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5 Best Dock Lighting Ideas

Everybody should look at several considerations regarding dock lighting ideas before making a final decision.  Low voltage (12V) boat dock lights are usually the preferred choice for smaller camping spaces or smaller park areas.  Depending on other nearby sources of lighting already in place, you may need to buy a transformer and locate it within
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What are floating platforms?

Water occupies approximately 71 percent of the Earth’s surface, and the vast majority of this space remains unutilized. Thankfully, today with better equipment and improved engineering tools, engineers are now able to build floating work platforms. These floating platforms, also referred to as floating docks, can be used for: Relaxing Floating passage Holding tools and
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The impact of the rising cost of raw materials
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The Impact of the Rising Cost of Raw Materials

Raw materials – they’re the key ingredient for almost everything you buy today from printer ink to new cars to docks. Typically, manufacturers place orders for the raw materials necessary for their products months in advance, and sometimes, they’re locked in at a contract price. If anything changes in the market, though, suppliers must often
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Is Accudock an essential business during the pandemic
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Is AccuDock an essential business during the Pandemic?

As COVID-19 spread, more stay-at-home orders went into effect across the nation, and suddenly homeowners had quite a bit of time to enjoy their space in a way that had never been possible previously. Those who live on waterfront properties had an amazing opportunity thanks to the serenity and calmness that often comes with living
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6 Styles of Lake Docks

Dock designs for lakes depend on how the dock is used. Marinas need different docks to those used for most lakefront homes because marinas handle bigger boats. Depending on your needs, you can choose concrete docks, floating docks, or wooden docks. Parks and camps often need special designs with safety features that must also be
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Pier vs. Dock: What’s the Difference?

You may have heard the words “pier” and “dock” used interchangeably in the United States and assumed they meant the same thing. However, when looking at pier versus dock, the difference in meaning depends on which side of the English-speaking world you come from. What is the difference between pier and dock? In the United
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10 Fun Things To Do At The Lake

Spending time at the lake can help you recharge and catch up with family and friends. There are a lot of fun things you can do at the lake, especially during the summer.  Here are 10 fun things to do at the lake this coming summer. Kayaking, canoeing and rowing Kayaking, canoeing, and rowing are
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What Is Deeded Dock Access (And Is It a Good Idea)?

Deeded dock access gives you the right to access a property owned by another party in order to get to the dock – and, of course, the water. This is written into your deed, and it can be a huge benefit. But it can also be a huge headache. Let’s take a closer look. The
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How Do You Clean a Pier?

During spring and summer, it is very common to see people lounging or tanning on the boat pier. However, as the traffic on the pier increases, it also leads to an accumulation of grime, grease, and dirt. Further, the water also pushes out a fair bit of junk onto the pier surface. If the pier
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Top 3 Dock Maintenance Tips

People who own boats often get so focused on their water-dwelling mode of transport that they forget about the dock! The combination of water, humidity, weather, and wear and tear can not only impact the aesthetics of the dock but can significantly reduce its lifespan. With a few simple maintenance tips, you can prolong the
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Rowing and COVID-19

COVID-19 has created virtually unprecedented chaos in the world, particularly as countries sought to contain the virus and still keep their economies moving. As it stretches on, and as we continue to deal with surges, many of us just want to get back to normal. Staying safe, and protecting the health of others, is the
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What Are the Best Docks for Lakes?

If you have lakefront property… well, you’re living the dream! There are endless opportunities for recreational and fitness pursuits. From giving it your all kayaking and learning to row to teaching your children to swim or just catching some rays on a nice summer day. A lake dock makes it much easier to access the
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5 Ways to Keep the Ocean Clean

Oceans cover about 70% of the planet, and only 5% of it has been explored. There is an entire fascinating world beneath the surface, but unfortunately, it is a world at risk. Without intensive ocean preservation initiatives, plastic in the ocean will outweigh fish in the ocean by 2050. Five massive garbage patches have formed
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Polyethylene Swim Rafts: 7 Fun Facts

We are calling this the Season of Swimming! With all the travel restrictions and canceled vacations, families are looking no further than their own properties to enjoy some outdoor time together. Whether you are interested in using your waterfront to relax and just soak up some rays or you are planning on providing your children
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Pros of Floating Docks

Floating docks are often the best choice for entry into deep water, bodies of water that have unstable floors, or areas where the water level is constantly in flux. Floating docks are highly sought after for use as residential docks because they are so versatile and accommodate such a wide range of uses. This is
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Aluminum Floating Docks: What’s Included?

When you purchase a dock, you may wonder what exactly aluminum floating docks include. Good question. It’s important that you find a solution that is easy to install and comes with the solutions you need to make it work – so you can get out on the water as soon as possible. One of the
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What Size Dock Do I Need?

