Pier & Waterfront Solutions News Blog

WINTER STORAGE OF FLOATING DOCKS

WINTER STORAGE OF FLOATING DOCKS

Should Floating Piers be removed in winter? Winter can be brutal in Wisconsin. It's already knocking on the door. What should you do with your floating dock in winter? Will I lose my investment? Should I remove it or leave it in place? Will it get damaged if I leave...

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Hydraulic Boat Lift – UPDATED

         Hydraulic Boat Lifts - Updated Hydraulic boat lifts have shown improvements in getting rid of the complexity of a standard cable lift. Today's hydraulic lifts do not require a pendant to cycle. Push the button on your wireless remote, and the unit will do the...

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How to Remove Mold/Mildew

How to Remove Mold/Mildew From Vinyl Despite your best efforts, you may notice mold/mildew forming on your vinyl seats in Fall. For a boat to look its best, the seats require regular cleaning and maintenance.  With any boat, you have opportunities to enjoy the waters...

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Newest Member of our Sales Team

Meet the Newest Member of our Sales Team Pier & Waterfront Solution's sales and service team extends a welcome to Eric DeBaker. Born and raised in Southern Door County, Eric currently resides in Appleton. He lives with his wife and 15-year-old son. A graduate of...

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Does Shoreline Stabilization (Rip-Rap) Work?

Does Shoreline Stabilization Work? Creating shoreline stabilization sounds pretty easy to do. Just throw some big rocks on the shore. Right!?  But when you leave your shoreline, do you really think it will do the job you intended it to do?  In reality, it is labor and...

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Introducing a new Employee

Today, we have an introduction for a new employee - DJ (Dave) Meier.   DJ comes to us from Cottage Grove, WI (near Madison).  He has been a valuable asset to our sales team for the past several months.  DJ  went to school for Mechanical Design and has worked at...

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How to Winterize Your Boat

How to Winterize Your Boat Whether you like it or not, Summer is over. The boating season has come to a close. Our crews are nearing the end of the removal season also. That's a sure sign that the season has ended. Here are tips to winterize your boat and prevent...

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Boating in Foul Weather

Boating in Foul Weather Boating in foul weather and rough seas can be a dangerous combination when out on the water. As careful as you might be, bad weather can still take you by surprise. In the summer boating season, heat waves bring high-pressure fronts and can...

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Fall Colors and Boating

Fall Colors & Boating Make the Most of Fall Boating Season It's the end of the boating season! What we wouldn't give for longer days, bright sunshine, and more time outdoors! Especially this year- Summer was way too short! But wait—you can? Fall boating is just an...

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New Service/Scheduling Manager

We'd like you to meet Keri Grimsley In recent months, many of you had the opportunity to talk to Keri Grimsley. Keri is our new Service and Scheduling Manager.   Keri came to us from Nicolet Bank in Brussels. She has adapted well to our demanding business.  Keri is...

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Vinyl Bunks – A Better Value

Vinyl Bunks Are A Better Value. Vinyl bunks are a much better value than carpeted bunks.  You bought your boat to enjoy yourself - not replace worn-out carpeting on the weekend. Many boat and PWC lifts utilize carpeted bunks to support the vessel. These are an...

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What’s new in boat lift winches? Updated

What's new in boat lift winches? Updated The Whisper winch from ShoreMaster was a significant improvement over other boat lift brand winches in 2018. ShoreMaster continues to be the leader in the Marine industry.  Most boaters were annoyed by the clanking noise...

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Lightning & Boating Don’t Mix

Lightning & Boating don't mix. Lightning and Boating don't mix. Spring and Fall bring the strongest storms of the year. Do you have the proper PFD (personal floatation device)? How about boaters' insurance? In the middle of a storm is NOT the time to think about...

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RipRap & Sea Walls – Pros and Cons

RipRap & Sea Walls - Pros and Cons Living on a body of water can be a great experience. Those experiences include fishing, boating, or just enjoying the natural beauty of the area. It's the ideal way to escape the heat and congestion of the city. Plus, how can you...

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Stress – Even Boat Lifts experience it

Stress - Even Boat Lifts experience it Stress - Even boat lifts are under stress - this year more than ever before due to the high waters.   Why? High water increases the stress on your cables. We've previously informed you of the danger to boat lift cables during a...

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Dock Movement & How to Minimize it.

Why does my Dock Move? Movement or " dock sway" is the result of deeper water. Due to the deep water and stronger storms, it is necessary to raise your dock to protect your equipment. And it's even higher than last year. HOW CAN THE MOVEMENT BE MINIMIZED? Before we...

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BARGE UPDATES

BARGE UPDATES The Barge and the Pusher Boat, that moves it around, is unique in several ways.  It goes where other local barges can't go. It's versatile enough to fit into tight spaces where a traditional barge can't.  Yet, it's large enough to handle an excavator...

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Dockside basketball hoop

Dockside Basketball Hoop A basketball hoop is the latest addition to the ShoreMaster and Pier & Waterfront Solutions line of accessories. Take the game off the hot court and put it in the water with a dockside Basketball Hoop. Imagine the summer fun (and exercise)...

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Dock Steps Provide Safe Access to the Beach

Dock Steps with Handrails Dock Steps from Pier & Waterfront Solutions (PWS) solve many problems for property owners. All-aluminum steps are available in (4) and (6) step configurations. These will never rust, rot, or require maintenance. Is your ramp or ladder too...

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DO I NEED A NEW DOCK?

Do I need a new dock?  Docks that are several years old will show some signs of wear. It might be the decking, or it could be the frames. Either way, your dock needs yearly inspections. It's especially true this year. Why? You guessed it - the storms. At least two...

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PADDLERS, KAYAKS and CANOES

Paddlers, Kayaks & Canoes      Paddlers, kayaks, and canoes are experiencing a growing demand.  This means an increased demand for convenient storage units.  Storage must be both convenient and safe. Spend more time on the water paddling and less time moving your...

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