In the fall and winter of 2009/2010, our rowing dock on the Chattahoochee River was severely damaged by unprecedented flood waters in the Atlanta area. We patched the dock enough to make it safe for the rowers to use, and then began our search for a replacement dock. We considered all available options on the market, including building it ourselves with purchased floats and pressure treated wood. We were intrigued with the AccuDock™ product from the beginning due to its obvious rugged and long lasting construction along with the very low profile of the dock, which allows the riggers of the boats to fit comfortably above the dock when launching and retrieving. In comparing the costs of the various commercial products, AccuDock™ was the most cost effective, beating all except the build-it-ourselves option. Our club’s location on the backwater of Morgan Falls Dam on the Chattahoochee River puts us under the regulatory oversight of three entities: U. S. Army Corps of Engineers; National Park Service; and Georgia Power. All three encouraged us to steer clear of pressure treated lumber if possible, so AccuDock™ was the obvious choice. We really did not want to use wood again anyway due to ongoing maintenance issues.
In order to qualify the AccuDock™ product, I made phone calls to several people who had installed their dock system, and all were very complimentary of the product and the people at AccuDock™. I can now say, after our dock has been installed for nine months, that the support and patience of AccuDock™ has been the best we could have asked for. They are professional, pleasant and supportive, and I recommend the product and people of AccuDock™ to anyone considering any dock replacement, but especially for Crew Clubs. Our dock is 10 feet wide, 120 feet long with a 36-foot aluminum gangway and has served our purposes well. We have two teams rowing from the same dock; Saint Andrew Rowing Club (Junior Club) and Georgia Tech Crew Club (College Club). At times we have close to 200 rowers between the two clubs who are launching and retrieving as fast as the boats can be moved, so we needed the size and quality of this dock. None of us can imagine how we got along with the smaller (8′ x 72′) wooden dock we had before. In summary, AccuDock™ offered the best quality, best value and the best people to work with. We couldn’t be happier with our choice.
St. Andrew Rowing Club
Residential Rowing Dock
Thanks for this wonderful dock! It is ridiculously good. As the pictures show, the dock edge falls just below the gunwale of the shell. Just amazing!
This is a rower’s dream come true. I would most certainly put an ad in Rowing News.
Please extend our personal thanks to all the guys that made the connectors for us. They made it seamless for us. We truly appreciate the service.
Thank you very much once again!