How an Accessible Kayak Launch is Built and Assembled

Many arrive at a local state park, lake or waterfront and find an accessible kayak launch. The launch is intriguing to many, and they wander how it works, who uses it, and how it was built. Below is the step by step process in photos of the assembly of an accessible kayak launch.

First, the accessible kayak launch is designed and manufacturer to the client's specification by BoardSafe Docks in Topton, PA. The accessible kayak launch is pre-assembled and reviewed for quality measures and then loaded for shipping and delivery to the client's location. In this case, the client is located at Saratoga Lake, FL.

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BoardSafe Featured in Industry Newsletter

HMK-manufacturing-spotlight-accessible-kayakBethlehem-based insurance carrier, HMK Insurance, featured their client BoardSafe Docks and give accolades for their dedication to making aquatic sports and activities more accessible. Below is a snippet of the article:

HMK Client Spotlight: Northeast Products & Services Inc.

How does one manufacture state of the art aluminum boating docks and rowing centers in the middle of a cornfield in rural Pennsylvania? HMK client, Northeast Products & Services, Inc., has certainly figured it out. At their Topton, PA location, they specialize in engineering and manufacturing floating marinas, rowing centers, gangways, and adaptive docks. Northeast Products & Services, Inc. has been called upon by rowing associations, universities and cities to create their unique one-of-a- kind products branded as Boardsafe Docks. In looking closer at the Boardsafe Dock products, the expertise and innovation of this business have an impact far greater than those requiring a water facing structure. Their projects directly affect the well-being and lives of the general public. Click here to read the article.

Best Rowing Dock in Philadelphia is not at Boathouse Row

Like any sport, rowing is competitive. Not only is there competition in the water, but there is also competition out of the water. Temple University's rowing coach says that they have the best rowing dock in Philadelphia. We concur as we believe that we design and manufacture the finest rowing docks and rowing centers around. An aluminum rowing dock with synthetic lumber decking that is 280-feet long and that is accessed by two, 24' x 40' aluminum gangways is very hard to compete with. That is why Temple is bragging (and so are we). There is pride in rowing and pride in manufacturing great products. Watch the video:

 

 

The Temple University Rowing Center is a state-of-the-art facility on the Schuylkill River and characterized as "the best rowing center in Philadelphia" by their Crew Coach Brian Perkins. The Temple boathouse is located 2.5 miles north of the famed Boathouse Row, and 11 miles south of the Conshohocken Rowing Center. The site is specially engineered to be fastened into the river bank anchor points above the historic cement riverbank wall. It is also designed to handle the torque from the river current and water level fluctuations. Additionally, the design maintains 6" freeboard for easy entry and exit from boats as well as support the varying weight requirements during large events and regattas.

The rowing center was designed, manufactured and installed by BoardSafe, a manufacturer of aluminum floating docks, aluminum gangways, pedestrian bridges and other marina access products. For more information about BoardSafe's products or to see their list ofrowing center projects visit www.boardsafe.com.

Rehab Experts and City Partner to Bring Accessibility to Residents

Hanna-Park-accessible-launchThe City of Jacksonville and Brooks Rehabilitation have teamed up with BoardSafe's adaptive kayak launch to provide accessibility to residents with disabilities in Florida. Jacksonville's Adaptive Recreation Program is hosting clinics around the City to educate and encourage residents with disabilities to enjoy kayaking. One of the clinics will be held at Hanna Park where in the Spring of 2019 a new BoardSafe adaptive kayak launch was installed. Read here for more information.

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