Because EZ Dock floating docks move with the water, they are usually safe from ice-related pressure. However, as ice moves toward the shore, it can move your dock and promote shoreline erosion. The safest course of action for your landscape and your docking system is to remove your dock and store it for the season.
How do you store a dock?
Boat Dock Storage Out of the Water
To avoid damage from ice movement, take your dock out of the water and store it somewhere thats not prone to flooding. Putting blocking or pallets underneath the dock sections, legs, and dock decking storage to keep everything off of the ground is a good idea as well.
How do I make my dock more stable?
When a dock needs to be set away from the shore to reach a specific desired water depth, gangways and ramps are the ideal solutions for stabilization. Gangways and ramps allow the docks to move freely vertically, but they must connect to a fixed abuent.
How do I keep my dock floating?
Standing Dock Anchor Layout
We recommend using the crisscross or X configuration for both Standing and Floating dock systems. To achieve this, attach the chain to the anchors on the right side to the left side of the dock. Then, attach the chain on the anchors on the left side to the right side of the dock.
What is the lifespan of a dock?
Docks typically last around 20-30 years at most, and if there has been little maintenance done in that time, then its probably necessary replacement rather than repair. all docks are not made alike, and the dock materials and crafanship will greatly influence the lifespan of your dock. But the signs will be there.
Can I leave my dock in all winter?
There is really no clear answer, however, we strongly advise against it! It is not the fact that the water freezes that can damage your dock and floats; it is the movement of the ice. So, as a general rule, where lakes or rivers freeze, it is strongly recommended that all wharves be removed for the winter.
What do you do with docks in the winter?
Not all docks can be pulled from the water during the winter months. If you have a permanent boat dock, the best thing you can do to avoid ice damage is to install a de-icing or dock bubbling system. De-icers and agitators work best in deeper waters (usually 12 feet or more).
What can I use for dock posts?
Some of the best wood for dock posts include cedar, cypress, and redwood because they are rot-resistant and relatively easy to work with.
How high should a dock be above water?
13 to 18 inches
Height: The decking should be 13 to 18 inches above the water surface to make getting on and off the boat comfortable and safe.
How do I attract more fish to my dock?
Top Ways to Attract Fish to Your Dock and Lakeshore
Use Fish Lights around your lake dock and shoreline area to attract fish.
Using aeration in your lake or pond to create a healthy environment for your fish.
Create a home for your fish using an old tree placed in your lake.
A floating dock is best if the water levels fluctuate often. This type of dock stays with the water level, so you can easily move from the dock to your boat. On the other hand, a fixed dock stays in place, even if the water fluctuates.