Posted on April 8, 2021
For seasonal boaters, the warming weather and thawing snow and ice mean that boating season is on the way. However, it also means the reinstallation of your boat dock, which was probably uninstalled at the end of last season. Installing a boat dock can be a hassle, especially if you’re doing it yourself, but it doesn’t have to be. With a bit of planning, a high-quality aluminum boat dock, and the right supplies and help, you can spend less of your spring season getting sick of your dock and more time making sure your boating season has the best start possible. ShoreMaster has these three tips to make sure your boat dock installation goes as smoothly as possible.
Make sure that you have all the things you need to enjoy your time on the water. Whether you’re using professional installers or having a couple of friends over, give them a call ahead of time to ensure that your dock installation is all set. Clean off your boat and dock once the weather gets warm. Refuel the boat and bring your snacks, safety gear, and anything else you need for waterfront activities. Make sure that your relevant licenses are renewed as well. You don’t want to be running around doing these things at the last minute!
Manufacturer guidelines are there for a reason, and they are incredibly crucial for boat docks. You want to be sure that your boat dock is installed properly and won’t break down on the water. Proper care and use of your sectional dock and accessories ensure that your dock lasts for years and that you don’t have to start the season off with unexpected repairs or replacements. When it comes to boat dock care and installation, it’s always best to stick with the recommendations in the specs that came with your boat dock.
Sectional docks are a great, easy-to-install option for seasonal dock owners because they’re lightweight and straightforward to assemble onshore and move into the water. Wheel-in docks make that process even easier if you have the right shoreline for it because the wheels allow you to roll the dock into the water when you’re done putting it together. ShoreMaster offers several solutions for boat dock owners who want to make that process easier, including Wheel Kits and a lift assist tool to help with installation.
ShoreMaster has been a leader in the waterfront industry for decades because of our attention to detail, waterfront expertise, and desire to keep innovating. Our high-quality, exclusive Infinity Curve Dock makes assembling, customizing, and installing docks easy. Even our accessories are easy to own, install, and move around on our docks, making the entire boat dock installation process from start to finish quick and easy. For more information on what works best for your waterfront ahead of boating season, contact a ShoreMaster dealer near you.