California Marina Adds Docks for Houseboats

Shasta Marina Resort at Packers Bay in Northern California has completed the installation of several more dock fingers for its large houseboat rental fleet. Meeco Sullivan built the docks, which were ready for the Memorial Day weekend.

The new box-truss galvanized steel docks feature durable exposed aggregate concrete decking to complement the other covered and open slip docks that Meeco Sullivan has provided to the marina over the years. The company also manufactured new anchor winch platform docks earlier in the year to facilitate a more flexible and stable layout for the docks as the water levels change in the lake.

Shasta Marina moved its docks from O’Brien Inlet to Packers Bay several years ago, when the inlet became too narrow because of the drought.
“Packers Bay is a much deeper location than O’Brien,” said John Harkrader, marina owner. “The Meeco Sullivan docks and anchor platforms handle the weather conditions very well, and have been an integral part of our relocation, allowing a lot of flexibility in our marina layout depending on seasonal water levels.”

Shasta Marina now extends more than 2,000 feet along 8- to 12-foot-wide walkways. It has an on-the-water office and fuel dock, 55 covered slips, 83 houseboat berths and dock space for more than 50 rental houseboats and other visiting vessels.

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