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Slightly OT - New Dock
« on: September 20, 2022, 04:23:51 PM »
Haven't been here in awhile.
Dealt with the Blight and the busyness it caused and projects bumping Plum Crazy out of the way.

Location is Seneca Lake - Finger Lakes  Upstate NY

Long story short on the old dock.
It was sold with my old house with 89' of frontage (Converted cottage to year round) with a "lifetime use" lift - that was on a handshake. His biz went belly up and he lost it.

I still have 200' of frontage so here we go:

There is an existing cribbing that I'm building off. I'll raise the height of the decking to match the dock.

Seneca Lake is a Navigable Water Way (accessible to the ocean) so clearance from the Coast Guard was gotten along with the usual State DEC morass of idiocy...

Most of the runway decking and the cribbing decking will be recycled. My beach is the "Catchers Mitt" of Seneca lake for anything coming out of the North (25miles).
I have whole docks, swim platforms , loose Lumber, Boats and bumpers and buoys float up.
I have a name for this : "Float-em-ups". The runways will be 2x material and I may have enough to cover the cribbing with 5/4 decking material. All "Float-em-ups.

The trusses are from a house not far from here. 28' span. 14 of them makes a 28' square area 2' OC.
The style is in the Craftsman vein.

3Lifts
Century
Glastron
PWC - TBD

A 12x16 Living area under cover.
Seems everybody goes to shade after being on the lake all day so that's the reason for the roof.
If you want more sun, there's 200 ft you can go sit on.

The Glastron and PWC lifts will be Ace style plate hoists.
The Century lift is what is locally called a Schamel Hoist after the contractor that has used it since the late sixties. Most are still being used today.

My dock contractor has done most of the basic framing and the rest is up to me.
He was supposed to be done in June and just shoed up 2 weeks ago. Oh well, I'll take it.

So far...


 
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22' Pachanga 350 Mag
22' Velocity 350 Mag
28' Velocity 600 hp Merlin block
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Re: Slightly OT - New Dock
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2022, 04:33:05 PM »
Style Pics
Inspirational stuff,
The "Gable Colors is my house. Will try to match it.
It will look like a boathouse without being one because the state put a moratorium on boat houses.
Seems all my hobbies require Alcohol and Fossil Fuels...

8' Glen-L MiniMaxed Hydro
16' Checkmate Merc 150
22' Pachanga 350 Mag
22' Velocity 350 Mag
28' Velocity 600 hp Merlin block
20' Century Arabian 454 V Drive
17' Laser tunnel hull
16'CV16 Project

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Re: Slightly OT - New Dock
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2022, 08:58:05 AM »
Most of the Float-em-ups that I used were stringers.
The old deck boards that I used were installed "smile side up" where they would be exposed to major weather.

It looked pretty sad until I trimmed the edges. (Kept the Labrador Retrievers busy.)

Squaring up the larger deck joists and adding blocking between them.
Seems all my hobbies require Alcohol and Fossil Fuels...

8' Glen-L MiniMaxed Hydro
16' Checkmate Merc 150
22' Pachanga 350 Mag
22' Velocity 350 Mag
28' Velocity 600 hp Merlin block
20' Century Arabian 454 V Drive
17' Laser tunnel hull
16'CV16 Project

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Re: Slightly OT - New Dock
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2022, 10:29:10 AM »
A lot of work but it's coming along nicely. With your canine helper you should be done in no time. Betty and I wanted to get out on Seneca or Cayuga Lakes this year but a bad knee cut our boating season short. We're just down the river in Syracuse. Keep up the good work.
John
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Re: Slightly OT - New Dock
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2023, 08:08:30 AM »
BACK TO THE SHORE!

Had a week of unseasonably warm weather so we sorted out all the lumber that we could use. (Float-em-ups )

We're raising the level of the cribbing to match.
I had to buy the 2x12s (Darn) 2 -16 footers and 1 - 12 footer.
The stuff down the middle is Float-em-up scraps.

Ran Conduit.

I transitioned to ground level by cutting the shorter 2x12 diagonally in half. It equals 1" rise over 1 foot in length. Works out to be ADA compliant.
Hardly feels like you're walking uphill. Worked out nice.

Terry my wife fed me lumber while I screwed it down.

Cleaned the top of the boards with peroxide based deck cleaner. (Terry already did the bottom side.)

Snapped lines and trimmed them up!

Going to add another piling at the end of the Glastron lift to get it out further.
Seems all my hobbies require Alcohol and Fossil Fuels...

8' Glen-L MiniMaxed Hydro
16' Checkmate Merc 150
22' Pachanga 350 Mag
22' Velocity 350 Mag
28' Velocity 600 hp Merlin block
20' Century Arabian 454 V Drive
17' Laser tunnel hull
16'CV16 Project

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Re: Slightly OT - New Dock
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2023, 07:26:32 PM »
We were lucky with the warm weather last week, not so much this week but you made good use of it. Will there be dock space for itinerant Glastrons? Like a CVX18? Can't wait to see the finished product.
John
'80 CVX 18 - Survivor Class
'78 CVX 18
'76 V 225 -   Bal Harbor
'80 V195XL
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Re: Slightly OT - New Dock
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2023, 07:45:33 AM »
Boat friendly

Lots of bumpers.

