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Old 01-19-2008, 10:12 AM
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How wide is an air dock for an 8' beam boat?
The d2 is 12-13ft wide.
For longer boats it will get wider.
There is also a spacer that can be installed between the rear 2 chambers.
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I have not ever looked at a air dock so my ideas might be worthless but why couldn't you add ballast to it?
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huh, ballast?
Weights are added to it, like 10lbs, to help keep the inner chambers low in the water so you can ride onto it.
Not sure what you mean by ballast.
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I meant ballast/weight. The rating has to be based on buoyancy, so anything you can do to replace air with weight (water) would help. I realize it would help if I knew what it looked like but are tanks polyethylene (plastic) or rubber . I was wondering if you can add some water to them in addition to the air you pump in and out.
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they are rubber air pillows.
you wouldnt add water to them.
i guess you could fill them with anything you wanted(ie:apple juice), but its not what they are intended for.
Set them up incorrectly and your boat falls off, sux for you!
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2 words-JET DOCK
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Old 01-20-2008, 10:53 AM
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no doubt jetdock is better, but this guy doesnt want to spend more than 1500.
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Do those things work in salt water?
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Hey guys, just got back in town, gone for a week. I ended up passing on that air dock, just seemed like too much of a hassle trying to rig it up,etc. Also the more I thought about it, I would also need to get a frame for it, as I am against a seawall, just started to sound like a lot of work for something that might not even end up working for me at all. Thanks for all the info. John
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By the way, rjr, airdock says they are unaffected by saltwater. When I spoke to them on the phone, they said the material they are made out of is pretty tough stuff, designed to last 20+ yrs.
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