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Old     (cp3)      Join Date: Dec 2005       09-20-2006, 6:17 PM Reply   
Well I am planning on making a slider, and need to know how to anchor it. It will be in shallow water and in soft mud. I dont want to make it float. So how do I go about securing it.
Old     (mike_gilbert)      Join Date: Sep 2004       09-20-2006, 6:32 PM Reply   
anchor the posts into the mud and then use 2x4s at 90 degree angles to secure the posts.
Old     (rodmcinnis)      Join Date: Sep 2002       09-21-2006, 10:14 AM Reply   
Use 4x4s for the main posts. Cut a point into the end, pound the posts in as far as you can, then cut the post to the right height (which will also remove the mushroomed over top)

Include diagonal braces from post to post to help stabilize the structure.
Old     (lzyboy)      Join Date: Jun 2001       09-21-2006, 12:08 PM Reply   

4x4's for the main posts
2x4's along the side to tie all 4x4's together
2x8 across the top to complete the slider & seal everything together
Landscape / lawn bender board for the top ( cheap / easy material to use )

* for side braces 2x4's as Rod said. Also depending how tall the slider is we used 8 foot landscape / tree stakes & drove them in 5 + feet to provide extra support to the 4x4's - its solid as a rock.

Here's the basics.

Old     (cp3)      Join Date: Dec 2005       09-21-2006, 2:31 PM Reply   
Thanks. how hard is it to get those in the ground? Just a sledge hammer will do?
Old     (dr_inc)      Join Date: Mar 2005       09-21-2006, 3:09 PM Reply   
soft mud? yes a small sledge hammer will work. if you have a post driver it works way better..
Old     (cp3)      Join Date: Dec 2005       09-21-2006, 7:56 PM Reply   
next q
whats the legalities on public water ways?
Old     (keenan)      Join Date: Sep 2005       09-24-2006, 7:20 PM Reply   
where do you want to put it?
Old     (snwmot)      Join Date: Sep 2006       09-24-2006, 7:53 PM Reply   
yeah but where the heck do you get the post drivers at?
Old     (cp3)      Join Date: Dec 2005       09-24-2006, 8:45 PM Reply   
In a river. back in a creek.


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