Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Summer Camp Aluminum Boat Dock Ideas

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Are you a camp or park director?

Do you have access to a river or lake?

Want to make it more accessible for campers of all ages?

Summer camps are great educational resources and camp directors and counselors provide great opportunities for kids to learn about nature, the outdoors, fishing, swimming, and more.

If you want to offer more opportunities for kids to enjoy the water, a large dock or dock patio with walkway systems may be the perfect solution.

Read the full article about aluminum boat docks for summer camps on our website!

Dock design is an important part of the dock building process. A large, rectangular shape is easy to build and functional, but does it really serve your needs, or could you have something more unique? Customize your dock for your space and your needs and try our dock designer!

Why ALUMI-SPAN® For Aluminum Docks?

Since 1956, Alumi-Span has been a name that people trust. Whether it's a complete boat dock system or the individual components, we manufacture our products using quality methods and materials. Best of all, Alumi-Span means "Made in America." Forget cut rate boat docks or the cheap Chinese parts normally found on the internet. Many Alumi-Span boat docks are still in use after more than 50 years!

With the high quality and dependability of Alumi-Span, it's no wonder so many property owners in Michigan have selected our aluminum boat docks over the years. In Detroit and the surrounding areas, we have built a reputation you can depend on, too.

Interested in a new dock or replacement parts that will last? Fill out our contact form or give us a call at 855-523-2444 to find out more

Monday, November 15, 2021

Storing Your Boat for Winter


Are you getting ready to store your boat for the winter? 

Do you have storage options available to you? Before you send your boat to the storage facility or dry rack it at your home, make sure you’ve taken these steps:
 

  1. Pay attention to any issues that need repair or replacement. Look for cracks in the hull, which can worsen over time.
  2. Remove your boat from the water and drain the water tanks, head, and pipes.
  3. Scrub the entirety of your boat with soap and water, including the interior. Open any interior lockers, drawers, refrigerators, and freezers and clean those as well – you don’t want any surprises come springtime!

 

Read more tips for storage prepping on our website!
 

Protect Your Boat and Aluminum Boat Dock with Alumi-Span!

 

Every experienced boater needs a great boat dock, and Alumi-Span has the knowledge and expertise to make that happen for your family. Our docks are made of the highest quality materials and we’ve got the accessories you need for a boat house, too. Contact us today to find out more!

Monday, November 1, 2021

Winter Outdoor Boat Storage


After a long summer of boating fun, it’s time to store away your vessel for the colder months ahead. 

Unlike your car, a boat has many more exposed parts that can corrode over time, which in turn affects performance and could cost hundreds of dollars to repair.
 

Some options for storing your boat in winter are boat storage units, dry stack storage, and indoor storage. These range in price, availability, and convenience.
 

Whatever you choose, you’ll want to do a few things before you store your boat for winter inside or outside.
 

Read more on our website!
 

Protect Your Boat and Aluminum Boat Dock with Alumi-Span!

 

Every experienced boater needs a great boat dock, and Alumi-Span has the knowledge and expertise to make that happen for your family. Our aluminum boat docks are made of the highest quality materials and we’ve got the accessories you need for a boat house, too. Contact us today to find out more!

Monday, October 18, 2021

The Fisherman’s guide to Dock Accessories


Everyone who fishes knows their gear is very important to catching the best and biggest fish. Having the right rod, reel, line, and bait all goes in to making a great catch. This holds true when it comes to your dock.

Finding the right dock accessories will elevate your fishing game. Check out our favorites below:

Dock Boxes
Dock boxes offer a secure storage location for all your fishing needs. Having your tackle boxes, rods, and tackle boxes right stored right on the dock will save a lot of extra trips back and forth from your dock when fishing. These boxes can also store many other dock needs.

Rod Holders
If you have multiple rods, rod holders will be your best friend. When the fish are really biting, you’ll be able to drop in multiple lines with ease. Once you cast out and set your rods in your rod holders, all you have to is sit back and watch the fish bite.

Cleaning Table
Tired of making a mess when cleaning the fish you caught? Adding a cleaning table to your dock will let you do all the work right out on the water, and reduce the amount of clean-up.

