Docking Wheel 2017-11-27T00:11:36+00:00

Docking Wheel – A rolling “dock bumper” to assist with safe and smooth docking manoeuvres

Docking Wheels provide strength and cushioning and are designed to offer practical assistance with docking and manoeuvring in tricky conditions whilst simultaneously helping to protect both your boat and your dock from each other.

Our attention was drawn to the problems associated with other products when we were asked by a global marina builder to design a much improved solution.

The issues were two-fold. First from the marina operator’s perspective was the fact that most docking wheel brackets are far too flimsy and undersized which meant that if moderate force is exerted on the device, the fasteners can pull out and this damages the dock whalers. Second, from the boat owner’s perspective, is that far too many of the lower priced offerings are pneumatic which means that the wheel itself can compress and not provide sufficient cushioning to protect the boat.

A cost effective and non-pneumatic solution was therefore also required. Our solution was for a unique and robust cast/moulded PU foam and PE plastic wheel which would be mounted on a substantial stainless steel or galvanised bracket with double plane fastening points and a massive axle. All this redesigning and re-engineering now provides the necessary strength and deflation-proof cushioning, requested of us, for the benefit of both the dock master and the boat owner.

Docking Wheel – Benefits and Advantages

  • Seriously strong – massive hub/axle/spindle for class leading load bearing capacity

  • Oversized mounting plate – provides superior stability and protection for the dock or pontoon

  • Solid wheel rim – injection moulded in PE Polyethylene for smooth maintenance-free operation

  • Moulded foam bumper – self skinning PU Polyurethane for cushioning and boat protection

  • Puncture proof – using our unique and substantial design with closed-cell memory foam construction

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