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  • ⇒ Rustproof Marine Grade Aluminum storage solution!
  • ⇒ Fits all kayaks up to 36″ wide
  • ⇒ Mounts to side of dock – clear your dock! See Mounting Information
  • ⇒ Lift your kayak directly from the water!
  • ⇒ Lift Assist Lever arm allows easy lift of kayak from water!
  • ⇒ Made in the USA!

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Description

Kayak Dock Rack & Lift

“The DockSider” Kayak Lift and Storage Rack is designed for Kayak boarding either by water or by dock.

Waterside Model (WS) – Water Entry
If your water is shallow and you enter your kayak
from the water, the water entry rack & lift is right for you.
Dockside Model (DS) – Dock Entry
If your water is deep and you enter your kayak from your dock, the dock entry rack & lift is right for you. 

Our Dock Mounts:

Bolt On Mount (100)
Bolt On Mount Guide
universal mount
Clamp On Mount (200)
Clamp On Mount Guide
universal mount
ShoreMaster Mount (300)
ShoreMaster Mount Guide
for ShoreMaster docks only
Beach King Mount (400)
Beach King Mount Guide
for Beach King docks only

 


Due to being in a Marine environment; This Kayak Lift and Dock Storage Rack is made Architectural Marine Aluminum and Stainless Steel.

Because “The DockSider” Kayak Dock Rack is designed with the “user” in mind it has numerous customer features

It’s Convenient!
Your Dockside Kayak Rack is right where you need thus promoting more frequent usage. Saves wear on tear on you and your Kayak as you don’t have to lug it to and fro! As a kayak dock launch, the DockSider is easy to get out and put away.

Save Valuable Dock / Pier space!
Clear your Dock while your Kayak Storage Rack holds your kayak on the side of your Dock / Pier. This kayak cradle for your dock is ideal for keeping your kayak secure while not in use.

It’s easy!!
3 Easy Steps – just “Load, Lift and Store”. Easy because you Rotate the Kayak Cradle handle downward, Float your Kayak in and center to load, and lift your Kayak to store. Some say “Launch, Load, and Store”!

Lift with a Fraction of the weight!
Due to the unique leverage and patented Dock Rack design, using the Dock Craft kayak boat lift, the user lifts their Kayak directly from the water. The higher you lift, the force required lessens due to the design. As a result, The lift starts at approximately 60% of the weight in the loading position. An 80lb kayak feels like 48lb. Also, in the storage position, the user does not need to exert any force. The Kayak will stay in it storage position by itself.  There are latches you turn to keep the Dock Rack in the storage position in the event of high winds and inclement weather.

Minimize Rain Entry!
Due to lifting your Kayak in the Kayak Storage Rack, your kayak rolls over with the cockpit angled downward. As a result Customers write “After a downpour, the inside of my kayak was not even wet!”

It Adjustable!
Does your water level change from Spring to Fall? Due to the slot and pin design the user can easily adjust this Dock Storage Rack to accommodate water levels of 10 – 36 inches from the Dock Decking surface!

Your choice of Mounts!
All “DockSider” Kayak Lift and Storage Rack models offer four mounting options (Bolt On and Clamp On Universal Mounts, and ShoreMaster, and Beach King Dock Specific Mounts.  For use on Wood, Composite Wood, Aluminum, and Vinyl Decking.   See details under Mounting Types.

Specifications

specs_loadingKayak Storage Rack in loading position

Waterside Kayak Rack Dockside Kayak Rack
Lifting Weight
(% of kayak weight)
60% Max 80% Max
Rack Position
(distance below dock surface)
5 – 17 inches 5 – 9 inches
Freeboard
(dock surface to water surface distance)
10 – 36 inches 10 -30 inches

 

specs_storedKayak Storage Rack in storage position

Waterside Kayak Rack Dockside Kayak Rack
Lifting Weight
(% of kayak weight)
0% Min 30% Min
Lift
(distance kayak is stored above water, based on water level
5 – 20 inches 5 – 21 inches

Other Specifications

Maximum Weight 100 lbs
Maximum Width 36 inches
Finish Natural Aluminum, this will oxidize and will blend with the other aluminum components on your dock.
Warranty 1 Year Limited Warranty
Other Tool marks are present on the surface of the material. These do not affect the structural integrity of the Docksider. As the material oxidizes,these will fade.

Videos

Dock Entry

Water Entry

Mounting

There are four mounting options for this kayak rack: bolt-on and clamp-on (universal mounts) as well as the ShoreMaster mount (for ShoreMaster docks only) and the Beach King mount (for Beach King docks only). Deciding which type you like is a matter of preference and dock type. Please review the following information.

