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How much have you personally spent on docks or boat lifts in the last 10 years?

HortonHorton Posts: 30,230 Administrator
edited December 2020 in News & Other Stuff
How much have you personally spent on docks or boat lifts in the last 10 years?

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How much have you personally spent on docks or boat lifts in the last 10 years? 123 votes

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$1.00 to $500
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$501 to $1,000
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$1,001 to $5,000
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$5,001 to $10,000
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More than $10,000
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  • jedgelljedgell Posts: 362 Baller
    $5,001 to $10,000
    Put in roll-in dock and lift a couple years ago at our place. Lake was built with no dock, skiing from the boat launch sucks...
    Justin Edgell - Bozeman, MT
  • dvskierdvskier Posts: 698 Crazy Baller
    I spent $25 k on dock and $5 k on lift in 2002. OT a dime since then. All aluminum covered dock 24 x 28 with IPE Ironwood decking.
  • dvskierdvskier Posts: 698 Crazy Baller
    Not a dime
  • ZmanZman Posts: 1,733 Mega Baller
    More than $10,000
    Spent about $6500 on a Craftlander lift and canopy, and some pier sections up north.
    Then did it again when I moved to Georgia for about the same costs. (sold the 1st one).
    But, this spring I hope to be building a permanent boat house, dock and pier on my lake in Bama.
  • thagerthager Posts: 5,145 Mega Baller
    $1,001 to $5,000
    I have had the same lift and dock for 22 years. Added a top and side curtains 5 years ago to lift. Added wheels to the old conveyor frame which was the dock provided when I moved here. Dock is covered with treated wood board. Ain't purdy, but it is functional. Maybe $1800 total investment.
    Stir vigorously then leave!
  • WayneWayne Posts: 557 Solid Baller
    More than $10,000
    Had to get a lift in 2014. We bought this house in 2013 and the lift left behind by the previous owner didn’t have the capacity to handle a ski boat.

    I’m cringing at what its going to cost to do the dock. The existing all wood dock installed by the original owner was nice in its day but is nearing the end of its life.
  • skimtbskimtb Posts: 462 Solid Baller
    Does anyone have the anodized aluminum top deck sections? I know old school bare aluminum gets hot in the sun.
    I’m being told the anodized keeps it cool. Curious if it really works. ???
  • Than_BoganThan_Bogan Posts: 6,877 Mega Baller
    $1.00 to $500
    Usually near zero, but this year I changed out some corroded mud plates. $40 x 8
    Nathaniel Bogan -- GUT Padawan
  • KKellyKKelly Posts: 27 Baller
    More than $10,000
    Had to replace our dock after Hurricane Irma
  • RichardDoaneRichardDoane Posts: 4,550 Mega Baller
    More than $10,000
    the Broho put in two Basta lifts and canopies, that were about $5K each, one in 2011 and the second in 2015

    BallOfSpray Pacific Northwest Vice President of Event Management, aka "Zappy"
  • PatMPatM Posts: 788 Crazy Baller
    $1,001 to $5,000
    @lpskier Now that's a boat house!
  • ZmanZman Posts: 1,733 Mega Baller
    More than $10,000
    @skimtb Yes. I had anodized aluminum decking. And, it absolutely stays cool even in the bright, hot sunshine. When I bought my 10 foot pier sections, adding the anodized option was $50 per pier section. Well worth it! A no brainer.
  • OldkierOldkier Posts: 44 Baller
    I live on an Ohio river backwash creek, you never know when you will get a flash flood so you don't want to overspend on something that could be swept away. That being said after a flash flood damaged my new 2004 Response LXI I decided to go a different way.
    1994 Ski Nautique $4,500 owned 12yrs
    Used lift with motor $1,600 owned 12yrs
    Pontoon boat. $1800 owned 13yrs
    Dock. Built 1992
  • aupatkingaupatking Posts: 1,600 Mega Baller
    More than $10,000
    Mine’s currently happening. It’s been North of $10k since June. Way North
  • EFWEFW Posts: 149 Baller
    @lpskier let's see - taxes are lower in Florida - it's warmer out - you're next to Disney world - but you don't have anything that looks like that down there! I don't know
  • lpskierlpskier Posts: 3,080 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    $1,001 to $5,000
    @EFW Ed, I am WAY over trophy properties.
    John Wilkins- Si non pro sanguine quem ludus ne. #iskiconnelly
  • ski6jonesski6jones Posts: 1,112 Mega Baller
    edited January 1
    $1.00 to $500
    Replaced cables a few years ago. Will be spending on a whole new setup when we move this or next year.
    Carl Addington, Lakes of Katy, Texas
  • ToddFToddF Posts: 595 Solid Baller
    I can only wish I had a place where I could spend money on a dock
  • JmoskiJmoski Posts: 363 Solid Baller
    @lpskier - where is that picture/house? Looks like the Adirondacks in upstate NY? I think I even saw that lake house listed for sale maybe 5 years ago?
  • lpskierlpskier Posts: 3,080 ★★★Triple Panda Award Recipient ★★★
    $1,001 to $5,000
    @Jmoski You are correct sir. Lake Placid, NY. And you may well have seen it advertised as we very sadly sold it after moving to Florida.
    John Wilkins- Si non pro sanguine quem ludus ne. #iskiconnelly
  • david_skidavid_ski Posts: 121 Baller
    edited January 4
    $5,001 to $10,000
    In 2017 we put in a used Hewett cable cantilever lift. Added new motor, canopy, and solar charger. We then added walkway and dock. Total spent less than $8k.

  • TomHTomH Posts: 39 Baller
    $1,001 to $5,000
    Just moved in a little over a year ago, so used lift/dock was in order for $4kish all said and done. Previous owner's dock was a pile and not long enough. I'll probably spend another $1k this year adding some additional wheel kits and replacing some decking.
  • BugHunterBugHunter Posts: 24 Baller
    More than $10,000
    Raised by 4", renewed support frame and resurfaced with Trex.

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