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Posted by mike on May 27th, 1998 12:15 PM
In reply to Dock for lake by Rich Schuster on May 26th, 1998 02:49 PM [Go to top of thread]

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> Dock plans by Billhart on 03/27/2008

I built my own 40' x 40' double "U" dock. Even though
I had an architect design my floating dock, I found out afterwards
(when I purchased the building materials) that the DOW company
that makes 18"x2'x8' styrofoam floats, also provides FREE dock plans.

I live in Northern California and purchased all my dock hardware from
HENDERSON'S MARINE PRODUCTS located in Richmond, Ca. who had the free plans
or you can try contacting the DOW corporation.

Even though you may utilize the DOW plans, I recommend you don't use the
DOW floats. They are a nice blue color (for about a year) then turn a yucky
green. I don't think they are too environmentally safe either. When Algae forms,
this attracts the ducks to feed on it and in doing so, they ingest chucks of the
styrofoam along with it making them sick.

There is another company that makes floats out of a black PVC material.
I found out too late about these. They don't break down and last a long
long time. These are a lttle bit more in cost, I paid about $90.00 per float
for the DOW styrofoam (my dock took 36 floats) but I think they are
well worth it.

If you have any questions, just e-mail me.....


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