Bolt-on mounts (universal):

  • Requires bolting into your dock or pier
  • Designed for wood or composite decking – not for aluminum decking
  • Fits deck that is 1″ to 1.5″ thick
  • Has 2 slots to provide for vertical adjustment to meet different water levels

Read More: Bolt-on Mount Dock Configurations Guide

Clamp-on mounts (universal):

  • Tool-free method of installation
  • Requires that you can access underside of dock
  • Works on wood, composite, or aluminum decking
  • Docks must have side height less than 7.5″
  • Truss-type docks must have decking-to-bottom-rail height of 10″ or less
  • Fits deck that is 1″ to 1.5″ thick
  • Has 2 slots to provide for vertical adjustment to meet different water levels

Read More: Clamp-on Mount Dock Configurations Guide

ShoreMaster mounts (for ShoreMaster docks):

  • This Mount provides an additional option for mounting your DockSider Lift and Dock Storage Rack to a ShoreMaster Infinity dock
  • In addition to purchasing the DockSider Kayak/ SUP Rack, you must also purchase the Infinity Dock Accessory Connection from your ShoreMaster Dealer
  • 2 slots provide for vertical adjustment for water level variations

Read More: ShoreMaster Mount Dock Configurations Guide

Beach King mounts (for Beach King docks):

  • This Mount provides an additional option for mounting your DockSider Lift and Dock Storage Rack to a Beach King dock
  • As your Beach King Dock as the Adapter Track built in, no additional purchases are necessary.
  • The pin and slot design provides for vertical adjustment for water level variations

Read More: Beach King Dock Configurations Guide

Installation Manuals

Download a PDF of our Kayak Lift & Rack Assembly and Installation Manuals:

Kayak Lift & Rack – Series 100 (Bolt On) Assembly and Installation Manual

Kayak Lift & Rack – Series 200 (Clamp On) Assembly and Instruction Manual

Kayak Lift & Rack – Series 300 (ShoreMaster) Assembly and Instruction Manual

Kayak Lift & Rack – Series 400 (Beach King) Assembly and Instruction Manual

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions
If you do not see an answer to your question
Email us  Info@dockcraft.com    or Call Us  585 – 734 – 7374

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We have categorized the various questions into major themes.

Adjustments:

How far down into the water can this rack go?                 

The Docksider dock rack has 4 mounting positions with the pin and slot design:

  • – 5 inches below the dock decking
    clevis pin in the lower position on the cradle and seated in the upper slot of the mounting bracket.
  • – 9 inches below the dock decking
    clevis pin in the lower position on the cradle and seated in the lower slot of the mounting bracket.
  • – 13 inches below the dock decking
    clevis pin in the upper position on the cradle and seated in the upper slot of the mounting bracket.
  • – 17 inches below the dock decking
    clevis pin in the upper position on the cradle and seated in the lower slot of the mounting bracket.

Note:  These dimensions relate to the distance below the dock decking where the bottom / side of your watercraft is stored.  Typically, the water level where your watercraft is floating can be up to 20 inches below these dimensions.

What is the minimum distance from the waterline and the top of the deck for mounting these racks?

“We are going to build an extension off our existing boat dock which is closer to the water, say 4 to 5″ above the water level, to make it easier to get in and out of the kayaks, and are wondering if the kayak racks can be mounted this close to the water.”         

From your question, it sounds as if you will be boarding your kayak from your dock.

The simple answer is No, Our Dockside Dock Lift and Storage Rack will not function properly with the 4 to 5-inch distance you desire.  Both the Dockside and Waterside model needs to be set at its minimum freeboard of 10-inch distance from the dock decking to the water level.

However, if you built a platform or used 6 in spacers under the mounts on this extension, then you would meet the minimum freeboard requirement for the DockSider Dock Lift & Rack and also have your desired height for boarding.

Can this unit lower the kayak 5 feet down?

No, it cannot.

Both the Waterside and Dockside models have a maximum Dock Decking to water distance (freeboard) of 36 inches.

In applications similar to what you have described; several customers have built a simple platform on the side of their dock anywhere from 2 feet to 30inches above the water to mount a Waterside Model Lift and Dock Storage Rack.

I would like to know more about the freeboard distance between water and dock.        

The maximum freeboard for both the Waterside and Dockside models is 36 inches.

There are four positions which the DockSider Dock Lift and Storage Rack can be adjusted.

The storage positions are:

  • 5 inches below the decking; to accommodate a water level 10 to 24 inches below the dock decking.
  • 9 inches below the decking; to accommodate a water level 14 to 28 inches below the dock decking.
  • 13 inches below the decking; to accommodate a water level 18 to 32 inches below the dock decking.
  • 17 inches below the decking; to accommodate a water level 22 to 36 inches below the dock decking.

