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Dockmate Folding Access Platform With Safety Handrail

Item # 39828
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Key Features

  • Satin anodized aluminum

  • Textured tread resists slipping

  • Serrated handrail for sure grip

  • Reflective strip increases visibility

  • 400 lbs. capacity


Our Price  $279.99
Sale Price  $251.99

Availability: In Stock

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Product Description
dockmate Enjoy much more convenient access to your boat when it's in the boat slip or on the boat lift. This satin anodized aluminum folding platform easily bolts to your dock with a tough hinged mounting plate. The included 1-3/4" dia. handrail is easily added and removed with set screws. A reflective strip down the side increases nighttime visibility. Textured tread plate resists slipping, while serrated inner surface on the handrail delivers a sure grip. Mounting plate is 18"W x 8"L with 7-1/2" center-to-center mounting holes. Platform measures 24"W x 20"L. Handrail measure 36"H x 15-3/4"W. 400-lb. capacity.

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Dockmate Folding Access Platform With Safety Handrail
 
4.6

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (17)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (20)
  • Safe (18)
  • Easy to install (11)
  • Reliable (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Docks (23)
  • Large boats (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (18), Advanced (8)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (22)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great product and easy to install

This really helps my wife and kids get on and off the boat easier while the boat is still on the lift. The design made it very is to mount and everyone thinks I...Read complete review

This really helps my wife and kids get on and off the boat easier while the boat is still on the lift. The design made it very is to mount and everyone thinks I had it custom made to fit my pier.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Nice product for light use

This was a great idea and we get compliments all the time. No one asks any more "how do I get on the boat". The only problems are the construction. ...Read complete review

This was a great idea and we get compliments all the time. No one asks any more "how do I get on the boat". The only problems are the construction. The top bolts are set a bit down from the upper edg and as such the ramp being aluminum bent. This was easy to fit by added a cold rolled steel plate across the top 3 inches and through bolting to the dock. Now that it is rigid.... The hinge pin bolts have bent! Nice idea but does not handle a 200 pound person.

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5.0

Great Product !

By Lou

from Long Island , N Y

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Can't Rust
  • Light weight
  • Strong
  • Works Well

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Dockmate Folding Access Platform With Safety Handrail:

      This Product was just what I need to reach my Boat , so I could get on it !
      It is a strong and light weight ! Also easy to install and worked great !

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Dockmate Folding Platform

      By AUUNA

      from St. Amant, La

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Easy To Use
      • Safe

      Cons

      • NO MOUNTING HARDWARE

      Best Uses

      • Docks

      Comments about Dockmate Folding Access Platform With Safety Handrail:

      product works nicely. Makes transition for dock to boat much safer.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Perfect solution

      By BruceR

      from Naples, FL

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Install
      • Easy To Use
      • Reliable
      • Safe
      • Solid

      Cons

      • No Instructionstemplate
      • No Instructions-template

      Best Uses

      • Docks

      Comments about Dockmate Folding Access Platform With Safety Handrail:

      This platform is just what I need to eliminate the need to hop the gap to the boat. It makes boarding easier and safer. There are no instructions or mounting hardware provided but it's pretty straightforward. If you're going into wood you'll need six lag bolts. If you have an engineered wood deck (Trex, Fiberon, Azek, to name a few) you'll want to go into some wood underneath it. I suppose the same would hold true for an aluminum deck. Fortunately for me, the area I wanted to place the platform had wood structure under all six bolt holes.

      The hinge has to stay on top of the deck. When in use, the back of the platform has to rest against a solid surface such as a rim joist. In my case the deck extends over the rim joist by about an inch. Rather that sister a board to the joist, it was easier to cut three 1 inch slots in the deck for for the platform supports so that they rest on the rim joist. I made a template out of a piece of cardboard and drilled one hole then bolted the platform to test the fit before drilling the rest. Once fit was confirmed I drilled the rest of the holes and finished bolting the platform in place.

      Now the big test! Will it hold my 200 lbs or send me crashing into the drink? I gingerly placed one foot on the platform and then the other. Success! I stayed dry and gave a little bounce - still good. The platform feels a little spongy if you step hard but I'm not seeing any strain on the hardware so I do feel safe on it.

      I'm very happy with the product.

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      5.0

      Good solution!

      By Lady Shrink

      from Canandaigua, NY

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Bridges Pier To Boat
      • Easy To Use
      • Folds Up For Convenience

      Cons

      • No Instuctions

      Best Uses

      • Docks
      • Safely Access You Boat

      Comments about Dockmate Folding Access Platform With Safety Handrail:

      This is a helpful product to assist in accessing the boat from the pier when the distance between the two is more than most people can span. We bought a new lift that was almost two feet from our pier. This made boarding difficult. The folding access ramp is very sound and sturdy. It is well-designed.

      The major problem with it is that it does not include instructions. After reading all the comments, we figured out that we needed six lag bolts. Customer service answered our questions. However, we installed this on an aluminum pier, and it was a little tricky. We learned that the hinge has to be on the pier itself to hold the ramp. So after two attempts, we finally got it right.

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      • No
       
      5.0

      Works well

      By Lmo

      from Saint Clair Shores, MI

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Docks

        Comments about Dockmate Folding Access Platform With Safety Handrail:

        Product is well built and works well

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        • Q:

          How many inches does it extend beyond the dock?
          Asked on 6/8/2015 by Jack from Lizella, GA

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            A:

            20 inches

            Answered on 6/8/2015 by Product Expert from Overtons
        • Q:

          Can this be installed without the handle or is it already pre welded on???
          Asked on 5/5/2015 by MicHome from Northern Michigan

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            A:

            Yes. The handle can easily be removed by loosening the set screw and sliding the handle out.

            Answered on 5/6/2015 by Product Expert from Overtons
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