Nothing beats access to water for leisure or sport. So, why not do it right and make sure you have the best fit for your floating dock? Dock size is important as docks can be highly customized to meet your specific needs. Whether accessing a pond, lake, or other body of water, docks make it
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How Do You Stabilize a Floating Dock?

Attaching your floating dock to shore is one of the most important things you can do to care for your dock and preserve its longevity. It also makes your dock safer and easier to use. A floating dock kit is a system to stabilize a floating dock. It will allow you to achieve maximum stability,
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What Are the Parts of a Boat Dock Called?

Some floating docks are types of boat docks that are amazingly flexible and versatile to fit all of your home or business docking needs. Floating docks make it not only possible but also easy to get convenient access to the water anytime you want to enjoy a trip out. Whether it’s boating, kayaking, canoeing, jet-skiing,
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5 Dock Fishing Tips for Saltwater

More and more of the country’s coastline is being developed as people realize their dream of living near the water. All this residential growth along the coast leads to the installation of more and more private docks. Those whose love of the water combines with their enthusiasm for the sport of fishing find themselves entering
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Rowing 101: Getting Started

Okay, everyone! Are you ready for some Rowing 101? Rowing and sculling are two terms often confused and combined. It is easy to understand why people unfamiliar with the sport confuse the terminology, though. Basically, there is sweep rowing and there is sculling, and those two terms fall under the umbrella of rowing. Once you
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5 Reasons to Join a Rowing Club

If you have ever asked a rower why they row, chances are that you have been taken aback by the enthusiasm of their response to that question. Like many athletes and outdoor enthusiasts, rowers love what they do, and they do it for a reason. For many it is a personal story, maybe how they
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Is Rowing Good for Kids?

As parents, we are always looking for ways to keep our children active and healthy! As more and more children become interested in electronics, we have to be a bit more creative when it comes to incorporating exercise into their daily routines. Many adults find time for at-home workouts: yoga or pilates, depending on the
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How Deep Does the Water Have to Be to Dock a Boat?

Docking a boat can be difficult for many operators. It is a skill that is honed by boaters over time. There is, however, no reason to let this cause you stress. There are things any boater, even the newest, can do to make docking a boat a cinch. 4 Steps for Docking a Boat Check
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Is It Better to Rent or Buy a Boat Slip?

As eager as you may be to get out on the water, determining whether to rent or buy a slip at a marina boat dock can be a big decision – one that you will want to consider carefully before going forward. Of course, you will need to do some research about the market to
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7 Ways to Become a Stronger Rower

To become a stronger rower, you must never give up on working on your rowing technique. There is always room for improvement! If you are serious about becoming a stronger rower, you know that rowing workouts both on water and on land are crucial to your development and need to be taken seriously. Your rowing
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Best Features to Add to Your Floating Dock Project

Whether you are a private landowner who wants to take advantage of your waterfront location or you are working on a commercial application, floating docks deliver a wide range of benefits. Easy to configure, install, move, and even remove for storage, these solutions offer exceptional convenience – and, of course, great access to the water.
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What Equipment Do You Need for Rowing?

From oars to seat pads to high-performance clothing, rowing equipment and accessories run the gamut. If you are new to the sport: welcome! It’s exciting – and a great workout. You may also be wondering what type of gear you need. Following is a list of essential rowing equipment: The boat. Start at the beginning.
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What Is the Best Marina Dock System?

Not all commercial marina docks are created equal. When making this decision, think about all the factors that impact success: durability, quality, safety, maintenance… All of these matter. While there are a lot of options on the market, narrow your choices to those docks that offer the qualities you need most. The best marina dock
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5 Tips for Camp Waterfront Safety and Preparation

Summer and recreational camps are places where memories are made, where children (and adults too!) can enjoy fresh air, benefit from physical activity, unplug from ubiquitous electronics, experience new challenges, build relationships, and, of course, have fun. The first step, though, is always ensuring campers and visitors are safe. Strict safety protocols for camps are
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How to Dock a Rowing Shell

When you enjoy sculling or sweep rowing, there is a great deal of skill, agility, and stamina required. Watching experts makes it look effortless – it is not! What it is, though, is an excellent workout and terrific way to enjoy the sunshine. One of the most important skills you will learn as you embark
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How to Tie a Jet Ski to a Dock

There are times when you just want to paddle along a lazy river or float in a serene bay. And then there are times when you want to feel the wind in your hair and up the fun factor. Those times call for a jet ski. Is there a better way to spend a warm,
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Floating Docks for Waverunners: 3 Benefits

Who’s up for some fun in the sun? Some water, waves, and warm weather? We know you are! Here in South Florida, we’re especially blessed with an abundance of waterways and nearly year-round sun – and personal watercrafts (PWCs), like waverunners, help us make the most of it. Want all of the fun and none
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How Do You Keep a Floating Dock in Place?

