Dock/Pier Support Options

Choose from the three options above for the runway of your dock!

MaxLoc Dock/Pier Supports

 

MaxLoc Dock/ Pier Supports

 

This is our primary dock support- built from a 2"x4" style aluminum extrusion and a solid anodized-billet aluminum block clamp, the MaxLoc crossmember has revolutionized the seasonal dock industry! Lightweight & strong (MUCH more stable than traditional 'clamshell' style pole clamps), incredibly easy to install and adjust with only 1 person, these are a must if you are considering a new dock or want to improve an existing dock! We offer a wide variety of possibilities for platforms and unique dock layouts and designs-just send us a sketch of what you want and we'll design a custom solution for you!

 

At barely more than the cost of traditional post and clamp dock hardware that stretches and breaks within a few years, this system will pay for the price difference by itself over time versus replacing cross-arm clamps every few years!  They are great replacements of your current shaky crossmembers to beef up any existing standard witdth docks (35.25" or 47.25" width, which is 80% of the market, just be sure to measure yours!) which you may already own and to get the ease of installation and added strength without replacing your entire dock or poles.

 

You will need one (3' or 4') MaxLoc support per 'runway' dock section- the docks share the support at each end where they join together.

 

Just use a 5/16" Allen head socket on your cordless impact gun or ratchet or common L- shaped allen wrench to adjust the height with the two bolts pictured above and you're done!! Many people can adjust the dock by themselves, 1 hand holding dock at desired height, the other hand loosens and tightens the dock as necessary.

 

 

3' MaxLoc Fixed-Width Crossmember (Fits Any Standard 35.25" Width Dock)- $96.00 plus 6% tax

4' MaxLoc Fixed-Width Crossmember (Fits Any Standard 47.25" Width Dock)- $102.00 plus 6% tax

3' - 5' Adjustable MaxLoc Crossmember- $120.00 plus 6% tax

 

 SUPERIOR HD Beam Platform Crossmembers

We design your dock right-The third support in the middle makes a world of difference! Most competitors focus on the lowest bid instead of the best solutions!
Shown Above: 8' SUPERIOR T/L Beam Connected to 4' MaxLoc Dock Runway Support To Form An 'L' Platform
When comparing quotes, look at more than just the bottom line price! Do you want it done cheap, or done right? Apples to apples comparisons are almost non-existent, which is why most research-based buyers come back to us!
Shown Above: 8' SUPERIOR T/L Beam Connected to 4' MaxLoc Dock Runway Support To Form An 'L' Platform

 

SUPERIOR HD Beam- Platform Deck Crossmembers

 

SUPERIOR HD Beams are stronger than MaxLoc platform supports, a fraction of the weight and easier to attach the T/L platform beams to the MaxLoc support on the runway of the dock (3' and 4' MaxLocs are still the easiest to adjust and strongest runway supports available, so we still prefer those on the main part of the dock). 

 

If you are doing a parallel platform (all dock sections facing same direction as the runway), you will want 3 of the Standard SUPERIOR HD Beams for the first 10' of your platform, in either 8' or 12' depending on your desired platform layout. Most of our competiton just quotes 2 supports for their platform decks for the sake of being more competitive- we prefer to do it the right way and add the third support in the center (see photos above) to avoid pinched feet as the sections flex, and to provide additional support for when you accidentally get too many friends on your new dock!

 

For a 10' long 'L' platform section (turns perpendicular to the runway, whether 8' or 12' width) you will need 1 T&L SUPERIOR HD Beam and 2 Standard SUPERIOR HD Beams of the same width, then 2 more of the Standard SUPERIOR HD Beams for every additional 10' of platform that extends out. Having the third support in the middle of the platform prevents pinching your feet between the dock sections if they flex indepently and also provides more support and peace-of-mind for when you accidentally end up with too many friends out enjoying your dock platform.

