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Do You Need a Permit to Build a Dock?

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Do You Need a Permit to Build a Dock?

One question a lot of waterfront property owners have is what goes into building a dock. On top of the actual dock itself, local and neighborhood rules might dictate different things for whether or not you’re able to go ahead with your new project. It’s exciting to get a dock built on the water but it’s a huge headache to start the project and then find out you need to tear it down. Here’s what you need to know about getting a permit to build a dock on your property. Dock Permits: Who Needs to Obtain One? A dock permit...

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Five Improvements to Make to Your Water Emergency Preparedness

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Five Improvements to Make to Your Water Emergency Preparedness

  Emergencies on the water can happen at any moment. As the old saying goes, “hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.” There’s a real responsibility boat and dock owners in particular have to ensure the safety of their family and guests when spending time on the water. Rather than see this as a liability to lose sleep over, instead take the necessary steps to improve your water emergency preparedness. We have five steps from choosing the right boat dock hardware to tools that come in handy in a moment of crisis. Let’s go over these essential tips...

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Boat Safety Tips: How to Properly Dock a Boat

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Boat Safety Tips: How to Properly Dock a Boat

  When it comes to enjoying time on your boat, the main perk is the relaxing nature of the activity. That said, some stress is involved when it comes to keeping your boat safe and secure. Many who are new to owning a boat and even long-time owners have trouble with one particular part of ownership: docking.  Docking a boat shouldn’t be a stressful step in an otherwise enjoyable experience. Having a good grasp on normal docking procedures, as well as being prepared for some obscure situations that can arise, is a must for all who own boats. We’re going...

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Tommy Docks Is Relocating To A Brand New Facility!

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Tommy Docks Is Relocating To A Brand New Facility!

  Since 1987, Tommy Docks has focused on being a dependable and high-quality solution for customers looking for do-it-yourself boat dock systems. With a vision for the future, the same innovation that launched founder Thomas Suther’s dock bracket system has carried over into a growing company with the same locally-owned spirit born out of the company’s Wisconsin roots.  While the company’s approach to user-friendliness and superior products hasn’t changed, the dock industry has. Increasing competition in the United States and abroad offers customers more options than ever when it comes to dock design. Despite this, customers continue to turn to...

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Water Safety Tips You Need to Know At Your Lake

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Water Safety Tips You Need to Know At Your Lake

  There’s a lot of excitement around the early summer weeks about getting back out on the lake. While some of us are already gearing up for summer fun, others are still preparing for the season ahead. It’s easy to get into a routine when it comes to approaching summer. We all have activities we enjoy, ways we like to relax, and various setups on the lake.  No matter what your lake situation and routine might be, it’s always important to remember that fun at the lake can turn serious if you’re not keeping essential safety tips in mind. Here...

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