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Old 05-16-2003, 05:23 AM
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Cigaretteman, $30,000 sounds like a lot of money. How much of that cost is shipping ?
Probably a whole lot. I don't have their pricelist in my head, but I seem to recall that their 4000 lbs model went for $4K or thereabouts.

Cigman: Given your rather skinny slip size and the inordinate shipping costs to the state of Denmark, maybe that Airdock is not such a bad choice for you after all. Deflated, it's much easier to ship than the bulky stuff.

And if you get sick of it, you can use it as a waterbed.
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Deflated, it's much easier to ship than the bulky stuff.
And if you get sick of it, you can use it as a waterbed.
Are you talking about the same Airdock I'm familiar with? The one I know of is made of black poly plastic squares that interlock to form size and shape, from trawler, jet ski, performance boat, to float plane, they're pretty damn versatile, but I think you'd have a tough time deflating them, and I sure wouldn't want to sleep on them either. Is there another out there that I haven't heard of that inflates?
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Jafo: The Airdock is the floating whoopie cushion. Inflatable.

http://www.airdock.com

I'm familiar with the plastic squares, but their name escapes me at the moment. They definitely do not in- or deflate.
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Sorry peconic- my mistake!

The one I'm thinking of is Jet-Dock, and they ARE EXPENSIVE!!!!

From the ones I've seen though, they work very well; not sure how good they would be in an area affected by wakes or waves, but I watched a guy power a Cessna 206 on floats up on one, and it was the slickest thing I've seen for that application.
They make them in all sizes and shapes for any boat.
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Does anybody have experience with this type of boat lift good or bad ? I am considering it for my Top Gun since I canīt fit any other type of lift in my slip.

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THEY WORK GREAT, BUT I HAVEN'T FOUND ANY BOTTOM PAINT THAT WILL STICK TO THE AIR DOCK TO KEEP THE BARNACLES OFF YET...
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THEY WORK GREAT, BUT I HAVEN'T FOUND ANY BOTTOM PAINT THAT WILL STICK TO THE AIR DOCK TO KEEP THE BARNACLES OFF YET...
ANYBODY HAVING ANY SUCCESS WITH BOTTOM PAINT ON THESE AIR DOCKS ? I TRIED WHAT THEY RECOMMEND ( BOTTOM SHIELD BY WEST MARINE) BUT IT FELL OFF AFTER A MONTH AND I WOUND UP WITH LOTS OF BARNACLES TO SCRAPE AT THE END OF THE SEASON...
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there are some sealers just for polyethylene that may work or at least help. Hey if the paint doesn't stick how do the barnacles stick?



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there are some sealers just for polyethylene that may work or at least help. Hey if the paint doesn't stick how do the barnacles stick?



you know this is a six year old thread dont ya
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What kind of sealer would you recommend? Ran into problems last year with zebra mussles all over the bottom of mine...ended up with a cut in it thanks to them. Know nothing will keep them off entirely but anything would help.
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actually i didnt realize these were the inflatable bag type of lift i thought it was about the ridgid Jet dock type. Not sure what you can put on these kind.
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I have had two different size airdocks and have used the West marine bottom shield with out a problem . Call Ken at airdock he has always been helpful .
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