Dock Freeboard
28 Mar

Unless you’re part of the boating industry, "freeboard" is a term not commonly used in everyday language. More than likely, most people would not be able to define what freeboard means or explain its meaning to others. Although similar, but completely unrelated, freeboard is not to be confused…

rowing dock freeboard
05 Jul

We often receive phone calls asking, “What is low profile or freeboard for rowing docks?”

Those not familiar with rowing, sailing, and other aquatic sports, often ask, “What is a low profile dock?” or “What is freeboard?” This is a very important quality of an aluminum floating dock for rowing centers and a vital consideration when designing a rowing center.

Imagine boarding or exiting a boat or a boat’s cockpit. The larger the height differential between the rowing dock and the boat, the more difficult it is to get in and out of a boat. Factor in a poorly-designed floating dock that is unstable, as well as a boat floating on choppy water. Moving from dock to boat becomes increasingly difficult, especially when the rower is squeezing into a narrow racing shell with other rowers also moving about. Rowing is best enjoyed without falling in!

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Rowing Docks for Rowing Centers BoardSafe manufactures the highest quality aluminum floating rowing docks for rowing centers around the country.  High schools, colleges, universities, and rowing associations rely on the quality and performance of BoardSafe's experience and crafting of heavy-duty materials for rowing center docks. The aluminum floating…