Dock Construction Project

Update #19 (FINAL UPDATE):     January 31st, 2015, 5 pm:

It was another great weekend on Lake Thunder Tiger as the fearless Heroes of CBMYC completed the floating dock and moved it into its final position. The water depth at the end of the dock is now chest high which will accommodate any rc class boat. With the stabilizers attached to the dock it is rock solid. Our buoys have been arranged in a large semi-circle around the dock to accommodate any wind direction but the predominate breeze will allow for windward leeward runs which parallel the sandy shore.
We plan to sail here at Lake Thunder Tiger every Saturday 1 till 4pm until the CBMYC “Kick-Off” Victoria Regatta at the end of February. If you feel like visiting we’d love to have you drop by. If you plan to attend the regatta please register so that we can adequately plan for food and other variables.
Well its reaching that nice part of the day when it’s time to relax out on the dock with drink in hand and enjoy the awesome surroundings. Take care all and see you soon!

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Update #18:      January 25, 2015, 10:00 am:
Here’s a couple of photos of our 12 foot long by 4 foot wide gangway going to are floating dock.
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Update #17:      January 18, 2015, 4:31 pm:
Launch party at Lake Thunder Tiger home of The Coastal Bend Model Yacht Club!!!!!!!!

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Update #16:      January 18, 2015, 2:35 pm:
Dock #2 ready for planking.
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Update #15:      January 18, 2015, 12:36 pm:
Dock #2 underway.
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Update #14:      January 18, 2015, 11:11 am:
She floats!!!!!!!!!!!
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Update #13:      January 18, 2015, 11:10 am:
Mike working on conjoining member.
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Update #12      January 17, 2015, 3:36 pm:
First dock ready for launch.
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Update #11:      January 17, 2015, 2:16 pm:
Mike has been sealing up barrels. Jim and Eric are assembling.
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Update #10:      January 17, 2015, 12:46 pm:
Mike just brought out a new picnic table for the club.
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Update #9:      January 17, 2015, 11:32 am:
Michael hard at work!
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Update #8:      January 17, 2015, 10:34 am:
Dock construction underway. These photos are of prefited components ready for on site assembly. More to come as the day progresses.
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Update #7:      January 7, 2015:
I finished with the floating dock parts. Tomorrow I will build saw horses to support the dock during assembly. After that I will mount the hardware on the wooden parts. Keep your eyes on the weather, the forecasting cold and rain.
Jim

If it is just drizzling with cold wind then going out in it will be good practice for potential regatta weather.   Let’s build.    However, if it is pouring rain with cold gusting winds we can stand out by the lake and practice asking people if they really want to sail on such a day.
Michael

Update #6:      January 6, 2015:
I will finish drilling holes this morning, then I will attach the hardware. I believe that once we get the prefabs to the pond, assembly will be fairly easy.  I have a plan for assembly and launch that a handful of people can accomplish.   Be prepared to get wet and muddy.  Bring battery powered tools, no electricity is available.  A generator would be VERY useful.
Jim

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Update #5:      January 5, 2015:
Boards were cut to length today and all holes will be drilled tomorrow.   This weekend we will load up our trucks with lumber and hardware and haul to the lake for assembly.  I’ll send pictures tomorrow of completed components.
Jim

Update #4:      December 13, 2014:
I went to the pond yesterday to receive the barrels. I located them on the south end of the pond. Driving around I had no problems everything is dry. The south end of the pond has a quicker drop off than where we sailed previously. The drop off appears to be about 10 feet from the shore. That Shore also lends itself to a southeast breeze with a race course parallel to the shore. If you guys would prefer we could sail there Saturday since we have the marks and the kayak there and the fresh water is always preferred.  See you guys after while.
Jim

Update #3:      December 11, 2014:
The supplier changed the delivery of drums to Friday at 10 o’clock.

Update #2:      December 01, 2014:
Tomorrow, Scott and I will go pay for the drums. The seller will deliver the drums to the lake. This should happen this week. I will set about fabricating the wooden and metal parts that need to be prefabricated.  I will keep you abreast of the progress.
Jim

Update #1:      November 13, 2015:
We sent the photo / sketch to Scott for approval. He liked it, but thought it was a little small.  He wondered if we could make it 10′ by 20′.  Moving such a large dock may be a bit difficult so we will build two 10′ by 10′ docks and bolt them together in the water.  No hand rails.
Jim
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