Can the upright arms be shorter to accommodate a narrow slip?

“The distance between my boat and the dock is about 3 feet.”               

The best response I can provide is probably.

To provide a more definitive answer, I would need to know the make and model of your kayak.

More specifically – the length, beam, height, and weight of your kayak.

I assume you are looking for the Dockside Model, to board your Kayak from the dock.

Clearly, this would be a Special Order; which we would accommodate with reasonable pricing.

Would your rack be suitable for a dock that was up to 5’ off the water?

“The water level goes down quite a bit by end of summer.”

No, it cannot.

Both the Waterside and Dockside models have a maximum Dock Decking to water distance (freeboard) of 36 inches.

In applications similar to what you have described; several customers have built a simple platform on the side of their dock anywhere from 2 feet to 30 inches above the water to mount a Waterside Model Lift and Dock Storage Rack.

When you say the water goes down quite a bit by the end of the summer, this can be accounted for by readjusting the Rack to a lower position.  This is easily done with the pin and slot design of the mounting.  On my installation, the water drops 15 inches from spring to summer.  I do not have to readjust the initial setting of the dock height.

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Our dock is for a lake and has no overhang. It is an Endres manufacturing wooden dock.

“Which mount would work with our type of dock for the kayak dock storage?”

Either the bolt-on or clamp-on style of mounts should be fine for your dock. One consideration might be that if you choose the clamp-on mount, you will have the freedom to move the unit from one location to a different location on your dock. Once you install the bolt-on, the mounts are in that fixed position, unless you choose to drill holes and remount your rack in a different location.

I am not sure if I have a Truss Dock.       

A Truss Dock is typically made using an aluminum or steel frame. The dock planks sit on top of a that metal frame system.

The sides of a Truss dock have two metal square beams or tubes running parallel to the water and about 9 to 10 inches apart. Diagonal metal tubes are then connected to the top and bottom beams.  The side view of the structure looks like a series of X’s or W’s running between the top and bottom beams.

If you click the following link, then go to page 2 at the bottom, there is a picture of a Truss style dock.

https://dockcraft.com/assets/Clamp-on-Mount-Dock-Configurations-Guide.pdf

I have a floating Metalcraft dock. Has Aluminum decking and support beam along the edge.

How can I secure a dockside rack to my dock?

The Bolt On Mount is the best option for this type of dock.

Typically, the float spacing on a Floating Dock does not allow the under-dock support of the Clamp On mount to fit between the floats.

A Floating dock is constructed with a frame that is secured to the floats and the decking secure to the frame.  The frame height will accommodate bolting the mounting system to the dock decking without contacting the floats.  Given you have metal decking, you need to add additional support as the metal decking material thickness is thin.  In the Bolt On Mount Dock Configuration Guide:

https://dockcraft.com/assets/Bolt-on-Mount-Dock-Configurations-Guide.pdf

on the last 2 pages it shows the supports you would need to add.

As this is a floating dock, you may need to add the supports on the top surface of the decking given you may not have access to the underside of the decking.

We have a poly floating dock. Will this work?

As there are many poly-docks on the market and each manufacturer has their own accessory mounting systems; we do not have enough information to provide an accurate response.

If you would like to email us at info@dockcrat.com,       or      Call us at    585-734-7374

We could look into this for you.

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Locking Systems

Does the Dock Rack Lock?

The DockSider Kayak | SUP Lift & Dock Storage Rack does not have a built-in lock.

However, there are several on the market available to you.

As we are in the process of adding Locking products to our website, give us a call (585-734-7374) or
email us (info@dockcraft.com) and we would gladly give you our recommendation.

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DockSider Models

What is the difference between the dockside storage mount version and the waterside storage mount version?

“Both products list for the same price. Both of the above versions appear to be aluminum, and there appears to be another that is stainless steel. All 3 appear to support 100 lbs. What is your recommendation and why aluminum vs. stainless steel?”               

The Dockside Model is designed:

  • for those users that board their Kayak / Paddle Board directly from their dock because the water is deep, mucky or have a rocky bottom.
  • with a Tether Strap to rotate your kayak / SUP into the storage position while you are on the Dock.
  • Both models have rotating latches to hold your kayak or paddle board in the storage position during inclement / windy weather. However, with the Dockside model, these latches must be rotated to keep your kayak or paddle board secured in the storage position.
  • such that your kayak or paddle board is closer to the dock for ease in maneuvering your kayak or paddle board into and out of the loading position while you are on the dock.

