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 is, if not impossible, then quite difficult on a DIY marine work platform.
Why put your safety at risk? Why go through all the aggravation? AccuDock’s floating work platforms are carefully designed and built to provide maximum stability and a non-skid UV resistant surface. If you’ve ever worked or walked on a wood dock, you know how slippery they get. You can’t beat the durability either.
Here are some things you need to know about our work floats.
Each float consists of a high density polyethylene (HDPE) plastic, which completely encapsulates a block of EPS foam.
What Is the Surface Texture?
The surface is the same plastic as the sides and bottoms. It is a non-skid levant texture finish which is a slightly raised texture providing excellent traction. The surface is not slippery when wet and because of the white color, it is cool to the touch even during hot summer months.
|Product Details||4′ x 8′ x 8″||5′ x 8′ x 8″|
| Work float cost includes
two cleats and stainless steel hardware
(Shipping not included)
|Fender cost||$25 each||$25 each|
|Weight||67 pounds||85 pounds|
|Buoyancy||1,075 pounds||1,400 pounds|
|Recommended load||Up to 550 pounds||Up to 700 pounds|
|Can two people fit on the work float?||Not recommended||Yes|
|Can you stand on the corners?||Not recommended||Yes|
|Will the work float fit in my truck?||Most||Some|
Don’t see the specific size dock you’re looking for? Don’t worry, custom sizes are available upon request. We love DIY and the pride that comes from building something useful. But a homemade floating work platform simply cannot offer the same benefits. Contact AccuDock today to learn more.