How do I adjust the dock?

To adjust the dock you will need a 1-1/8″ socket wrench. Turn it counter clockwise to raise the dock, and clockwise to lower the dock.

How much space should there be between the dock and the water’s surface?

The dock should sit 20″-28″ above the surface of the water, depending on how you use your dock. Usually you want your dock to be even with the height of the watercraft being moored.

How much water is needed to float my boat/pontoon?

Usually if you double the draft, you will not ground your vessel. Typical boat draft is 6″-8″, pontoon draft is 4″-8″ (depending on the setup).

How long can your dock be?

This is a good question. There are restrictions on some lakes, while others have none. Always check with the DNR, county zoning and lake associations prior to a new dock install or a expansion of current dock.

Why does Badger Docks use 25″ tires?

Larger footprints make the dock easier to roll in and out of the lake. Larger wheels hold more water weight, bracing the dock on windy days.

Where should I store my dock in the off season?

A sunny location close to the shoreline allows for the snow to melt off slowly as boating season arrives.

What lake depth should I install my dock at?

A 36″ depth is usually sufficient for your boating needs. Every lake has a unique structure. A good “rule of thumb” is to follow your neighbor’s example. If surrounding docks extend out 30 feet, set yours approximately the same.

Where do I start installation/removal of my dock?

For installation, start from the shore and work out.
For removal, start from the lake and work towards the shore.