be out 80 feet further at the end of the summer than where it is now.

https://waterdata.usgs.gov/ny/nwis/uv?site_no=01323500



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Padraig

RO# 4792

Posted - Apr 20 2017 :  21:59:32  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Have you asked the manufacturer or vendor what they recommend for anchors?


Padraig

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32carv

RO# 24150



Posted - Apr 20 2017 :  22:05:42  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Manufacturer of what?


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Sandy

RO# 1159

Posted - Apr 20 2017 :  22:48:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
What do other dock owners/marinas? in the area use for crawling dock anchor systems?
Would galvanized pipes screwed down (or water-jetted) at the dock sides not be sufficient to stabilize your dock sections and boats if used with these sleeved brackets:

http://www.homedepot.com/p/PlayStar-Commercial-Grade-Pipe-Sleeve-PS-1080/203294614?cm_mmc=Shopping%7cTHD%7cG%7c0%7cG-BASE-PLA-D22-BuildingMaterials%7c&gclid=CIbtsY_DtNMCFUhXDQodXakAIw&gclsrc=aw.ds

and these augers http:
//www.homedepot.com/p/PlayStar-Commercial-Grade-Dock-Auger-PS-1100/203294615

on these pipes or similar
https://americanmuscledocks.com/products/galvanized-steel-pipe ?


Sandy

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32carv

RO# 24150



Posted - Apr 20 2017 :  22:56:37  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Many homeowners use the pipe system. Ok, but a pain to move when water is changing quickly. What is a crawling dock anchor system?
Jim



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Padraig

RO# 4792

Posted - Apr 21 2017 :  07:31:56  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
[quote]Originally posted by 32carv

Manufacturer of what?
[/qgguote]

The dock.


Padraig

Homeport: Western NY Go to Top of Page

Sandy

RO# 1159

Posted - Apr 21 2017 :  13:55:33  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 32carv

Many homeowners use the pipe system. Ok, but a pain to move when water is changing quickly. What is a crawling dock anchor system?
Jim




Sorry, I just meant an anchor system for a dock frequently moved out or in.
I'd think the pipes would be easier to install & raise than concrete or other type of anchors in the mud suction and could be done right on the dock sections. If you didn't have to move the dock sections , not having the pipes would look nicer.

When you move them out , can you just disconnect the shallowest section and move it farthest out so as to not move everything?


Sandy

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32carv

RO# 24150



Posted - Apr 21 2017 :  20:05:52  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Dock are homemade.
Jim



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About Time

RO# 26785



Posted - Apr 22 2017 :  12:33:59  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
We are on Texoma which can go up/down 10 to 30 feet yearly
Our marina is the only one that has no problems with this.
The boat house are tied to piling on shore with old elevator cables.
The "water" end has 55 gallon drums with rebar punched thru it then filled with concrete.
A cable is run thru a welded ring and clamped.
The marina crew puts the drum on a work barge then fills it with concrete.
Motors out to their drop spot and just pushes it over.
Then runs the cable around the end of the boat house and clamps it
Everything is soo heavy it all lays on the bottom.
Cheap and works great.
Just an idea.
Good luck



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RumDiet

RO# 9903



Posted - Apr 22 2017 :  17:12:45  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm on Indian Lake, NY - same problem, although I am in deeper water. I filled two concrete chimney blocks with concrete/large gravel, and put two re-bars through the block to form an X - I attached a ring to the re-bar where it crosses to attach about 30 feet of chain, then about 300' of line. Tied one end of the line to the dock, and took the blocks out as far as I could get them - one to the south and the other north. Seems to hold, and you can draw up the line from the dock as needed. I have other anchors as well, and a fixed gang plank. Hope this helps ya.


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dying of nothing.


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