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Old 05-01-2011, 10:13 AM   #1
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Dock Building in Belize

Just added 160' of new dock and a slip for Irish Miss. Had to go out to get enough water depth.
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Old 05-01-2011, 10:14 AM   #2
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RE: Dock Building in Belize

How did they to that without a pile driver?
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Old 05-01-2011, 10:17 AM   #3
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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
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Old 05-01-2011, 10:21 AM   #4
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RE: Dock Building in Belize

I live on Caye Caulker, The second island down from Mexico. BB
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Old 05-01-2011, 12:29 PM   #5
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RE: Dock Building in Belize

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.
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Old 05-01-2011, 12:50 PM   #6
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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
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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
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Old 05-02-2011, 04:01 AM   #8
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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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