The Waterside Model is designed:

  • For those users that board their Kayak / Paddle Board while they are standing in the water. Their water is shallow – usually mid-thigh or less.
  • with the greatest leverage assist ratio, you are lifting approximately 60% of the weight of your watercraft at the start of the lift.
  • With either the Dockside or the Waterside model, the weight you are lifting lessens as your watercraft is approaching the storage position.
  • When in the storage position, your kayak is stable and will not rotate back toward the water. The latches do not need to be engaged.
  • It is highly recommended that in windy or inclement weather these latches be engaged to maintain the stability of the watercraft.

The Stainless-Steel model only comes in the Dockside Bolt on Model.
It is great for Floating Docks in a Salt Water Harbor environment.

You asked for our recommendation on why aluminum vs. Stainless Steel:

Aluminum models are great for fresh water applications; whereas Stainless Steel is best for brine or salt water applications.

It must be noted that:

  • Stainless Steel will rust under certain conditions. However, it does take much more time for this to happen. ” Don’t use disinfectants, abrasives, or cleaners that contain bleach, alcohol, ammonia, or chlorides, all of which can harm stainless.
  • I’ve found Bartenders Friend (available at Grocery Stores, Home Improvement stores, Walmart, Target, and the like) very good at removing rust from Stainless Steel.
  • Aluminum is the 3rd best material for use in a salt water Marine environment. This is after Stainless Steel and Red Metals (Brass, Copper, and Bronze).
  • The choice of using an aluminum rack in a salt water environment boils down to cost of the Rack vs. Maintenance. A Stainless-Steel Rack is more costly, whereas the Aluminum Rack needs to be washed with fresh water much more frequently.

Do you make a rack that can be used to house both a kayak and a SUP?              

The DockSider Lift and Dock Storage Rack will work fine for both Kayaks and SUP’s.  Indeed, they are the same rack. We list them separately for the customer looking for one or the other independently.

The rack will hold only one kayak, and some customers have stored two SUP’s at a time (one on top of the other and upside down).

Will this work on canoe’s as well?

“I have an Old Town 15′ that weighs about 75lbs      “

We have a specific product for Canoes. Click the link below to see the product.

https://dockcraft.com/product/canoe-dock-lift-storage-rack/

Do you have one product that allows to secure both a kayak and Paddle Board?

“I’d rather not have to buy 2. One that fits 2 is ideal.”

No, we do not.  The current design of the DockSider Dock Storage Rack will hold one Kayak or Paddle Board.  Some customers have placed 1 SUP on top of the other and then loaded and stored 2 Paddle Board in our rack.  We know of one customer that has stored their kayak in our Lift and Dock Storage system; then placed their SUP on the dock and leaned it against the rack and bungeed it to the rack for storage.

We believe that storing 2 watercraft in a lifting system would at  best clumsy and perhaps difficult creating safety issues for the user.

If I buy the dockside design can you still enter it from the water?            

There is no reason why you could not load / launch and store your watercraft with the Dockside unit and then float your watercraft to a “shallow” location for boarding.

We do not recommend loading, launching, or storing your watercraft in the Dockside unit while you are in the water for safety reasons.  The dockside unit will rotate back into the water if you “lose control” or do not latch the latches.  If for some reason you may stub your toe or trip on an underwater obstacle, you may incur personal injury if the watercraft does rotate back toward you.

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Dock Mounts

 

Which mount is stronger / more secure; the Bolt On or Clamp On Mount?
We must say that the Bolt on Mount is probably more secure; However, both mounts are more than adequate to do the job. We like to compare it to killing a mosquito with a fly swatter or a sledge hammer – they both are effective!

To bolt this on to my dock, do I need to get under the dock?

The DockSider Lift and Dock Storage Rack has two different mounting options.

For the bolt option, it comes with Snaptogglers; if you use these to mount the rack, you Do Not need to access the underside of your dock to secure them in place. However, if there are structural members under the decking in a mounting location, you could get a lag bolt from a hardware/home improvement store and use those instead.

For the clamp mount, you definitely need to have access underneath your dock.

Can I mount this to a concrete sea wall?

We have had customers mount our Lift and Dock Storage system to a concrete sea wall (also railroad tie break walls), with success. You would need to choose the Bolt On Mount for this application and use concrete anchors. The top of the concrete wall should be roughly level, not sloped to any great degree.

How far apart are the vertical upright pieces of the rack?

The mounting position for the Dockside unit is 32 inches apart and

The mounting position for the Waterside unit is 26 ½ inches apart.

For the bolt-on mount, how many inches does the plate extend onto the pier?

The bolt-on mount extends over the dock 6 inches. The mounting locations are 2 ¼” and 5” in from the edge of the dock.

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Saltwater & Tides

Will this work if I live in a tidal area?     

  • This unit will not accommodate tides greater than 20 inches.

Yes, this unit can be adjusted for different water heights, however, doing this throughout the day to accommodate the tide height would seem to be unrealistic.