 

3' SUPERIOR HD Beam Crossmember- $126.00 plus tax

3' SUPERIOR HD Beam Crossmember T&L (To MaxLoc Runway Support)- $134.00 plus tax

 

4' SUPERIOR HD Beam Crossmember- $132.00 plus tax

4' SUPERIOR HD Beam Crossmember T&L (To MaxLoc Runway Support)-  $140.00 plus tax

 

8' SUPERIOR HD Beam Crossmember- $177.00 plus tax

8' SUPERIOR HD Beam Crossmember T&L (To MaxLoc Runway Support)- $188.00 plus tax

 

12' SUPERIOR HD Beam Crossmember- $220.00 plus tax

12' SUPERIOR HD Beam Crossmember T&L (To MaxLoc Runway Support)- $240.00 plus tax

 

 

MaxLoc T&L Platform Crossmembers

Above: MaxLoc T&L Support 'Lobster Claw' as Seen Beneath Outside Edge of the Dock Platform Shown Below- Creating the 90* Turn For Perpendicular Platforms As Shown

 

 

MAXLOC T&L SUPPORT CROSSMEMBERS

 

MaxLoc Supports offer  a clean and seamless look for platforms with dock sections running perpendicular to the main walkway or for a 90 degree dock turn for those that are creating a 'horseshoe' shaped dock around their boat or boat lift. One end is a normal MaxLoc that accepts a pole while the other end is what's called a 'Lobster claw' that grips around the perpendicular MaxLoc support bolts anywhere along another MaxLoc, allowing the installer to precisely line up the dock edges. The included angle-aluminum bracket secures the inside corner, as shown in the picture, above, requiring one hole to be drilled on the inside corner on the dock to the right.

 

For each 10' platform section (whether 8', 12', 16' wide) you will need 1 T&L MaxLoc and 2 Standard MaxLocs of the same width. Having the third support in the middle of the platform prevents pinching your feet between the dock sections if they flex indepently and also provides more support and peace-of-mind for when you accidentally end up with too many friends out enjoying your dock platform.

 

If you do not insist on all the supports matching, our SUPERIOR Beams (above) are a stronger and cheaper alternative to the MaxLoc T/L

 

3'-5' Adjustable MaxLoc Crossmember T&L   $168.00 plus tax

6'-8' Adjustable MaxLoc Crossmember T&L   $250.00 plus tax

9'-12' Adjustable MaxLoc Crossmember T&L   $335.00 plus tax

 

SUPERIOR Heavy Duty Underdock Stands

SUPERIOR HD UNDERDOCK SUPPORTS (UDS)

 

Heavy Duty Underdock Supports feature adjustable height and width, which makes them ideal for our 4'x10' SUPERIOR SureStep Composite dock sections (which are too wide for MaxLoc or SUPERIOR HD Beam supports). These are also the best option if you want a clean looking, incredibly sturdy dock without seeing any poles above the dock!

 

With the welded triangle tubular gusset framework in the corners, these are by far the strongest dock support option that we offer!

 

Price is for upper-frame only and does NOT include poles or footplates (sold separately, a la carte style based on your dock height needs- tall UDS stands give roughly 14" of adjustment, the 'shorty' stand gives roughly 6" of adjustment.Therefore, plan to select your poles (priced individually, below) closest to your actual desired height, then add the UDS which adds about 4" of height plus adjustability. If you end up too tall, you can either get the next 1' increment smaller pole and use some of the adjustability of the UDS, or simply cut your poles off at custom heights to get the best possible fit for your exact location.

 

 

Prices shown below are for upper-frame support only and does NOT include poles or footplate! Scroll down the page to add poles and footplates a la carte based on your needs!

 

3'-4' Adjustable Width Superior HD Underdock Stand (12"+ Tall)-$127 plus 6% tax

 

3'-4' Adjustable Width Superior HD Underdock Stand (24"+ Tall)-$140plus 6% tax

 

8' Adj.-Width Superior HD Underdock Stand (24"+ Tall)-$160 plus 6% tax

 

12' Adj.- Width Superior HD Underdock Stand (24"+ Tall, Requires Middle Leg & Footplate)-$266

plus 6% tax

Aluminum Dock Poles

 

Our aluminum dock poles are standard 2" outer diameter (O.D.) and 1.84" inner diameter (I.D.) which will fit standard 1.75" augers and will never rust like galvanized steel poles, giving your dock a clean look and are a fraction of the weight of your old steel poles!

 

Our poles in lengths 7' and longer are a 50% thicker, Heavy Duty wall stock (.120" versus standard .080") to strengthen the dock in deep-water and deep-muck situations, but retain their 2" O.D. size (the extra thickness is to the inside) to work with all standard size dock components- supports, footplates and augers!

