STEP 1 Put together your dock sections and place them in the water. You will use this float to stand on to install the slide assemblies.
STEP 2Move the float up against the pilings to find which two pilings you are going to attach the slide assemblies to. You will use the two pilings closest to the ends of the float – ensuring that you have at least 8 inches of dock sticking out past each slide assembly. This is to ensure that the slide assembly dock plates will have room to attach to the floating dock frame without interfering with the welded aluminum nuts on the underside of the frame. (NOTE: when mounting to a seawall – go to step 3.)
Weld nuts near ends of frames, the welded nuts will keep the plate of the slide assembly dock side tube, from sliding onto the frame – remove if necessary with a hack saw or Sawzall.
STEP 3 Tie your float off to the pilings or seawall so that the dock stays in position for you to complete the installation.
STEP 4 With your marker, draw a vertical line on the front of the piling in the 12’clock position. Take one slide mount side, with the top end up – the top end is the end with the piling/seawall plate already welded to the extension arm as in the picture below. Strap it to the piling with a ratchet strap – to help hold it in position during the installation. (Seawall: measure and mark the location of the top seawall plate that will be bolted onto the wall.)