Kayaks & Canoes

Kayaks & Canoes

Kayaks are great exercise

Kayaks are great exercise

Kayaks & Canoes

 

Kayaks & canoes are a healthy way to see more of the Door County Penninsula. Both outdoor activities provide a quiet way to relax and enjoy your surroundings. Take it from one who has tried kayaking – it is a peaceful way to spend your day.  You won’t want to return to shore.

 

 

 

Besides paddleboarding, these two activities bring the splendor of the Door County peninsula right to you. Remember the early morning and evening panoramic views we all love so much about Door County?  These are a great way to watch those sunsets and or sunrises.

Canoeing with man's best friend

Canoeing with man’s best friend

 

What do you do when you return to your dock?

Kayak & canoe rack

Kayak & canoe rack

 

What could be easier than walking to your dock and having the canoe or kayak waiting for you? By using the Canoe/Kayak racks from ShoreMaster, your equipment will be ready to go when you are. 

With these easily mounted “racks” available at Pier & Waterfront Solutions, you could save a twisted ankle or sprained knee.  Keep your equipment right at the dock.  There is no need to walk across the rocks and risk a twisted ankle while carrying your kayak up to the house or garage.

 

 

 

 

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Pier & Waterfront Solutions 

PWS is located at 7325 St. Hwy 57. That’s 1 mile North of County MM (Hwy 42) and 3 miles South of Sturgeon Bay at the Idlewild Road intersection.  Or – you can call Jerry @ 920-493-4404 for more information.

WALKING PLATFORM

WALKING PLATFORM

WALKING PLATFORM FOR JET SKI LIFTS

Walking Platform

Walking Platform

A walking platform for your ShoreMaster vertical jet ski lift is an essential add-on from Pier & Waterfront Solutions.  These stainless steel walking platforms are made exclusively for the SM 1064 and SM 1264 jet ski lifts (PWC lifts).

The walking platform consists of a stainless steel, perforated platform that mounts securely to the lift rack.  The platform never rots and is extremely strong.  It’s simple to install – one 9/16″ wrench is all you need.  No drilled holes required

A stainless steel walking platform provides a stable platform for loading, refueling, or working on your jet ski. 

 

 

Duel walking platforms

The platform allows easy access to both sides of the jet ski.  With access on both sides, the platform will enable you to put a cover on while high and dry.

Why scramble over your jet ski to put a cover around it?  Why get tossed around by the waves while trying to work.  There won’t be any more standing on the lift rack where the risk of falling off or injury is the greatest.

Imagine being able to service and refuel your jet ski without having to stand in the water or pulling it up on the rocks.  Now you have a loading platform to set your equipment on when working on the engine or re-fueling your unit.  You can do all kinds of work and stay dry.

Want more?

ShoreMaster winch tube extension

ShoreMaster winch tube extension

How about a winch extension post which allows you to reach the winch wheel from your dock? The aluminum extension post comes in a kit and will enable you to move the winch up, so you have better access to the winch wheel.  A dock set high out of the water will no longer be a problem. No need to lay on the pier to reach the wheel?

Where can you find Pier & Waterfront Solutions?

We are located in the center of the Door County Peninsula at 7325 St. Hwy 42/57. That’s 1 mile North of County MM (Hwy 42) and 3 miles South of Sturgeon Bay. Look for the Idlewild Road intersection.

Don’t forget – Give us a call If you have a dock or boatlift topic you would like to see addressed on our site.

Call Jerry at 920-493-4404 or Email Jerry@wisconsinpws.com for more information.

PADDLEBOARD

PADDLEBOARD

PADDLEBOARD

Paddleboards at sunset.

Paddleboards at sunset.

A paddleboard is becoming a favorite activity in Door County. As a great stress reliever, It also helps develop upper body strength, balance, and agility. It is a complete body workout.  What people really enjoy is the peace and tranquility of the Door County Peninsula.

Just imagine the sunrises and beautiful sunsets you can enjoy on the bay of Green Bay. 

 

 

What Happens When You Return to the dock? 

When you return to your dock, is it cumbersome to carry your paddleboard to your house or garage each time? Don’t like taking it over the rocks on the shoreline? Don’t want to risk falling or twisting your ankle?

Do you want a way to store your paddleboard conveniently? Wouldn’t it be better to store it right at your dock securely?