 

2' Aluminum Pole $12.00 plus 6% tax

3' Aluminum Pole $16.00 plus 6% tax

4' Aluminum Pole $20.00 plus 6% tax

5' Aluminum Pole $24.00 plus 6% tax

6' Aluminum Pole $28.00 plus 6% tax

 

7' HD Aluminum Pole $33.00 plus 6% tax

8' HD Aluminum Pole $36.00 plus 6% tax

9' HD Aluminum Pole $42.00 plus 6% tax

10' HD Aluminum Pole $49.00 plus 6% tax

12' HD Aluminum Pole $57.00 plus 6% tax

16' HD Aluminum Pole $75.00 plus 6% tax

 

Bottom Plates

 

 

HEAVY DUTY 12" x 12" MUD PLATE 

If you have a little muck or silt these will help, or add extra stability to your dock on sand! Use these on dock platforms or the last 2 sections of a straight runway dock, regardless of lake bed for extra support- think of it like a snowshoe, the larger the more stability you will get, whether it is muddy or sandy, you will still benefit from it!

 

Corners are turned down so they do not have the lateral movement that flat plates have and protect your feet from sharp corners. 

12 in. x 12 in. with 3/4" stainless bolt with brass nut.

Accepts up to 2" dia.poles.

Centers are open so poles can pass through.

 

HEAVY DUTY 12" x 12" MUD PLATE- $32.00 plus 6% tax

       

                

HEAVY DUTY 8" X 8" BOTTOM PLATE

 

For 2" diameter poles, our HD aluminum foot plates offer several advantages over the competition's: 3/4" stainless set bolt with brass nut (versus smaller, galvanized 9/16"), taller collar, and most importantly, turned down edges to prevent skidding and to protect your bare feet from sharp corners!

 

HEAVY DUTY 8"X8" BOTTOM PLATE- $16.00 plus 6% tax

 

 

Our HD 8x8" Bottom Plate: Turned Down Edge, 3/4" Bolt, Taller Collar (Left) Versus the Competition's

AUGERS

Our standard auger (center & left) fits 0.080" to 0.125" wall-thickness poles all-in-one with its tapered- shank!
Can your cast aluminum auger do this?! Stop constantly breaking the brittle cast augers and start enjoying installing your dock again!

 

SUPERIOR COMPOSITE AUGERS

 

Finally, an auger that doesn't break in half like the cast aluminum augers, or add senseless weight to an install!

Use these when in extreme muck and you need to grip the bottom below it, or most importantly to add extra security to your lightweight aluminum dock if you plan to moor a boat directly to the dock to prevent the dock from being flipped over with your boat yanking on it! These are also what we use for our shore-starter kit.

 

Believe it or not, we have had people break multiple standard cast-aluminum augers in the same spot, then tried these despite being skeptical about durability and they had no issues driving it into the same hole that kept breaking the aluminum augers!

 

These have a tapered shank to allow them to fit common 2" O.D. dock poles with a standard-wall thickness of 0.090" and also heavy-duty 2" O.D. pipe with 0.120" wall thickness. Comes with galvanized bolt and nut.

 

SUPERIOR Composite Augers- $14.00 plus 6% tax  

 

Shore Starter Kit

 

If you want a functional and good looking way to start a dock off on land without the added cost of a stand or an H assembly, these are what you want. Adds rigidity to your dock without having to bolt to a seawall or deck.

 

The kit contains 2 aluminum brackets, 2 augers, and two 3' poles. Dock sections already have one hole so all you do is drill one more and bolt them on. Now, you will be able to adjust the dock starting height as well as add rigidity to the entire dock. 

 

Most customers leave the poles augered-in during the off season so in the Spring their dock can go back in the same exact spot which means fewer adjustments.

 

Shore Starter Kit- $106.00 plus 6% tax  

Optional-Anodized Aluminum End Cap-

$44 plus 6% tax

End Caps

 

 

Aluminum Dock End Caps

 

End caps provide both form and function by providing a clean, finished look to your dock which matches the side rails (stringers) and most importantly to protect you from sharp framework edges underneath the dock! A fantastic option to enclose platform ends to really set the dock apart!

