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Wave Armor 24"L Horizontal Dock BumperItem # 437944

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  • Protects from dock damage
  • Durable polyvinyl material
  • Superior strength and longevity
  • Mounts easily
  • 24"L x 10"H x 6"D
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Boating Season is near so my thoughts are on better protection for Benny when Docked at my Dock

Keep in mind I live in The Wake Zone Area of The Lake 

With Low Gas Prices This Year .... The Speed Demons Will Be Out In Greater Numbers

This is an Overton Product 

My concern is will the up and down from the wakes cause it to rip out of the dock ?

Does anyone have experience with this in a wake zone

In a No - Wake Zone it is a no - brainer

But with speeds of 60 mph on the water I am concerned 

Your thoughts are appreciated 

I will be buying minimum of 2 maximum of 4



Notice that the product appears to overhang the dock substructure in top photo

When The weather permits I will check substructure to my dock

Hoping it is 2 x 10 Not Sure It Has Been Awhile 
 
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I think you would want verticle, not horizontal.
 

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Carl makes sense, as usual.  The horizontal ones would be fine on that dock for pointy boats.  But for pontoons, I would guess they need to be lined up a bit better.  I'll have to measure this in the spring, but I'm guessing my bow rail rides 1.5 feet higher in the water than the stern.  So, for me, the horizontal  mounted ones would be at the wrong level most of the time.  Mounting them vertically eliminates the problem of getting them lined up just right.

Unless your goal is to protect your dock instead of your boat!  Then by all means, mount them horizontally.  Just joking.

If that was my dock, I'd probably look at mounting 4x4 posts on the side of the dock to create the pier effect Jack has.  Or, try to extend the skirt of the dock down towards the water with another 2x12 horizontally, and braced from under the dock.  That way you'd have more of a vertical surface to help protect your boat.
 

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Plus waves will rock the boat, and not the dock, so vertical ones allow the boat to ride up and down without damage.

That's one thing I do not like about my S.  The side rails are pretty flimsy, and can dent easier than a pontoon can.  The bow rail is rock solid.  I wish the sides were better.  I have to have my fenders mounted just exactly right to spread any impact between the rail and the pontoon.  Maybe I need bigger fenders.  I think I have 6x25s.
 
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See the mooring whips thread...  That method looks really appealing to me.

I don't have a dock (grrrr), but I hope to someday.  When I retire.  I'll probably buy a dock that comes with a house, rather than a house with a dock.
 

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Chuck I looked at this type also and had the same concerns with the boat bouncing under them. My dock section sides are only 2 X 4. Im trying to figure out how to attach them vertically to my poles (I have ones like yours). In the meantime I'm using "Dock Edge Torpedo Post Bumpers" that slide down over the poles and cover the hardware for the cross supports that go under the sections but they aren't as long. I don't have a picture of them handy but you can google them. I also hang regular fenders off the boat for added insurance. I agree with Carl and Jack about vertical being better.
 

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My issue also (and I suspect chuck's) is that I have to remove my dock every year to prevent ice damage. Any fixes have to be easy to remove or change.
 

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And I have never bothered to figure out how to post links;)
 

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Vertical would be my first choice 

BUT 

As Swiftm stated

My Galvanized Pipes are right up to the wood of the Dock

Nothing can get between them but some light gauge wire maybe #14 

The up and down motion has to be controlled by the buoys 

Was looking at the bumpers to prevent hitting dock due to winds off Lake 



Atatching 4 x 4's or 6 x 6's is a possibility but presents issues as well

They could not be placed deep into the water with concrete for stability 

They would be sitting on the bottom only

Removal of the Dock is imperative as Swiftm has stated 



I guess if I buy them going horizontal is my only choice 

Will leave the buoys on as well for movement due to wakes 

This year the dock was left in due to some health issues 

With El Nino it has been a mild winter so far in Ohio

Compared to what we normally have

We have 0" of snow from The NorEaster (lol)

This week we will have highs in the upper 30s and low 40's 

Jack I wish I had A Dock Like That Here 

That Is A DOCK 
 
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My dock poles are aluminum - not galvanized - so they are even more easily damaged by the ice. I've considered clamping boards to the uprights (maybe with U-bolts) then attaching the dock bumpers to that but haven't been ambitious enough to do that yet. Plus my boat doesn't usually span over 2 of the posts without sticking out past the end of the dock - I have 12 foot spans between posts.
 

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Vertical would be my first choice 

BUT 

As Swiftm stated

My Galvanized Pipes are right up to the wood of the Dock

Nothing can get between them but some light gauge wire maybe #14 

The up and down motion has to be controlled by the buoys 

Was looking at the bumpers to prevent hitting dock due to winds off Lake 



Atatching 4 x 4's or 6 x 6's is a possibility but presents issues as well

They could not be placed deep into the water with concrete for stability 

They would be sitting on the bottom only

Removal of the Dock is imperative as Swiftm has stated 



I guess if I buy them going horizontal is my only choice 

Will leave the buoys on as well for movement due to wakes 

This year the dock was left in due to some health issues 

With El Nino it has been a mild winter so far in Ohio

Compared to what we normally have

We have 0" of snow from The NorEaster (lol)

This week we will have highs in the upper 30s and low 40's 

Jack I wish I had A Dock Like That Here 

That Is A DOCK 
Thanks Chuck .

It is a private marina where we purchased a lot in the sub .
 
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