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redneck
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Cheapest Route for a jetski dock?

my dad got a camp in Bay St.Louis last summer. it has a boat lift that we have been keeping the jetski on until he found a boat he wanted. He finally bought a boat last week (2011 19 Ft Nautic Star "Offshore" with a Yamaha 150 4 Stroke) that we are picking up this weekend. Anyways, we dont feel like launching the jetski everytime someone wants to take it out so we are looking to get either a new or used dock like pictured below(just the jet ski ramp, not the entire floating dock). anyone know of any cheap places in the south LA/MS area or a place I could possibly find a used one online?
Image: http://www.connectadock.com/images/marineSectionGraphics/connectADock/2000Series/port/jet-ski-dock.jpg
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W
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re: Cheapest Route for a jetski dock?
Frame up a six to eight free 50 gallon barrels. Wood sheeting on top.


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BAMBAM
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re: Cheapest Route for a jetski dock?


BAMBAM
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re: Cheapest Route for a jetski dock?
Lifts are about 250

The floating docks are almost a 1000


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W
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redneck
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re: Cheapest Route for a jetski dock?
thanks for the link, i just sent it to my dad I am on my phone, what kind of tools are you looking at to put one of them into the ground/ bulkhead?
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BAMBAM
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re: Cheapest Route for a jetski dock?
I'm not sure I've never installed one myself I've just seen them before. Probably just regular hand tools: ratchet set, drill, etc.

You will need a stout place to either lag bolt it or thu-bolt it down so you may have to add some reinforcing underneath the dock. I don't know what your dad's dock looks like.


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bayoudude
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Houma
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re: Cheapest Route for a jetski dock?
Does it have to be floating? If not you could just put some 2x6's on the flat and slope them like a ramp to the water and have a winch on the top. If you wanted to get fancy you could put rollers.


Chris4x4gill2
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re: Cheapest Route for a jetski dock?
you can do it many ways, the best depends on your dock setup and whats available. I have a floating dock and two of the drive on jetski ramps, but they are almost $1000 each.

A neighbor has one of those crane style lifts on his dock, it is through bolted to the deck with a backing plate underneath it. So it would take two people, one in the water to install but other than that would be fairly simple. Downside, to it is it takes up alot of dock space.

If I was trying to go the cheap route, I'd install a pair of bunks just like on the jetski trailer that go from the edge of the dock into the water with a hand crank trailer winch mounted at the end.


Chris4x4gill2
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re: Cheapest Route for a jetski dock?
and around here, the floating docks can be found on Craigslist every once in a while. usually about $500 range


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Gaston
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Dirty Coast
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re: Cheapest Route for a jetski dock?
I don't see why you couldn't build a treated 2by4 rail system with a wench and keep it on land.

Image: http://imagesth.homeaway.com/Images/AHO/7042049/12_400x300.jpg


Something like this that extends into the water.

Image: http://img1.classistatic.com/cps/po/101209/304r4/57114l4_27.jpeg


Basically a homemade one of these.
LINK
Image: http://img.nauticexpo.com/images_ne/photo-m2/jet-ski-lift-collapsible-rail-system-182602.jpg
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wickowick
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re: Cheapest Route for a jetski dock?
Last time I was home, my neighbor had sold his jet skies and was looking to sell 2 pole mounted aluminum lifts. I can check to see if they are still avalible.


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TigerPimpNationTrank
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re: Cheapest Route for a jetski dock?
With the tidal changes in Bay St Louis, I would get the PWC totally out of the water. I have two jer ski docks - I think I got them from Carolina Docks, and they are worth every penny. Do your research to make sure the one you buy is the right length. Width is important too so you can get around your PWC while you clean it, put on the cover etc.

I would stay away form Jet Dock systems - very hard to launch and pull up on those.

Good luck!



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LSUintheNW
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re: Cheapest Route for a jetski dock?


Ok, I have to ask. Is there a house at this "camp"? The term "camp" seems to be used a lot. My uncle has a getaway house in Gulfport, MS and they have a dock/canal that gives them access to the gulf like your dad's place. His "camp" is a two story four bedroom, two and a half bath home.

How would you describe your dad's "camp"?
Not trying to be a dick, just very curious and want some clarification

Btw....enjoy the new boat Jealous, wouldn't mind catching some specks and reds right about now.

end of hijack, sorry yall.


LSUintheNW
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re: Cheapest Route for a jetski dock?
Hey neck......^^^^^^^


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