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Why You Need a Double Decker Dock on Deep Water

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Docks are not only useful for storing your boat, they can also be a lot of fun. Having a double-decker dock can almost be compared to having a tree house, but on the lake! Here are just five of the many reasons to have a double-decker dock:

double decker dock on the lake1. Sun Bathing

Some people like privacy when they sun bathe. Not only will it offer privacy when you are sun bathing on the top deck, it will also offer you direct sunlight. You can have a great time up there alone or sun bathe with a friend and some music.

You can even offer a storage area to put your sun lotion, towels, blankets, and radio in. Just make sure that the storage container is waterproof so your items aren’t damaged by the elements.

2. Boat Protection

Boat protection is a great aspect of having a double decker dock, as the second floor shields the boat from exposure. You can even have a storage area for your boat on the lower level which could include things like gasoline, life jackets, and other boating essentials.

You can even install a boatlift on the dock to lift the boat out of the water when not in use and then place it in the water when you are ready to hit the lake. Just another way to help preserve and protect the investment that is your boat!

3. A Slide

Thrill seekers will enjoy the added height of a double decker dock which are many time up to 30 feet above the water. The slide can be installed one of two ways. The first starts the rider at the second level and is ridden down to the lower level, at which point the rider is deposited into the lake.

The second and more adventurous option would be installing a ladder to the top of the slide and once the rider reaches the bottom of the slide they fall from the height of the second level to the water below.

4. A Diving Board

Everyone enjoys a fun high dive! With the height of the second level plus the spring of the diving board you can really soar before plunging into the lake below!

One safety precaution to consider is to make absolutely sure the water around your dock is deep enough for diving before installing a diving board or even just diving off the second level, as diving into shallow water is extremely dangerous. Also make sure that the area is clear of all underwater debris, such as old man made objects or downed trees.

5. Additional Entertaining Area

Having a double decker dock offers more than double the capacity of a single level dock. You can have extra company, extra activities, and the dock will offer much more space for patio furniture or even a grill.

With a double decker dock you are essentially providing an extra porch or patio for all sorts of entertaining that is literally right on the water!


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Glenn S. Phillips is the CEO of Lake Homes Realty. He is also an author and speaker. When not thinking about real estate and technology, he periodically plays his ugly tuba (complete with a bullet hole), enjoys exploring cognitive thinking, and prefers dark chocolate.

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