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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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Dock Install Season in Door County

DOCK INSTALL SEASON HAS RETURNED.  Finally! Dock install season usually starts around April 1 each year.  We have a limited number of days available to complete the work with an April 1 start date. Even then, we can only install selective sites due to ice conditions,...

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Best Decking for Docks

Decking for your dock is a critical choice With all the materials available today for your dock – your decking choice is the most important decision you will make. At one time, cedar or treated wood were your only choices. It wasn't long before people realized the...

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Seagulls – A messy problem (updated)

Seagulls leaving a mess on your dock? Seagulls leaving their “mark” on your dock or boat lift?     Do they leave the "leftovers" from their last meal on your canopy or dock?  How about those potentially harmful "deposits" they leave behind?  Hate to walk on the dock...

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Ice Shoves stall the Spring Install Season

Ice Shoves have stalled the Spring Install Season  Ice shoves have stalled the Spring Install season. Mother Nature has proven to be a real challenge in 2018.  PWS was able to complete a few installs when winter returned with a vengeance! Instead of a beautiful...

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Boat Lift Canopy Covers – Updated

 CANOPY COVERS JUST GOT A REAL BOOST IN QUALITY Canopy covers just got a REAL boost in quality. Our supplier, ShoreMaster, finalized the details of a new boat lift canopy cover vendor agreement.  PWS has improved canopy cover lead times, and better fabric options for...

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2018 Install Season

The 2018 install season in Door County has begun!  Yes, the 2018 install season has begun in Door County.  Actually, we started delivering equipment and did some installs a week ago in certain areas.  As more areas open up we will gain access to them.  We will be...

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Boat Lift Lift Cable Maintenance-(Revisted)

Boatlift Cable Maintenance (Revisited) Boatlift cables, properly maintained, will keep your boatlift functioning the way it is meant to operate. Perform a visual inspection of all cables, especially on the winch, on a regular basis. The most frequent cause of issues...

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Jet Ski Lift – Spring Maintenance Guide (New)

Jet Ski Lift – Spring Maintenance Guide Your Jet Ski Lift requires simple spring maintenance so you can enjoy the summer season.  Don't ignore your jet ski lift if you want to prolong its life.  This guide will help you.     Here's a list of things to check: Inspect...

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Pier Mounted lifts (Part 3)

Pier Mounted Lifts (Part 3) Vertical Jet Ski Lifts and Dock Platforms were discussed in Part 1 and 2 of this series. In this final segment, we examine permanent pier mounted lifts and track systems. You will see both types of PWC Lifts used in select locations and...

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Jet Ski Lifts (Part 1 – Vertical Lifts)

Jet Ski Lifts   Jet Ski Lifts, in several different styles, are suitable for use in the waters of Door County. Each one has distinct applications depending on the body of water you use it on. In this first of a 3 part series, we will discuss Vertical Jet Ski lifts. ...

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