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Old 12-21-2013, 07:19 AM
 
Location: South Jersey
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Hello everyone. First post here. I've been on the site a lot just reading and learning all I could about the area and want to thank everyone for the wealth of information I've been able to gather. I just bought a house yesterday in PGI and one of the first improvements I plan on doing is installing a concrete dock. I would much rather build my own wood dock but in PGI you're only allowed to have concrete. I've searched the threads for info on cost and have seen this question asked before but haven't seen an answer. Obviously I can call a dock guy and find out that way but I thought I would ask here first and maybe get some additional advice. The docks here all seem to be about the same size (about 7' x 9'?). Anyone have experience with this? Thanks, Mark
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Old 12-21-2013, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Port Charlotte, FL - Pasadena, People's Republic of Maryland
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I thought in PGI the association paid for your dock and seawall. I'm sure others will chime in, as I know I've seen posts on here in regards to seawalls there. We've got a good, informative group or regular posters on the PG/PC forum. I'm confident you'll have your answer shortly.
That aside, welcome to the area!
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Old 12-21-2013, 08:16 AM
 
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Thanks MikMal. The sea walls in PGI are maintained by the city but the concrete docks are the property owners responsibility. Mark
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Old 12-21-2013, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Punta Gorda Isles
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The maintenance fee for the seawalls in PGI is $500 a year and is included with your property tax bill. MCG pours their docks in place. whereas, I think all the other dock builders build them in 15 foot pre-cast sections. You can now get them 10 feet (out off the sea wall) and it costs very little more than the older ones that were mostly 8 feet.

You will also need to decide whether you want treated wood piles or concrete piles (or pilings). I think it's an easy decision but I'm sure either one is quite good.

P.S. PGI is awesome!
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Old 12-21-2013, 11:13 AM
 
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Didn't realize I can go 10' out, that would be great. Most of the docks I've seen had concrete piles and the only wood I've seen has been for the lift. I know I have a lot of decisions to make before I put the dock in so I can get the right size boat, lift, dock, and layout. I'm thinking about downsizing to a 24' center console but for now I'm just trying to get an idea of cost on the dock itself. I really have no clue what they cost but I know I gotta have one! Mark
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Old 12-21-2013, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Punta Gorda Isles
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I could give you a really good idea of what it will cost but you'll be better served by getting 2 or 3 quotes. I've recently gone through the same process because I have a 30 foot dock and am going to put in another one. Call a few people and within a week, you'll know everything you want to know.
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Old 12-21-2013, 04:16 PM
 
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Didn't realize I can go 10' out, that would be great. Most of the docks I've seen had concrete piles and the only wood I've seen has been for the lift. I know I have a lot of decisions to make before I put the dock in so I can get the right size boat, lift, dock, and layout. I'm thinking about downsizing to a 24' center console but for now I'm just trying to get an idea of cost on the dock itself. I really have no clue what they cost but I know I gotta have one! Mark
Now I need a bigger boat!
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Old 12-21-2013, 04:19 PM
 
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Didn't realize I can go 10' out, that would be great. Most of the docks I've seen had concrete piles and the only wood I've seen has been for the lift. I know I have a lot of decisions to make before I put the dock in so I can get the right size boat, lift, dock, and layout. I'm thinking about downsizing to a 24' center console but for now I'm just trying to get an idea of cost on the dock itself. I really have no clue what they cost but I know I gotta have one! Mark
I think how far you can go out may be dependent on the width of the canal your house is on

You can call Corkscrew and ask them I believe they had a concrete dock installed

Gary
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Old 12-21-2013, 04:25 PM
 
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I could give you a really good idea of what it will cost but you'll be better served by getting 2 or 3 quotes. I've recently gone through the same process because I have a 30 foot dock and am going to put in another one. Call a few people and within a week, you'll know everything you want to know.
With the holidays he will be lucky to even get anyone on the phone until the first week of January.

Can you give us a ballpark, I would also like to know

Thanks Gary
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Old 12-21-2013, 05:16 PM
 
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Besides the dock width restriction, there's a restriction on how far out your lift can be. My neighbor installed a wider lift, and had to have a foot cut off his dock to make it.
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