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Fixed vs. Floating Boat Docks: Which Is Right for You?

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Fixed vs. Floating Boat Docks: Which Is Right for You?

  You’re about to get a new boat dock, but first, you need to answer an important question. Should you get a fixed or floating dock? Both will allow you to get to your boat, but which is right for you? The answer depends on different factors. Let’s dig in, so you’ll know which one you should purchase. Depth of the Water When choosing between a fixed or floating dock, you should consider the depth of the water. If the water line in the river or lake is over four feet high, you’ll want to choose a floating dock. However, if...

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The Top 8 Boat Dock Lighting Ideas for 2021

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The Top 8 Boat Dock Lighting Ideas for 2021

  The right dock accessories can dress up your boat dock and enhance the fun. Boat dock lighting provides more than fun, though. It also makes your dock safe for the entire family. You have lots of options when it comes to boat dock lighting, so you might not know how or where to begin. Explore the top boat dock lighting ideas, so you’ll be ready to add some lights to your dock. Reduce the Work with Solar Lights Living the boating lifestyle can take a lot of work. While you can’t reduce your workload when it comes to maintaining...

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6 New DIY Dock Trends for 2021

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6 New DIY Dock Trends for 2021

  If you’re looking to upgrade your dock next season, now is the time to get in gear and start researching your options. The market for 2021 is bright, and there is a whole new array of DIY dock solutions and trends that are changing the way people enjoy their time on the water. Docks used to be just a functional tool that people used to get to and from the water, or to and from their boat. Today, however, they can do so much more. Some people aren’t even aware that DIY dock solutions are available today. They still...

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Is Your Dock Ready for the 2021 Boating Season?

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Is Your Dock Ready for the 2021 Boating Season?

If you know anything about boating, it’s that what you do now can set you up for success in the future. There are a lot of different things that you’ll need to do to prepare for next season. Too often, when people are closing up for the winter, they only think about winter prep or taking care of it right now. However, if you do a little planning, you can rearrange your dock prep and add a couple of extra steps that will make it easy for you to reopen in the spring and get back on the water. Take...

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7 Winter Dock Safety Tips

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7 Winter Dock Safety Tips

  While most people are ashore during the winter months, there are still plenty out there using docks and hitting the water, despite the weather. Whether you’re doing some ice fishing or just enjoying a nice view of the frozen lake, you need to make sure that your dock is prepared and you are protected, no matter the weather. Here are seven tips to keep you safe and keep your dock in great shape. Choose the Right Protectant Sealing and winterizing your dock means protecting the materials from the elements. If you have a wooden dock, you’re going to want...

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