We have decided it is time after over 50 years to make a new dock at the beach. So it was time for the last time to take the old white dock out and haul it down to Hilltop to get it out of the lake. This has not been done in over 50 years… How do you get one heavy old dock out of the lake?
Answer, in pieces. The idea was to tow these two pieces down to Hilltop and load them up on the pontoon trailer. What could possibly go wrong?
Lining up the pieces behind the boat, roped together
Starting to head out, all seems to be working well
Hmmm pieces do not seem to let the boat turn…. and they are headed in the wrong direction
Time to rethink this idea
Penny in back of Steve trying to help
Penny decided to check out the problem herself
Ummmm….. don’t forget the dog please
All seems to be working headed now in the right direction
Troy and I a few minutes later notice that Steve appears to be headed to the middle of the lake. The steering of the 2 dock pieces does not seem to be working
Time to send out a 2nd boat to help with power
Two boats pulling was the answer and of course the help of Penny who I am sure was wondering how to jump in my boat to help me. Thankfully she stayed with Steve. We all know Mack’s aversion to boats, he was happily at the top of the hill watching the fiasco with his 4 paws safely on the ground
Off we go to Hilltop
Loaded up on the pontoon boat trailer and that is enough for one day. Got to be an easier way to get the other 3 sections….
Here is their answer to the other 3 sections. Loading them up in a boat instead of dragging them
Now how do you get a heavy overloaded boat out of the water?
Ughh… the boat is wider than the trailer
Lets just crank it up and see what happens
And out of the water it goes
Do you see a problem here? Boat is suspended above the trailer. Luckily we were not going far
Missing pic was the guys denailing the old boards because Craig has plans for them. Stay tuned
Speaking of Craig, I mentioned he went on a shopping trip to town the other day. He has left for Arizona so I had to go sign some papers and pick up his purchase
It is fitting that Black’s Cliff have a black truck. Steve is just happy it has heated mirrors for plowing. Question is who is going to put the first dent in the truck…. Stay tuned. This bad boy has a lot of snow to plow this winter. Our last truck had no frills. IT was roll up windows, no carpet or stereo system. Steve and Penny will be plowing in style with the stereo blaring and windows going up and down. I can see it now
Next question is what will replace the old white dock….. that is up for debate… and it is being debated all winter long