What’s the last thing you want to do on a nice, relaxing, sunny day? Chase after a floating dock that’s gone rogue. Without a reliable anchoring system, you risk not only ruining a nice afternoon, you significantly impact safety, put others in harm’s way, leave your dock vulnerable to the elements, and, of course, face
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Why Are Gangways Made of Aluminum?

The gangway provides an accessible route from your dock to the shore, and because this is where you’ll be walking, it needs to be durable, safe, stable, and secure. Gangways also need to be able to withstand the conditions created by the sun, surf, salt, grit, and storms. High-quality marine aluminum gangways offer a number
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Prefabricated Docks: 5 Advantages

Adding a dock to your waterfront property is a no-brainer! Of course you want to increase access, usability, versatility, convenience, and fun. But what’s the best choice for your needs? Floating prefabricated docks offer a number of benefits – and best of all, you can start enjoying all of them virtually instantly. The Benefits of
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How to Build a Floating Work Platform

Wondering how to build a floating work platform? Don’t! When it comes to safety, purchasing a stable, secure work platform is the way to go. While building your own floating work platform might seem like the way to go, they are incredibly unstable and can puncture easily. Trying to paint, clean, or service your boat
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How Much Value Does a Dock Add to a Home?

There is no doubt that residential floating dock systems provide exceptional flexibility, freedom, convenience, and fun! This addition allows you to maximize the potential of your waterfront property. But when it comes to adding value to your home, do these additions deliver? The short answer: yes, usually! Let’s dive in and see how docks can
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How Do You Assemble Floating Docks?

Floating docks add tremendous flexibility and versatility to your home and/or business. With floating docks, you can enjoy convenient access to the water for boating, kayaking, canoeing, jet-skiing, and swimming – while taking advantage of easy assembly and installation. So, gather your floating dock connectors and hardware, and let’s get started. A Quick Guide to
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Marina Dock Safety Tips

Marina dock safety is the number one priority for owners and managers of these facilities. Not only do you need to protect your guests, but you also need to protect your business from legal action and damage to its reputation. Here are a few tips to ensure your fixed or floating marina docks are as
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Why Portable Floating Docks Are Better Than Inflatables

When cleaning, detailing, and performing necessary exterior maintenance work on a yacht or other large watercraft, accessing those hard-to-reach spots can be difficult – and dangerous. Regardless of whether these maintenance tasks are performed every two weeks or every month, portable floating docks allow you and/or your crew to maneuver around the boat with greater
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What Are the ADA Guidelines for Public Boating Facilities?

Accessibility is an important part of fostering a community in which everyone has the opportunity to participate meaningfully. When it comes to living in one of the most beautiful coastal and tidal regions in the world, this means being able to get out and enjoy the water. But accessibility is not only a community-oriented priority
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What Is the Best Seawall Design?

Seawalls play an important role in waterfront and coastal communities. They are designed to prevent the sea from encroaching into residential areas and eroding your land. In the event of a severe storm, a seawall can also give you valuable time to evacuate and even prevent flood waters from wreaking havoc. So what’s the best
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How to Prevent Barnacles from Building Up

Barnacles: if there’s a more tenacious pest than these, we definitely don’t want to meet it! These marine creatures attach themselves to almost any surface that gets covered by water, such as boats, pilings, docks. And once they’re on, they’re not going anywhere. They stay permanently affixed to these surfaces unless you put in a
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Should You Install Your Own Floating Dock?

If you have a waterfront property, installing a floating dock is a no-brainer! What better way to enjoy the outdoors, the water, and your favorite activities – all in the privacy of your own backyard. Not only will you have a convenient launching point for your boats and personal water crafts, a floating dock pulls
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How Does a Floating Dock Work?

Do you love fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding, canoeing, power boating, jet-skiing, or just sitting around shooting the breeze with a few friends and a few more cold drinks? Residential floating docks are a great investment in your property in terms of enjoyment, recreation, and, overall property value. How does this type of dock work, and
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How Low Is a Low Profile Rowing Dock?

What’s the hardest part of rowing? The demand on your shoulders, lats, triceps, and biceps? The burn in your back, glutes, and quads? The intense concentration it requires? The push to go faster, farther, and harder? Nope. For a lot of us, it’s entering and exiting the shell! Rowing shells are designed to sit low
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Best Floating Docks for Ponds

What could be better than having the best fishing, paddling, or swimming hole in town – right in your backyard? If you have a pond or are creating a man-made one, the answer is, “Having a dock that lets you access it conveniently!” If you’re looking at floating docks for ponds, we’re jealous! But we
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Can You Keep a Jet Ski in the Water?

