Pier & Waterfront Solutions News Blog

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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WHAT DOES A DOCK COST? Part 1 of 3

WHAT DOES A DOCK COST? That’s the question our sales team is asked all the time. We have the answer to this question – “It depends.” Seriously though, that’s the truth – because it depends on so many factors. Your answer to these simple questions will help us to...

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HOW TO ANCHOR A DOCK

DOES A DOCK NEED AN ANCHOR? Do I REALLY need to use a dock anchor or auger?   First-time dock owners in Door County ask this question all the time. Their concerns are valid - no one wants the extra work or cost if it isn't needed. First, let me say that on most inland...

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WHAT’S THE EASIEST WAY TO CUSTOMIZE A DOCK?

What is the easiest way to customize a dock?  THE INFINITY TRACK SYSTEM by SHOREMASTER The Infinity Track system was designed for convenience and versatility. Your dock will work for you – not the other way around. You should be out enjoying your time on the water....

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Pier Solutions explained – Part 3

What is Pier and Waterfront Solutions - Part 3 Pier Solutions – that’s an unusual name.  But then again, PWS is not your ordinary Pier & Boat Lift Company. In previous articles, we looked at some of the work we have done to solve customer issues.  Today let’s look...

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What is Pier & Waterfront Solutions? Part 2

What is Pier & Waterfront Solutions? In a previous article, the discussion was about some of the less widely known projects that Pier & Waterfront Solutions has undertaken. We do much more than most people realize. We have completed everything from decks, wood...

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What’s new in boat lift winches?

ShoreMaster continues to be the leader in the Marine industry.  They recently announced a significant improvement to their boat lift winch system.  They had previously introduced the Whisper Winch which eliminated the “clanking” noise to a whisper when you crank the...

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What is Pier & Waterfront Solutions?

Pier & Waterfront Solutions? SOLUTIONS  - What does that word mean in the name - Pier & Waterfront Solutions? Ok, The name implies that we sell, service, install and remove Piers (docks) and boat lifts. But a lot of people do that. Don't they? Yes, they do....

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DOCK and BOAT LIFT DAMAGE

Dock and Boat Lift Damage Dock and boat lift damage was severe in the wake of the Aug 4th, 2017 storm.  We were reminded how important it is to choose the right dock and boat lift for your boat. So many homeowners were reeling thinking about having to replace their...

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Electrical Shock Drowning (ESD) – Part 2 of 2

Electrical Shock Drowning ESD – Part 2 Electrical Shock Drowning or ESD was discussed in Part one of this series.  Part 2 will get into more detail about this infrequent but deadly situation. There are two potential failures in a boat’s electrical system that put...

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ESD – Electrical Shock Drowning – Part 1

ESD: What is it?  Part 1 of 2 ESD, also known as Electric Shock Drowning, is a form of drowning caused by an electric current in the water. Where does the electric current originate?  It could be your boat, a malfunctioning charger or lighting system.  More on this in...

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BOAT CARPET CLEANING TIPS

Boat Carpet Care Boat carpet takes a terrific beating every year. Extreme moisture, sand, stones, harsh UV rays, etc.  If you're reading this post you have a                             OR a             and you want to know how to keep the boat carpet clean.  Keep on...

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