  • This unit is designed for customers that have floating docks in saltwater harbors, typically with 15 inches of freeboard to the water.
  • If you live on fresh water and have a smaller floating dock; the weight of the watercraft hanging on the side of the dock may cause the dock to be higher on one side than the other. Please call us at 585-734-7374 or email us at info@dockcraft.com for further details.

Will this work in saltwater?       

  • We offer a Stainless-Steel version of our product; specifically, for those customers in a saltwater environment.
    The Aluminum version of our product will also work fine; with the exception that it requires more maintenance.
  • Aluminum is the 3rd best material for use in a salt water Marine environment. This is after Stainless Steel and Red Metals (Brass, Copper, and Bronze).
  • The choice of using an aluminum rack in a salt water environment boils down to Cost of the Rack vs. Maintenance. A Stainless-Steel Rack is more costly, whereas the Aluminum Rack needs to be washed with fresh water much more frequently to minimize any corrosion build up.

Is this dock rack good for a tidal river?  

  • This unit will not accommodate tides greater than 20 inches.
  • Yes, this unit can be adjusted for different water heights, however, doing this throughout the day to accommodate the tide height would seem to be unrealistic.
  • If you live on a tidal river (the water is a Brine) and have a smaller floating dock; the weight of the watercraft hanging on the side of the dock may cause the dock to be higher on one side than the other. Please call us at 585-734-7374 or email us at info@dockcraft.com for further details.
  • We offer a Stainless-Steel version of our product; specifically, for those customers in a saltwater environment.
  • The Aluminum version of our product will also work fine; with the exception that it requires more maintenance.
  • Aluminum is the 3rd best material for use in a salt water Marine environment. This is after Stainless Steel and Red Metals (Brass, Copper, and Bronze).
  • The choice of using an aluminum rack in a salt water environment boils down to Cost of the Rack vs. Maintenance. A Stainless-Steel Rack is more costly, whereas the Aluminum Rack needs to be washed with fresh water much more frequently to minimize any corrosion build up.

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Watercraft:

I just purchased the predator which has an electric motor. Will this dock rack be adequate?      

  • I believe you are referring to the Old Town Predator PDL kayak.
  • The Specs on this Sit on Top are: 13 ft long, width of 36 inches, and weight of 117 lbs. (with the pedal drive).
  • First things first – the width of 36 inches is 2 inches beyond the specs we have published on our system. This may work fine; however, we believe it is marginal.  We could also provide handle extensions, at a nominal cost, that would definitely accommodate the Predator’s width.
  • I would also recommend removing the motor and the peddle drive prior to loading your predator into the Docksider Lift and Dock Storage Rack. This would definitely improve the weight and balance of this kayak.
  • Please give us a call (585-734-7374) or email us at info@dockcraft.com to discuss this further.

Will this work for a Hobie mirage oasis, width 34″?        

Yes, we have many customers with a Hobie Oasis using this dock rack!
For an Oasis, as with all Hobies with the Mirage drive, we recommend that the Mirage drive be removed prior to loading the Hobie in the rack — the Mirage drive is very easily removable. This will prevent the rowing fins from engaging in the lifting straps.

What do you suggest for heavier Kayaks. I have a Hobie PA 12 which is listed at 129 lbs?             

The Pro Angler 12 is rated at 129lbs. at a fully rigged weight.

Fully rigged weight includes:

  • the Fitted Hull Weight (105 #s), plus all other standard features that are removable, e.g.
    (Mirage Drive, seat, paddles, gear bucket, cassette plug, Pro Anglers (removable liner),
    Islands (sail, amas – outrigger, akas brace, dagger board), Inflatables (travel bag, pump, repair kit).
  • With just the fitted weight and the seat, I believe to weight would be about 108 lbs. This weight would be fine for our standard product.

I have a Hobie Mirage Oasis….if we remove the peddle drives is this the best durable product for us ?

Ease of storage and launch is important.

We have many satisfied customers with a Hobie Oasis using our dock rack! For an Oasis, as with all Hobies with the Mirage drive, we recommend that the Mirage drive be removed prior to loading the Hobie in the rack — the Mirage drive is very easily removable. This will prevent the rowing fins from engaging in the lifting straps. So, we find it works well, you should be fine and find this a durable solution for storing and launching your kayak, and easy to use.

I have a 9 ft dingy with a 3 horse power motor on it, Do you have any ideas to get it out of the water every night?

I liked this lift, but I think my boat is too big.

You have posed a very difficult question, to answer properly – I would need much more information.

