Frequently Asked Questions
- How long will it take to get our new EZ Dock?
All EZ Dock products are in-stock and ready to be delivered. Most docks can be delivered and installed right away so you can begin enjoying it immediately.
- Can the dock be installed, or will I have to do it myself?
We can deliver and install your dock for you. You can also install it yourself. Most docks can be installed in a day or two with just you and a helper.
- What special tools are required to install EZ Dock ?
A coupler installation tool (about $60) is the only special tool that you will need to assemble the EZ Dock sections. A hammer, ratchet, 15/16″ socket, coupler socket tool (provided with couplers), and a phillips head screwdriver is all it takes.
- What is inside of EZ Dock sections?
The EZ Dock one-piece sections contain no fillers or foam for floatation. Their uniquely engineered design forms chambers that displace water and trap air for buoyancy.
- How hot does EZ Dock get in the Texas summer?
The light color of EZ Dock helps keep the deck surfaces cooler than just about any other deck surface. Shade Structures can always be added to EZ Dock
- What about Ultraviolet Radiation (UV) exposure in the Texas heat?
EZ Dock uses a UV-8 inhibitor in all of its products. These inhibitors range from UV-1 being the lowest protection to UV-8 being the largest protection. We also produce an extremely thick product (about 3/8″ average thickness). The final defense against UV is the light tan color of the dock.
- How much maintenance can I expect with my EZ Dock ?
EZ Dock will provide a long-life of maintenance-free enjoyment. An occasional wash with soap and water is about all that is required to keep the dock looking new.
- What about anchoring my EZ Dock
EZ Dock offers several anchoring options to keep your floating dock safe and secure in all conditions. Pipes, deadweight anchors, and stiff arms are all anchoring options available to you. EZ Dock offers brackets and anchoring hardware to accommodate just about any lake conditions.
- Are the deck surfaces slick when they are wet?
The EZ Dock surfaces have a non-skid texture molded into the dock sections. The docks also have grooves to channel the water away. These two items work together to provide safe footing, even when the deck surface is wet.
- Will it damage my boat or personal watercraft?
EZ Dock is manufactured from low-density polyethylene that will not damage the finish on any boat or PWC.
- What about a gangway from the land to EZ Dock ?
EZ Dock offers wooden gangway kits, polyethylene gangways, and 3′ to 5′ wide aluminum gangways in lengths from 10′ to 25′.
- What is the freeboard height for EZ Dock ?
Dock sections are 15″ high and will draft about 2″ of water resulting in a really nice 13″ freeboard height.
- What about the environment?
EZ Dock is just about the most environmentally friendly product that you can put on the water. Our dock sections do not rust, splinter, dissolve, or have any paint or chemicals that can harm the environment
Maintaining EZ Port ® Rollers
Increasing the Efficiency of your EZ Port 2, 3 and 4
EZ Dock uses rollers on the EZ Ports that can be adjusted to conform to the hull of the watercraft being used. These rollers also can be greased to add to the ease of pushing the watercraft off. If the roller grease has dried out, launching could be more difficult than normal. There are two things you can do to eliminate this problem and make launching and docking easier for any user:
1. Grease the rollers – This requires a special tip that will fit on any grease gun and you can use the Lincoln Grease Needle LNC-5803 (see photo below). This part is available from The Tool Warehouse and many other online tool stores on the web (google the phrase above). The cost with shipping is approximately $14.25. Rollers should be greased on a regular basis or any time they seem to be more difficult than normal.
Lincoln Grease Needle LNC-5803
2. Adjust the rollers – the watercraft should be resting on the rollers, not the dock. If they are adjusted properly the machine will rock slightly from side to side when on the dock which keeps the watercraft off the dock while launching or docking. There are several roller adjustments you can make that either raise or lower the rollers with the third roller (on the Port 3) the most critical.