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

 

MaxLoc Dock/ Pier Supports

 

Built from a 2"x4" exstrusion and a solid anodized-billet block clamp, the MaxLoc crossmember has revolutionized the 4" stringer seasonal dock industry. Lightweight, strong, incredibly easy to install and adjust, along with endless 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! Not to mention these are far stronger and more stable than traditioinal post and clamp setups, with a clean, modern look! 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!)

you may already have and to get the ease of installation without replacing your entire dock.

 

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. We use three supports per 10' length of dock platform (1 support at each end and 1 in the middle)- more expensive than the competition that only quotes two supports per end, but you'll thank us when your feet don't get pinched between the dock sections as they flex, and enjoy extra peace-of-mind when you accidentally get too many friends out on the platform!

 

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)- $99.00 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

13' - 16' Adjustable MaxLoc Crossmember- $342.00 plus 6% tax

       

  Please note: 9' -12' MaxLoc Crossmembers have an additional leg socket in the center which requires a third pole for even greater rigidity, but requires you to go under the dock to adjust the height for the middle support. The socket allows for 18'' of pole height travel underdock adjustment and allows you to apply pressure to the middle of the platform to avoid sagging. 13'-16' MaxLoc Crossmembers have TWO additional leg sockets in the middle for extra support- requiring 4 poles per support, 3 supports per 10' long platform.

 

 SUPERIOR HD Beam Platform Crossmembers

Shown Above: 4' MaxLoc Supports on the runway, with 12' SUPERIOR Beams making a 10'x12' Parallel Deck on the left, with a 12' Horseshoe and 4' SUPERIOR T/L Beam making the 90 degree turn to complete the horseshoe!
Our SUPERIOR Beams are MUCH stronger than traditional round post and clamshell clamp-style dock supports, and come in 3' and 4' widths for runway dock, as well as 8' and 12' lengths which are perfect for parallel or 'L' platform decks!
8' SUPERIOR HD T&L Beam Shown Connected in an 'L' Platform Configuration to a 4' MaxLoc Runway Support

 

SUPERIOR HD Beam- Platform 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 need 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.

 

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
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 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.

 

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

13'-16' Adjustable MaxLoc Crossmember T&L   $421.00 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

Heavy Duty Underdock Supports feature adjustable height and width. These are the best option if you want a clean looking, incredibly sturdy dock without seeing any poles above the dock!

 

With the welded 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 stand gives roughly 14" of adjustment, '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.

 

 

 

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

 

8' Adj.-Width Superior HD Underdock Stand (24"+ Tall)-$152 plus 6% tax

 

12' Adj.- Width Superior HD Underdock Stand (24"+ Tall)-$254

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 to work with all standard 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 and Augers

 

 

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

TORQ'D 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 fit common 2" O.D. dock poles with a standard-wall thickness of 0.080" and also heavy-duty 2" O.D. pipe with 0.120" wall thickness.

 

Torq'd Composite Augers- $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- $40.00 plus 6% tax each

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

Standard 4' Anodized Aluminum End Cap- $42.00 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 $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

 

 

Shore Starter Kit

Above: Shore Starter Kit with Optional End Cap For Clean Look and Safer For Your Feet!
Above: Shore Starter Kit with Optional End Cap For Clean Look and Safer For Your Feet! Patio Paver Runway To Keep Feet Clean Before Stepping Onto the Dock

 

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- $40 plus 6% 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 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.

 

 

Solar Lights- $54.00 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
Use a T/L Seawall Bracket to butt your dock up to your exsiting seawall or lakeside deck for a solid starting point which adds rigidity to the dock and a clean look!

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

 

Our 2' Anchor Shock Bungee Lines Are Perfect for Sand Bar Tie-Up Parties! The Perfect Length To Moor Boats Together with Fenders In Between! Quick and Easy Tie-Off Prevents Boats From Jerking and Slamming Together, and No Knot-Tying Skills Required!
A four-point tie-off with our Anchor Shock bungees on 4 independent augured poles is the best way to keep your lightweight aluminum dock safe from the incredible strain of your boat! Keeping tension on all four corners prevents the boat from swinging wild
Anchor Shock bungees are perfect for sand bar parties, making tying-off to the floatilla quick and easy! These typically keep most boats with just the right tension to keep the boats from slamming around while keeping pressure on any standard boat fender
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- Protects Both the Boat And The Dock From Jerking or Slamming Around!

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 Mooring Lines- $20.00 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.

 

 

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, 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- $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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