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paolaken
12-07-2006, 10:57 AM
check out these pictures from lake of the ozarks in missouri. i went down there yesturday and checked out my dock and 3 other friends docks and everything was ok. alot of people can't say the same though.
www.dealerimpact.com/ozarks

dcondon
12-07-2006, 11:06 AM
That sure looks like a mess to clean up. Insurance co's will be paying big time by the looks. Thanks for the pic's.

Total.Lawn.Care
12-07-2006, 11:07 AM
Man, that looks bad. I do not keep my boat at the docks, but if I did, I am glad I do not live in a snow region. I would not have thought about heavy snowfall capalsing docks like that. It will be a mess for a while and a huge job to clean up and recover/salvage boats.

Charles
12-07-2006, 11:35 AM
You would think the dock would be built to withstand very heavy snowfall in that area and the whatever they are floating on would be required to carry much heavier loads. Just a big expensive mess. Withstand a 100 year snowfall

DUSTYCEDAR
12-07-2006, 12:47 PM
just because they spend a mil on the boat why cant they cover it with a beer can and hope it works

paolaken
12-07-2006, 02:43 PM
i don't remember this haping before. atleast not this bad. almost all the boats on this lake are bought without a trailer. the boats always stay on the lifts year around.

newz7151
12-07-2006, 02:51 PM
They should have coated those roofs with FluidFilm!


Also, in some of the photos, where the docks are sinking, it looks like a number of the boats are raised up out of the water. Why didn't they go through and lower the boats into the water to try and relieve some of the weight on the dock itself so that it would not have started sinking in the middle and then fold into itself like that. And.. if you're paying to store a boat like that, wouldn't you expect the dock owner to have a system of coils in place under the roof to heat the roof to melt the snow off?

lawnworker
12-07-2006, 04:13 PM
Looks like some pretty weak roof system and post design. I have never seen a dock sink, and that is not really enough snow to make well built dock collapse - Insurance or Lawsuits??

BSDeality
12-07-2006, 04:21 PM
where did that happen? I googled and Minnesota came up. I find it hard to believe any marina in MN would have a roof system that feable over boats like that.

Jason Rose
12-07-2006, 05:44 PM
The Lake of the Ozarks in in Missouri. It would probably take over 16" of snow to equal the weight...

Talked to a friend of mine that lives west of St. Louis and they are pretty bad there too. 3" of sleet and ice followed by 3" of snow. Ice can bring down everything quick. We had a few inches of that crap a couple years ago and trees were stripped and round top buildings and weak buildings were collapsed.

paolaken
12-07-2006, 06:34 PM
yes, lake of the ozarks in Missouri. it was about 16-28" of snow. depends on what part of the lake. it's about 120 miles long. anyway, those are just a few pictures of what will be alot worse i think. i have heard in the past that there is about 80 thousand boat slips on the lake.
the boats in the air are not weighing down the dock. they are on boat lifts that have air tanks that float the boats. no weight on the docks from them. the snow lasted about 6 or 7 hours but not sure how much ice before the snow. i don't think 3" like st Louis got though. this is the first time for this kinda catastrophe from snow here that i know of. the docks are built pretty well. depends on which pictures you look at but some of the docks are 50 years old or older.
i saw a bunch of personal docks sunk, leaning or destroyed also. they wont even begin to get to those for awhile. i hope everyone is at least safe as the salvage begins. it will take awhile.
anybody else on here have a place there? hope everything is ok.

paolaken
12-07-2006, 06:38 PM
They should have coated those roofs with FluidFilm!


Also, in some of the photos, where the docks are sinking, it looks like a number of the boats are raised up out of the water. Why didn't they go through and lower the boats into the water to try and relieve some of the weight on the dock itself so that it would not have started sinking in the middle and then fold into itself like that. And.. if you're paying to store a boat like that, wouldn't you expect the dock owner to have a system of coils in place under the roof to heat the roof to melt the snow off?
the boat lifts used here ad to the floatation of the docks. no weight is put on the dock from the boats or lifts.

PMLAWN
12-08-2006, 08:29 AM
Thats bad, and sad to see so many boats, that will be another hit on insurance, Same thing happened a few years back in Seattle.
We had one get taken down in a wind storm here, took out about 20 boats. nothing like that though. wow

paolaken
12-09-2006, 11:43 AM
there are new pictures now on the site. also a video clip. lots and lots of damage.