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Old 03-18-2016, 10:16 AM
 
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Do you have any experience of the fixed dock or boat dock in Lake Norman area ? Which one suits best to Lake Norman ?
Thank you
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Old 03-23-2016, 09:32 AM
 
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I would think that the changing water levels would make a floating dock the smart choice...
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Old 03-23-2016, 09:40 AM
 
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I would think that the changing water levels would make a floating dock the smart choice...
Personally, I prefer a floating dock connected to a pier if you already have a pier in place. The water level can rise and fall considerably, so you want a floating dock attached to a fixed pier that can rise and fall with it.



Starting from scratch I'd be tempted to go floating all the way. Spend your money on good quality flotation the first time around and you won't have to fight muskrats/snakes in your flotation down the road.

Good luck!
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Old 03-30-2016, 05:38 PM
 
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Thank you for your advice.
It seems that floating docks are majority in this area.
What is the possible gap between the lowest and the highest level of water?
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Old 03-31-2016, 06:25 AM
 
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Thank you for your advice.
It seems that floating docks are majority in this area.
What is the possible gap between the lowest and the highest level of water?
Thank you
It really depends upon where you are located. If you are way up on the North part of the lake you might see a 1-2 feet difference within a few hours. We were on the boat up on the river part, dropped the anchor, hung out for a few hours, didn't notice that Duke had shut off the flow from Look Out Shoals dam, and got trapped behind the shoals because the water level dropped so much.

During long periods of drought I've seen entire coves on Lake Norman dry up and yard tall grass & weeds eventually fills in, and boats are sitting in the mud. Duke is required by NC & SC to keep water flowing through the Catawba river so they will release water through the dam regardless. I'd say that in these extreme cases, even down on the South end, it can drop 5-6 feet from full pond.

If you want an example, go to Briar Creek boat landing on Hwy 73. There have been times when all those boat ramps could not be used due to lack or water and could walk out to the 1st or 2nd channel markers.
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Old 03-31-2016, 04:01 PM
 
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Thank you for the information.
I remember last summer, on some coves close to The Harbour community, there was no water but mud!
Does it mean that the point is not floating dock or fixed dock but shallow or deep water?
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