Wholesale Marine Boat Docking and Mooring Supplies
Do you know the major differences between docking and mooring your boat? Each requires different equipment. Boats that pull up alongside a dock, pier, or wharf temporarily are secured and protected from damage using fenders and dock lines. Permanently anchoring your craft to this structure is called boat mooring and in addition to docking equipment, requires a mooring float, a rode, and a permanent anchor. Many boaters, especially those with homes on the water, find that having their own docking facility is very cost-effective and you cannot beat the commute!
So if you’re thinking of building your own docking and mooring facility, Wholesale Marine has everything you’ll need. For the complete DIYer we carry lightweight yet durable Patriot Docks Aluminum Dock Frames and axle pipes, or Shoreline Wonder Utility Jacks and even cedar deck panels. Wholesale Marine also offers Patriot Docks’ cedar and aluminum docking kits with on-site delivery.
Docking and Mooring Components for Every Boat
A dock system is one of the easiest methods to gain water access, especially when it is used to cross over protected shoreline. Combining structures such as a pier, ramps, and float, there is less impact on the environment, too. At Wholesale Marine we offer all your dock system parts and supplies to get you from your doorstep to the water and back again safely.
During the summer months, mooring anchors are a convenient and cost effective way for boat owners to secure their craft. A mooring system will also provide a simple alternative to storing the boat in a slip. However, moorings are an often overlooked upgrade as boaters purchase progressively larger boats. Anchors, hardware and lines need to be properly sized for the weight and length of the boat. Making sure the anchor is correctly sized and in good condition, is a critical component to protect your investment; your boat. For existing moorings, a thorough inspection should be done annually, and include a hands-on review of the chain system and connecting hardware.
As fellow boating enthusiasts, we hope this information has been helpful. If you have additional questions or would like our advice, please call us at 1-877-388-262, Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM EST. We look forward to hearing from you!