Monday, September 18, 2017

Do You Want Sturdy Outdoor Solar Lites? These Survived Hurricane IRMA

I truly am amazed...these Solar Lites survived the hurricane flood waters of IRMA.  As a native of Florida I've made preparations for many hurricanes.  While I thought I was overly cautious with IRMA and had removed anything that could be caught in the rising waters, it wasn't until the water receded that I realized these two had been left on the dock piling and the patio stone wall. They were both completely submerged for 2 days and they still work.  I highly recommend these for outdoor use.  Just take a look at the before and after photos.



After
Both Lite's are Submerged


Before
Side Mount Solar Lite on Lower Pilings
Surface Mount Motion Lite on Side of Patio




Surface Mount Motion Lite

Side Mount Solar Lite
To view full descriptions of both Lites visit www.bestdockaccessories.com



Assistance with HurricaneDamage Repair

As we all work through the clean-up and repairs from the damage left behind by Hurricane Harvey and Irma, BestDockAccessories would like to assist by offering our help in finding your replacement and/or repair items for your dock and boat/watercraft.  Our team will do what we can to find your items and ship them directly to your home at our lowest cost with no additional charges.  Our family and neighbors were impacted by IRMA and we know first hand how overwhelming the clean up and repair can be.

Please contact us directly at support@bestdockaccessories.com for products such as the following and we will get to work finding your specific products.

Dock Repair: mooring whips, mooring buoys, mooring arms, piling caps, dock bumpers/protection/wheels, cleats, ladders, steps, chafe guards, dock lights,  piling lights, stainless steel fasteners, dock boxes

Marine Hardware: rub rails, deck plates, cleats, fasteners, anchor rollers, grab handles, rail fittings, starboard, ropes, straps, tie-downs, antennas, weather instruments, navigation lights, fuses/fuse blocks

Marine Maintenance: livewell pumps, bilge pumps, blowers/heaters, washdown/pressure pumps, batteries, oil change systems, cleaning products, water flushing systems, transfer pumps, jump starters

Visit us at www.bestdockaccessories.com for our standard product supply listing.

Best regards from our team - We hope that you and your families are safe.


Friday, September 1, 2017

Hurricane Preparation for Your Boat

Each year we’re getting wiser from the experiences each of us encounter during Hurricane Season, but it doesn’t hurt to review a few tips for securing your boat.  There is a wealth of information available on the Internet, or from your insurance company, but the best preparation is to make a plan well ahead of time and be prepared.

Location: Choosing the most storm-worthy location for your boat is probably the number one consideration you need to make.   A boat in the water should only be secured in a well-protected marina.  A seawall or sandy spit that normally protects a harbor may not offer any protection in a hurricane.  Water can surge over the seawall and flood the harbor or basin.  A fixed dock will require you to keep a frequent eye on it to loosen and tighten the lines and the water surge changes.  If your location is on dry land you will need to be sure to have it secured well.  Breaking waves or water surges can rise over the banks and lift the boats off of their jack stands.  Many times these boats are left in the streets once the water recedes.  There may not be a perfect location, depending on your physical location, but you must think through your options ahead of time and have a plan if needed.

Flying Hazards:  Remove canvas, sails and loose items that could be lifted by the wind and become hazardous flying objects.  This includes any loose fitting item that might be ripped off by the high winds.

Docking:  Double up dock and fender lines and add chafe guards to keep your lines from fraying.  Remember that your fenders may be lifted by the wind and become useless, you’ll need to cross tie your boat to hold it away from the dock.  Tie your dock lines so they can be adjusted from the dock, and consider using snubbers.  If you are on a fixed dock, make sure your lines are long enough to allow for the rising water. 

Electrical Power:  Remember that power may go out or be disconnected.  Shut down everything you can to conserve battery power for your bilge pumps.  Make sure your batteries are fully charged and always have extra batteries charged and close by.

Photos:  Take photos of your boat after preparations are made, in case you need them for an insurance claim.

Stay Informed:  Keep a good check on weather updates and be sure you have a battery operated radio with extra batteries available.  Ensure that you have a plan in place to receive safety warnings and alerts.