PaddleBoard Rack

PaddleBoard Rack

Why not consider a paddleboard rack from Pier & Waterfront Solutions. The rack mounts directly to your ShoreMaster dock with ease. (The mountings adapt to other brands also.)

It’s simple to use. Place your paddleboard in the slots, and you are ready to go. Secure it and forget it. What could be simpler? The storage rack fits all paddleboards and is an attractive addition to your dock. What could be simpler?

Your board will be ready to go in an instant.

Pier & Waterfront Solutions has this paddleboard rack on display. Stop in to see it today.

 

 

Call Jerry @ 920-493-4404 for more details or to place an order. Enjoy all that the Door County peninsula has to offer.

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Related article –https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/paddleboarding.html

Pier & Waterfront Solutions

PWS is located at 7325 St. Hwy 57. That’s 1 mile North of County MM (Hwy 42) and 3 miles South of Sturgeon Bay at the Idlewild Road intersection.  Our staff is here year-round to assist you.

Jerry Z. Door County

Jerry & Crew,

“Thank you” for taking such good care of us over the years!  We appreciate you!!

DOCK INSTALLATION UPDATE -2019

2019 DOCK INSTALLATION UPDATE

We promised an update on the dock installation season in an earlier post, and here it is. We won’t gloss it over, we have been unable to get all the docks in before Memorial Day.

Our crews have been working every possible day overtime. They are scheduled to work a full six days a week. However, six days a week is not a reality.

We have lost at least 2 to 3 days a week to heavy rains or high winds. We plan for at least ten days of rain or high winds during the install season. This year that has not been enough. As a result, even some of our office staff are called upon to install.

WHAT’S CAUSING THE DOCK INSTALLATION DELAY?

Lift installation

Lift & Dock installation

The major problem has been water levels we have not seen since the 1970s. Everywhere we go, we see water levels setting new records. Our equipment can handle high water up to four feet. However, this year, the high water is combined with frequent strong winds and access problems.

The usual access across lawns or in fields is frequently saturated. Our equipment is heavy, and the ground is so soft we cause extensive damage when a customer insists we drive across it. Most customers will say it’s okay to drive across the wet lawn because they don’t want any delays. Later they get distraught when they see the deep ruts in their property.

2019 is the second straight year of high water – an additional 10″ on top of the high water from last year. Heavy winter snows have combined with a very wet and cold Spring. As of this writing, the water levels are expected to rise even further until Fall.

As a result, many docks have already run out of pipe length.

WHAT’S THE END RESULT?

As we reported in our May POST, the short legs require that we replace the legs with longer ones. Replacing these legs is a time consuming and expensive process. In many cases, it has cut our installs per day by 50%. Failure to add longer legs will almost certainly result in damage to your dock whenever there is a storm. 

Are we the only company experiencing these problems? NO – all of the install companies are experiencing the same issues.

WHY CAN’T YOU TELL ME WHEN MY DOCK INSTALLATION IS SCHEDULED?

After looking at the forecast, we make plans to install a group of docks at least a day ahead of time. When that morning rolls around, we have had to frequently change the work schedule, cancel it altogether, or move it to a different area.

We completely understand when our customers get upset that we can’t tell them when the install will occur. I think you will agree with me when I say they will get angry when we commit to an install on Wednesday and have to change the date at the last minute.

We may plan a stretch of installs along Bayshore Drive between Sturgeon Bay and Egg Harbor for a Tuesday. However, if the winds are battering that area, we have to change our plans at the last minute. We have no choice.

We urge you to follow this advice – DO NOT bring your boat in until the boat lift installation is completed. You may end up having to take it out again if we can’t get there as planned.

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Pier & Waterfront Solutions 

PWS is located at 7325 St. Hwy 57. That’s 1 mile North of County MM (Hwy 42) and 3 miles South of Sturgeon Bay at the Idlewild Road intersection.  Or – you can call John @ 920-493-4405 for more information.

HOW TO REPLACE A BOAT LIFT COVER

HOW TO REPLACE A BOAT LIFT COVER

IS YOUR CANOPY COVER SHOWING SIGNS OF WEAR?

