If you are of fortune enough to own your own home with a pontoon dock, there are many ways you can customize it to make it stand out from the crowd. If you are thinking about buying a new property which already comes with a dock you must make sure that metal fittings and parts should be made of cold forged stainless steel. It will make sure that it stands the test of time and save you money in the long-term. Below are some of the best ways to customize your dock.
1. Under-Dock Lighting
There is something quite beautiful about seeing water light up in vibrant different colors. If you are enjoying an evening on your dock or have a party, it can add to the ambiance of the evening. The best types to install are LED lighting as it is energy-efficient, produces low heat along with being easy and safe.
2. Barbecue Grill With Fencing-Mount
There are many options for Barbecue Grills on the market that you can use on your dock. Most types use an accessory pole but they can take up a lot of room and means you have to carry lots of things around in a tight space when you have guests around.
The best Barbecue Grills for pontoon docks are ones that use a simple bracket to attach it to the fencing. It is extremely cheap and if you like you can also buy a portable camp stove that will attach to it.
3. Bungy Docking Lines
Boats are one of the most expensive items you can buy so you will want to make sure it is secure. Using marine knots can be complicated if you have not had the proper training and can take much time. The best way around this is to buy a bungy docking line which will quickly attach your boat to the dock. It also allows the boat to move around more freely compared to rigid strapping.
4. Docking Corner Bumpers
One of the most likely places that your boat or pontoon is going to get damaged is when it is moving around with the waves which push it against the docking station. To avoid this you can spend a small amount of money on dock corner bumpers which will protect your pontoons along with the boat.
5. Controllable Docking Lighting from Your Mobile Phone
This item is not going to protect your dock or boat but it will certainly make you look cool. It is completely wireless and you can choose from a whole range of different ambient lighting. You can change the color to set the mood and not even have to leave your chair to do so.
There are many different apps that you can download to add to the features such as syncing to your phone’s music so you can choose which track to play next. There is nothing better than spending a night on your own or with friends with great music along with the perfect ambient lighting to go with it.