Dock/Pier Support Options

MaxLoc Dock/Pier Supports

4' MaxLoc Shown with Optional 8"x8" HD Footplates, Anchor Shock Bungee Ropes, Solar Light Accessories
4' MaxLoc Shown with 4'x10' Anodized Aluminum Dock with Optional Anodized End Cap

Built from a 2"x4" exstrusion and a solid anodized block clamp the MaxLoc cross member has revolutionized the 4" stringer seasonal dock industry. Lightweight, strong, incredibly easy to install, and endless possibilities for platforms and unique dock layouts and designs.


At slightly 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! Not to mention these are far stronger and more stable than traditioinal post and clamp setups!


Just use a 5/16" Allen head socket or wrench to adjust the height with the two bolts pictured above and you're done!!

        3' MaxLoc fixed width Crossmember               $91.00 plus 6% tax 

        4' MaxLoc fixed width Crossmember               $94.00 plus 6% tax

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

        6' - 8' Adjustable MaxLoc Crossmember        $171.00 plus 6% tax

        9' - 12' Adjustable MaxLoc Crossmember      $256.00 plus 6% tax


  Please note: 9' and longer MaxLoc Crossmembers have an additional leg socket in the center which requires third pole for even greater rigidity. The socket allows for 18'' of pole height travel underdock adjustment.


MaxLoc T&L Platform Crossmembers

MAX 12' T/L MaxLoc Along Left Edge of Platform Connecting to 4' MaxLoc at End of Dock Runway, With Standard 12' MaxLoc at Center and Right Side of Platform to Create a Right Hand 12'x10' 'L' Platform
Inside Corner Detail of 12'x10' Platform Connected to Dock Runway's 4' MaxLoc via 12' T/L MaxLoc and Supplied Angle Bracket



MAXLOC T&L CROSS MEMBERS -  for a clean and seamless look for platforms with dock sections running perpendicular to the main walkway or for a 90 degree dock turn. One end is a normal MaxLoc that accepts a pole while the other end is what's called a "Lobster claw" that bolts anywhere along another MaxLoc.


          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   



Shown Above: 8' x 10' Dock 'L' Platform (Platform is Perpendicular to Runway)
12' x 10' Parallel Dock Platform (Platform Deck Runs Parallel to Runway)
4'x10' Anodized Aluminum Runway To 12' Wide x 20' Long 'L' Platform
4' Dock Runway with 12'x10' Left 'L' Platform, 'Horseshoe' Around Boat For Tie- Up
4'x10' Anodized Aluminum Dock With 12'x10' 'T' Platform- Uses Same Hardware as 'L' Platform

SUPERIOR Heavy Duty Underdock Stands

Adjustable height and width, heavy duty underdock supports. The best option if you want a clean looking, incredibly sturdy dock without seeing any poles above the dock!


Price is for frame only and does NOT include poles or footplates.





3-4' Adjustable Width Superior HD Underdock Stand (12"+ Tall)-$121 plus 6% tax

3-4' Adjustable Width Superior HD Underdock Stand (24"+ Tall)-$133 plus 6% tax


SUPERIOR Strong Arm Supports

Superior Strong-Arm Supports


All-welded construction for superior rigidity and strength over traditional post and clamp style docks. Dock assembly and height-adjustments couldn't be any easier than with this setup!


Each side features a PVC sleeve inside the aluminum collar to prevent sticking to the post Additionally, it features a single 3/4" stainless steel set-bolt with a brass nut to set the dock height with ease. Simpler and stronger than traditional dock clamps!


Prices do NOT include poles or bottom plates.


Superior 3' Strong Arm HD Support                       $76.00 plus 6% tax

Superior 4' Strong Arm HD Support                        $82.00 plus 6% tax

Superior 8' Strong Arm HD Platform Support        $100.00 plus 6% tax

Superior 8' Strong Arm HD T&L Platform Support $128.00 plus 6% tax

Superior 12' Strong Arm HD Support                    $171.00 plus 6% tax

Superior 12' Strong Arm HD T&L Platform Support $206.00 plus 6% tax

Aluminum Dock Poles

Our 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, and are a fraction of the weight!


Our poles 7' and longer are a thicker, Heavy Duty wall stock (.125" versus standard .080") to strengthen the dock in deep-water and deep-muck situations, but retain their 2" O.D. size to work with all standard dock components!


