Monthly Archives: March 2014

The Great Dock Migration

“By George, what is that going down my river? That guy is simply off his rocker, what is he driving? Is it a house? Is it a dock? Is it a boat?” “Why, I’m glad you asked.  It is merely the Great Dock Migration.” “The what?” Ok, we are just being silly here, but this Continue Reading...

What happened to the store?

As you may notice, we have a new look! What you don’t “see” is that we also have an upgraded security system to keep your information safe. In order to protect you better, we moved our store to its own secure location.  To get there, click the “online store” button above (or the link we Continue Reading...

Kayaking through Louisiana

One of the great things about living in Louisiana is that we truly are a Sportsman’s Paradise. Whether you are a hunter, an avid fisherman, love to be on the water, or just a general outdoor enthusiast, there are limitless possibilities for you to enjoy in Louisiana. In recent years, there has been resurgence in Continue Reading...

Let’s skip the ugly duckling part, shall we?

We affectionately refer to this little gem as the “Swan Dock.” Located in a lovely little pond in northern Louisiana, the Boyle family decided to purchase a pedal boat that looked like a swan for their grandchildren (and grandma!) to putt around the pond grandpa built! This floating dock features powder-coated roof posts to help Continue Reading...

Hurricanes and Floating Docks

A tale of tides, winds, and floating dock survival. Well folks, The Floating Dock Shop hails out of Baton Rouge, which for those of you visiting our website from somewhere else in the country, is about 80 miles Northwest of where Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, Slidell, Gulfport, and Biloxi. We are also about 150 Continue Reading...

Boat Dock Accessories

By Thomas Holley Boat dock accessories can help customize your boat dock to be not only more functional, but also more enjoyable for yourself and others you may take on boating adventures. There are a variety of different boat dock accessories available for you to purchase to outfit your boat dock and turn it in Continue Reading...

Floating Dock Materials

Dock Materials In the manufacture of floating docks, several dock materials can be used. Dock Floatation Our Wahoo line of floating docks utilizes PERMAFLOAT® Dock Flotation Drums. The Permafloat Float Drum is a one-piece rotationally molded float drum that eliminates seams that could result in separation and leakage. The .150″ thick shell is made of Continue Reading...

What is a Floating Dock?

How does a floating dock work? A floating dock is a platform or ramp supported by pontoons or poly encapsulated foam. These are usually joined to the shore with a ramp, also called a gangway, that rests upon the dock on rollers, to adjust for the vertical movement of the dock. The dock is usually held Continue Reading...

What to do in a flood

Water, Water Everywhere on the Waterfront! By Wallace Conway Waterfront living is among the most desirable of locations in our area. The views and vistas are fantastic, not to mention the ability to walk out one’s door to drop a line to fish or untie a line to enjoy boating. However, all this joy is Continue Reading...