Pontoon Docks and Dock Accessories

There's alot of choices when it comes to pontoon docks these days.  Whether to go with aluminum dock decking, cedar decking or even treated decking.  In addition,  there's the dock or decking frame which again can be wooden or aluminum or even plastic floating docks.  Here you can find great sources of pontoon docks and dock accessories.   We'll cover everything when it comes to docks,  all the different types and the features and advantages of each to help you choose the right pontoon dock for your water application.  After all, a pontoon dock is an relatively expensive item and you want to make sure it meets all of your needs and expectations to help enjoy your waterfront and pontoon boating experience.  Also,  it's not just about the different types of pontoon docks, it's about your boating needs and pontoon dock needs, what you're type of lake or waterfront condition is, whether it's shallow or deep,  whether is calm or choppy.  Each type of pontoon dock is unique and works well under certain conditions or requirements,  but usually not all.  Below we explain the different types of pontoon docks and the  key features and advantages of each.  

Standing Docks

 

Standing Docks have been the long time tradition of many boating families.  When it comes to pontoon docks, these are dependable, sturdy and  they last a long time.  You can actually make them yourselve with 2x6 inch treated lumber and deck boards and just buy the support members and anchor poles.  Or you can buy everything in a kit with either wooden deck sections or aluminum decking sections.   Obviously, buying the preformed sections is more expensive,  but it can save you alot of time and effort in assembling the sections yourself. One disadvantage of the wooden sections is their weight.  They're heavy and harder to move, store or install in the spring.  Many people pay more for the aluminum dock sections simply because they're much lighter.   Also, these types of pontoon docks must be removed during winter where any ice conditions exist. They can be damaged severely if left out. 

 

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Floating Docks

 

Floating Docks  are a great type of pontoon dock and have alot of advantages over traditional wooden sectional docks.  First off they're light weight and easy to configure.  Second they're easier to move, store and if your winter conditions are not to serious - more stable ice condition, you can leave them in all winter.   But from a appearance standpoint they're not as appealing as a wooden or aluminum sectional dock.  They come in a few colors - grey and black to choose from.  Another key advantage is their configurability.  You can change the shape of your floating dock fairly easily.

Some extra things to consider about floating docks. If you live on a waterway or body of water that is excessive waves or high amount of boat traffic the floating deck may not be the right choice.  It is subject to the amount of water movement and traffic from nearby boaters.  So, if your lake, pond or waterfront is too wavy, the floating dock option may not be the best choice.   However,  it's advantages, like a great lightweight dock, easy to take down and transport to a new location, configurability meaning you can change the shape or add on to your dock is a big advantage.  In addition,  you need to  consider winter storage.  If you live on a quiet lake front or pond that doesn't have large ice flows,  you can actually leave in floating docks year round.  

Drive On Docks

Drive On Docks are very similar to floating in terms of their material, configuration and anchoring.  The key difference in drive on docks is the shape in the center is tapered and more open to allow the boat hull to glide into and upon the plastic decking sections.  If you prefer to have your boat out of the water while docked, this option may be right for you. However, your water ways need to be generally calm for this type of docking.   For larger lakes and more volatile waterfronts, where waves are more frequent or boating activity is higher that produces larger wakes,  a drive on dock may not be suitable for your situation.

Pontoon Docks

We've covered here several types of pontoon docks and boat docks. Not each type is really suited as a pontoon dock.  Sectional or standing docks and floating docks are suitable for pontoon boats.  Drive on docks are generally not suitable as pontoon docks.   

Last note is a personal one because I've installed and removed docks for many years since I was young and I can tell you from experience that wooden sectional docks are heavy and each year they seem to get heavier.   So,  if you can handle spending a bit more, you may find aluminum sectional docks to be your best choice or the floating style.  But I know pontoon docks are expensive, so investigate the different types thoroughly, talk to your neighbors how they install, maintain and store for winter if needed and you'll be well prepared to make the right choice.

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