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belizebill 05-01-2011 09:13 AM

Dock Building in Belize
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Just added 160' of new dock and a slip for Irish Miss. Had to go out to get enough water depth.

markpierce 05-01-2011 09:14 AM

RE: Dock Building in Belize
How did they to that without a pile driver?

belizebill 05-01-2011 09:17 AM

RE: Dock Building in Belize
We used a 5hp pump with 15' of 1" pvc and jet them down until we hit the old limestone bottom, about 12 to 14' down, BB

belizebill 05-01-2011 09:21 AM

RE: Dock Building in Belize
I live on Caye Caulker, The second island down from Mexico. BB

healhustler 05-01-2011 11:29 AM

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Fascinating. *Love to watch the workmen of the third world countries getting things done without the tools we've become so accustomed to. *Thanks for sharing this.

belizebill 05-01-2011 11:50 AM

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It is amazing what they can get done without cranes, and heavy equipment and OSHA. I explained what I wanted and just stay the heck out of the way. And at the end of the day pay them $35.00 each BB

belizebill 05-01-2011 06:17 PM

RE: Dock Building in Belize
Yes. When I started construction of my concrete house, I realized mixing sand,morter and graval on a sheet of plywood wasnt going to do it. I shipped in a gas powered 3 bag . mixer and we would pour for 20 hours straight,using 5 gal. buckets and a team of 30,crazy sh=t I ever was involved with,but got it done. You can see my house on -VRBO/Belize/Banana cabana,.BB

FF 05-02-2011 03:01 AM

RE: Dock Building in Belize
Florida is mostly just a sand bar , a 2inch Honda pump is all it takes to "jet in" pilings .

There is hard pan a few ft down , so the pile driver is only needed for hurricane docks .

The shallow footings docks (5ft) will sink a post 30 ft inland , so any pull on the dock is taken by the posts , not the dock.

I had my first boat cold molded in British Honduras ,45 ft , about 1966, by Stacy Tewes , before it was Belize.

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