Pier & Waterfront Solutions News Blog

Waterfront work – Door County

Where does the name "Waterfront Solutions" come in? Waterfront Solutions is part of our name. But you haven't heard much about it. Now's a good time to get familiar with it.   The rising water and storms have caused damage up and down the Door County peninsula. Losing...

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David S.

July 16   Your guys are just finishing the dock installation.  It looks terrific  A very competent, hard-working crew.  Good guys, indeed.  Thanks much! David S    

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WINTER STORAGE – DOCKS & LIFTS

WINTER STORAGE – DOCKS & LIFTS

It's time to think - winter storage. It seems like just yesterday when the days began getting longer and the temperatures were rising.  Now the temperatures are rapidly falling and the days are getting shorter. Labor Day has come and gone. Traditionally, it signals...

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HOW TO ACCESS A DOCK EASIER

HOW TO ACCESS A DOCK EASIER

HOW TO ACCESS A DOCK EASIER Access to a dock is important to anyone wanting to use a boat. Boating is something both young and old enjoy. Many memories have been created on a boat or a dock. However, those moments are not as easy for some people to enjoy. What about...

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CABLE MAINTENANCE FOR YOUR LIFT- part 2

Cable Maintenance In last weeks article, (https://wisconsinpws.com/boat-lift-cable/) we discussed why your boat lift cable would not last forever.  This week we get into more detail and explain what you can do. We discuss the most critical causes of cable problems and...

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BOAT LIFT CABLE

NOTHING LASTS FOREVER - EVEN A LIFT CABLE That's true!  Your cables will eventually need replacement.  When?  That depends on you. If you've been around boat lifts for any length of time you have seen problems with boat lifts.  Typical problems include corrosion,...

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WHY DOES MY DOCK SWAY?

WHY DOES MY DOCK SWAY?   Dock sway is a result of deeper water and the need to raise your dock higher out of the water. In 2016 we did an article about dock sway as a result of the high water that year. 2017 was worse, and 2018 continues this trend. The water...

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BOAT LIFT SELECTION – UPDATED

BOAT LIFT SELECTION – UPDATED

BOAT LIFT SELECTION Purchasing a boat lift (new or used) can be very confusing.  There is a lot to consider before making your selection. This article will assist you in making the right decision. Let's start with, where will you be using the boat lift? Why is...

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JET SKIS & THE LAW

JET SKIS & THE LAW

JET SKIS and THE LAW State & Federal law has a lot to say about how you operate your Jet Ski. Many people don't realize there are legal ways and some NOT so legal ways to operate a PWC or jet ski. Beyond the usual title and registration that everyone expects,...

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PWC (Jet Ski) Users Guide

PWC (Jet Ski) Users Guide

A First-Time PWC (Jet Ski) Users Guide Summer means not only enjoying the peace and quiet of the lakes and bays of Wisconsin but the wild rides on a PWC too!  With your adrenaline going crazy, it's no wonder it's become such a popular summertime activity! A jet ski...

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HOW TO STEER A BOAT

HOW TO STEER A BOAT

HOW TO SAFELY STEER A BOAT The boating season is underway. You are either a Newbie or a returning “veteran” to boating. Maybe you need a few reminders about how to steer a boat into a lift. Newbies - we recommend that you wait for a calm day with very little wind to...

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JULY 4 th CELEBRATIONS

JULY 4 th CELEBRATIONS

  JULY 4 th  IS ALMOST HERE July 4 th is something we all look forward to each year. There are fireworks, family reunions, and making new friends. This year we especially look forward to the four day weekend it brings with it. If Mother Nature cooperates with us, it...

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Kayaks & Canoes

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

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

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

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 & 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 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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