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DSM Home & Garden Show Award Winner

  • When there is still ice out on the lakes you can find Cory & TC out spreading the good word on the best docks in the business. This past weekend the boys were dressed to impress in their Docks & Crocs outfit. These outfits resulted in Angry Bear being awarded the best dressed award at the show!

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DSM Home & Garden 2022

  • Cory and TC had a great time meeting up with former customers and educating the fine folks of DSM about the EZ Dock lineup. Big thank you to all that came out to the Home and Garden show to show their support!

$200 Rebate on next purchase over $1,500

  • We’re currently offering a $200 rebate on your next purchase over $1500*, valid for purchases with receipts dated from January 1, 2022 until March 31, 2022 – no code needed.

  • Simply request a quote and finalize purchase by March 31, 2022 – and then fill out our rebate form with attached receipt.

  • **$1500 + purchase must be EZ Dock product. Freight and/or installation are not included as part of the $1500 qualification.

  • Limit one Rebate submission per customer for purchases with receipts dated from January 1, 2022 until March 31, 2022.

  • https://www.ez-dock.com/rebate/

  • In addition to a $200 rebate, we also are giving away an EZ Dock Aegis, 280, or VXP PWC launches by simply sharing your name, email and location with us via the contest link below. You can enhance your chance of winning by signing up for our newsletter, or completing a short survey. The contest is running from January – March 2022, with the last chance for entry by midnight on March 24th, 2022.

  • Winners will be announced on the following dates: January 28th, February 25th, March 25th!

  • https://www.ez-dock.com/blog/ez-dock-giveaway-2022/


HOW TO WINTERIZE YOUR BOAT DOCK

One of the biggest advantages of owning an EZ Dock floating dock is how simple it is to winterize. Thanks to their durable polyethylene construction and thick, air-filled flotation chambers, you don’t have to worry about applying any special treatments or replacing metal fasteners.

To winterize your EZ Dock, follow these steps:

  • Remove and store all accessories: Before you remove your floating dock, you first need to detach and store all accessories, including everything from launches, storage containers and tie-up cleats to slides, benches and handrails.

  • Clean your dock: Wipe down your dock sections and accessories as you store them away, so clean-up is easier in the spring. Either hand dry each section or allow it time to air dry before storing away for the season.

  • Remove the sections: Our flexible, rubber couplers are easy to uninstall. Carefully remove the coupler bolt from each unit, one at a time, similar to how you installed it. Be sure to keep the dock sections level and steady, and do not lose any of the bottom coupler pieces. As you remove and store each section, consider adding a removable label to each one, indicating the correct order for reassembly. For some configurations, particularly at commercial facilities or marinas with extended docking systems, this is the best way to ensure correct installation in the spring.

  • Consider investing in wheels: EZ Dock dock wheels are made from the same polyethylene construction as your dock, making them equally durable and damage-resistant. Attach them to your dock sections for quick, stress-free transportation to and from your storage facility.

  • Store sections somewhere dry: Store your dock sections and accessories in a dry, secure area, preferably somewhere not too far from the shore for easy transportation. While there is no need to cover your EZ Dock sections, adding a tarp or choosing an enclosed storage space will minimize any dust or dirt that could collect on the outside.

CAN I LEAVE MY DOCK IN THE WATER ALL YEAR?

It depends on the type of winter weather you typically experience. Most northern dock owners need to store their dock away for the winter, or whenever ice and snow begin to form. For some places, this could start as early as mid-autumn. If you experience harsh winters, you should remove your dock for the season and reinstall it when the risk for freezing temperatures is gone.

If you live in a warmer climate with mild or warm winters, it’s probably safe to keep your dock up all year — just keep an eye on the forecast.

CAN EZ DOCK DOCKING SYSTEMS WITHSTAND ICE?

Because EZ Dock floating docks move with the water, they are usually safe from ice-related pressure. However, as ice moves toward the shore, it can move your dock and promote shoreline erosion. The safest course of action for your landscape and your docking system is to remove your dock and store it for the season. You should also remove any pipes and pilings, which may bend or warp when frozen.

Have more questions about your EZ Dock? Contact a representative today!

HOW DO I REMOVE MY DOCK FOR WINTER?

EZ Dock couplers make it easy to disconnect and reattach your individual sections, especially when using a coupler installation tool. Consult your owners manual for specific instructions.

When storing your dock, do not drag it over rough or rocky terrain. While outdoor storage will not harm your EZ Dock, storing it in a secure place is the best way to keep it safe. Always store your individual sections with the walking surface facing upwards, or stacked along its edge.

HOW CAN I PREVENT SHORELINE ICE DAMAGE?

As currents move, freeze and thaw, they can cause extensive shoreline damage. “Ice heaving” and “ice jacking” are natural forces that create ice ridges along shorelines, creating a pushing motion that can destroy docks and cause erosion. While much of this is unavoidable, it makes removing your dock all the more necessary.

To minimize shoreline damage, you can:

  • Remove your dock, gangway and ramp as soon as winter arrives.

  • Work with a landscaping architect to develop an anti-erosion plan for your property.

  • Install a seawall or lay stone riprap along your shoreline to help shield vulnerable areas.

  • Incorporate soil-stabilizing trees, shrubs and plants into your shoreline landscaping.

DO I NEED TO REMOVE MY GANGWAY, PORT OR LAUNCH?

If possible, yes. Remove as many items from the water and shoreline as you can before winter to reduce any shore or dock damage. EZ Dock gangways, launches and ports are easy to remove and store alongside your dock in a dry, covered location.


PRODUCT ANNOUNCEMENT

EZ PORT 280- Newly Engineered for 2021!

The EZ Port 280 widebody design is the widest port on the market, with 10” additional walkway space on each side of the craft that makes loading and unloading effortless, no matter the type of waterfront location.

The EZ Port 280 is the perfect solution for those looking for an easy-to-access, drive-on port to keep their PWC high and dry! Designed for PWC enthusiasts, the EZ Port 280 combines EZ Dock’s quality and durability with 33% more width than our most popular PWC port

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EZ PORT VXP - Newly Engineered for 2021!

The Newly Engineered VXP Port has been modified so that:

1) The entry rollers are not low in the water, the new configuration

resembles the 2i entry with two pair of rollers at the entry.

Re-engineered to eliminate hull contact prior to roller contact,

and designed to minimize contact between the port and the craft

while providing a smooth entry.

2) The two middle rows of channels have been shortened to

mitigate water entering them, and more flotation at the entry to

help keep craft out of the water.

Introducing the New EZ Port 2i Bow Stop

Videos

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EZ Dock: EZ Port VXP Instructional Video


EZ Dock and the EZ Port 2i