If you own a boat or are thinking about buying a boat one question that you will be faced with, is where you will store your boat during the boating season. Where you store your boat during boating season is going to depend on where you live. If you don’t live near any water, then you may choose to store your boat on your property and tow your boat to the water when you want to use it. While this is the cheapest option, it may also be the most inconvenient. Many boaters make use of boat docks to store their boats during boating season.
If you don’t have waterfront property then you will probably have to rely on a public marina. These types of boat docks allow boaters to keep their boats moored to the dock for a fee. This makes boating so much easier. You don’t have to worry about towing your boat to the water, putting it in the water, then getting it back out and onto the boat trailer. This can be very time consuming and labor intensive.
Boaters who use marina boat docks don’t have to worry about these headaches. They just drive to the marina, walk to their boat, and within minutes they’re happily on their way. When its time to leave, they moor the boat back to the dock, get in their car, and go home.
If you have property on water that you take your boat on regularly, then you should seriously consider getting yourself a residential boat dock. Residential boat docks are made by many different manufacturers. They are usually constructed out of aluminum.
The days of wooden or steel boat docks are long gone. These types of materials didn’t hold up too well. Wooden boat docks would often splinter and rot over time. Steel boat docks would get rusty. Aluminum, on the other hand, does not splinter and holds up very well to the elements. In fact, the type of aluminum used on these boat decks is rust proof.
Many manufacturers sell boat docks in kits. If you’re a “hands on” type of person, then this is ideal for you. You give the manufacturer the specifications of what size dock you would like and they send you the kit. If building your own dock doesn’t appeal to you, don’t worry. Many will also offer you installation services. Some will offer it free of charge, others may charge a fee.
As you can see, boaters use boat docks in order to avoid the hassles and headaches associated with towing a boat back and forth from the water. People who live near the water often have their own private boat decks. These boat decks are very sturdy and economical.