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Floating Docks

Capture1Floating Truss Dock

The dock system that works where others can’t — deep water and frequently changing water levels

Hewitt Floating Docks feature the same advantages found in all Hewitt dock systems – easy assembly, low maintenance and expandability. Whether you choose aluminum for low-weight or galvanized steel for maximum strength, Hewitt Floating Docks are engineered and constructed to provide unexcelled performance and durability.

2’, 4’, 6’ and 8’ Wide Docks Configured for
Residential or Commercial Applications

Hewitt Floating Docks are ideally suited for complex layouts and commercial as well as residential use on deep-bottom lakes, reservoirs and rivers. Floats automatically adjust to high and low water conditions – you’ll never be left high and dry or find your dock submerged. 6’ and 8’ foot wide models provide extra space for equipment and allow people to pass easily in heavy use areas.

The Sky’s the Limit
As the photographs in the gallery illustrate, Hewitt Floating Docks can take on almost any size or shape and be expanded vertically to include upper decks, hip roofs and gable roofs.

Superior Quality Flotation Tanks
Hewitt Floating Docks are supported by float tanks so reliable they meet U.S.
Military specifications. The tanks are comprised of EPS foam encased in a seamless heavy-duty polyethylene shell. Tanks are resistant to cracking and corrosion and are suitable for year-round use. They can even be left out during the winter. Float tanks are available in a wide range of sizes with different load carrying capacities.

Float tanks have molded-in mounting flanges for easy attachment to the bottom of the
dock frame. Floats may also be installed within the frame for a lower profile on the water.
Bridged Framework
The Floating Dock incorporates engineering principles proven in bridge and crane construction. The open framework design provides maximum strength with minimum weight and creates less wave resistance for superior stability. Heavy-duty structural support tubes are used at both the top and bottom of the side frames. The entire frame is reinforced with structural channel bracing and extra strong angle crossbars. Corners are strengthened with extra large gussets.
Floating Dock Hinges
Specially designed full-width hinges are recommended for connecting sections. Hinge connections prevent undue stress on the structure by allowing the dock to flex in rough water conditions or in locations where water levels change rapidly.(left: Heavy-duty Piano Hinge)
(right: Heavy-Duty Hinge)
Corner Support Hinge

Decking Options
For details on decking materials, click here.

Cedar Skidguard* Aluminum ThruFlow
* Available on 2′, 4′ and 8′ wide docks only.

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RGC Floating Docks are ideal for light duty marina, condo and residential applications. The frames are manufactured with marine grade aluminum extrusions and stainless steel hardware for minimal maintenance and superior life. These docks install easily, are great for fluctuating water depths and can be assembled in a variety of configurations.

FEATURES OF FLOATING ALUMINUM DOCKS
Floating Docks are manufactured of marine grade aluminum and assembled with stainless steel hardware.
A custom aluminum extrusion engineered for peak strength and rigidity provides outstanding product integrity.
Two 2′ x 4′ x 16′ high floats are standard on the 4′ x 10′ dock section. Larger sizes and / or greater quantities of floats are standard on larger dock sections.
Sections are easy to arrange and add on to meet your specific design needs.
Floats are foam filled using 1 to 1.5 density EPS.
Each float meets Corps of Engineers regulation #36 CFR Part 327.
Floating Docks can be used in any water depth.
Four decking options include powder-coated aluminum, Deckwave™ poly decking, premium cedar or special order 2 x 6 wood decking.
Customize you dock with the many available accessories.
15 year limited warranty on aluminum materials and workmanship.

Commercial Grade Floating Dock
at a Residential Price.

LochDock Floating
ABOVE: Two 4ft. x 12ft. Lochdock Sections side by side, attached using the QCS System. Two custom 4ft. x 4ft. Lochdock gangway sections attached with QCS connectors and double Max piano hinges on each side of gangway section.
Speed and Flexibility Come Standard withLochdockLochDock QCS.

LochDock’s QCS Quick Connect System

Lochdock QCS (Quick Connect System) offers tremendous flexibility in layout and design.Each section comes standard with a QCS male connector on the shore end of the dock and a female on the lake end. Pre-machined holes securely bolt this connection together at each section end on the floating system. Additional QCS connectors can be added to enhance your dock with triangles and platforms. The system is easier to install then traditional floating dock designs and the system’s QCS connections makes add-ons easy and quick.

Lochdock delivers one of the finest walks you will ever find in a residential floating dock system…

Lochdock Floating

Lochdock floating sections are engineered with the same components used in commercial projects. Lochdock’s six and one half inch tall side stringer provides the dock with a clean, fresh look and lends itself well to floating dock system applications. The exrta tall stringers houses a five inch tall engineered “Max Stack Frame” welded into place underneath to accomadate the Lochdock floats and to secure the Sure Step decking panels using stainless steel fastners. Lochdock floating is available up to 4feet wide and 20 feet long as a standard offering, but widths up to 6 feet wide are available for certain project applications. Contact your Authorized Max dock dealer to discuss your floating dock needs and plans.

