Specifications and information on various dock systems

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

Boating Season Hits a New Low

Running aground is no fun, just ask the captain of the Exxon Valdez.  Over the last few years there have been some significant changes to the environment of Michigan’s lakes that directly impact those of us who own one of the 800,000+ boats registered in the state of Michigan.  Michigan ranks third in the nation for boating population and recent developments in weather, both natural and political, have placed this crucial economic past time directly at the center of action. With [...]

By |2018-12-17T18:23:55+00:00March 7th, 2013|Boat Lifts, Docks, Environment, Installs & Removals, Laws, Safety and Regulations, Maintenance, News|Comments Off on Boating Season Hits a New Low

Portable Boat Dock Fueling Systems

I grew up and spent most of my time on or near the St. Lawrence River in Upstate NY, and every summer the seaway was bustling with boats, tankers, and jet skies.  The area was and remains a thriving tourist destination with ample accommodations for boaters and general fun-seekers alike.  These accommodations included restaurants that you could drive up to and dock your boat, as well as hotels with similar marinas, making life on the water a very convenient pastime.  Many, [...]

By |2018-11-28T14:52:41+00:00March 3rd, 2013|Maintenance, New Products, News|Comments Off on Portable Boat Dock Fueling Systems

Marine Service and Product Locator

The business landscape is shifting drastically and the skill set and marketing strategies that are required to be competitive in today’s market are undergoing dramatic alterations as well.  Nearly all businesses these days have some sort of online presence; ranging from high-end websites to an array of social media networks, reaching their market in increasingly diverse ways.  Facebook™, MySpace™, Twitter™ and services such as Angie’s List™, Craig’s List™, and eBay™, etc., have opened up access to a much broader customer base. [...]

By |2018-11-28T15:02:37+00:00February 3rd, 2013|Boat Lifts, Docks, News|Comments Off on Marine Service and Product Locator

Lighting Your Dock and Waterfront

If you are in the process of choosing a lighting system for your dock, pier, or waterfront, knowing as much as possible about your options can make all the difference. In addition to all of the technical factors such as available power options, installation methods, and application design (where you will place the light), you will also want to consider the look or style of the system. Whether you are intending to deploy your lighting system for decorative or functional purposes, [...]

By |2018-11-28T15:03:35+00:00February 1st, 2013|Docks, New Products, News, Solar|Comments Off on Lighting Your Dock and Waterfront

The Shore Station, a History of Excellence

Established in 1959 the Shore Station® brand quickly became the leader in the boat lift industry. The primary advantage that made the Shore Station so competitive was its “over-built” design, combining heavy duty materials with an emphasis on lift capability through stronger winches and intelligent design features employing stronger cables. Designed around the idea that your boat lift should work well when you need it to and not after frequent repairs, the Shore Station lift has remained a favorite among boat [...]

By |2018-11-28T15:04:55+00:00January 30th, 2013|Boat Lift Motors, Boat Lifts, Canopies and Covers, Docks, New Products, News|Comments Off on The Shore Station, a History of Excellence

Lake Lite Solar Dock Post Lights

Versatile Solar Dock Lights Solar light manufacturers make it their business to produce a product that will capture the broadest market; designing their lighting systems to accommodate as many of the consumers needs as possible.  Versatility and style are two of the primary considerations.  The consumer, that’s you, is the market and therefore the solar dock light industry works hard to give you the light you want that will do the job. The main benefit of solar powered lighting is: Its [...]

By |2018-11-28T15:14:05+00:00January 25th, 2013|Boat Lifts, New Products, News|Comments Off on Lake Lite Solar Dock Post Lights

The LakeLite™ Solar Sky Light

All of the solar light options on the market offer the benefits of advanced technology in their design and functionality, yet there are some designs that have features that set them apart.  The solar powered industry relies on batteries to store the energy generated through the photovoltaic process and the longevity and design of these batteries is as important as the solar panels.  In this article we will discuss a design that incorporates advanced electronics to regulate light output to maximize [...]

By |2018-11-28T15:15:58+00:00January 21st, 2013|New Products, News, Solar|Comments Off on The LakeLite™ Solar Sky Light