We put the second launch pour on hold, trying to coordinate with Mother Nature and a series of rain-free days. No rest for the wicked. Let's start laying out the framing. The docks have been engineered to consider the lateral force of shifting ice as our strongest foe at the foundation. The killer stainless steel post bases, combined with treated 6 x 6 framing members, should provide the stout transition from the reinforced concrete piers to the dock it supports. A hole is drilled in the bottom on the vertical supports to receive the projecting anchor bolt. The end is boogered with additional preservative, flipped over, and lagged into place. 1/2" x 4" stainless steel lag bolts will secure the timber within the bracket.