Made in Maine by Great Northern Docks, Feather-LITE™ aluminum docks are designed to combine light weight, and ease of assembly with affordability, while maintaining the high quality standard Great Northern Docks is famous for.
The Feather-LITE™ dock is ideal for most small water bodies where light boats are used, such as pontoon boats, aluminum boats, and smaller fiberglass watercraft. While classified as our lightest weight dock, the Feather-LITE™ is still stronger than most aluminum docks on the market, with a 5″ tubular frame, which offers superior strength against vertical load and twisting. This stands in contrast to most other aluminum docks built with channel or trusses, which do not offer much torsional strength, and are more prone to damage from handling and from bumping. Framing also includes decking support every 16″, compared to the industry norm of 24″ spacing.
Feather-LITE™ stationary Aluminum Docks employ the use of rugged 1-½” schedule 40 galvanized or aluminum pipe for legs. This keeps cost down, and pipe allows the installer to drive the legs into the lake bed, which secures the dock and makes it more suitable for tying boats. The basic frame has all the bracing you need to take you up to 3-4ft of water depth. In 4-8ft of water, we recommend using either our Hook and Lock braces to increase strength and stability.
To avoid confusion if buying pipe that fits in the pipe sockets at your local pipe supplier, the industry standard calls the pipe size as 1.5? schedule 40 but the O.D. is actually 1 7/8?.
Feather-LITE™ docks can also be set up to stand on feet for temporary tie-up, general recreation, or use of kayaks, canoes and rowboats. Adding sections is a snap with our snap-on J connector brackets. Feather-LITE™ docks are available with a choice of Cedar or perforated (fiberglass reinforced polypropylene) decking. Decking panels are removable, allowing the user to easily carry the 80lb empty frame (4×10). This is especially advantageous in environments where repeated removal and re-installation is required. Our convenient cedar decking latches are designed to hold deck panels firmly in place in the frame, or quickly release the panels for removal.
Feather-LITE™ docks make accessory attachment easier with a linear track on each face, and a ridge for securing tie-down cleats. Attach horizontal bumpers with only a phillips screw driver. Accessories for the Feather-LITE™ product line include, benches, ladders, landscape stairs, boarding steps, bumpers, mooring whips, cleats, solar lights, and stairs into water.
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Did you know, a Feather-LITE™ is more than a dock?
The Orono Bog Boardwalk is constructed of a mile of powder coated Feather-LITE™ docks with custom synthetic decking, hand rails and adjustable floating feet. The entire walkway stays on the bog year round and is made with special hinges that allow it to adjust as its environment grows around it and changes seasonally.
Great Northern Docks has been making boardwalks for decades using wood frame dock hardware as well as Dura-LITE™ and Feather-LITE™ aluminum framed sections.
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