Choosing between a gangway or a ramp to use as the transition between your shore and your floating dock system can be incredibly simple. A good rule of thumb is to look at what your neighbors are using. Chances are, if your neighbor has a gangway, you may also need a gangway; if they have a ramp, you might need a ramp as well. You can also look at the span of distance between your floating dock system and your shoreline or seawall. Are you just trying to span a 4-foot reach, or do you need to get out 20 feet or more? In general, gangways are the best option when you need handrails or if you need to span a longer distance or have more water fluctuation. Ramps work well when you don’t want or need guardrails and only need to transition a short space or have less water fluctuation. All RhinoDock gangways include handrails, while RhinoDock ramps do not include handrails.
RhinoDock offers a wide range of gangways to fit nearly any shoreline. Our gangways are designed to be an integral part of the RhinoDock floating dock system to be easy to install and easy to use. Your gangway provides your first steps to whatever it is that you enjoy doing on your dock system. We understand the importance of making sure your gangway will offer you and your family a year of safe, worry-free walks down to the dock; that’s why all RhinoDock gangways are constructed from high-quality aluminum for maximum durability and minimal maintenance.
Ramps are an excellent choice for your dock-to-shore transition. Ramps are most commonly used in locations with minimal water fluctuation and places where the distance between the dock and shore is less than 8 feet. RhinoDock ramps are designed to be an integral part of the RhinoDock floating dock system to be easy to install and easy to use. All RhinoDock ramps are constructed from high-quality aluminum for maximum durability and minimal maintenance.