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Built a new dock

Unread postby Tim McCormack » Tue Apr 27, 2010 6:56 pm

Yesterday I finished building a new dock for my plane. I did it in my back yard and now have to transport it to the lake where I keep my plane. A friend of mine is bringing over one of those long reaching forklifts to help me put it and my modified boat lift into the lake.

I hope to have my plane back in the water this weekend. Always an exciting time of year.
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Re: Built a new dock

Unread postby Floatflyer » Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:09 pm

Good for you Tim for getting on the water this weekend. I am leaving Baja Thurs and heading north. Will stop in Carson City, NV for my annual and then on to BC. Won't put the floats on till mid June as we are flying to Anchorage on wheels, rent a motorhome for a week, and then fly around a bit before heading home.

Make sure you post some pictures of your new dock and maybe your installation sequence. Later, FF
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Re: Built a new dock

Unread postby cubdriver2 » Tue Apr 27, 2010 11:19 pm

Tim your a bum, I can't believe you are going to start goofing off before the rest of us are ready, I hope you enjoyed todays snow.

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Re: Built a new dock

Unread postby Tim McCormack » Wed Apr 28, 2010 8:49 pm

The snow made me postpone the dock until tomorrow (Thirsday). It's actually supposed to get up to 65 degrees. I hope the wind subsides. It was really bowin' today at Oneida Lake.
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Re: Built a new dock

Unread postby Sticky1 » Wed Apr 28, 2010 8:50 pm

Sooo, ahhhhh, aaaaa, HEY TIM......

Feel free to come on down the hudson and build one for me......
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Re: Built a new dock

Unread postby Tim McCormack » Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:24 pm

The dock went in Oneida Lake today. Tomorrow the plane comes out of storage near Blue Mountain Lake New York. Things are lookin' good!
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Re: Built a new dock

Unread postby Tim McCormack » Fri Apr 30, 2010 8:52 pm

And today the plane went back in the water. It's always a great day when it comes back out from winter storage. It's like gtting a new toy every spring. I was so proud of my first landing of the year. I GREASED it on. One of the best ones I've ever done and no-one was there to appreciate it except me, LOL.

The new dock works great! Life is good!
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Re: Built a new dock

Unread postby Torch » Wed May 05, 2010 3:14 pm

Do you have some pictures of the dock? I would like to build one myself.
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Re: Built a new dock

Unread postby Sticky1 » Thu May 06, 2010 5:24 pm

I want to see the picts so I'll know it is good enough for my plane......lol
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Re: Built a new dock

Unread postby Tim McCormack » Tue May 18, 2010 9:22 am

I finally got around to taking some pictues. If you want one, send a blank check, LOL.

The plane sits a little low in the rear because the muck bottom of the lake let it settle more than the front when the weight was put on. I've got to add a 4x4 to the rear cross member to raise it up.
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Re: Built a new dock

Unread postby Sticky1 » Tue May 18, 2010 10:53 am

Nice.....I want 1
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Re: Built a new dock

Unread postby keel » Tue May 18, 2010 11:42 am

very nice job
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