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Old 12-07-2006, 11:57 AM
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dock and boat damage

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.
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Old 12-07-2006, 12:06 PM
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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.
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Old 12-07-2006, 12:07 PM
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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.
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Old 12-07-2006, 12:35 PM
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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
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Old 12-07-2006, 01:47 PM
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just because they spend a mil on the boat why cant they cover it with a beer can and hope it works
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Old 12-07-2006, 03:43 PM
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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.
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Old 12-07-2006, 03:51 PM
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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?
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Old 12-07-2006, 05:13 PM
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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??
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Old 12-07-2006, 05:21 PM
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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.
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Old 12-07-2006, 06:44 PM
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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.
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