HOW TO CHOOSE BETWEEN A GANGWAY AND A RAMP
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.