Insurance Documents:  If you have filed a hurricane plan with your insurance company, locate it and follow it.  Some insurance companies will pay for half of the expense of hauling your boat as storm prep, but storing your boat on the hard isn’t a guarantee of safety.  Winds can cause it to rock in the jacks, throwing it off balance and causing it to fall.  Tie down straps or chains can mitigate this somewhat.  If your boat yard is not paved, make sure the jack stands are on plywood or another solid surface.

After The Storm:  Before you start your boat, if your boat is gasoline powered check your blower vent to make sure it isn’t filled with water and trapping gas fumes .  You’ll also need to check the security of your shore power connection.  If the engine and other machinery was submerged or had gotten wet, it should be flushed with fresh water and then filling with fuel.


As an avid boater and waterfront property owner, I take severe weather conditions serious.  I’ve seen first-hand the damage that not being prepared can bring.  I stay informed and enjoy providing articles such as this to my boating community.  Please visit my site for the latest in quality and affordable boating and docking supplies. Visit us and feel free to leave your comments and/or feedback at www.bestdockaccessories.com.

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

How Do You Choose An Anchor - Basic Guide

What seems to be a very basic question is one of the most common questions we receive from our fellow boaters.  With so many types of anchors out there, how do you know which one to choose?  I find this chart to be very helpful and share it often.  As you can see, depending on your boating style and where you plan to anchor, you may need to have more than one type of anchor on board.  





Tuesday, August 15, 2017

2012 Sea Ray 280 Sundeck For Sale

2012 Sea Ray 280 Sundeck For Sale. 
One owner and immaculately maintained! This is a beautiful like new Sundeck, low hours (420), upgraded powerful high performance 8.2L 380 HP DTS Mercruiser, Bravo 3 high performance out drive with dual stainless props and, trim tabs. Performance is unbelievable, even with a full seat capacity. The vessel has been kept on a covered boat lift since new so no bottom paint, Full Snap on Tonneau, using an inside dehumidifier when not being used. Sea Ray is known for it's quality and this one is no exception.
Upgraded equipment includes:
Water Sports Tower with Tower Speakers and power amp Tower Bimini and LED Tower Lights Interior Lighting with the Rear Swim Platform, 8 Cup Holders and Concealed Interior lights, Bow and Amidships, are all Blue LEDs Automatic Fire Suppression System Pump-out Head Dual Battery Switch, on board dual battery charger
Standard equipment includes:
Concealed bow boarding ladder Front and rear built-in water faucet Enclosed head compartment, sink, lighting, vanity/mirror Snap-in upgraded carpet Swim platform with non-skid decking, side angled Stern step ladder Two removable deck tables Wet bar with sink, faucet and enclosed cooler and trash compartments Stereo with CD player, iPod connector (remote or dash controls), 6 speakers with 4 channel power amp,10 inch sub woofer 12V outlets Courtesy lights Plenty of storage space, 2 concealed coolers forward and aft SS hardware on all seat supports Hinged seat cushions
Price $69,900
Contact lmlangservices@gmail.com for more information












Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Outdoor Lighting - Solar LED Motion Lights

 Lighting is one of the most important decisions to make when designing your outdoor space.  I have personally spent a lot of time and money trying various types of light products and looking for just the right design to fit my lifestyle.  Finally, I found a Solar LED Light that I highly recommend to anyone looking for a motion sensor light. Stainless steel, powerful solar performance and bright white LED lights illuminate your walkway, entryway, patio, outdoor kitchen, boat lift, dock or pool area when motion is detected.


The LED Post & Surface Mount Light with Motion Sensor is perfect for those areas that you want to light up when an object gets near.  The bright white LED light stays on for 15 seconds and then automatically shuts off.  Strategically placed they can eliminate trip hazards and dark areas at the time of need but not waste energy by staying on all night.


Steps light up right where you need it

Door ways light up when someone approaches

Lights can easily be placed in those tight dark areas to give
just the right amount of light, just at the right time.






Thursday, July 13, 2017

Announcing Our New Line of Fiberglass Dock Boxes, Steps and Step Boxes

Bestdockaccessories is excited to announce our new product line of Fiberglass Dock Boxes, Step Boxes and Steps.  Constructed to withstand the harsh outdoor elements and built with stainless steel hardware to prevent corrosion.  All are sound investments and make a great addition to any dock.






Browse our full selection online 
at www.bestdockaccessories.com 
and contact us directly at 
support@bestdockaccessories.com 
for special orders and product questions.