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Posted By<" ">Bill on September 13, 2002 at 14:44:43:

In Reply to: docks posted byTony Annacchino on September 12, 2002 at 18:29:24:

: I want to build a 3 foot wide by 70 feet long dock.
: My idea was to weld aluminum angle to create 2 pieces each 70' long.I would attach a set of wheels to one end
: and a hitch to the other to be able to roll in and out of the water. The top will consist of cross pieces of 5/4 pressure treated lumber.I have no idea of the size of the aluminum angle necessary for the weight.Anybody have an idea?

Tony; You should re-think your plan. Using pressure treated lumber in contact with the water can get you into trouble. You would'nt want to get a splinter in your foot either, it could be very bad.
Use ceder, redwood, vinyl coated, formed aluminum sheet metal.
You dont mention what kind of floatation system you will be using.
Whom ever regulates the body of water your putting this dock into will surly have something to say about its construction. You might check with them before you begin building.

Good Luck

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