Pier & Waterfront Solutions News Blog

Kayaks & Canoes

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...

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WALKING PLATFORM

WALKING PLATFORM FOR JET SKI LIFTS 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...

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PADDLEBOARD

PADDLEBOARD 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...

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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....

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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...

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IS THE WATER LEVEL HIGHER THIS YEAR?

IS THE WATER LEVEL GOING TO BE HIGHER THIS YEAR? The water level WILL be higher -  by a long shot! We have many terrific customers. One customer has been following the Bay of Green Bay water conditions for years using government supplied data to ensure accuracy. We...

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BASKETBALL HOOP & SLIDE

Basketball Hoop A basketball hoop and a slide are some of the latest additions to the ShoreMaster line of accessories. Take the game off the court and put it in the water with a Basketball Hoop from ShoreMaster!  Imagine the summer fun your family will enjoy.  ...

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Storm Damage May 2019

STORM DAMAGE Storm damage on May 1 has caused dock owners to ask - Will my dock and lift be installed by Memorial Day?  The second question is - Why do you set the dock so high?  The answer to the first question is - It's still too early to tell. In an average season,...

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BOAT LIFT INSURANCE

INSURANCE FOR YOUR BOAT LIFT With insurance, you expect EVERYTHING you own to be covered for damages.  Even your dock and boat lift. But is that the case? Here in Wisconsin, if you own a dock or boat lift, you have made a sizable investment. Of course, you want to...

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SPIDERS, BEES AND YOUR CANOPY

SPIDERS, BEES AND YOUR LIFT CANOPY When you bought your boat lift and canopy, you probably thought "This is all mine, and mine alone."  Little did you know that within a short time you will be sharing it with unwelcome visitors. Your visitors include hornets, spiders,...

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2019 INSTALL SEASON IS UNDERWAY

The 2019 DOCK INSTALL SEASON HAS BEGUN!  The install season for 2019 has begun on the Door County peninsula.  We started doing some commercial installs a week ago in select areas. The Coast Guard has opened the shipping channel to Green Bay, and this means the ice can...

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Accessories for Boat Lifts

Boat Lift Accessories Boat lift accessories relieve a lot of stress and work. You don't have to worry about the hull and motor getting fouled after sitting in the water for too long. Think of the time and work you'll save by not having to put your boat back on the...

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Sea Gull Deterrents Updated

Sea Gull Deterrents Updated Some of your neighbors tend to be real pests. It seems that they never go away for any length of time. At least not as long as you would like them to. That's not a nice thing to say. However, in this case, it's true. Spend any time near the...

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Boat Checklist for Spring

Is Your Boat Ready for Summer?  Will your boat be ready when Nature stops the snow and cold weather? Spring weather is only about a month away. Start now to get ready for the boating season. It’s an exciting time of the year. Of course, Mother Nature still has a say...

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Is a Lift Motor needed for a Boat Lift?

Do you need a lift motor for your boat lift? Are you still struggling to turn your Boat Lift Wheel? See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7j_LCDD8g2c&list=PLV6h7EzFPiaB5SCPfZtJGsuPLWYkIX8Ol&index=4       A DC powered Lift Boss motor makes it simple and safe to...

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Power Options for Boat Lift Motors

Power Options for Boat Lift Motors Boat lift Motors are covered in this 2 part series. We discuss the different types of operating systems for boat lift motors. Installing a boat lift motor makes your life so much easier.  If you can operate a garage door opener, you...

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Boat Lift Calculations Part 4 of 4

Boat Lift Calculations Boat lift calculations are explained in Part 4 of this series. Have a new boat and don’t know what boat lift size you need?   We will outline the general procedure for determining the proper boat lift size to use.  Much of the information we ask...

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WHAT SIZE BOATLIFT DO I NEED? Part 3 of 4

WHAT SIZE BOATLIFT DO I NEED? What size boatlift do you need?  Purchasing a new boatlift does not have to be a confusing time. Yet, you have a lot to consider before making your final decision. By spending a little time here, you will be better educated and able to...

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WHAT SIZE BOATLIFT DO I NEED? Part 1 of 4

 WHAT SIZE BOAT LIFT DO I NEED?   A boatlift can come in several styles.  In this first of a four-part series, we discuss Cantilever, PWC, ShorePorts, and Track systems.   Each boatlift has a specific way it operates, and the conditions under which it should be...

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WHICH DOCK CONFIGURATION SHOULD I CHOOSE? Part 3

WHICH DOCK CONFIGURATION SHOULD I CHOOSE? The dock configuration is the next thing to consider when figuring your total dock cost. Your decision should be made after reading part one of this series (What does a Dock cost?). After reading that, you probably have an...

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WHAT DOCK DECKING CHOICES ARE THERE?- Part 2

DOCK DECKING Dock decking is a critical choice.  With all the decking choices – it's the most important choice you make. Frames for docks were covered in Part 1 of this series. Part 2 will cover the many choices of decking you have. WOOD DECKING Wood decking was the...

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