Can you keep your jet ski in the water? Sure, you can. Should you? Nope! Sure, if you’re docking and then hopping back on again soon, by all means. But in terms of storing your water craft for longer periods, you can do serious damage, especially if you’re dealing with salt water. A floating jet
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How Fast Is the Sea Level Rising in Florida?

The impacts of climate change can feel a world away, but it is already making its mark close to home. Not only is this an environmental issue, it is an economic one as coastal communities plan for the future that is, in many aspects, already here. Florida, for example, is earmarking $4 billion in funds
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How Do I Pick a Decking Color?

At first, you may think that choosing a decking color for your new dock or deck is going to be easy. After all, you can just choose a color that you like, right? Not exactly. There’s a reason why great interior designers make a lot of money! They know how to contrast and complement different
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How to Choose a Floating Dock

There’s just something that is so appealing about open water that makes it hard to stay away from. During warmer months, you’ll find hordes of people enjoying the sun, the sand, and the water in a variety of different ways. Residential floating docks allow you to secure your boats, as well as kayaks, canoes, jet
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Jet Ski Docking Options

Looking for jet ski docks? We’ve got you covered! One of the great things about the warmer months is that we are able to get out and enjoy nature. If you’re fortunate enough to live in a more temperate climate, you’re able to enjoy the sun, the sand, and the waves year-round! One of the
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How to Attach a Floating Dock to Shore

Attaching a floating dock to shore is one of the most fundamental steps you take to preserve longevity and ensure it is safe for use. But the process can be tricky; while the dock needs to be securely tethered, it must also have enough flexibility to accommodate vertical and horizontal movements of the water. Here
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What Is the Best Way to Store a Kayak?

Kayaking has experienced a surge in popularity recently – and it’s easy to see why. Not only is this a wonderful way to experience the great outdoors, it’s terrific for fitness, relaxation, and fun. Storing your kayak properly is key to keeping it in top shape so when you’re ready for an adventure, it’s ready
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Can My Residential Floating Dock Be Left in the Water During Winter?

Fall is on its way, and we all know what that means. Pumpkin spice and Halloween candy already in the stores! But when you own a residential floating dock, a big question on your mind is whether or not you can leave it in the water for the winter. Well, you’re in luck because we
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Types of Floating Docks: Which Are Best?

There’s nothing more relaxing, soothing, and, often, challenging than hitting the water in your powerboat, canoe, kayak, or paddle board. Soak up the sun, feel the breeze against your skin, and enjoy some great outdoor time. Having a private dock makes all of this easier, more convenient, and more economical. We’ll discuss various types of
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What Is PVC Decking?

A floating dock is a great way to maximize the potential of your home or business – not to mention a terrific investment in your own enjoyment! It’s one of the first things a person sees each time they look out onto the water and the most noticeable aspect of it for years to come.
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Canoeing Basics: Getting In and Out Safely

Picture it: you’re out on the water in your canoe, gliding past beautiful scenery, the sun on your skin, the breeze in your hair. Perfect. But first you have to get in the boat – and then you have to get back out! While they are remarkably stable, getting in and out on shore or
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How Do I Choose a Stand Up Paddle Board?

The Sunshine State has miles of gorgeous coastline, not to mention countless lakes and ponds. There’s nothing better than enjoying a day on the water! Stand up paddle boarding has become a popular activity – and for good reason! It’s fun, relaxing, and, if you’re just starting out, a bit challenging. You can do it,
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(Video) What to Look for When You’re Ready to Buy a Floating Dock

You’re ready! You’re going to buy a floating dock – but you want to make sure that you choose the best option for your needs, your location, and your watercraft. We’ve got you covered! Here’s what you should look for as you purchase your floating dock. The Benefits of Floating Docks Different types of docks
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How to Prepare Your Dock for a Hurricane

When you live in coastal areas, you get used to a few things: gorgeous scenery, an abundance of natural and man-made attractions, terrific food… the list goes on and on. Unfortunately, we also get used to preparing for fierce storms. With more “storms of the century” roaring through and/or making landfall, knowing how to prepare
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Paddling Safety 101

Ahhh, summer! Now’s the time to hit the trails, lounge on the beach, soak up the sun, ride the waves, or – our favorite – paddle your cares and stress away on lazy streams, rushing rivers, gorgeous lakes, or along miles of coastline. Paddleboarding and kayaking are tremendously popular – and for a good reason!
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