2' Aluminum Pole $12.00 plus 6% tax          7' HD Aluminum Pole $33.00 plus 6% tax

3' Aluminum Pole $16.00 plus 6% tax          8' HD Aluminum Pole $36.00 plus 6% tax

4' Aluminum Pole $20.00 plus 6% tax          9' HD Aluminum Pole $42.00 plus 6% tax

5' Aluminum Pole $24.00 plus 6% tax        10' HD Aluminum Pole $49.00 plus 6% tax

6' Aluminum Pole $28.00 plus 6% tax        12' HD Aluminum Pole $57.00 plus 6% tax

16' HD Aluminum Pole $75.00 plus 6% tax


Bottom Plates and Augers



12"x12" MUD PLATE 

If you have a little muck or silt these will help, or add extra stability to your dock on sand!

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" bolt.

Accepts up to 2" dia.poles.

Centers are open so poles 

pass through.


$32.00 plus 6% tax



Heavy Duty 8x8" 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 corners to prevent skidding and to protect your bare feet from sharp corners!


$16.00 plus 6% tax

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


Finally, an auger that doesn't break in half and add senseless weight to an install!

Use these when you need to grip some lake bottom, or add extra security to your lightweight aluminum dock if you plan to moor a boat directly to the dock. 


$14.00 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.


Standard 3' Anodized Aluminum End Cap- $38.00 plus 6% tax each

Standard 4' Mill-Finish Aluminum End Cap- $38.00 plus 6% tax each

Standard 4' Anodized Aluminum End Cap- $40.00 plus 6% tax each

Dock Bumpers


White Poly/ Aluminum 36" Vertical Dock Bumpers slip over your dock poles and are quickly secured and adjusted using a single 3/4" 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.


Fits MaxLoc, Strong Arm and Traditional Pipe & Clamp Style Dock Supports





White Poly/ Aluminum 36" Vertical Dock Bumper $54 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



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  

Mooring Pole-Support Side-Brackets

Mooring Pole Support Side 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.


Once your dock is perfectly level, then add Pole Support Side Brackets wherever necessary to add augured mooring poles to 'anchor' your lightweight aluminum dock to the lake floor, 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!


Pole-Support Side-Brackets- $22.00 each plus 6% tax- Does not include 2" mooring pole or auger

Solar Dock Lights



    Not to be confused with the cheap box store lights!


   Takes one AA battery with 1-3 years life expectancy


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


  Fits standard 2" O.D. dock poles.


   $ 52.00 plus tax for a 2 pack

Deep Water Diagonal Braces



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





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

4' T&L Bracket Used to Attach Runway to Side of Platform

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.

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

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

Dori Poles

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

Superior Traditional Dock Hardware



  For those who wish to match up traditional

"old school" hardware. Stringer Brackets are 

extruded aluminum and Cross Arm Clamps

are stamped aluminum. Not to be confused

with the imported cast hardware that breaks.


Traditonal Dock Hardware

Stringer Bracket    $16.00 plus 6% tax

Cross Arm Clamp  $14.00 plus 6% tax

Diagonal Clamp- $14.00 plus 6% tax

    Parallel Bracket Set $14.00 plus 6% tax



3' Aluminum Cross Arm      $17.00 plus 6% tax 

3'3'' Aluminum Cross Arm   $19.00 plus 6% tax

4' Aluminum Cross Arm      $20.00 plus 6% tax

 4'3'' Aluminum Cross Arm   $22.00 plus 6% tax


Mooring Shock Absorber Lines

We recommend attaching a secondary mooring line- slightly longer than the bungy line to prevent snapping in high, sustained winds
Four-Point Tie-Up for a Pontoon- Creating a 'Spider Web' to Keep Boat Centered

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!


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 Mooring Lines- $17.00 each plus 6% tax

Dock Hinges

Seawall 4' Pivot Tube Starter Bracket

Seawall 4' Pivot Tube Starter Bracket, Bolted Through Seawall Cap to Ramp Higher Up to Desired Dock Height
Seawall 4' Pivot Tube Starter Bracket, Bolted Through Seawall Cap to Ramp Higher Up to Desired Dock Height

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- $86.00 plus 6% tax



 Massive 4' Piano Hinges that fit standard

4" stringer or Max brand LochDock. By far the most

heavy duty dock hinges made. Used for

ramps on stationary dock when ramping up from a beach start, or for floating docks.  


  4' Elite Piano Hinge  $304.00 plus tax

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    Schoolcraft, Michigan 49087 

  Just South of Kalamazoo,

  Just Off Of US-131



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