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Old 09 August 2017, 09:36   #1
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Drive on Dock Reviews

I'm looking to purchase a drive on dock for a 6 m rib. I've had quotes from Versadock, Pontoon and Dock, AquaDock and TetraDock. The prices vary hugely.2K to 9K If any one has experience of these could they give me some feedback. Many thanks
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Old 09 August 2017, 12:33   #2
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I've looked at these but the purchase price new is pretty eye watering. Second hand however they always appear to be a relative bargain. They come up on here every now and again.
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Old 09 August 2017, 18:08   #3
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We have a tetra dock bought it new and the guy delivered and installed it no issues at all very pleased and the cheapest of the bunch
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Old 10 August 2017, 03:16   #4
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Would also like to hear from others who have got one.

I have never found out what happens to the grime and growth that forms on the intricate shapes of the dock cubes. I guess the state a smooth polished boat hull gets into after a couple of weeks, would make the dock five times more difficult to clean.

Are you saving time on the cleaning of the boat and spending five times more cleaning the dock.
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Old 10 August 2017, 04:05   #5
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Hi, I was lucky enough to get hold of a second hand versadock... My boat was on the Hamble and starting to get damaged leaving in the water.. for me it has been amazing and have total peace for mind leaving in the water now... My boat might be slightly on the heavy side and I am looking at widening it slighlty to lift it a bit more but only the bottom inch is in the water now at the very stern. It is a balance as if i lift it too much I will need a winch and that will remove some of the ease of use for me.

I am actually going to jet wash it today but have not touched it in 4 months on the hamble which is massive weed area and it really is not too bad... I have been told a light jet wash and it will look like new... Will know later today!
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Old 07 October 2017, 13:25   #7
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Drive-on dock cleaning

Hello Guys,

I read this thread and just thought I'd pop in with some info.

You don't need to clean off the bottom of a drive-on dock particularly. My area grows really long weed off the side of my dock so I go round the sides a couple of times a year with a stiff brush - but only because I don't like the way it looks.

A lot of growth is neutrally buoyant and so doesn't affect the docks performance at all. If you think you have great clusters of mussels or barnacles and they are weighing your dock down, you can reach underneath and scrape them off (with something like a coal shovel etc) where you can reach - especially at the back end. That's a theory but I've never actually seen that happen I find that, mostly, the molluscs and shellfish don't much like the plastic.

My own dock has been in for four years now with nothing done to the underneath. And that's really what the docks are for...

John.
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Old 07 October 2017, 15:16   #8
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Hello Guys,
. If you think you have great clusters of mussels or barnacles and they are weighing your dock down, you can reach underneath and scrape them off (with something like a coal shovel etc) where you can reach - especially at the back end.

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Alternately you could wait for the men from Lidl
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Old 07 October 2017, 15:37   #9
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Alternately you could wait for the men from Lidl
Or that of course, I've heard their Barnacles are very tasty with a bit of lemon juice
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Old 03 November 2017, 02:44   #10
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Also interested in floating docks... hate barnacles!
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