Specifications and information on various dock systems

Spring Into Boating Season With LilliPad Marine Diving Boards

Diving boards are a favorite pastime of any good lake life experience.  Often it requires mounting old pool diving boards to the end of the dock or a raft that just never seems secure or safe enough.  All of us have heard stories of the board coming loose when someone is jumping up and down ready to dive, resulting in injury.  If not that then the board itself is of low quality, with those rough surfaces that will scratch up feet [...]

By |2019-01-14T18:57:55+00:00January 14th, 2019|Installs & Removals, New Products, News|Comments Off on Spring Into Boating Season With LilliPad Marine Diving Boards

Don’t Fight The Tide: Life In A Tidal Basin

Tidal fluctuations are a part of life for anyone that lives near the ocean.  Whether you are directly on the beach or far inland along an inlet or basin, tidal fluctuations are something you will deal with every day.  With changes in sea level come changes to what type of lakefront equipment you can use in specific situations.  Each day the tide will hit a high point during the night and a low point during the day.  If your boat or [...]

By |2019-01-07T19:03:19+00:00January 7th, 2019|Boat Lift Motors, Boat Lifts, Canopies and Covers, Dock Repair, Docks, Drive On Dock, Environment, Installs & Removals, Maintenance, New Products, News|Comments Off on Don’t Fight The Tide: Life In A Tidal Basin

Bridge The Gap With Roll-A-Ramp!!

Ramps have so many different uses in both lake living and life in general.  Many times stairs are just not an option due to the design constraints or because people need the ease of a ramp and can't be going up and down stairs.  The elderly and those in wheelchairs could see some of the greatest use out of this product and it could enhance their quality of life immensely. In this post we are highlighting what might be the best [...]

By |2018-12-28T20:04:51+00:00December 28th, 2018|Boat Lifts, Docks, Installs & Removals, New Products, News|Comments Off on Bridge The Gap With Roll-A-Ramp!!

Great Lakes Water Levels: A Rising Concern

With the record shattering snow fall this winter many around the country are wondering what will happen to lake levels when this blizzard begins to thaw.  We will certainly see some water levels increase and this has many wondering how it will affect the upcoming boating season.   Another point to consider is the long-term affect this melt-off will have.  The sheer amount of snow melt will not only raise water levels but it will cool the lakes and rivers, decreasing the [...]

By |2018-12-13T17:24:35+00:00March 7th, 2014|Boat Lifts, Docks, Environment, Installs & Removals, News|Comments Off on Great Lakes Water Levels: A Rising Concern

The Versatile Shore Bridge Dock System

As the 2013 season breaks open many of you out there are getting your old dock back into position in anticipation of another great summer.  However, many of you may also be thinking about getting a new system and will soon discover that your choices have expanded to include several varieties of decking and support systems. Wading through these options can be daunting as investing in a dock for your lake is no small decision.  These options range in design from [...]

By |2018-11-26T20:24:16+00:00June 28th, 2013|Docks, New Products|Comments Off on The Versatile Shore Bridge Dock System

Beat the Sun withThru Flow Decking

Dock Problems? It’s the middle of July and the sun is high, doing its best to incinerate the mere mortals scampering about on the earth below.  You ‘re standing on your deck, looking out at the water and dreaming of how great it would be to be out on it, or in it.  But there is one problem; your usually convenient path to your boat has been turned into a medieval torture device.  In the glare of the sun you can [...]

By |2018-11-26T20:47:48+00:00March 27th, 2013|Docks|Comments Off on Beat the Sun withThru Flow Decking

Above the Water: More Lake Dock Options

In part one, we discussed the basic details that you will encounter when designing and installing a new dock on your lake or river.   Here, we will discuss, in detail, the variations or options that are available to you when designing and planning the installation of your lake dock system. We will cover the configuration (span and layout), the types of systems available, connection type, and the available decking options.  Some of these decisions will be based on your technical needs, [...]

By |2018-11-26T20:53:16+00:00March 22nd, 2013|Docks, Drive On Dock, Environment, Installs & Removals|Comments Off on Above the Water: More Lake Dock Options

Above the Water: Lake Dock Options

If you are in the market for a dock system for your waterfront you will quickly discover that there are quite a few designs out there. Wading through the different dock systems and variations can be daunting and you will need to determine your specific needs before deciding. We will cover these options in two articles that will outline the available choices and the basic considerations you will need to address when making your decision. In this article we will outline [...]

By |2018-11-28T14:23:51+00:00March 19th, 2013|Docks, Environment, Installs & Removals|Comments Off on Above the Water: Lake Dock Options

Hot Times on the Great Lakes

After last summer’s blistering temperatures and the relative lack of winter snows the last few years, it’s very hard not to notice that some changes are underway. If you spend any time on or around the Lakes of Michigan or the Great Lakes in general you have no doubt noticed that things are not as they used to be. The water levels are down all over and property owners as well as whole communities are being affected. The cause of the [...]

By |2018-11-28T14:26:35+00:00March 19th, 2013|Boat Lifts, Docks, Environment, Installs & Removals, Maintenance, News|Comments Off on Hot Times on the Great Lakes

Docks High and Dry on Michigan Lakes

Great Lakes Basin If you spend any time at all on the Great Lakes you may have noticed one of the most obvious indicators of change. Many of the waterfront docks that populate the Great Lakes basin are high and dry or at least showing more “leg” these days. The main causes of these changes are clear and widely acknowledged as record temperatures and lack of seasonal precipitation have led to record low water levels all over the Great Lakes Basin. [...]

By |2018-11-28T14:30:52+00:00March 8th, 2013|Boat Lifts, Docks, Environment, Installs & Removals, Maintenance, New Products, News|Comments Off on Docks High and Dry on Michigan Lakes