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TIE DOWN ENGINEERINGDock Assembly System

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Dock Assembly System

We offer a complete line of rugged dock hardware for building a dock atyour summer cabin or waterfront home. Designed primarily fornoncommercial users, it's sturdy enough for boat yards and smallermarinas. To help get you started, we offer a Planning Kit (See facingpage) that's filled with details about dock design and construction.Once you have a plan and materials list, we'll supply the hardware andyour local lumber yard can provide the wood.
  • For ideas on constructing your own dock, taek a look at detailed plans at
    http://www.tiedown.com/pdf/a936-3.pdf
  • Several sizes of float drums are available, please search under Model 140264
A. Inside Corner
Used in combination with Outside Corner (E) to connect side and cross stringers on end of dock section. Includes welded gusset for dock framing. Requires eight 3/8" carriage bolt sets.
H. Washer Plate
Used with cross stringers to back up Angle Braces (C) or Pipe Holders (I). Two carriage bolt holes.
B. Backup Plates
5" x 5" reinforcing plates are used to back up the Single T Males (F) and Females (G).
I. 3"O.D. Pipe Holder
Allows dock to ride up and down on anchoring pipe. Bolts to the outside of a side stringer and accepts up to 2"I.D. pipe. Uses two Washer Plates (H) for backing. Requires four 3/8" carriage bolt sets.
C. Galvanized Stringer Angle
Used to attach cross stringers to side stringers, and is backed up by Washer Plates (H). Requires four 3/8" carriage bolt sets.
J. Outside Corner, Female
This is identical to the Outside Corner End, except it has two 1/2" tabs which connect to a Male Outside Corner (K) to create a flexible joint between dock sections. No additional bolts required if used with an Inside Corner.
D. Inside Corner with 2" Pipe Holder For 3" Pipe Model 542910
This inside corner allows you to use pipe at each corner for anchoring. Dock will float up and down if water level changes. Used in combination with outside corners (E). Requires eight 3/8" carriage-bolt sets.
K. Outside Corner, Male
This is identical to the Outside Corner End, except it has a single 1/2" tab which connects to a Female Outside Corner (J) to create a flexible joint between dock sections. Does not require additional bolts if used with an inside corner.
E. Outside Corner End
Used with Inside Corner to connect side stringers to end stringers, resulting in an absolutely square corner that won't come apart. No additional bolts required if used with Inside Corner (A).
L. Piling Hoop & Roller Assembly
Intended for areas with lots of wind, current, or tidal action. Combines the Piling Hoop (N) and Roller Assembly (M) to make up-and-down movement easier. For pilings up to 12"dia.
F. Single T, Male
Used to connect finger dock to main walkway, and to attach dock sections to sea walls. Single 1/2" tab connects to Female Single T (G) or female Outside Corner (J) to allow articulation. Four bolt holes.
M. Heavy Duty Roller Assembly
Bracket and roller bolt directly to the Deck Plate (L) and can be added to aid up-and-down motion of the dock in areas with tidal action. 6" roller turns on a 5/8"dia. shaft. 3/8" bracket is hot dip galvanized.
G. Single T, Female
Used to connect finger docks to main walkway, and to attach dock sections to sea walls. Used with Male Outside Corner (K) or Male Single T (F) to allow articulation. Four bolt holes.
N. Heavy-Duty Piling Hoop
For pilings up to 12"dia. Constructed of 1 1/2" pipe and hot dip galvanized. Bolts directly to the side of the dock or to the optional Deck Plate (L)
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Product Models
Description WM Model # MFG Part # Availability Price Quantity  
K) Outside Corner, Male 542944 25491
In stock online.

$34.99

J) Outside Corner, Female 542951 26400
In stock online.

$45.99

E) Outside Corner End 542936 26402
In stock online.

$31.99

A) Inside Corner 542928 26403
In stock online.

$27.99

D) Inside Corner with 3" Pipe Holder 542910 26404
Delivery within 2 - 3 weeks.

$62.99

D) Inside Corner with 2" Pipe Holder 140371 26405
In stock online.

$59.99

C) Galvanized Stringer Angle 542902 26406
In stock online.

$8.49

G) Single T, Female 542894 26407
In stock online.

$29.99

F) Single T, Male 542886 26408
In stock online.

$24.99

H) Washer Plate 542878 26409
In stock online.

$2.99

I) 3" O.D. Pipe Holder 305730 26411
Ships when available.

$36.99

N) Heavy-Duty Piling Hoop 198723 26412
In stock online.

$99.99

B) Backup Plates 542860 26413
In stock online.

$7.29

M) Heavy-Duty Roller Assembly 255190 26414
In stock online.

$72.99

L) Piling Hoop & Roller Assembly 198731 26415
In stock online.

