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Old 09-21-2021, 06:30 PM   #1
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The contractor doing repair work to the Wolfeboro docks has set up his work trailer so I assume the actual work will start very soon. Much of the work will be in the area of the launch ramp, which is supposed to be kept operational, so if this is your haul-out location you might experience a slow down.

(This work will not include a dine-in, waitress service, restroom equipped, expanded facility for Hot Dog Bob, darn!)
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Old 09-25-2021, 10:41 AM   #2
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Good to know and consistent with the posting on the town website.

https://www.wolfeboronh.us/home/news...-public-notice

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Looks like the repairs are nearing completion. More of a rebuild than a repair. Concrete work today rebuilding the walkway at the foot of the docks. Looks good overall.

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Thanks Slickcraft, it's looking pretty sharp. "Phase III" was recently approved in the town warrant articles so I'd suspect more improvements to follow in the future!
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Old 04-13-2022, 04:54 AM   #5
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Looks like the repairs are nearing completion. More of a rebuild than a repair. Concrete work today rebuilding the walkway at the foot of the docks. Looks good overall.



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Are the dimensions still the same, or did they widen/lengthen portions?

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Someone needs to explain to us how the the town of Wolfeboro can replace and or repair their public docks in a timely and efficient manner. But, the city of Laconia canít even come to a agreement with what has to be done.


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Someone needs to explain to us how the the town of Wolfeboro can replace and or repair their public docks in a timely and efficient manner. But, the city of Laconia canít even come to a agreement with what has to be done.


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Oh I think you'll find this was years in the planning.
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Someone needs to explain to us how the the town of Wolfeboro can replace and or repair their public docks in a timely and efficient manner. But, the city of Laconia canít even come to a agreement with what has to be done.
Wolfeboro has a varied commercial base within walking distance of the docks and they advocate for continued improvements. The Weirs/Laconia has no such base with a lot of walkable space occupied by cabins and the NH Vets Association. There is no such advocacy at the Weirs. Lengthy threads on this elsewhere on the Forum.
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I think the dimensions are basically the same. All the old tops, and stringers and bunks were replaced, but the same piles were used, so I feel the dimensions are the same (give or take an inch or so). The replacement bunks and stringers are much sturdier than the old system, and the fastening hardware is much more rugged.
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tis is right. The whole subject of the improvements at the dock was studied and voted on for at least two years. The actual work to make the repairs was contracted by bid, and the Town had very little to do with that end of it. The Town did participate in some of the landscape improvements, but not the actual dock improvements.
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tis is right. The whole subject of the improvements at the dock was studied and voted on for at least two years. The actual work to make the repairs was contracted by bid, and the Town had very little to do with that end of it. The Town did participate in some of the landscape improvements, but not the actual dock improvements.


If I understand you correctly, the improvements were paid for using private money. Interesting


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[QUOTE=WinnisquamZ;369486]If I understand you correctly, the improvements were paid for using private money. Interesting


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No, that's not correct. The taxpayers paid for it. I think camp guy was referring to the actual work.
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The dock repairs were paid through tax money. The Town went through the process of studies and votes to get to that point, and the money was raised through taxation, but once all that was done, then the actual carpentry work was done by others. I'm sorry if I phrased the original post in such a way to confuse you.

In reality, there have been some public/private partnership projects in Wolfeboro that were paid for using tax money and privately raised funds, but the dock project was not one of them.
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So is that a yes or no on increased capacity?

All the major towns on the water on Winnipesaukee could stand 50% increase in town dock capacity.

On a weekend its a nightmare to wait for dock space and the boater etiquette is very inconsistent, some very nice and respectful and helpful folks, and some total self-absorbed opportunists, always looking to get ahead and jump the line.

I rarely go up on weekends anymore and never on a Saturday. Its just not a nice enjoyable place to be with all the big egos and arrogant attitudes you see on the water. Then to add insult to injury, is the poor people who know nothing about boats/boating (or almost nothing) and make the mistake of renting one on a Saturday and then trying to dock somewhere like Wolfeboro and you cant help but feel bad for them them when it goes really badly. Its a scene I do not enjoy watching and work hard to avoid in recent years.
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The docks were not extended, and no new docks were added, so I think the answer to your question is "No additional space was added". Boat docking capacity is dependent upon the size of the boats at the docks.
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The posts are further away from each other towards the end of the dock which can make finding the right spot and tying up a little tricky (depending on the size of your boat). I have a feeling this is going to create even more chaos on busy days.
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The posts are further away from each other towards the end of the dock which can make finding the right spot and tying up a little tricky (depending on the size of your boat). I have a feeling this is going to create even more chaos on busy days.
That's too bad. I usually count the posts, assuming 8 foot separation, to judge whether I can fit in a particular spot. Is the handicap dock still at the wrong end? i.e., far away from the parking lot instead of close to it?
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That's too bad. I usually count the posts, assuming 8 foot separation, to judge whether I can fit in a particular spot. Is the handicap dock still at the wrong end? i.e., far away from the parking lot instead of close to it?
The big posts may still be 8 ft apart. They just felt wider apart for some reason when I was there, but comments from camp guy suggests they used the same template on the piles. So you may still be good if you are planning for 8ft when you dock this year. Can anyone confirm the exact measurements? The stick posts that cover the first 30% (or so) of shoreline are DEFINATELY shorter distance apart though compared the large posts.

Not sure about the handicap spaces. Too distracted chasing my kids around the dock to notice.
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