I'll have mooring whips off the south end for guests - even those with Glastrons....
Seems all my hobbies require Alcohol and Fossil Fuels...

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16' Checkmate Merc 150
22' Pachanga 350 Mag
22' Velocity 350 Mag
28' Velocity 600 hp Merlin block
20' Century Arabian 454 V Drive
17' Laser tunnel hull
16'CV16 Project

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Re: Slightly OT - New Dock
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2023, 01:39:33 PM »
Wow! Looks like quite the undertaking, coming along nicely though!
Andrew
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Re: Slightly OT - New Dock
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2023, 04:36:09 PM »
Thanks!

Starting on the roof layout.

It's been a bear since the piles are all over the place because of boulders.
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Seems all my hobbies require Alcohol and Fossil Fuels...

8' Glen-L MiniMaxed Hydro
16' Checkmate Merc 150
22' Pachanga 350 Mag
22' Velocity 350 Mag
28' Velocity 600 hp Merlin block
20' Century Arabian 454 V Drive
17' Laser tunnel hull
16'CV16 Project

https://www.supermotors.net/users/Snakoil

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Re: Slightly OT - New Dock
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2023, 04:03:19 PM »
Well...
It's been quite a summer.
Been here lookin and watchin in between working on the dock.

We had some good excuses for taking a break as we all remember - 100 degree days / smoke / smoke with 100 degree days and 90 percent humidity.

A semi-boatless summer. Mostly on friends boats and our little Whaler.
Glastronjohn18 stopped by for a welcomed day off, food and drink.

All lies without pics!

Lots of layout, trying to square up a roof to a bunch of piles that were all over due to hitting rocks.

Trusses were off a cabin up in Texas Hollow State Park, 28foot
Had some buddies and a hired gun (Real Carpenter) help. They were up in a morning.
I had to build / finish the water side Gable End before we started because there is no way to reach it once it's up !



Seems all my hobbies require Alcohol and Fossil Fuels...

8' Glen-L MiniMaxed Hydro
16' Checkmate Merc 150
22' Pachanga 350 Mag
22' Velocity 350 Mag
28' Velocity 600 hp Merlin block
20' Century Arabian 454 V Drive
17' Laser tunnel hull
16'CV16 Project

https://www.supermotors.net/users/Snakoil

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Re: Slightly OT - New Dock
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2023, 04:09:55 PM »
 With the roof on we'll be able to do Wiring and Hoist work/

Seems all my hobbies require Alcohol and Fossil Fuels...

8' Glen-L MiniMaxed Hydro
16' Checkmate Merc 150
22' Pachanga 350 Mag
22' Velocity 350 Mag
28' Velocity 600 hp Merlin block
20' Century Arabian 454 V Drive
17' Laser tunnel hull
16'CV16 Project

https://www.supermotors.net/users/Snakoil

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Re: Slightly OT - New Dock
« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2023, 04:58:14 PM »
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A semi-boatless summer. Mostly on friends boats and our little Whaler.
Glastronjohn18 stopped by for a welcomed day off, food and drink.

All lies without pics!


No lies Dan. Betty and I were there. Here's the proof.
We had a great time and look forward to meeting up with you again.
You're making great progress, keep up the good work!








John
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'78 CVX 18
'76 V 225 -   Bal Harbor
'80 V195XL
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Re: Slightly OT - New Dock
« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2023, 10:41:48 AM »
You don't know how good it was to have your blessing on our work. It's just been the wife and I.

It's been fatiguing to say the least and a ride in a cool Glastron went a long way - Heck you even let me drive!

Lunch was great too.
Seems all my hobbies require Alcohol and Fossil Fuels...

8' Glen-L MiniMaxed Hydro
16' Checkmate Merc 150
22' Pachanga 350 Mag
22' Velocity 350 Mag
28' Velocity 600 hp Merlin block
20' Century Arabian 454 V Drive
17' Laser tunnel hull
16'CV16 Project

https://www.supermotors.net/users/Snakoil

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Re: Slightly OT - New Dock
« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2023, 08:03:22 PM »
That?s an amazing looking structure, you guys are ambitious.


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Re: Slightly OT - New Dock
« Reply #14 on: November 20, 2023, 12:41:04 PM »
Thanks theduceman!

 It;s just been my wife and I. The most help we've had was putting up the trusses. The roof was hired out to an Amish group.

I'm trying to make it look like and old boathouse. Adirondack / St Lawrence kinda look.
Seems all my hobbies require Alcohol and Fossil Fuels...

8' Glen-L MiniMaxed Hydro
16' Checkmate Merc 150
22' Pachanga 350 Mag
22' Velocity 350 Mag
28' Velocity 600 hp Merlin block
20' Century Arabian 454 V Drive
17' Laser tunnel hull
16'CV16 Project

https://www.supermotors.net/users/Snakoil