The four pipes hold the dock in place so securely that it won't move. A connection to shore is not necessary except to provide access to and from the dock. We use two foot wide planks for that purpose made out of 2 pieces of 2 X 6 X 16 covered with a sheet of half inch plywood ripped in half.
The plans look fantastic. I can't wait to get started. How important is the connection to shore for this dock. Does it require some sort of a concrete block on shore to reinforce it? Or do the 4... more
We finished the dock a few weeks ago and have been using it non-stop. It really is wonderful. Its at a family cottage and we basically use it as deck all day as well as a dock. There is plenty of... more
As a precaution, we move our docks to the sheltered side of the lake in the fall. That is usually the west side, away from the prevailing wind. That way the dock cannot be squeezed between the shore... more