Pier & Waterfront Solutions News Blog

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 of 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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Watersports Accessories

Watersports Accessories Watersports continue to be the most popular summer activity in Wisconsin.  They are only exceeded by watching the Packers beat the Bears every year (with apologies to our Chicago friends). With hundreds of miles of shoreline to enjoy, why...

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4 th of July Preparations

HAVE A HAPPY (AND SAFE)  4th of July The 4th of July is almost here. The annual migration to the lake for fun, sun, and relaxation is underway.  With all the extra traffic on the water, it's more important than ever to practice safety. On the boat, dock or shoreline...

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Dock installation in Door County

Looking for the most Dependable Door County Dock Installation? You deserve to work with a dock installer that actually: ·        Answers the phone. ·        Returns your calls. ·        Responds to text and emails. ·        Gets the job done on time. and ·       ...

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A Bench for my dock – Updated

A bench is a real must-have for any dock A bench provides true enjoyment to your dock.  Remember those warm early evening or morning views you enjoy so much? What better way to enjoy the view than to sit on a bench at the end of the dock with your favorite beverage....

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How to Select BoatLifts – Part 2

How to Select BoatLifts - Part 2           Boatlifts come in several configurations.  In part 1 of this 2 part series, we discussed vertical and cantilever lifts.  What about boatlifts for larger boats?  Next, we'll discuss Elevator and Hydraulic boatlifts.   Elevator...

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PWC Jet Ski Lift – Part 2

PWC Jet Ski Lift – Part 2 A PWC Lift is used to protect your Jet ski or PWC  from the elements. In Part 1 of this series we discussed cantilevered and Vertical Lifts.  In part 2, we examine two additional PWC lift options for protecting your jet ski. The Vertical Jet...

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PWC Jet Ski Lift – Part 1

PWC Jet Ski Lift  Part 1 PWC Jet Ski lift units are more popular than ever. What does PWC stand for - Personal Water Craft. In this article, we discuss two different types of lifts available to protect your investment. Summer is fast approaching.  We begin to think...

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What is a Water Surge?

What is a Water Surge like on the Bay of Green Bay? A water surge is the result of strong winds usually coming from the north-northeast.   These winds cause the water to move south along the Door County Penninsula into the Fox River in Green Bay.  The water eventually...

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