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    Default Cat Litter jug floating dock section.

    I needed to make up some floating dock sections on the cheap...
    They only need to last a few months...

    So a neighbor had a BUNCH of cat litter jugs....
    So I glued the caps on tight, foamed them into place, added a some stray foam planks and closed the bottom with some used garden wire-fence.

    The lumber sections were an old walkway to a hot tub I removed years ago...

    WELL I MANAGED TO GET ONE PHOTO POSTED BEFORE IT JAMMED UP AND WILL NOT LET ME POST ANY MORE>>>>>
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    Quote Originally Posted by Float Pilot View Post
    ...So a neighbor had a BUNCH of cat litter jugs...
    Proof positive that Alaskans will collect d*mn near anything! ("B'cause you never know when you might need a BUNCH of empty cat litter jugs...").
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    Very resourceful and inventive. Hope it'll hold enough weight.

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    How much weight can it hold? Very innovative.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iofthetaiga View Post
    Proof positive that Alaskans will collect d*mn near anything! ("B'cause you never know when you might need a BUNCH of empty cat litter jugs...").
    Can't argue with that . . . . .

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    Ok lets see if I can managed to post another photo....

    Here I have the jugs sealed and foamed into place. I also wedged scrape pieces of blue foam in any gaps.
    Plus my wife and I added a 2 inch thick piece of blue foam along the bottom before we nailed the old wire fence over the bottom.
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    Oh yeah, I also have some scrape web strap material left over from a hangar door project. So I am using that as anti scrape bumper.
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    That is almost big enough for a super cub to land on.
    "As long as it works" are the key words in Alaska.
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    Nothing wrong with being resourceful, but I hate like hell to see that foam in our waters. I am not a greenie, but the critters and such make a huge mess out of that foam and once it gets spread around the lake it is there forever....

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    The empty bottles should work well for you. I rebuilt a large aluminum boat a long time ago, and the flotation foam under the floorboards was badly deteriorated. I ended up using a bunch of heavy-walled plastic bottles of various sizes to replace a lot of the bad foam. About 10 years later I needed to pull up the deck to run some new wiring. The plastic bottles were covered in dried fish slime and other bilge debris, but were holding up well. The only one that needed replacement was one where the UV sunlight could get to a part of it. It had not failed, but you could see the deterioration where the sun hit it. The bottles will collapse some when it gets cold, but you won’t need a dock when the lake is frozen anyway.
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    Section One in place. It floats and will hold my fat butt.
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    Sounds like you need to get a PA-12!!

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