Get Your Dock Ready for Summer

Get Your Dock Ready for Summer

Summer-Ready Docks:

How to Get Your Lakeside Dock Prepared for a Summer of Fun

As the weather starts heating up, it’s time to start thinking about getting your dock ready for a summer of fun! It’s not only essential for your safety and enjoyment, but it also helps protect your investment.  So, let’s dive in and get your dock in tip-top shape for summer.

First things first, we need to inspect the dock.  Take a good look and see if there’s any damage or issues that may occurred last season or over the winter.  Look for rot, loose boards, protruding nails/screws, or any other issues.

Once the inspection is done, it’s time to clean that dock up! Give it a good scrub to get rid of any debris or buildup that may have accumulated. This will protect the deck surface and keep it looking newer, longer.  If it is looking tired, consider adding a coat of stain to freshen it up and protect it from the sun’s rays.  Ideally, this is not done over the water.

Now it’s time to install necessary equipment like ladders or kayak racks.  Give fasteners a quick torque to ensure your accessories are all securely in place and stable.

If you’re planning on mooring your boat at your dock this summer, it’s essential to make sure that the tie downs cleats are in good condition and securely fastened. Losing a boat rope can be costly and not to mention embarrassing!

Following these simple steps will help you prepare your dock for a summer of fun in the sun! But don’t fall asleep at the helm; throughout the summer you should conduct regular inspections. Safety should always be your top priority, but with a little bit of care, you can ensure that your dock stays in great shape for years to come. 

A dock with boats moored ready for summer, people having fun on the dock


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