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Old 12-07-2006, 06:34 PM
paolaken paolaken is offline
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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.
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Old 12-07-2006, 06:38 PM
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Originally Posted by newz7151
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.
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Old 12-08-2006, 08:29 AM
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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
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Old 12-09-2006, 11:43 AM
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there are new pictures now on the site. also a video clip. lots and lots of damage.
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