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post #9 of Old 08-04-2019
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Re: how much does dock maintenance cost?

A lot depends upon the wear & tear the dock gets from weather and use. We had a floating dock attached to a building at the head of a very well-protected harbor. An 18 foot center console skiff was the sole occupant. The main problem we had was from ice in the winter wrenching the ramp pivot points. Despite that, it went 40 years until I had to scarf new ends on the longitudinal beams of the ramp. The flotation sometimes needed some attention, and we painted it now and again when it started to look shabby. Otherwise, spending up front on solid construction pays off with minimal maintenance costs.
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