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#514158 - 11/19/19 05:20 PM Turning a pontoon into a dock
roundy Offline

Registered: 09/10/16
Posts: 265
Loc: Central Illinois
Earlier this summer I took a road trip to pickup a pontoon to make into a floating dock. Almost lost one wheel when lug bolts worked loose, but things worked out. Look at the size of the pontoons on it, they are huge, like the better part of three foot across. Aluminum parts are fine but everything else is trash, thinking about putting Trex on it for decking. When new it was very deluxe with power folding canopy, solar panels to charge batteries, microwave, small fridge, and fresh water system with some type of privy setup. This will probably end up a indoor winter project for use next year.

Last week we got everything stripped down to the toons and cross channels. That was about 16 hours on stinking nasty work. Everything was rotten and rusty, trusty air hammer cut most of the fasteners and now we got a huge pile of detritus to dispose of. Did come up with almost $200 from selling aluminum scrap though. That might just pay the beer bill on the demolition.

Next round is filling in few gaps for support of the Trex and smoothing up some of the cross members that we cut welds on. Hopefully, the worst is behind us on this project. After the Holidays we will start putting down decking.
Feels like you're pulling an aircraft carrier behind the truck now, sure seems big for my puddle.

#514160 - 11/19/19 05:48 PM Re: Turning a pontoon into a dock [Re: roundy]
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Registered: 01/22/08
Posts: 8244
Loc: Lincoln, NE
Cool! Can't wait!!!
Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after. ~ Henry David Thoreau

#514171 - 11/19/19 10:29 PM Re: Turning a pontoon into a dock [Re: roundy]
canyoncreek Offline

Registered: 05/07/13
Posts: 2127
Loc: West Michigan
This thread reminded me of this picture and caption...

pontoon platform.JPG (119 downloads)

Edited by canyoncreek (11/19/19 10:30 PM)

#514175 - 11/20/19 07:00 AM Re: Turning a pontoon into a dock [Re: roundy]
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Registered: 05/17/09
Posts: 4530
Loc: Indiana, Boone County, 25 mile...
Love it!

#514178 - 11/20/19 08:22 AM Re: Turning a pontoon into a dock [Re: roundy]
Flame Offline

Registered: 09/12/14
Posts: 1243
Loc: Deep East Texas
I love that picture! I too bought a 30 ft. pontoon with factory metal top. Came on a nice trailer. Launched the boat in the pond and built a wooden walkway out to it. I stabilized it to the bank with 2 long steel pipes hooked to augers in the ground. Also used 2 cables hooked to more augers. I sold the trailer for half what I paid for the whole rig! We have been using it for about 4 years now and we love it! Not for everyone but great for us.
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