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    Floating dock! It can't be that hard

    Anybody ever build their own pwc floating dock or know of any available plans 2 do so?


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    Around here people seem to have good results with the plastic drive ons even for large boats. Do you intend to just use for your ski? If so they look pretty convenient.

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    no plans available but i helped a guy build one for his jet ski...
    it looks...... "not so amazingly" like a real jet ski dock but does the job for him, as he puts his ski on the dock, then pushes/pulls the dock about 50 feet until his property.
    he "could" pass those 50 feet with his ski, but the bottom is mostly made up of sharp rocks that seem to move everyday , and the level of water sometimes drops, so he rather scratch the plastic barrels than his ski.
    plus it keeps his ski clean of algae......

    the dock we made is very heavy (did not weight it, but took 4 people to put it in water) as he wanted a lot of float ability.
    but its main reason is to, not only carry the ski, but also serves as a swim platform for his kids, he pulls the thing out a number of feet into the lake, anchors it, and lets the kids swim around/jump in water.
    Materials used:
    16 barrels , we bought them from a local store, they are white, and smell like "coca cola" and about 24" in diameter, and id say 3.5- 4 feet tall i can get more detailed measures if you want for next sunday/monday.
    the platform itself has a frame made out of 2-3.5" square tubing, from memory id say 2.7-3MM thick. (yes i know its VERY heavy, but its what he had and refused to buy any other material..)
    a set of bunk rollers, 3 sheets of waterproof plywood and carpeting (along with afew lawn chairs LOL)
    1dual speed winch to hoist the ski up,
    and assorted bolts/attachments for the barrels.
    and MANY cans of isolating foam to fill up the barrels....

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    Quote Originally Posted by wickedsprint View Post
    Around here people seem to have good results with the plastic drive ons even for large boats. Do you intend to just use for your ski? If so they look pretty convenient.

    Yeah, I plan to use for ski's only. You say plastic drive on???? u have pics?

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    Google is your friend....... floating jet ski docks.....

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    Yep, just google em. They're floating plastic with recesses in the middle for keel etc. Our neighbor uses one for his speedboat.

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    I looked at getting on of the cube style ones but just never seem to have the cash on had to buy one. The cubes range from $40-$60 from what I've seen. Best part is its 100% customizable and expandable.

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