ALL DOCK FLOATS ARE MANUFACTURED FROM LINEAR VIRGIN POLYETHYLENE RESIN

Lochdock FloatingDock Floats are manufactured from linear virgin polyethylene resin containing UV ray inhibitors and carbon black pigment to aid against ultra-violet deterioration. These resins offer a balance of rigidity, toughness, environmental stress crack resistance and cold temperature impact performance. Resin is also in compliance with the FDA title 21. Floats are constructed from a food grade material that is recycable and will not contaminate the waterways.

Floats are suitable for outdoor use with respect to exposure to ultra-violet light, water exposure, immersion and fire, in accordance with the Underwriters Laboratory class 746C and flame class UL-94HB. The encasements also meet the Hunt Falling Dart puncture and thickness test. Floats are rotationally molded for seamless, one piece construction. A Dock Float nominal wall thickness of .150 is standard on all encasements. Dock Floats are resistant to damage by ice, animals, bumps from watercraft and contact deterioration from petroleum products.

Max Lochdock Floating is available with Eco friendly Vinyl Sure Step decking in either gray or tan decking color choices. The decking panels are water resistance, have a anti-slip surface and slotted panels this design allows water to rush quickly through the panels. The design also makes vinyl decking the environmentally friendly choice because it allows sunlight to penetrate the surface not effecting the waters naturally growing organisms.

Each panel is secured using stainless steel self tapping machine screws and the finished product provides a quality dock section with the benefits of vinyl decking. Sure-Step panel comes with a limited lifetime warranty and their unmatched non-skid properties make it the preferred choice for floating dock applications.

Lochdock FloatingLochdocks Commercial Grade heavy duty extruded aluminum piano hinge was designed to carry a 100 pound per square foot dock rating. The design includes a PVC encased aluminum pin to separate the pin from the main extrusion so aluminum scalding can not occur which will prematurely wear out a hinge. It is also machined with hole patterns to easily bolt on to all Max dock lines and can be machined to custom lengths.
Lochdock FloatingLochdock Floating Post Collars are another heavy duty extrusion from Max, before being welded together the collar is fitted with a PVC sleeve that the 2-3/8” diameter pipe with a heavy duty, .208 wall aluminum floating dock post rides on as water levels fluctuate. Lochdock Floating Post Collars can be mounted anywhere along the side of the Lochdock stringer or end caps. They can also be mounted inside the stringer, the floating dock pipe would then protrude from a whole drilled through the decking.

Lochdock Floating

Lochdock FloatingLochdock Floating
can be configured for your projects specific needs or objectives.Gangways, handrail systems, ramps and handicap kick rails can be added to meet your project requirements.

When designing a floating dock system remember each L or T and wing sectiion(s) will increase the stability of the dock in the water and is recommended when laying out a Lochdock floating system.

 

 

 

Configurations:

Dock Layouts

[Residential] Floating Docks

Residential Floating Docks

VW Docks is proud to introduce our line of Residential Floating Dock Systems!

Our Floating Dock Systems are extremely durable, dependable and are manufactured to exacting standards utilizing the highest quality materials available. The structural integrity designed into our dock frames is second to none! This feature makes our Floating Dock frames a leader in the industry. Strength translates into Value!


We [Custom Build] Each and Every Frame

We Custom Build Each and Every Frame

We offer specialized design and construction for each Floating Dock we make. We custom build each frame for your specific application.

Strong and Durable [Steel or Aluminum] Frames

Strong and Durable Steel or Aluminum Frames

Meets U.S. Army Corps of Engineering standards


Features & Benefits

  • Comprehensive Limited Warranty
  • 1 ¼” x 1 ¼” 11-Gauge Square-Tube Frames
  • Connection Options
  • Wood and Vinyl Rub rail Encasing Dock
  • Hot-Dipped Galvanized Frames
  • Decking Options
  • ACE Roto-Mold Float Drums
  • Professional Installation Available
  • Full line of Accessories Available

Decking Options

Sunwalk Decking
Sunwalk Decking
Available in Tan or Gray.
Brock Decking
Brock Decking
Available in Tan or Gray.
Treated Wood Decking
Treated Wood Decking

 

[Commercial] Floating Docks

Commercial Floating Docks

VW Docks is proud to introduce our line of Commercial and Residential Floating Dock Systems!

Our Floating Dock Systems are extremely durable, dependable and are manufactured to exacting standards utilizing the highest quality materials available. The structural integrity designed into our dock frames is second to none! This feature makes our Floating Dock frames a leader in the industry. Strength translates into Value!


We [Custom Build] Each and Every Frame

We Custom Build Each and Every Frame

We offer specialized design and construction for each Floating Dock we make. We custom build each frame for your specific application.


Strong and Durable [Steel or Aluminum] Frames

Strong and Durable Steel or Aluminum Frames

Meets U.S. Army Corps of Engineering standards.


Features & Benefits

  • Comprehensive Limited Warranty
  • 1 ¼” x 1 ¼” 11-Gauge Square-Tube Frames
  • Connection Options
  • Wood and Vinyl Rub rail Encasing Dock
  • Hot-Dipped Galvanized Frames
  • Decking Options
  • ACE Roto-Mold Float Drums
  • Professional Installation Available
  • Full line of Accessories Available

Decking Options

Sunwalk Decking
Sunwalk Decking
Available in Tan or Gray.
Brock Decking
Brock Decking
Available in Tan or Gray.
Treated Wood Decking
Treated Wood Decking

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