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Boat Launch & Dock Maintenance Workshop
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When: Thursday, September 20, 2018
8:30 AM
Where: Willamette Park and Bernert Boat Launch
1100 12th Street
West Linn, Oregon  97068
United States
Contact: Jennifer Borboa

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Our workshop will focus on boat launch/dock repair and maintenance.  We will cover when and how inspections should be made, along with an onsite hands-on inspection of a boat launch and dock.  If you’re considering an installation, we will go over design options.  In addition to maintenance, we will include rules and regulations along with launch and dock signage.  Finally, we’ll focus on how you can repair wood docks with little or no funding.


Learning Objectives

  • Dock material options
  • Dock maintenance – how and when to inspect
  • Dock design options
  • Foam floats – encapsulated vs. non-encapsulated
  • Rules and regulations – non motorized regulations   Re: dock maintenance, signage and user management, ADA retrofit
  • Wave abatement – reducing waves, shoreline damage, deflect debris
  • Real time dock inspection with groups of 4-5
  • How to repair docks (wood) with little to no funding


Who Should Attend?

Staff who are responsible for a boat launch or dock within their agency.

Maintenance staff, Supervisors, Project Managers


Workshop Agenda

7:45 - 8:15 AM Check In
8:15 - 8:30 AM Introduction
8:30 - 10:30 AM   

Oregon State Marine Board: Doug Baer, Jeff Smith

  • Material options for docks; RE: replacement, patch or replace, bull rails, bumpers
  • What to check for - hardware, proper function, hands on inspection
  • Rules and Regulations - maintenance, timelines (how/when), encapsulated foam
  • New decking style is all aluminum and has same footprint as OSMB wood docks
  • Wave attenuation structures help with debris deflection
  • Vendors
10:30 - 11:00 AM BREAK
11:00 - 12:00 PM Darrell Monk - Oregon Parks and Recreation Department
12:00 - 1:00 PM LUNCH
1:00 - 1:45 PM

Janine Belleque, Doug Baer, Jeff Smith & Darrell Monk- Oregon State Marine Board

Hands-on inspection

  • Work done and issues dealt with
  • Design options
2:00 - 2:50 PM Andy Peters - Pacific Netting
3:00 - 3:30 PM Darla Schachtsick - Oregon Corrections Enterprises




Jeff Smith, P.E., and Doug Baer - Oregon State Marine Board

Darrell Monk - Oregon Parks and Recreation Dept.



Members: $65

Non-Members: $75

Workshop fee includes lunch


Additional Information

Boat launch and dock are located in Willamette Park within walking distance - no transportation necessary



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Refund Policy

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