Why You’ll Be Glad You Have a V-Dock This Winter

snowAs another winter rolls around, the often thankless task of winterizing the docks approaches. The aggravation of de-icing and sometimes having to pull the dock out before water freezes over is a household tradition for those who live near the water, but for many dock owners, those hours of struggling to prep your dock for the cold weather are over.


A V-Dock is a portable docking system, meaning that getting it into and out of the water is a snap. Depending on the type of water and the slope of the shore, there are several models available to suit your dock needs. Installation—and, more importantly, extraction—can take as little as ten minutes. The time-consuming task of winterizing and moving a dock can be all but eliminated, allowing you to get back to spending your time doing what you love. Here are just a few of the reasons why you’ll be so glad to have a V-Dock this winter.

The Aluminum Dock Frame and Sturdy Build

V-Docks are designed with a sturdy aluminum dock frame which reduces overall weight, making it dock easy to support and the frame rust resistant. Not only is the V-Dock lighter, it works more efficiently as well. This lightweight, sturdy frame can actually hold the same number of people as a traditional wooden dock! Parts can be removed should they become damaged and easily replaced. Built and bolted together in Minnesota, these sturdy frames are backed by a 15-year warranty.

Patented Poly Decks

V-Dock’s poly decks are another factor in how V-Docks are so easy to install and care for. V-Dock poly decking was specifically designed and patented for use with V-Docks, so unlike generic docks, V-Dock’s parts are designed for each other. The poly decking is made from virgin resin and is UV- and crack-resistant. The decking includes an anti-slip surface while still being comfortable to walk on, even during the hot summer months. Unlike aluminum, the V-dock poly decks do not become burning hot under the summer sun.

Different Types for Different Waters

Unlike other, one-size-fits-all solutions, V-Docks are designed for different types of bodies of water. There are the common stand docks, which have legs and work as most typical docks do. There are also Roll-And-Float docks, which are designed for deeper waters. Finally, the most popular docks are the Roll-In Docks, which can be installed in less than five minutes. (The record, according to V-Dock, is 86 square feet of dock installed in 27 seconds.)

If you’re dreading the task of winterizing a dock, this is probably the year to do something about it, and make every approaching winter a little less stressful. If you’re ready for a no-fuss dock solution, consider installing a V-Dock, with its durable decking, sturdy frame and easy installation.

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