|HOW TO INSTALL SLIDE ASSEMBLIES
Make sure you have the following parts:
| (2) piling/wall mount side
(2) Float side
(2) PVC cosmetic covering + cap
(4) 1/2" X 4" SS(stainless steel) Hex head Bolt
(4) 1/2" SS Flat washer
(4) 1/2" SS Lock washer
(4) 1/2" SS Nut
(8) 1/2" X 7" SS Lag bolt
(8) 1/2" SS Flat washer
(8) 1/2" X 7" SS Wedge anchors
(8) 1/2" SS Flat washer
(8) 1/2" SS Nut
3/8" Auger bit (preferred) or regular drill bit (Piling version)
1/2" cement drill bit (seawall version)
Hammer drill (preferred) or electric drill
1/2", 3/4" wrenches/sockets
Black "Sharpie" or marker
One (at least) 6 foot ratchet strap to hold the mount during the mounting process
4 foot level (at least)
|INSTALLATION STEPS |
| ||Step 0. Establish the low water point and high water point on your piling
or seawall. Mark the half way mark between high and low tide. The lower
attachment bracket of the slide assembly will be placed just above that
mark. The slide assembly installation should be done as close to low tide as possible.
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Step 1. Put together your dock sections and insert them in the water.
You will use this float to stand on to install the slide assemblies.
| ||Step 2. Move the float up against the pilings to find which two pilings
you are going to attach the slide assemblies to. You will use the two
pilings closest to the ends of the float - ensuring that you have at least 8"
of dock sticking out past each slide assembly. This is to ensure that the
slide assembly dock plates will have room to attach to the floating dock
frame without interfering with the welded aluminum nuts on the underside
of the frame. (Note: you may find later in the installation that due to the
spacing of the pilings - the dock plates may interfere with the welded
nuts. Simply use a sawsall, or an hacksaw to remove the interfering nuts.)
Welded Nuts Near Ends Of Frames
| ||Step 3. Install cleats on your floating dock. Use these cleats to tie your
dock off to the pilings, so that the dock stays in position for you to
complete the installation. If you don’t know where your cleats will be
positioned, tie the dock off anyway you see fit - so you don’t have to
constantly hold the dock in position. |
| ||Step 4. With your marker, draw a vertical line on the front of the piling in
the 12 o'clock position. Take one slide mount side with the top end up (the
top is the end with the piling/seawall plate already welded to the extension
arm - the bottom is a two part piece with the plate that attaches to the
seawall/piling as a separate piece) and strap it to your piling with a ratchet strap. |
Note: BOTH MOUNTS MUST BE MOUNTED IN THE 12 O'CLOCK POSITION ON THE FRONTS OF THE PILINGS. MAKE A MARK ON THE FRONT OF THE PILING SO THAT YOU REMEMBER WHERE 12 O'CLOCK IS DURING THE COMPLETE PROCESS OF MOUNTING.
Step 5. Pre-drill one top hole. Piling mount - pre-drill a 3/8" hole a
minimum of 6" deep. Seawall mount - pre-drill a 1/2" hole with your
cement bit a minimum 7" deep. |
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|Step 6. Put in your bolt or wedge anchor about half way in so that you can still adjust the mount easily and adjust it so that it is plumb (100% level
vertically) on both the sides and front. Put in the second bolt or
wedge anchor and tighten them down ensuring that it is still plumb.
You should now have the top of the slide bolted onto the seawall or piling
Step 7. Now slide the piling/seawall plate side onto the slide extension
and while ensuring the slide is plumb – push it to the wall/piling and drill and bolt. NOTE: THE MOUNT MUST BE LEVEL ON BOTH THE IDES AND FRONT, AND BE AT THE 12 O'CLOCK POSITION ON THE SEAWALL OR PILING OR THE FLOATS WILL NOT RIDE UP AND DOWN FREELY ON THE SLIDE ASSEMBLIES.
When you are done with step 7, you MUST have the mount tightened
securely on a piling or seawall and totally plumb - sides, front and
mounted in the 12 o’clock position on the piling.
| ||Step 9. Repeat steps 1 - 8 on the second mount. |
| ||Step 10. Slide the assembly "Dock Side" over the top of the seawall/piling
side and HOLD ONTO IT SECURELY AS IF YOU LET GO, IT WILL
SLIDE DOWN AND INTO THE WATER AND BE GONE FOREVER (IF
THE WATER IS REALLY DEEP). |
| ||Step 11. Slide the dock over in between the plates of the float side of
the mount. Place a mark on each side of the plates 2" (the middle of the
plate). This mark will show how far you slide the plates onto the
frame/edge of the floats. Once you have the plates positioned on the float
- drill the first hole into the frame of the float and drop a bolt with flat
washer, down into it and loosely tighten a bolt and lock washer. Check
the middle mark on the next hole and drill it. Tighten bolts down securely. |
||Step 12. Repeat steps 10 & 11. Your floating dock is mounted.
| ||Step 13. Slide the PVC cosmetic cover over the mount and attach the caps. |
Attach bumper strip and any other accessory.
CONGRATULATIONS! YOUR DOCK IS INSTALLED.
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