 

This is especially important when on the shore end of a dock which has a step up from a seawall or shore starter kit, preventing you from skinning the top of your foot if you accidentally kick underneath the dock itself while stepping up if the dock is exposed above ground.

 

Standard 3' Anodized Aluminum End Cap- $42.00 plus 6% tax each

Standard 4' Mill-Finish Aluminum End Cap- $42.00 plus 6% tax each

Standard 4' Anodized Aluminum End Cap- $44.00 plus 6% tax each

 

Dock Bumpers

 

36" Vertical Dock Bumpers (Poly/Aluminum)

 

Our vertical bumpers slip over your standard 2" O.D.dock poles and are quickly secured and easily adjusted using a single 3/4" stainless-steel set bolt. The aluminum bumper frame extends out to provide clearance for traditional dock support clamps, as well as our Max Loc supports.

 

These provide far better protection and looks than the traditional slip-on torpedo style bumpers that are difficult to install and remove and rot away after a few years. Also, the torpedo bumpers do not provide proper protection over our MaxLoc supports.

 

Fits MaxLoc, SUPERIOR HD Beams and Traditional Pipe & Clamshell-Clamp Style Dock Supports

 

 

 

 

White Poly/ Aluminum 36" Vertical Dock Bumper

$56 plus 6% tax each

 

 

 

 

 

Vinyl Corner Bumpers

 

White vinyl corner bumpers that are perfect for sharp dock corners or metal step corners, adding protection for your boat or yourself from exposed corners.

 

Simply install with a few self-tapping screws or wood screws with a small stainless washer for a clean look. 12" Diagonal measurement from corner to corner.

 

12" Vinyl Corner Bumper- P/N 13White

$14.00 each plus tax

 

 

Mooring Pole-Support Side-Brackets

Mooring-Pole Side-Support Brackets

 

These brackets allow you to skip the hassle of auguring your entire dock to secure it for direct boat tie-up. Simply install your dock using our 8"x8" HD traditional footplates or 12"x12"  XL Mud Plates for a quick and easy installation and leveling, without the misery of having to hold the dock up while your buddy augers the poles and trying to get the dock to auger in straight.

 

Once your dock is perfectly level and straight with simple installation on footplates, then add Pole Support Side Brackets wherever necessary to add augured mooring poles to 'anchor' your lightweight aluminum dock to the lake bed, allowing safer boat tie-up for the dock itself and your precious boat. This method of installation is more steps overall, but FAR easier than auguring the entire dock!

 

Use at least 4 Mooring Side-Support Brackets per boat on the dock, even more for windy areas or large boats. The minimum number of augured poles per boat should be 6- 4 augured poles holding the dock in place, 2 of which the boat will attach to, and 2 free-standing augured poles on the opposite side of the boat, creating a 'spider web' where the boat does not touch the dock or the poles when it is properly spaced with Anchor Shock Bungees (below).

 

Pole-Support Side-Brackets- $24.00 each plus 6% tax

(Does not include 2" dock pole or auger)

Solar Dock Lights

POLE-MOUNTED LED SOLAR MARINE LIGHTS 2 PACK

 

    Not to be confused with the cheap box-store solar lights!

 

   Takes one rechargeable AA battery with 1-3 years life expectancy

 

  Lights up for up to 18 hours on a full sunny-days charge

 

  Fits standard 2" O.D. dock poles.

 

 

LakeLite Solar Lights- $54.00 plus tax for a 2 pack

Deep-Water Diagonal Braces

 

 

Adds additional stability to dock in deep water or extreme muck where longer poles are necessary.

Clamps at each end to your 2" standard dock poles and is the easiest improvement for a shaky dock/pier system.

 

 

 

 

Diagonal Brace for 3' Wide Dock

$47.00 plus 6% tax 

                  

Diagonal Brace for 4' Wide Dock

$52.00 plus 6% tax 

 

T & L / Seawall Brackets

T&L/ Seawall Brackets

Aluminum brackets are for connecting dock

sections when "T" ing off or making an "L" 

90 degree turn off the side of a dock section.

 

Just drill matching holes through the bracket 

and a dock section side stringer and then

bolt together. These are what you need for

starting a dock off a steel or wood seawall which is perpendicular to the direction of the dock.

