DOCK SYSTEMS : Support Options
With 3 styles of supports you can design almost any layout.
We recommend you place your dock 16" above the surface of the water.
For Standard Supports remember to include all 4 measurements depicted below to select the proper post length.
The Hidden Supports are designed so that the water depth is the only measurement needed to order the correct support.
Different types of lake bottoms require different types of support.
Use the diagram below to decide which Bottom Plate or Auger is right for you. In hard sand or gravel you can use either a Hidden Support or Standard Support Assembly with any type of auger or bottom plate.
In mud or silt the use of Standard Support Assemblies may be necessary to allow
for deep and secure augering of the posts.
Our Hidden Support system features a sleek design that almost disappears under your dock. Made of welded aluminum, it is corrosion and rust-resistant, so you can have peace of mind that it will last for years to come. The fully adjustable design is strong, durable, and easy to install.
Multiple Leg Options
Works with our adjustable legs or standard 2" pipe and auger.
Stringer brackets are extra large to eliminate flex.
Open end design to accommodate accessories.
Accommodates docks from 32" to 51" wide.
Eight sizes of legs accommodate water depths from 0" to 85".
Locking design allows for infinite height adjustment.
Welded Foot Pad
Large 6" x 6" pad, welded for stability.
Will support any dock configuration.
Augers offer the most rigid support and can be used in any bottom condition.
The posts can be used for mooring lines or accessories such as flag poles.
Best for deep water or muddy bottom.
Pipe offered in 2" Aluminum, 2" HD Aluminum, or 2" Gatorshield™ Galvanized Steel. Allied Gatorshield™ is American made with triple layer zinc Flo-Coat® to provide four times the rust and corrosion protection of ordinary galvanized steel.
Augers and Bottom Plates are not included.
* HD Posts require Composite Auger : AUGP
crossarms & diagonal braces
Used to auger post into the lake bottom.
Gives the rigidity of an augered post but installs permanently in lake bottom.
Fits 2" HD aluminum pipe.
Attaches dock to crossarm and holds two sections of dock together.
small bottom plate
Can be used in place of auger when lake bottom is gravel or hard sand.
Attaches crossarm to vertical post.
large bottom plate
Can be used in place of auger or with auger in soft conditions.
Used to make a T or L by clamping on the crossarm of one dock and the side of another.
Used to auger posts into mud or soft bottoms.
Used to make support more rigid in deep water. Use two with crossarm
Speeds up installation of posts that use augers.
18" high all aluminum truss to build patios or dock platforms.
Easy to install lightweight.