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Old 06-03-2019, 11:49 AM   #1
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We are having our street's dock re-built as we speak. It's a dock that is owned by all the residents of our street. Down the road, I hope to install a mooring buoy that is capable of holding a 19 ft Skiff. I have the general idea but figured I wouldn't reinvent the wheel. Does anyone have any tips?

I was going to use a larger planter filled with concrete and any scrap iron I can lay my hands on.
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I would just twist in a long steel auger that's what I have done before and help my 24 foot boat just fine

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I would just twist in a long steel auger that's what I have done before and help my 24 foot boat just fine
Like he said SCREW ANCHOR......
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Make sure you do hot dip galvanize like the power companies use. An 8" anchor will hold anything you'll put on it. How deep is the water?
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Make sure you do hot dip galvanize like the power companies use. An 8" anchor will hold anything you'll put on it. How deep is the water?
It's not deep at all, like 3 ft. Did you mean 8'?
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I think he means 8" auger diameter as opposed to smaller ones like you would tie down a shed or playset.
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That's right, the helix diameter. The shaft on an 8" anchor is about 5 feet long. In water that shallow with a sand bottom, a 6" anchor (what the cable TV guys use) would be plenty for a 19 foot boat. It would also be a lot easier to install and nicer on the wallet.
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used one of those power company galvanized augers they use to brace the power poles. worked great fo a 22' sailboat
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I don't think $$$ is an issue.

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That's right, the helix diameter. The shaft on an 8" anchor is about 5 feet long. In water that shallow with a sand bottom, a 6" anchor (what the cable TV guys use) would be plenty for a 19 foot boat. It would also be a lot easier to install and nicer on the wallet.
Where would one obtain such a beast?
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