  • I would definitely recommend that you remove the motor prior to loading your dingy, not only for weight but also for balance.
  • The length would not be an issue.
  • The width, I suspect is significant over the specified 34 inches. This could possibly be resolved with handle extensions, but I would need to understand the width / beam of your dingy prior to making any recommendation.
  • The height of the dingy off the water, I would also suspect to be a potential concern. If the gunnels of the dingy are higher than the dock decking surface (when floating next to the dock), then our Lift and Dock Storage Rack would probably not be an option.

Feel free to call us at 585-734-7374 or email us at info@dockcraft .com to discuss this application further.

My kayak is 35” wide, and this rack is recommended for 34”. Can it still work for my kayak?      

There is a good possibility that a 35-inch-wide kayak would work fine.

With the kayak sitting at an angle in the rack, the 35 in wide kayak should be fine.

Why do we spec the rack at 34 inches?  The height of the rack and handle is 34 inches.  Looking at geometries and how the kayak actually sits in the rack actually allows this greater width kayak.

Is it possible to hang a double place kayak on these?    

By a double space kayak, I assume you are referring to a Tandem Kayak.

We have many customers with Tandem kayaks using “The DockSider”.

Just assure that you kayak meets our specifications.

Is there any limitation on maximum length of kayak this system will accommodate?

Will it support a 14.5’ kayak?             

We have customers that have up to 18-foot kayaks in our Lift and Dock Storage Rack.

Some customer with Kayaks greater than 16 feet do bungee the bow and stern to the dock for stability in very windy conditions.

Some customers do not.

It is really a personal preference; it certainly will not hurt anything if you do.

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38 reviews for Kayak Dock Rack | Lift & Storage

