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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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Fall and Winter Dock Prep: How to Keep Up with Unpredictable Seasons

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Fall and Winter Dock Prep: How to Keep Up with Unpredictable Seasons

When it comes to prepping the dock for winter, it’s a lot easier if you can count on a predictable season.  It can be difficult in some areas of the country to determine when winter will come to stay, let alone when you should actually pack it all in and prepare your dock for the offseason. For starters, if you live in Vermont, it’s pretty obvious that you’ll want to pack up your dock stuff and keep it stored because winter is going to show eventually. However, if you’re on the coast in the Carolinas, you might be far enough...

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Top Accessories for Your Dock During the Fall Season

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Top Accessories for Your Dock During the Fall Season

No matter what the season, adding a few accessories to your dock can make it more functional and fun to use. There are tons of different accessories on the market, which can make it challenging to decide what you need and what you can pass up. While moving into fall, you may not need the same accessories that you used during the summer. However, that doesn’t mean that certain accessories can’t elevate your experience each time you go out on the dock.  Below are a few of the products that will be massive hits on your dock this fall. Some...

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Choosing Between Floating and Non-Floating Boat Docks

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Choosing Between Floating and Non-Floating Boat Docks

Whether you have property located on a river, a lake, or the oceanfront, a private dock offers all sorts of benefits to a homeowner. However, if you want a personal dock but aren’t sure which to choose, you may wonder what the differences are between floating and non-floating docks.  We’ll share all the information you need to pick the right dock for your property while ensuring you spend less time on maintenance and more time enjoying the water. Benefits of Investing in a Private Dock  You probably have a reason or two that you want to install a dock, but...

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How to Prepare Your Boat Dock for the Winter

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How to Prepare Your Boat Dock for the Winter

One of the most important tasks to take care of in the autumn is preparing your boat dock for the winter ahead. Hopefully, you’ve enjoyed a great summer of fishing and boat rides with family and friends and have tons of memories saved. Now that cold weather is coming, it’s essential to make sure your dock is ready for the impending temperature drop. Below, we’ll look at how to handle the ice and snow that many locations deal with in the winter. We’ll also consider whether or not to store the dock over the winter, what to do with accessories...

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