The rowing center has been used by many rowing clubs over the years. Most recently, in 2009, the Club was reactivated and reinstated as a member of the Schuylkill Navy and continues to be an administrative center for rowing in Philadelphia with the Schuylkill Navy, the Philadelphia Center for Adaptive Sports, the Dad Vail Regatta, the Frostbite Regatta, and LaSalle College High School being its tenants. In 2010, extensive renovations were completed to the building exterior, boat bay, first and second floors.
Within the past year, the Pennsylvania Barge Club also removed its worn wooden rowing docks and replaced them with state-of-the-art aluminum and synthetic lumber floating docks by BoardSafe. BoardSafe is a manufacturer of aluminum floating rowing docks featured around the most prominent rowing centers and facilities across the country.
The new rowing center features a wide 25' long x 30' wide aluminum gangway that accommodates the rowers, boats and spectators as then move from the rear of the boathouse and onto the floating docks. The aluminum floating rowing docks are approximately 40' long x 12' wide also to accommodate the foot traffic of rowers. Aesthetically the new aluminum floating rowing docks are a stark contrast to the dated wooden docks and engineered for performance. BoardSafe specializes in its precision for its flotation requirements and placements to support rowers, boats, point loads and yet offer 5Video" of free board to allow rowers easy access in and out of their boats from the docks. Additionally, docks are designed to handle the fluctuation of water levels as well as the downstream pressure.
BoardSafe removed the old wood docks and installed the new aluminum gangway floating docks. BoardSafe is environmentally conscience about not only the material selection and design of their products but also the intrusion on the natural habitat during construction. They work quickly and efficiently to minimize the time on site and decrease the potential impact of workers and equipment during installation.
Rowing centers that are renovating or replacing their rowing docks should call BoardSafe to learn about the high quality design, functionality and durability offered in BoardSafe's marina and rowing center products. The project is not BoardSafe's first project in the Philadelphia area or on the Schuylkill River. BoardSafe previously installed new aluminum rowing docks and a large observation deck at the Conshohocken Rowing Center and the Camden Rowing Center.
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