CONTACT ALUMI-SPAN DOCKS FOR DOCK ACCESSORIES TODAY


It’s never too early to start shopping for next summer. We have great deals available in the off-season, so it’s a great time to buy. Call Alumi-Span to get started on your journey to having the perfect dock.

Friday, October 1, 2021

How To Improve the Safety of Your Dock


The safety of you and your guests on your dock should not be overlooked. Luckily, a few simple additions can improve your dock’s safety and give you extra peace of mind.

  1. Dock Bumpers – No matter how good your driving skills are, accidents happen. Installing bumpers will protect both your boat and dock from collisions, and ultimately reduce the need for repairs.
  2. Dock Lights – In addition to making your dock more attractive, lights allow for dock use later into the night. Whether it be taking the boat out at sunset or chatting with friends after the sun goes down, lights ensure a safer experience.
  3. Railings – You’ll never want someone to fall in water from your dock, so consider adding railings. This will increase the stability and comfort of those around you. 

CONTACT ALUMI-SPAN DOCKS FOR DOCK ACCESSORIES TODAY



It’s never too early to start shopping for next summer. We have great deals available in the off-season, so it’s a great time to buy. Call Alumi-Span to get started on your journey to having the perfect dock.

Friday, September 17, 2021

How to Plan a Fall Boating Day Trip


Trying to squeeze out the last bit of semi-warm weather even after the kids go back to school?

Day cruising is a great way to get out on a Saturday or Sunday and enjoy the weather before the temperature changes for good!

Day cruising can also be fun for everyone – you can fish, picnic, or even just sail around if a quiet, lazy day is more your speed.

Here are some things to remember:

  1. Don’t forget your gear! Prepare for a day on the water and anticipate any activity with these safety items: lifejackets, signaling device, anchor, throwable flotation device, and fire extinguishers.
  2. Also think about how you’ll be spending your time and prepare accordingly. Consider water toys, skis, boards, fishing rods, and cooler.


More fall boating tips are on our website!

Stock Up on Dock Accessories for Fall Boating


If you’re going to keep boating into the fall season, you want to be sure you’ve got all the dock accessories you need to do it safely. Dock lights and dock bumpers will be essential as the days get shorter and it gets darker while you’re still out on the water.

Need advice? We can help! Not only can we get you the accessories you need, but we can help you plan for getting your dock out of the water and making sure you have a plan for reinstalling it next spring.

Contact Alumi-Span Docks today for expert advice and dock accessories!

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Fall Fishing Tips for Cooler Weather


Is fishing one of your favorite ways to relax?

You don’t have to stop fishing just because the weather is starting to get cooler!

As the leaves change color and the air gets chilly, you can take full advantage of some great fishing weather.

Here’s our tips for great fall fishing:

  1. Pay attention to migration patterns in your area: As fall hits, baitfish are on the move, and their predators will follow. Follow those patterns and you’re sure to get a bite.
  2. Watch for birds: Gulls, terns, and other birds will be looking for schools of batfish, so if you see them swooping and diving, it’s a sure sign that you’re in the right spot.
  3. Look for fish in deep, cold spots: As the temperature of the water drops in most bodies of water, fish will be on the move looking for favorable conditions. Look for areas where they have easy access to both shallow and deep waters throughout the day, and you’ll likely hit the fishing jackpot.


Looking for more fall boating tips?

First, read the full article on our website! Next, contact us! We love fishing and boating as much as you do, and we’d love to talk about not just your boat dock and dock accessories, but all the fun that come with them.

Stock Up on Dock Accessories for Fall Boating


If you’re going to keep boating into the fall season, you want to be sure you’ve got all the dock accessories you need to do it safely. Dock lights and dock bumpers will be essential as the days get shorter and it gets darker while you’re still out on the water.

Need advice? We can help! Not only can we get you the accessories you need, but we can help you plan for getting your dock out of the water and making sure you have a plan for reinstalling it next spring.

Contact Alumi-Span Docks today for expert advice and dock accessories!

Summer Camp Aluminum Boat Dock Ideas

Are you a camp or park director? Do you have access to a river or lake? Want to make it more accessible for campers of all ages? Summer camp...