Location: Tuscaloosa, AL
Event/Club: University of Alabama Crew
I am sure that members of Alabama Crew are feeling very lucky to be a part of such a high class organization as the completion of their state of the art rowing facility commenced this past Fall. In October of 2014, the new Manderson Landing facility was completed and a customized low profile AccuDock® rowing dock was installed to compliment the stellar architectural features of the new boathouse as well as the beautiful surroundings of the Black Warrior River. Every detail was thought of in creating this one of a kind customized rowing dock including an industry leading freeboard of 5″, three individual launch boat slips for the coaching staff, and a beautiful finish of Olivewood AccuDeck™ PVC decking to best highlight every aspect of the new facility. In order to compensate for periodic large tidal fluctuations, hoop roller brackets were used to attach the massive 10′ x 189′ floating dock to new steel pilings. A transition plate and additional hand railings were also added to the gangway to increase the level of safety and ensure easy access for up to two coxed 8’s at a time.