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PermaFloat

Model # 2408

Internet # 203583958

24 in. x 48 in. x 8 in. Dock System Float Drum

$80.43 /each

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Product Overview

The PermaFloat 24 in. x 48 in. x 8 in. Dock System Float Drum is designed to offer durable flotation for new and existing dock systems. This float drum features rotationally molded construction and a 5/32 in. Thick polyethylene shell that offers resistance to impacts, various water hazards and UV damage.

  • Compatible with the permafloat docking system
  • Can be used with new or existing wood, steel and aluminum docking systems
  • Rotationally molded encasement helps eliminate seams that could result in long-term separation and leakage
  • Extra-wide side ribbing resists wave action and impacts and provides easy tool access to the mounting holes and slots
  • 5/32 in. Thick virgin polyethylene shell provides durability
  • Filled with expanded polystyrene for uniform flotation
  • Embedded UV inhibitors help protect against the damaging effects of sun, salt water, fresh water, debris, oil, gas, marine organisms and pollutants
  • Includes a reflective dock finder, a self-venting plug and an integrated (attached) thick, durable mounting flange
  • Army corps of engineers approved
  • Manufactured in USA
  • Complete line of dock bumpers and corners available
  • Passed hunt tests
  • Corps of engineers approved
  • Buoyancy up to 239 pounds

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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.) 
48 
Product Height (in.) 
8 in 
Product Length (in.) 
48 in 
Product Width (in.) 
24 in 
Wall thickness (in.) 
.150 

Details

Color 
Black 
Marine Supplies Product Type 
Float Drums 
Material 
Plastic 
Product Weight (lb.) 
25 lb 
Returnable 
90-Day 

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty 
15 Year 

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how much weight will this support

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September 21, 2015
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the weight supported is listed in the specs. But see the answer regarding the Kayak dock to understand how to calculate how deep in the water it will float (draft) carrying a given weight
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This product is buoyant to 239 pounds.
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When floating how many inches are exposed above the waterline?

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I want to build a kayak dock and want to decide between 12 inch and 8 inch deep floats. I am leaning toward 8 inch, but don't know if I could use 2 X 6s around the edge. Thinking they may be in the water if the floats sink 2 inches or more into the water.
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This takes some simple math to answer. Float displaces 8 sf of water. Fresh water weighs 5.2 lbs/sf. at 1" deep. 8 x 5.2 = 41.6 lbs of water displaced per inch of draft. Float weighs 25 lbs. Divide 25 by 41.6 = 0.6 inches of draft with no weight on it. In other words, float by itself draws 0.6 inches of water.
If you weigh 200 lbs and stand on the float by itself how much is under water? 200 plus 25 (wt
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This takes some simple math to answer. Float displaces 8 sf of water. Fresh water weighs 5.2 lbs/sf. at 1" deep. 8 x 5.2 = 41.6 lbs of water displaced per inch of draft. Float weighs 25 lbs. Divide 25 by 41.6 = 0.6 inches of draft with no weight on it. In other words, float by itself draws 0.6 inches of water.
If you weigh 200 lbs and stand on the float by itself how much is under water? 200 plus 25 (wt of float) = 225. Divide 225 by 41.6 = 5.4 inches water displaced.
Now you need to know number of floats and weight of lumber.
For a kayak dock don't over design it. Make it 4x8 using a sheet of 3/4" pressure treated plywood and 2 floats. Bolt it down using fender washers. Strap foam "noodles" (that kids swim with) around edges as fenders using big zip ties found in the HD electrical dept. Or buy or make some other fenders. You are done. It will float drawing less than an inch of water - and draw about 2-3 inches with 2 people on it.
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Can I put a couple of the 24"x48"x18" under a pontoon boat to help with stability?

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I purchased and received a 24x48x12, still new, has not been installed. My question, could I exchange it for the 24x48x8? Ideally I need a 24x24x6

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June 12, 2016
I am willing to pay any additional charges. Please respond.
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Customer Reviews

Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 6 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by excellent product Robust float drum, flanges facilitate drilling holes safely to jury-=rig its use in older metal--frame rafts. May be a bit cheaper if ordered from the manufacturer but with Home Depot one has a simple return for exchange if you order the wrong size as I did. Fast shipping. July 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Used for jet ski dock extension- great value! I was looking for a low cost option to extend my jet ski dock to fit another ski on it, and also for something that floated low enough that I could drive it on... This worked great. I got two 24x48x8 floats, ran 3 stringers across the width of my dock, and bolted 1/2 inch treated plywood covered with grey outdoor carpet (like trailer bunk carpet). And added two 2" schedule 80 PVC pipe Guides. Also Vnotched the Plywood for drive on. Attached the whole thing with eye bolts to the existing dock. Works just as advertised. Sinks down perfectly for drive up, and floats up where ski is level when I get off the ski. Whole project cost around 200.00. I have old school Waveblasters (which are indeed a blast) and only weigh 350 lbs./ 8ft long. for bigger skis I'd recommend longer/ thicker floats. A low cost solution for dock floats that are so expensive everywhere else. June 9, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by works fine Needed 3 of these to get enough buoyancy for our 6 x 14 dock July 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Home Depot Floating Dock Drum The Dock Drum (actually a box shape) works as advertised. Home Depot had the best price (free shipping) for any dock float I found. The dock float was easy to integrate into my own wood frame / dock design. June 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent product Very easy to handle and multiple options for mounting. Also came with good instructions. July 10, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by old to new these are for a spring project , replacing the 20 year old Styrofoam on my floating dock!!!! February 4, 2014
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