Boat Lift covers are available from Pier & Waterfront Solutions (PWS) for ALL popular boat lift brand.  A ShoreMaster cover allows PWS to satisfy your demands for faster availability and lighter weights. Plus, they don’t sacrifice quality, regardless of brand. ShoreMaster canopies are made to fit perfectly.

We offer both the WeatherMax® and a 13oz cover.

WEATHERMAX CANOPY COVER.

All ShoreMaster WeatherMax® covers offer superior protection from the elements. You’ll enjoy WeatherMax’s ease-of-use when it comes to installation, cleaning, and storage of the cover. Other features include:

      •  A water-repellent HydroMax™ finish is applied for long-lasting protection, durability, and color retention;
      • The Lightweight yarn fabric provides a soft feel, vibrant colors and easy installation & removal;
      • Deep scalloping around the perimeter of the canopy cover offers extra coverage; and
      • There are five color options available:
image of Taupe- Weathermax canopy cover

Taupe- Weathermax canopy cover

image of Black-Weathermax canopy cover

Black-Weathermax canopy cover

image of Navy-Weathermax canopy cover

Navy-Weathermax canopy cover

image of Light-charcoal-Weathermax canopy cover

Light-charcoal-Weathermax canopy cover

image of Forest-green-Weathermax canopy cover

Forest-green-Weathermax canopy cover

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caution – Colors shown may not be accurate.  Your monitor or phone may adjust the colors.  See PWS for accurate samples.

 

 

13oz VINYL CANOPY COVER

This new 13oz canopy weighs 30% less than the canopy covers supplied by some other suppliers. That makes it easier to install, remove, clean and maintain. In addition, the 13oz canopy cover sacrifices nothing when it comes to quality. You get superior performance in all critical testing areas:

                • Tongue tear testing;
                • UV resistance;
                • Strip tensile testing;
                • Grab tensile testing; and
                • Hydrostatic resistance tests.

This 13oz vinyl canopy is designed to be very lightweight without sacrificing:

  • Durability, moisture resistance and UV protection that you expect from a premium vinyl canopy cover.
  • The 13 oz Vinyl Covers use an exclusive topcoat for superior strength, clean-ability, weatherproofing and protection.
  • Lighter weight vinyl for hassle-free installation and removals.
  • The deep scalloping around the perimeter of the canopy cover provides extra coverage.
  • Six color options.

 

image of Blue 13oz Vinyl Canopy Cover

Blue 13oz Vinyl Canopy Cover

image of Onyx 13oz Vinyl Canopy Cover

Onyx 13oz Vinyl Canopy Cover

image of Tan 13oz Vinyl Canopy Cover

Tan 13oz Vinyl Canopy Cover

image of Gray 13oz Vinyl Canopy Cover

Gray 13oz Vinyl Canopy Cover

image of WhiteTan 13oz Vinyl Canopy Cover

White13oz Vinyl Canopy Cover

image of Forest-green-13oz Vinyl Canopy Cover

Forest-green-13oz Vinyl Canopy Cover

 

 

 

 

 

Caution – Colors shown may not be accurate.  Your monitor or phone may adjust the colors.  See PWS for accurate samples.

What do we recommend?  WeatherMax®  – for its overall strength, durability, and cost.

HOW DO I MEASURE MY CANOPY FRAME?

Here are some standard dimensions for ShoreMaster canopies.

Don’t have a ShoreMaster lift?  Uncertain about the dimensions of your lift cover or where to start?  We give you three options:

            1. Refer to this ARTICLE for information on how to measure the frame; 
            2. Call us if it is a different brand than the two shown in that article; OR
            3. PWS will come to your site to get the information needed.

Remember, PWS prefers to do an on-site evaluation to ensure the accuracy needed.  There are many lengths, styles, and widths available.

You can view complete PRODUCT WARRANTY DETAILS here.

A FREE GIFT FOR REGISTERING YOUR SHOREMASTER PURCHASE

Protect your investment by registering your ShoreMaster purchase for full warranty coverage. Plus, when you register your purchase, you’ll receive a FREE gift from ShoreMaster. You’ll need your dealer and product information (a receipt or invoice will be sufficient) to register your product.

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Pier & Waterfront Solutions

PWS is located at 7325 St. Hwy 57. That’s 1 mile North of County MM (Hwy 42) and 3 miles South of Sturgeon Bay at the Idlewild Road intersection.  Our staff is here year-round to assist you.