Snow's Away, Boats Can Play

1 decade 1 year 1 day ago Thursday, May 24 2007 May 24, 2007 Thursday, May 24, 2007 2:10:15 PM CDT May 24, 2007 in News

In order for the water to be enjoyed and boating to occur, the docks must be in tact.

Chad Rogers is a sales representative for Shoremaster. His company is building replacement docks at the Glen Cover Marina. "You couldn't find a shovel. You had to go to Jefferson City for a shovel," he said.

After last winter's fifteen inches of snow, several marina owners were forced to build new docks.

Greg Black had to rebuild as well. "It was the weather that caused the problems here at the lake in the first place and the weather isn't helping this spring either it's not easy to repair or replace a dock with winds, rain, lightning it snowed a month ago."

Black and other dock builders at the lake know how important it is to have everything ready to go for the summer boating season.

Many boats took a beating last December.

"I was in the office when our manager called a young lady who has one of the bigger boats a 52 footer she was so upset she was crying on the phone," said Black.

Jim Crause works with the homeowner's association at The Ledges. "I sent a number of photographs of the docks so how the weight on one side pushed them over," said Crause.

The snow storm had a different impact around the lake. Some docks went down others did not. It depended on which way the docks were facing and the direction of the wind and snow..

The docks with old white foam collapsed more often than the newer docks with incapsulated foam.

All docks at the lake will have to switch over to the incapsulated foam in the next year and a half. Insurance coverage on the docks have been fair.

Dock owners say the lake is ready for the upcoming summer season.

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