BoardSafe rowing docks are low profile and ideal for rowing shells.
Rowing dock manufacturer, BoardSafe Docks, makes aluminum floating docks that offer 5" freeboard. Freeboard is the distance between the waterline and the main deck. With only 5" of freeboard, that is considered to be a low profile floating dock. A low profile floating dock is ideal for rowing docks where rowers must enter and exit their boats at a height similar to their racing shell.
What makes the BoardSafe rowing docks great for rowers is not only the 5" of freeboard, but the stability that the rower feels while they maneuver on the dock. This is for various reasons. First, the frame of the rowing dock is a commercial grade, heavy-duty, 6160 marine aluminum. Second, BoardSafe uses the highest quality floatation and has engineered their docks to support various situations including to sustain point loads of the gangway, crew members as they enter/exit a rowing shell, and even environmental factors like the movement of water. The size and location of floatation is crucial to meet the balance of a low profile while offering uncompromised stability. The third element to the BoardSafe rowing dock's stability is the choice of synthetic lumber as the decking surface. The surface is slip resistant and ground rated so it will not accrue mold, swell, or have its structure otherwise comprised.
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Board Safe manufactures aluminum floating docks, piers, and gangways. They have designed and manufactured numerous specialty projects like rowing centers and ADA docks and boat launches. For more information on your rowing center project, marina, commercial or residential docks, call 610-899-0286 or visit http://boardsafedocks.com/.