- All of our frames are welded solid to create a strong rigid structure.
- The standard 10ft frame length is far more robust than longer frames (16′).
- Possible rough water frame damage increases as frames lengthen.
- We use strong corrosion resistant 6061-grade aluminum.
- Each frame has a static capacity of 800 lbs (363 kg).
- Any two frames are simply bolted together with two – 3/8″ stainless steel bolts & lock nuts.
- The properties of stainless steel make it more susceptible to “galling”, so it is recommended to use the anti seize compound provided with each dock package.
- Two 9/16″ wrenches or sockets are typically used.
- Each leg pocket is welded solid to the aluminum section providing a solid structure.
- This insures years of trouble free use.
- Each frame type (Free Standing Section, End Section, Patio Section) has unique locations for each leg pocket, making adding additional sections to expand your dock seamless and easy to do.
- View our frame identification diagram here.
- Dock height is adjusted and levelled by raising or lowering legs within the leg pocket.
- Once the ideal position is determined, the leg is secured in place by tightening two – 1/2″ stainless steel bolts.
- This “friction fit” system of adjusting gives infinite settings.
- To readjust, simply loosen the bolts, reposition the legs, and retighten.
- Four standard leg lengths are offered, three, four, five, and six feet in length.
- All required legs are included in each dock package.
- Typically, 4 1/2 – 5 feet of water is all that’s required at dock’s end, so the 6ft legs are usually placed here.
- Standard leg lengths on a regular 30ft dock are two – 3ft, 4ft and 6ft legs.
- If you require 40ft of dock, we simply add a pair of 5ft legs to the package.
- Longer docks would include multiples of the four standard leg lengths as required.
- Cedar decking is fabricated into 5ft x 5ft panels, each weighing 55 lbs. (25 kg)
- 5/4 x 5″ cedar boards from mills in British Columbia are used.
- Two “purlins” are placed on the underside of each 5ft x 5ft panel.
- These two “purlins” are screwed to the “left to right” deck boards on top.
- Ceramic coated deck screws are used from underneath, providing the decking with a beautiful hardware free finish.
- Once two cedar decking panels are placed on each frame, they are held in place with aluminum angles & stainless steel screws provided in the dock package (see assembly video).
- Optional plastic horizontal and vertical boat bumpers are available.
- Each are 44″ long and protect boats from the frame edge and legs.
- Each horizontal bumper attaches to the frame section with two stainless steel bolts.
- Each vertical bumper is molded with two plastic leg pockets.
- Vertical bumpers are installed during dock assembly.
- No fasteners are required as the bumper is held in place by the leg.
- For customer pickup, docks are packaged into a compact unit.
- All aluminum legs, hold down angles, and the stainless steel hardware package, are placed securely inside for transport.
- For customer convenience, a laminated instructional sheet is provided with each dock package (configuration specific).
- A minimum 6ft x 12ft trailer bed is required with tie down straps, for customer pickup.
- Dock delivery is also an option.