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Old 28 November 2008, 17:15   #1
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They appear to be called a Jet Dock from the comments.
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Old 28 November 2008, 17:56   #2
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They appear to be called a Jet Dock from the comments.
very cool.....was that your boat?
like to see video getting off the pontoon!
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When I looked at these about 2 years ago there seemed to be 6 brands commonly avaliable in the UK,there were all fairly similar in that they were made up of a series of plastic bricks. After getting details from them all we went with Versa Dock. Partly on price, pertly on helpfillness but mainly due to their variety of bricks. I decided their system was more verstaile and looked a lot smarter.

We oringinally stored some sailing dinghies on them in the marina to save the old launch and recovery process, but now have our small tiller steared Rigiflex on there as well.

Our RIBs are all anti fouled but next time we replace one I will consider buying more versa dock, it does make life clean and easy. Its a massive up front expense but it does pay for itself over time (trailer maintenance, anti foul, labour, jet washing, fuel efficency, wear and tear, 2 staff involved in recovery and launching, trailer storage etc).

The only downside is we can't really change the gear box oil feasably with a big RIB on the dock as you cant get the engine vertical enough. At the moment we do about 4 changes per year per boat and the impeller less than yearly.
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Old 30 November 2008, 15:49   #5
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I remember 4 or 5 years ago there was a theatre production on one of the lakes in the lake district. (Don't ask me which as I normally go around a few in a day.)
The stage looked to be made out of the same 'bricks' and was a huge set up, they then had a walk way like a floating pontoon. One the side of the van of the company installing them it said design, manufacture and installation.
I wonder if this company went into the floating dock?
BTW, show was crap. Couldn't see owt from thr side of the lake. Was so tempted to shout "ROUGE WAVE!!!!"
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Looked to me like he could have used a couple more rows of the bricks, by the way it appeared to ram whatever was just out of frame on the right side...

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Looked to me like he could have used a couple more rows of the bricks, by the way it appeared to ram whatever was just out of frame on the right side...

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Yeah .. the vids in Nauti's clips look more reasonable which use a shoter boat / longer dock. I just wonder what engine combinations wouldn't work, ie a high outboard where the cav plate is above the base of the hull
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one of my customer has got one in port solent, delivered his new boat to it and just drove it straight on, quite a good bit of kit with winch, centre rollers and you can walk round it pretty good
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