The piles are on site and we are working on setting the 4 concrete piles into the river. This provides 4 secure points for the floating dock to move up and down as the tide effected river level rises and falls twice a day.
This stone pier is 4.3 meters wide by 8.2 meters (14 feet wide by 27 feet) into the river. The floating dock is 12.2 meters long by 3.2. meters wide (40 feet long by 11 feet wide). A good size for most boats in Nicaragua.
The boat workshop completed a few months, is now staffed with an excellent mechanic. We are adding tools to the shop to service all our motors.
The final dock will be similar to this environmentally friendly, well proven design seen regularly on the Pacific coast of Canada.
A few interesting pictures of the project in production are below.
This is day #1. The man in red shirt is at the approximate location of the floating dock at the end of the project.