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    Alex G
    November 5, 2021
    Was looking for a less expensive alternative to the expensive systems offered by dock companies, found this to be exactly what I need. I live in SW Fla on Salt water and the product is all aluminum with stainless hardware, Ed is a true gentleman and was a pleasuer to work with. Super easy to install as well...Would definitely recommend to friends.
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    John L
    October 17, 2021
    I’m very pleased with our Docksider Kayak Lift and Dock Storage Racks. They are well designed, easy to install and use and are a great way to store our kayaks. They are great value for the money. I appreciate all your help in getting the racks to us here in Quebec so easily, your follow-up service was fantastic. John Lake Massawippi, QC
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    Joei M – Bulldog Marine
    July 28, 2021
    Hey it worked great on this sporty kayak!! I have used your products with several customers & they love the products!! Thanks so much!
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    Janine C
    July 2, 2021
    I highly recommend the Docksider. Having this setup allowed us to not only get our dock space back, but it offers easy access to our kayaks. No more lifting and straining your back. We love this unit. We had to call Ed for a quick question on installation and he got right back to us and walked us through our questions. Go get yours today!
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    Mike
    June 12, 2021
    Being a bit older, it was getting harder to launch my kayaks. I am very happy I purchased this product. The Assembly instructions were good but I did have a couple of questions. The customer support was superb. It would be nice if there was an Assembly video which I believe would eliminate most questions. The Docksider attached to my dock with the clamps and works excellent. It is so nice to easily store the kayak. I would not only highly recommend this product, I just purchased another unit for my other kayak. Thank you for a great product.
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    Kevin Kirkpatrick
    May 26, 2021
    The DockSider is quick and easy to use. I use my kayak nearly daily and have found that the DockSider saves me time and effort each time I use my kayak. I recently needed some customer support for my DockSider. The support provided by DockCraft was very quick and helpful. I recommend this product for anyone that is a kayak owner.
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    Kayak Dock Rack | Lift & Storage photo review
    Kayak Dock Rack | Lift & Storage photo review
    Kayak Dock Rack | Lift & Storage photo review
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    Lisa S
    May 17, 2021
    The Kayak Holders are amazing!! The shelf worked out perfect. Thank You for your help,
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    Kayak Dock Rack | Lift & Storage photo review
    Kayak Dock Rack | Lift & Storage photo review
    Kayak Dock Rack | Lift & Storage photo review
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    Pete W
    May 14, 2021
    The racks work great! I've found that readjusting the height above the water is a very simple operation as is the ease of raising and lowering the kayaks into the water. I'm very pleased with the lifts and I have been recommending them to people here in our lakeside community. You sell a great product and I appreciated your prompt followup to my questions.
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    Robert K
    April 20, 2021
    I have purchased a kayak lift from Dock Craft. We stumbled in the use of it as I purchased a clamp on mount first for my floating dock. This was my error. I have a very low floating dock for my water bikes. Ed was willing to work with me and talk through some of the complications of my cantilever dock and send me the surface mount brackets along with a pulley system then refunded the clamp mounts. He was available to talk with me on numerous occasions and we are very satisfied with the final product. He is very fair, helpful and available. This is a rarity in today’s environment.
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    Laura P
    April 14, 2021
    Never having to lift my kayak on and off our dock makes me use it so much more. The Docksider is simple, lightweight, affordable compared to other options and easy to use.
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    James V McCook
    April 14, 2021
    Well Ed I did get the kayak-dock-rack together! The bad news was my satbilizers and life jacket (extra weight) made it hard for me to deadlift with just a pull belt (lumbar back problems you know) this is not your fault or the fault of kayak-dock-rack design . The good news I adjust it with some yankee ingenuity & put on a hand pulling system for easy lifting, plus I can stop it at any height needed with lift stops holding it ...see photos ( bottom line it's perfect ) Thanks ED for all your help too!
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    Roxanne
    April 11, 2021
    Absolutely the best kayak rack on the market! Bought one for my kayak to try it out. So easy to use - I no longer have to pull my kayak up onto the dock. Secure, stable, keeps my kayak high and dry. Bought our second one two weeks later for my husbands kayak. Really like how we didn't have to give up any of our dock walkway to store the kayaks. Helpful hint: use a net under your hand while putting in the final cotter pins......thank you Ed for sending a replacement pin! Lake Norman, North Carolina
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    Kayak Dock Rack | Lift & Storage photo review
    Kayak Dock Rack | Lift & Storage photo review
    Kayak Dock Rack | Lift & Storage photo review
    Kayak Dock Rack | Lift & Storage photo review
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    Tom P
    April 8, 2021
    Love the Dockside mount. It works just fine with our 16 ft. tandem Wilderness. Looking forward to using it a lot this year. Keeps it handy on our brand new 14 x 16 dock. Thx, Ed.
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    Kayak Dock Rack | Lift & Storage photo review
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    Darren M
    November 5, 2020
    Awesome Storage and Launch Product I was a little skeptical about ordering these Kayak Dock Racks since we have 2 large fishing kayaks. After installing the first one and testing it on my 14 foot kayak, I couldn't wait to install the second one! These racks store the kayaks right on the dock and they are so easy to launch that we now spend a lot more time on the water. We are literally on the water in a matter of minutes! I would recommend these to anyone with a larger kayak!
    Stewart
    October 12, 2020
    Just what I needed. Takes Kayak out of the water safe and ready to use the very next day. Ordering a second one now.
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    Kayak Dock Rack | Lift & Storage photo review
    Kayak Dock Rack | Lift & Storage photo review
    Kayak Dock Rack | Lift & Storage photo review
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    George N
    September 23, 2020
    Very pleased with the lift… delivers as promised. Because of the height of our deck from the water, we added a shelf for the installation of the lift. Thanks.
    Rhonda
    September 23, 2020
    Works great...high quality parts and easy to lift kayak up to dock.
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    Hollie
    September 6, 2020
    I love that I can store the kayak out of the water and lock it to the dock post. Easy access & security! Yay! I appreciate all you did to make the lift work on my particular dock - and the customized instructions you provided. Installation was a breeze - even for this old girl! ;-)
