john, it's funny that you ask about the supports because they took by far the most time to install. we cut the end of every support into a point and then hammered the main supports in (the vertical ones) using a sledge hammer but it took FOREVER. I'm talking like 3 or 4 hours for 4 supports. Then, after watching us struggle for about an hour, one of my friends mentioned that he had a post-hole driver and it would probobly work better than the sledge. It did. We used it to drive all of the secondary supports in (the ones going at a slight angle from the verticle posts). Bottom Line - if you're going to build a slider like this, a post hole driver is your best friend. I'll post some pics of us hitting this thing as soon as we can. It has been raining non-stop here for the last couple of days and because we are pulling the boarder with a quad, my friend who owns the pond was worried about tearing up his grass because the ground was too wet.
(Message edited by WakeUp on August 21, 2004)