The options are endless when it comes to custom dock design. Chances are good that if you can dream it, you can likely build it with a little ingenuity (and perhaps some help from a dock hardware company like ours).
Once you have your basic dock design, how you accessorize it will come down to the ways you intend to use the dock and any additional aesthetic and safety features you choose to install. If you want to improve the accessibility of your dock, you also should consider adding some of these features to ensure that people with disabilities can also enjoy your dock.
Essential Accessories for Your New Dock
Here are a few of the most popular must-have private dock accessories to enhance your waterfront property.
- Dock cleats – Dock cleats are essential dock accessories that do the hard work of securing your boat or watercraft to the dock. You want a strong cleat that can withstand all of nature’s elements. It’s also important that your dock cleat be compatible with your boat’s size and dock line.
- Dock bumpers – These help protect both your dock and watercraft from damage when they come into contact with each other. To secure the dock bumper to your dock, you will need to attach boat bumper brackets to your dock’s frame.
- Dock ladders – Make a splash…again, and again, and again! Dock ladders make it easy to climb in and out of the water when swimming or boarding boats. They can easily be mounted on the side of the dock.
- Fishing accessories – It depends who you ask whether this is a “must-have” accessory, but if you’ve got fishing on your mind, then you might very well need the Fish ‘N’ Sip dock accessory. Not only does it hold your fishing rod, but it also holds your drink! Attach the Fish ‘N’ Sip to your dock’s pipe leg or simply push it into the ground via the spike end of the rod holder.
By incorporating these must-have accessories into your dock design, you can improve the functionality, safety, and overall enjoyment of your dock.
To learn more about custom dock design, dock hardware and installation, please contact us at RDS Dock Hardware. All of our products are manufactured in New Hampshire and Minnesota and are made to withstand the toughest marine conditions.