The addition of a dock to your waterfront property can make it easier to access the lake or river you love. Numerous types of docks exist, and selecting the right dock to suit your needs can be a challenge. Unfortunately, the challenge doesn't end there. You need to consider how your new dock will be used so that you can add some accessories that will improve the space.
Consider the addition of these three accessories during construction, and your dock will remain a pleasurable space for years to come.
1. Racks and Ports
A dock can provide easy access to your boat, but it's very unlikely you will be using only a boat to enjoy the water. You will need a place to store all of your water gear when it is not in use. Racks and ports can help make your gear accessible while keeping your dock organized.
Specialized racks for kayaks, paddleboards, and oars can be installed at the time your dock is constructed. You can also include ports for jet skis and other small motorized equipment.
2. Weather Station
Anyone who has had the opportunity to spend time on a boat understands the unique relationship between water conditions and the weather. You need to be informed at all times when it comes to weather patterns and how they might affect your boating trip.
One of the easiest ways to guarantee you have access to up-to-date weather reports at your fingertips is to include a weather station in the design of your new boat dock. A basic weather station will combine a thermometer, hygrometer, and barometer to give you much-needed insight into weather conditions.
Incorporating a weather station during installation will also help to give your boat dock a more nautical appearance.
While it might not appear that a flagpole fills a useful role on a boat dock, the addition of a flag to your dock can make the structure more visible from the water. This increased visibility can help to ensure that you don't lose your bearings while enjoying an afternoon on your boat.
Specialized marine-grade materials must be used to construct your flagpole so that the structure can withstand exposure to the unique elements found near water. You can choose to fly an American flag, a flag of your own personal design, or both to help give your new boat dock a little more personality.