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    Precisely๐Ÿ‘
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    When I used the ferries over the river Mersey the landing stages were cantilevered and the gaps covered with sliding plates. Water moves so you do need to allow your floating stages to rise and fall. I agree with pressonregardless and see you are adopting a similar system. Make sure the gap for the joints allows for the maximum wave size movement and use a hinged plate to cover the gap. There will be quite some pressure on the mountings so I suggest you do a trial with one to see if it needs to be made stronger. If I remember correctly the floating pontoons were attached to shore with heavy anchor chains.
    Looking forward to see your finished product
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    Got it. So something like this? Looks like that could certainly work. Fast assembly too. I like it! ๐Ÿ‘
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    Hi Fodigo,
    Attached are a couple of Sketches.
    Good Luck.
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    Ha! Ok. Good luck! ๐Ÿฟ Iโ€™m ok with rudimentary. Have an old mechanical engineering background so I can interpret a lot of whats-its ๐Ÿ˜‰
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    Sorry no Pics. Will try to do a sketch.๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
    drawing skills are pathetic at best
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    Will be looking into it. Thanks for the ideas! ๐Ÿ‘ Send me a couple pics if you have too.
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    I used to use side plates with holes on the fingers and angle iron with holes on the mains. They were then connected with rods thru the holes. Have you considered PVC for the dock material?
    1" thick material is available at Lumber yards. It can be milled to size. The other option would be to coat the lumber with penetrating epoxy.
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    No- the docks need to be transported to and from the lakes. (Bummer). In dock building I have made 3. Iโ€™ve used various types of ways to connect the dock pieces to make it as simple as possible (hook and pin- but if someone throws a wake close they can come off) to screw pins (that work great but take time to assemble/disassemble). The new idea will take a bit of manufacturing and installing but quite simply, drop pins is the best way to explain it. Material has been the second part of the undertaking. Originally, the pictures of the docks are wood with styrofoam under to float it and each fiberglass wrapped. But itโ€™s costly. As is wood nowadays. And wood warps after time.
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    I shall be following your progress, as a former Marina Manager, dock design and building was an important aspect of my job. Although your Marina is in miniature there are similarities. Are you able to leave the docks in all summer?
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