Update On Lake Dora

Lake Dora Florida – Wooten Park

A huge thanks to fellow Woody Boater Chris Wise for reporting in from Lake Dora. David reports in. We do not have updates on the show as of yet, but this report gives us all a snapshot of whats involved in the huge undertaking. Take it away Chris.

At least its cleaned up – ish

The boat ramp at the park

We had the crane barge in the water on Lake Dora helping with the clean up at Wooten Park. All of the the boats have been salvaged and are gone. Most of the docks are up on shore. The last sections of C and D dock are now history along with their piling. Chris Wise


Cleaning up


Taveres Florida from Lake Dora

Hopefully we will still be able to enjoy the warmth of Lake Dora and the Sunnyland gang this march! Docks or no docks!

8 replies
  1. John Rothert
    John Rothert says:

    Good report and good news from Terry via Dr. Rot…

    and as to GOING BOATING…..I am going today!

    This is a lousy overcast windy day in ole Va…but a day we would celebrate in February….so off I go! Due 85 degrees early next week.
    John in Va.

  2. Bert Harris
    Bert Harris says:

    Maybe this time they will invest in real docks. Not the lowest bid but the best docks at the best price. I’m sure I’m not the only one that noticed the lack of quality. I always knew that marina was toast in a storm from the southern quadrant and I was correct. All the years ,except the year of the Riva’s , the winds came from the northern quadrant lucky for us. The Riva year I didn’t untie once it was so rough. At least they used concrete piling’s.

  3. floyd r turbo
    floyd r turbo says:

    Poor quality docks??? I thought they were quality: no rot plastic deck surface, no rot/no rust aluminum framing, rollers at the piling contact points, plastic coated flex cable protecting the wiring – I’m sure one could spend more but not sure it would have made sense dollar wise. To me, what is needed is a breakwater since it was all open and unprotected from wind and wave. And a stone breakwater was too expensive and environmentally an issue, I heard? But I’ve seen floating tire breakwaters that were stacks of tires fastened together linearly and anchored that made sense in so many ways Just my $.02

    • Dave
      Dave says:

      Many times failure results from under-engineering. The
      pieces and parts may be correct but the stresses imposed upon the final assembly is too great to prevent failure. Remember the little “O” ring on one of the NASA rockets years ago?

  4. John Rothert
    John Rothert says:

    there are some bargains on woodyboater classifieds today!
    Chrysler flathead for 1K
    Nice 14 foot barn kept Whirlwind for 2.5K…(make that guy an offer) it is a nice package.
    Pair of 350 takeouts…see what he will take.
    John in Va.

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