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    Kayak Dock Rack | Lift & Storage photo review
    Kayak Dock Rack | Lift & Storage photo review
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    Patti
    August 30, 2020
    I wanted to thank you again for your assistance and let you know that my husband completed the installation of our DockSider and he’s quite pleased with it. We are 75 and 78 years old so lifting our kayaks off the rack that sits on our dock and carrying it to the edge and launching was not easy. My husband says that the DockSider makes it much easier for him and there is now far less strain on and his back and neck. Congratulations on the invention of such a clever device. There are lots of neighbors on our island that will be quite interested in it, I’m sure.
    Laurie
    August 28, 2020
    You already know I'll give you 6s on a survey, not just 5s! I will be sure to provide the positive feedback you deserve for your kayak racks. We love them and are the envy of our neighbors!
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    Kayak Dock Rack | Lift & Storage photo review
    Kayak Dock Rack | Lift & Storage photo review
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    Deborah
    August 19, 2020
    I love the lift. I can get the kayak in and out of the lake by myself now without assistance from my husband.
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    Kayak Dock Rack | Lift & Storage photo review
    Kayak Dock Rack | Lift & Storage photo review
    Kayak Dock Rack | Lift & Storage photo review
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    Kelly
    August 17, 2020
    Mark had to modify the seat on my kayak so that it could lay flat to go on lift. He added S hooks so that I can let it down when pulling in, either that or we had to remove seat to get it in. But this was not a major issue for us. Other than that all was well !
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    Kitti
    August 15, 2020
    Both are now installed and I’ve attached a photo. I like them a lot. Borderline too heavy for me so might have to take you up on the pulley system.
    Gregory
    June 23, 2020
    Really easy in & easy out. I was looking for something for my wife. It's hard for her to lift the Kayak's on & off a rack plus pull it in & out of the water. This works perfect. We bought one to check it out and just purchased the second one. Thank You
    Gregory R
    June 23, 2020
    Easy Kayak storage Really easy in & easy out. I was looking for something for my wife. It's hard for her to lift the Kayak's on & off a rack plus pull it in & out of the water. This works perfect. We bought one to check it out and just purchased the second one. Thank You
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    Terry Walker
    June 22, 2020
    We love this holder for our new sit on top pedal fishing kayak! It keeps the kayak safe and the dock tidy. Departing and returning is fun and easy even for us older folks. Plan to buy a second Docksider when our second kayak ships!
    Brian
    June 12, 2020
    Just installed on the dock and it works great. My wife found it very easy to use and will now be going out on her own without the kayaks cluttering the dock or me having to carry it down and launch it. 13 pages of directions where a bit intimidating but after you figure out that most are options it was easy to assemble and install!
    Brian P
    June 12, 2020
    Easy to use Just installed on the dock and it works great. My wife found it very easy to use and will now be going out on her own without the kayaks cluttering the dock or me having to carry it down and launch it. 13 pages of directions where a bit intimidating but after you figure out that most are options it was easy to assemble and install!
    Gary
    June 1, 2020
    Product is an economical way to store a kayak at a dock. Great design!
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    Alan
    May 25, 2020
    Enclosed is a photo of our kayak on our dock mount. Assembly went well and was not difficult. The only issue I had with installation involved the under dock bearing tube pushing my dock deck a little up off its rail supports. This made the dock a little “bouncy” where the mount was attached. With your help and and a couple screws, however, the issue is resolved. Thanks again for your prompt support and resolution. The mount is well designed and well made. A little expensive, but worth it. I would give it 5 stars.
    Ryan
    January 8, 2020
    Great concept. Instructions were not the best. Even though I had the kit that is supposed to install without tools, I had to modify the storage system with extra screw holes and bolts to fit on my dock, but it seems to be holding strong now.
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    Kayak Dock Rack | Lift & Storage photo review
    Kayak Dock Rack | Lift & Storage photo review
    Kayak Dock Rack | Lift & Storage photo review
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    Judy W
    August 4, 2019
    We love this docking system! They are so easy to install and it only took an hour... we bought two. Just don't forget the lock the holding tabs! Lol. We did and one floated away to our neighbors dock.
    Waterside Clamp On Mount Dock Rack
    Jerry W
    April 26, 2019
    The "DockSider" is working great! I wasn't sure how it would work with a kayak that large, but it couldn't be easier to use.
    Waterside Kayak Lift and Dock Storage Rack mounted to a Brock Dock
    Carol – Michigan
    April 25, 2019
    I purchased your DockSider Racks in July 2016. I really appreciate the design and function of the Docksider racks. I think they are wonderful, Great planning and engineering went into solving the problem of storing kayaks so that they are out of the way and don't accumulate water and are easy to retrieve and put in the water as well as easy to put back on the racks.
    Karen S
    April 12, 2019
    This rack is the best ever. This is the second one I’ve purchased. Both are in use all summer. So easy to use and no more tugging and pulling the kayaks to get them out of the water. Just simply float the kayak onto the straps, lift the bar of the rack and the straps lift the kayak out of the water with very little effort. Would highly recommend this product.
    Kayak Dock Lift & Storage Rack, Florida
    Carol
    February 5, 2019
    Greetings from Lake Carroll in Tampa, Florida where it is 84 degrees today. Eat your heart out, New York! LOVE the kayak rack. A snap to use and will definitely get me out on the lake more often! Thanks for a GREAT product!
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    Joe
    September 25, 2018
    Hi Ed Sorry I didn’t get back to you sooner. I wanted to let you know the rack is working out for my 85# kayak. I’m thinking the strap must have been twisted when the link broke. The rack looks and works great on the dock. I plan on getting another for my wife for Christmas. Thanks for all your help in handling our issues. It’s nice to see someone taking pride in their work. You were great.
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    Nancy
    August 22, 2018
    I purchased this dock side kayak rack in stainless steel because my kayaks are too heavy for me to carry up and down from my back yard. Just had my floating dock installed and this works perfect for fitting into a smaller space and also saving me dock space, it helps me easily put my kayak in the water for when I'm ready. No more excuses as to why I'm not using my kayaks as much as I have wanted to this past summer. It has made it so much easier that I am purchasing a second stainless steel rack for my spouse's kayak also. I love that the stainless steel option is available for me as I live on the saltwater and another material wouldn't hold up to the element. Would definitely recommend to anyone thinking of a launch system for their kayak.
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