Kayak Barge Proposal

Floating “Barge” minimum 10X10 feet (for stability and room for oars, paddles etc.) moored (not attached) to dock

Cost estimate around $4000 new (for 120 sq ft), less if on Craigslist (here’s a brand new one that’s twice as large for $4000!)

Considerations Prefab (Connect-a-Dock) or EZ-dock vs. DIY (do it yourself) wooden dock

  • Buoyancy – DIY wooden barges are heavy (est 1000 lbs). About 400 additional pounds would sink the float. Prefab weight limitation=2000 lbs
  • Getting the correct height on DIY is tricky balance of weights and floats
  • Prefab won’t rot – no rusty fittings
  • No cracks where debris can collect so easier to clean (scrub brush and hose)
  • Prefab can be hauled ashore for cleaning, transported for resale etc. (250 lbs as opposed to 1200 lbs)
  • Prefab can be bought in mix’n’match sections, rearranged or added to.
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Connect-a-Docks at Poulsbo marina

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EZ Dock  13×10 dock in 2 sections with 6 rubber couplers

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Unattached “Ramp” can be used for step down between dock to barge – or to roll a boat dolly

Some more information if interested

Barge vs Dock requirements

Barge estimates

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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