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  • A place for the 26

    I am having the pier fixed and I want to put a slip in for the 26 to stay in the water while I'm down there. I really like the setup at Wachapreague where you have two poles with ropes, pulleys and a window weight on them. You hook them to the bow and tie the back off. The tide is normally about 18 inches.
    At what spacing should I place the poles and how high should they be out of the water?
    Thanks.
    1980 pilot house 351
    1988 260 predator 408

  • #2
    Thoughts:
    • Height: High enough that the poles are sufficiently above the gunnels at the highest of tides and wave action. Also, you want to be able to place the pulley above the gunnels so it doesn't scratch the hull when backing in, etc. in the worst of conditions. Personally I would go at normal height and place the pulley lower on the pole, but well above the gunnels. Also, think about the angle of the lines to your bow and the placement of rails.
    • Width: Plan for the future... look at other marinas and go with normal width.
    • Must have missed something. Didn't realize you had finished the 26. If only half the quality you did on the pilot house she must be a beauty! (Tell Diane hello for me.)
    Last edited by crhodes; 05-29-2020, 09:42 AM.
    C Rhodes
    26' Mackinaw - 1990
    351 Indmar (1990-2006: Great Engine)
    351 PCM (2006 - Current)
    Southport, NC

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    • #3
      Ditto Cecil.
      1988 26' cuddy
      1975 20' open
      31 Grand Slam
      16' Sandpiper
      14' Certified Fiberglass

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      • #4
        Thanks guy's. Good ideas.
        The 26 is not finished yet. I have the engine ready to install and that's about it. My problem is that the pier got in such bad shape that I have to replace it. I wanted to redesign it to make it more user friendly.
        I'm thinking about making it where you can get on the boat from the port side and the stern.
        Does anyone have suggestions for the pier?
        Diane says hello.

        Thanks,
        1980 pilot house 351
        1988 260 predator 408

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        • #5
          If you have the option I would try for an L shaped dock to allow you the potential for 3 slip locations, outside being deepest, long side would be a nose in shallow to deep and inside the L for a shallower draft boat parallel to the bank. Keep 4 of the posts tall at the end of the L to allow for you to mount a high countertop for a cleaning station (with lockable storage below) and possibly a shade roof between those tall posts over the counter which doubles as a platform for a solar panel to run solar lights and maybe even a pump set up for a raw water wash down option. (Unless you have regular power at the dock, then you can forgo the solar options)
          I can think of more fancy stuff if you want, lol... always fun spending money on someone elses project!
          Karen
          Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
          1986 Shamrock H/T with RWC 330 hp PCM, dual hydraulic helm
          1992 Mako 211CC w/Mercury Optimax 175
          3 other smaller OB boats and a trusty old canoe...

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          • #6
            Something I think would be handy is a cheap hand held shower hookup... The type with the little shut off pin/switch at the head. Put a mount at about 30 inches and another at standard height for it. You could use it for rinsing all sorts of stuff off at the dock, having a lower mount allows controlled, hands free water flow while you are scrubbing out coolers or cleaning off gear. I know you can do similar with a hose nozzle but doesn't seem to have the same flow control and mounting options for hands free use isn't there.
            Karen
            Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
            1986 Shamrock H/T with RWC 330 hp PCM, dual hydraulic helm
            1992 Mako 211CC w/Mercury Optimax 175
            3 other smaller OB boats and a trusty old canoe...

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            • #7
              Great ideas Karen. I'm a visual guy. When you have a minute could you draw a scotch and take a picture please?
              I have current and fresh water available. The total length is 112' and there is one boat lift at the end on the left that is going to stay. It's too small for the 26.
              1980 pilot house 351
              1988 260 predator 408

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              • #8
                Do you have a picture of the current dock? And you say it is 112 feet? That's a lot of room to work with! What width currently and are you keeping the current pilings or replacing everything? Will gladly draw up an idea once I have dimensional restrictions so I dont go overboard, lol
                Last edited by Fisherlady2; 05-30-2020, 12:42 PM.
                Karen
                Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
                1986 Shamrock H/T with RWC 330 hp PCM, dual hydraulic helm
                1992 Mako 211CC w/Mercury Optimax 175
                3 other smaller OB boats and a trusty old canoe...

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                • #9
                  Just draw yours and I trace a line 10 feet inside all your perimeters. 👍

                  Start with 6' wide and 112' long.

                  The existing lift is on the end to the left facing out.
                  The deepest water is at the end to the right.

                  Thanks.
                  1980 pilot house 351
                  1988 260 predator 408

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                  • #10
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                    Be careful what you ask for, lol

                    ​​​​​​​had to edit because I had forgotten the fresh water hose reel...
                    Last edited by Fisherlady2; 05-30-2020, 10:36 PM.
                    Karen
                    Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
                    1986 Shamrock H/T with RWC 330 hp PCM, dual hydraulic helm
                    1992 Mako 211CC w/Mercury Optimax 175
                    3 other smaller OB boats and a trusty old canoe...

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                    • #11
                      Very nice. I like it. Now you got me thinking.
                      Thank you.
                      1980 pilot house 351
                      1988 260 predator 408

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                      • #12
                        Had a lot of great memories on this pier.it used to have a boathouse on it but it fell victim to a storm 20 years ago. We've been patching it up ever since.

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                        Began the demo on Sunday.

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                        1980 pilot house 351
                        1988 260 predator 408

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                        • #13
                          A lot of work, but will be a 'feel good project' when finished.
                          Karen
                          Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania
                          1986 Shamrock H/T with RWC 330 hp PCM, dual hydraulic helm
                          1992 Mako 211CC w/Mercury Optimax 175
                          3 other smaller OB boats and a trusty old canoe...

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