 

 

  3' T & L Bracket  $62.00 plus 6% tax

 

  4' T & L Bracket  $68.00 plus 6% tax

Dori Poles- Bird Deterrent & Dock Styling

 

Dori Poles- The Ultimate Bird Deterrent!

 

Dori Pole flags offer a great way to keep your dock clean and free of birds and their droppings! Not to mention, they are a fantastic way to set your dock apart from the rest, making it easy for family and friends to find your house from the water! Also, show your team pride with multi-colored flags available in a wide variety of color choices!

 

Price includes a 19' telescoping fiberglass pole that fits right inside standard 2" O.D. dock pipes!

 

 

Single Color Penant- $169.00 plus 6% tax

Dual (Split) Color Penant- $179.00 plus 6% tax

Red, White and Blue Patriotic Penant- $189.00 plus 6% tax

Anchor Shock- Mooring Shock Absorber Lines

 

Anchor Shock- Mooring Shock Absorber Lines

 

Save your dock (especially, lightweight aluminum dock) from the additional stress of being yanked around in the wind by your boat.  24" long bungees with either 2 loop ends for boat cleats or a loop on one end and hook opposite for front pontoon eyelets. Perfect for a four-point tie-up of your pontoon!

 

Create a 'spider web' with the bungees slightly tensioned between four poles, which keeps the boat centered and preventing it from hitting the dock or the poles when properly spaced!

 

Perfect for sand-bar party tie-up between boats! Keeps boats tight together with standard boat fenders inbetween, preventing the boats from violently jerking around or slamming together like with standard rope, and no knots needed! Simply loop through itself on your cleat, then clip onto your buddie's boat cleat and let the fun begin!

 

These were tested at an incredible 500,000 cycles! For boats up to 3,500 lbs, and NOT meant to be the primary line. Tie a secondary rope line just short of the extended bungee length to prevent bungee from snapping in sustained high winds (see picture, above).

 

 

Anchor Shock 24" Mooring Lines- $22.00 each plus 6% tax

 

Anchor Shock 40" Mooring Lines- $30.00 each plus 6% tax

Superior Traditional Dock Hardware

 

 STAMPED ALUMINUM DOCK HARDWARE 

 

  For those who wish to match their replacement or add-on harware to their existing traditional 'old school' hardware. Stringer Brackets are extruded aluminum and Cross-Arm Clamps are stamped aluminum- not to be confused with the imported cast aluminum hardware that is brittle and has imperfections that can often cause breaks.

 

If you are designing a brand-new dock system, forget you ever saw this type of clamp and check out our MaxLoc or UDS supports which are far stronger!

 

TRADITIONAL DOCK HARDWARE

 

Stringer Bracket    $17.00 plus 6% tax

Cross Arm Clamp  $16.00 plus 6% tax

Diagonal Clamp- $22.00 plus 6% tax

    Parallel Bracket Set $14.00 plus 6% tax

 

TRADITIONAL CROSS-ARMS

 

3' Aluminum Cross Arm      $20.00 plus 6% tax 

3'3'' Aluminum Cross Arm   $22.00 plus 6% tax

4' Aluminum Cross Arm      $24.00 plus 6% tax

 4'3'' Aluminum Cross Arm   $26.00 plus 6% tax

 

Dock Hinges

 

Seawall 4' Pivot Tube Starter Bracket

Seawall 4' Pivot Tube

Starter Bracket

 

Perfect for ramping up or down from a beach start or a seawall that is either angled vertically or is higher or lower than the desired dock height. This allows a transition angle between sections that is not possible with any traditional dock support.

 

Comes with tabs going both directions to connect two docks on a beach start. For seawalls, simply remove the tabs from one direction (pictured above).

 

 

Seawall 4' Pivot Tube Starter Bracket- $98.00 plus 6% tax

 

 

MAX DOCK ELITE PIANO HINGE

 

 Massive 4' Piano Hinges that fit standard 4" side-stringer dock or Max brand LochDock with the 6" stringer. This is by far the most heavy duty dock hinge made. Used for creating a seamless ramp transition on stationary dock when ramping up from a beach start, or for floating docks.  

 

  4' Elite Piano Hinge-  $309.00 plus 6% tax

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