$224.99

Product Description

We offer a complete line of rugged dock hardware for building a dock atyour summer cabin or waterfront home. Designed primarily fornoncommercial users, it's sturdy enough for boat yards and smallermarinas. To help get you started, we offer a Planning Kit (See facingpage) that's filled with details about dock design and construction.Once you have a plan and materials list, we'll supply the hardware andyour local lumber yard can provide the wood.
  • For ideas on constructing your own dock, taek a look at detailed plans at
    http://www.tiedown.com/pdf/a936-3.pdf
  • Several sizes of float drums are available, please search under Model 140264
A. Inside Corner
Used in combination with Outside Corner (E) to connect side and cross stringers on end of dock section. Includes welded gusset for dock framing. Requires eight 3/8" carriage bolt sets.
H. Washer Plate
Used with cross stringers to back up Angle Braces (C) or Pipe Holders (I). Two carriage bolt holes.
B. Backup Plates
5" x 5" reinforcing plates are used to back up the Single T Males (F) and Females (G).
I. 3"O.D. Pipe Holder
Allows dock to ride up and down on anchoring pipe. Bolts to the outside of a side stringer and accepts up to 2"I.D. pipe. Uses two Washer Plates (H) for backing. Requires four 3/8" carriage bolt sets.
C. Galvanized Stringer Angle
Used to attach cross stringers to side stringers, and is backed up by Washer Plates (H). Requires four 3/8" carriage bolt sets.
J. Outside Corner, Female
This is identical to the Outside Corner End, except it has two 1/2" tabs which connect to a Male Outside Corner (K) to create a flexible joint between dock sections. No additional bolts required if used with an Inside Corner.
D. Inside Corner with 2" Pipe Holder For 3" Pipe Model 542910
This inside corner allows you to use pipe at each corner for anchoring. Dock will float up and down if water level changes. Used in combination with outside corners (E). Requires eight 3/8" carriage-bolt sets.
K. Outside Corner, Male
This is identical to the Outside Corner End, except it has a single 1/2" tab which connects to a Female Outside Corner (J) to create a flexible joint between dock sections. Does not require additional bolts if used with an inside corner.
E. Outside Corner End
Used with Inside Corner to connect side stringers to end stringers, resulting in an absolutely square corner that won't come apart. No additional bolts required if used with Inside Corner (A).
L. Piling Hoop & Roller Assembly
Intended for areas with lots of wind, current, or tidal action. Combines the Piling Hoop (N) and Roller Assembly (M) to make up-and-down movement easier. For pilings up to 12"dia.
F. Single T, Male
Used to connect finger dock to main walkway, and to attach dock sections to sea walls. Single 1/2" tab connects to Female Single T (G) or female Outside Corner (J) to allow articulation. Four bolt holes.
M. Heavy Duty Roller Assembly
Bracket and roller bolt directly to the Deck Plate (L) and can be added to aid up-and-down motion of the dock in areas with tidal action. 6" roller turns on a 5/8"dia. shaft. 3/8" bracket is hot dip galvanized.
G. Single T, Female
Used to connect finger docks to main walkway, and to attach dock sections to sea walls. Used with Male Outside Corner (K) or Male Single T (F) to allow articulation. Four bolt holes.
N. Heavy-Duty Piling Hoop
For pilings up to 12"dia. Constructed of 1 1/2" pipe and hot dip galvanized. Bolts directly to the side of the dock or to the optional Deck Plate (L)

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    5.0

    Very strong and reliable

    By Joeboater

    from Missouri

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    • Reliable
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      • Docks

      Comments about Dock Assembly System:

      Both the inside and outside corners are very strong and reliable. I used my on a very heavily used walkway and they've help up extremely well. I believe the call for use on a 2/6, but I used mine on a 2x10 and it worked fine.

       
      5.0

      Excellent way to join dock to walkway

      By Joeboater

      from Missouri

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      • Reliable
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        Comments about Dock Assembly System:

        The single T system, (male and female) is an excellent way to join a walkway to a dock or two different sections of dock together. When you use this with the connector pin set you get enough float/movement for some pretty large waves, yet not so much that the dock is moving all over the place. I've had these in for well over 6 months now and they are holding up very nicely.

         
        5.0

        Don't skip these washer plates.

        By Joeboater

        from Missouri

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          Comments about Dock Assembly System:

          I wasn't sure if I really needed these plate washers, but my advice is to go ahead and use them. Without these washers the bolt heads or standard washers will continue to pull on to the wood on your dock. These help the lock washers stay tight and help prevent splitting.

           
          5.0

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          By Idaho hokie

          from Boise,Idaho

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            Comments about Dock Assembly System:

            I am rebuilding a boat dock and have used this hardware before. It is easy to work with, does not corrode and is very durable. Highly recommend this product

             
            5.0

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            By Dock Builder

            from Vancouver, WA

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              Comments about Dock Assembly System:

              These are a great way to connect many sections of dock together. Very strong, easy to disconnect and move docks around.

               
              5.0

              Good hardware for a do-it-yourselfer

              By Joeboater

              from Missouri

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              • Easy To Use
              • Holds Boat Securely
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                Comments about Dock Assembly System:

                I needed to rebuild a significant part of my dock due to ice damage. These materials are very good. Very strong and pretty simple to figure out how to use. Be sure to use at least 2 1/2" and preferably 3" carrige bolts. Also you'll need standard washers in addition to lock washers.

                 
                5.0

                Good product that does what it says

                By Marinettejoe

                from Aquia Harbour Va

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                  Comments about Dock Assembly System:

                  This is a very substantial piece of hardware. Quarter and half inch steel heavily galvanized. Would like a male with a little more range for a ramp connector but as a dock to dock connector the range of play is fine. 30 to 40 degrees of play.

                  Strongly recommend this product line overall.

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