The dock layout of floating docks, also known as the dock footprint, is one of the most important decisions you will make concerning your new boat dock. Generally, this decision will be determined by your boating and recreational needs.
A waterfront property owner who owns more than one boat – or a boat and other watercraft such as a PWC – may opt for a floating dock that allows both to pull into their individual “dock slip“. This type of boat dock offers both protection and convenience. It protects the craft(s) from the elements but also allows the owner easy access on and off the water. Boat dock bumpers and dock poles provide additional dock protection and have also become a way that dock owners can further customize their dock appearance.
Multiple dock anchoring methods can be used with double slip docks and the dock itself can be covered, uncovered, or a combination. With a covered double slip dock (or even partially covered), you will have a choice of dock roof style—gable roof, hip roof, or sundeck shade (upper deck roof). Adding on a ladder, dive platform, kayak rack, or other dock accessories, dock furniture, and/or other finishing touches allow even more personalization of your double slip dock.
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