Paddle Board Racks

Paddleboard / SUP Dock Rack | Lift & Storage

(7 customer reviews)

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  • ⇒ Rustproof Marine Grade Aluminum storage solution!
  • ⇒ Fits all different paddleboard / SUP types up to 36″ wide
  • ⇒ Mounts to side of dock – clear your dock! See Mounting Information
  • ⇒ Lift your paddleboard / SUP directly from the water!
  • ⇒ Lift Assist Lever arm allows easy lift of SUP from water!
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Description

Paddleboard / SUP Dock Rack & Lift

“The DockSider” Paddleboard / SUP Lift and Storage Rack is designed for the user that boards their SUP either by water or by dock.

Water Entry
If your water is shallow and you enter your paddleboard / SUP
from the water, the water entry rack & lift is right for you. 
Dock Entry
If your water is deep and you enter your paddleboard / SUP from your dock, the dock entry rack & lift is right for you. 

Our Dock Mounts:

Bolt On Mount (100) ]
Bolt On Mount Guide
Clamp On Mount (200)
Clamp On Mount Guide
ShoreMaster Mount (300)
ShoreMaster Mount Guide
for ShoreMaster docks only


The Docksider Paddleboard / SUP Dock Rack, a patented product, is made of Architectural Marine Aluminum with Stainless Steel hardware. This combination of materials is preferred to withstand your fresh water marine environment. It is also available in all Stainless Steel (Bolt On Mount Only) for Salt Water Applications.

“The DockSider” Dockside Paddleboard Dock Rack is designed with the “user” in mind:

  • It’s easy!! 3 Easy Steps – just “Load, Lift and Store”. Just rotate the SUP Cradle handle downward toward the water, Float your Paddleboard in and center to load, and then lift your Paddleboard into the storage position. Some say “Launch, Load, and Store”!
  • Save Valuable Dock | Pier space as your Paddleboard Storage Rack holds your SUP on the side of your Dock | Pier. Preventing your SUPs from being obstacles on the way to the end of the Dock.
  • Convenient; Your Dockside SUP Rack is right where you need it; promoting more frequent usage. Saves wear on tear on you and your Paddleboard as you don’t have to lug it to and fro!
  • Lift with a Fraction of the weight! Due to the unique leverage and patented Dock Rack design, the user lifts their Paddleboard directly from the water. The lift starting at approximately 80% of the weight in the loading position (a 40lb SUP feels like 32lb). In the Storage position, the user needs to exert only 30% of the Paddleboard weight (a 40lb SUP feels like 12lb). Yes, the higher you lift, the force required lessens! There are latches you turn to keep the Dock Rack in the storage position.
  • Minimize Rain Entry! As you lift your SUP in the Dock Side Paddleboard Storage Rack, your Paddleboard rolls over with the cockpit angled downward in the storage position. (Customers say, “After a downpour, the top of my SUP was not even wet!”)
  • It Adjustable! Does your water level change from Spring to Fall? The slot and pin design allows the user to easily adjust this Dock Storage Rack to accommodate water levels of 10 – 36 inches from the Dock Decking surface!
  • Your choice of Mounts! All “DockSider” Paddle Board / SUP Lift and Storage Rack models offer four mounting options (Bolt On and Clamp On Universal Mounts, and ShoreMaster, and Beach King Dock Specific Mounts.  For use on Wood, Composite Wood, Aluminum, and Vinyl Decking. Each Dock Mount style is straight forward and easy to install in minutes. See details under Mounting Types.

 

Specifications

Product Dimensions:

  • Weight capacity = 100 lbs
  • Maximum paddleboard width = 36″
  • Aluminum or Stainless Steel construction
  • Adjustable webbing to fit different boat sizes

What’s in the Box:

  • Paddleboard rack
  • Webbing
  • Mounting hardware (of your choosing)

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Dock Entry

Water Entry

Mounting

There are three mounting options for this paddleboard rack: bolt-on, clamp-on, and the ShoreMaster (for ShoreMaster docks). Deciding which type you like is a matter of preference and dock type. Please review the following information.

Dockcraft Mount Types

Bolt-on mounts:

  • Requires bolting into your dock or pier
  • Designed for wood or composite decking – not for aluminum decking
  • Fits deck that is 1″ to 1.5″ thick
  • Has 2 slots to provide for vertical adjustment to meet different water levels

Read More: Bolt-on Mount Dock Configurations Guide

Clamp-on mounts:

  • Tool-free method of installation
  • Requires that you can access underside of dock
  • Works on wood, composite, or aluminum decking
  • Docks must have side height less than 7.5″
  • Truss-type docks must have decking-to-bottom-rail height of 10″ or less
  • Fits deck that is 1″ to 1.5″ thick
  • Has 2 slots to provide for vertical adjustment to meet different water levels

Read More: Clamp-on Mount Dock Configurations Guide

ShoreMaster mounts (for ShoreMaster docks):

  • This Mount provides an additional option for mounting your DockSider Lift and Dock Storage Rack to a ShoreMaster Infinity dock
  • In addition to purchasing the DockSider Kayak/ SUP Rack, you must also purchase the Infinity Dock Accessory Connection from your ShoreMaster Dealer
  • 2 slots provide for vertical adjustment for water level variations

Read More: ShoreMaster Mount Dock Configurations Guide

FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions
If you do not see an answer to your question
Email us  Info@dockcraft.com    or Call Us  585 – 734 – 7374

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We have categorized the various questions into major themes.

Adjustments:

How far down into the water can this rack go?                 

The Docksider dock rack has 4 mounting positions with the pin and slot design:

  • – 5 inches below the dock decking
    clevis pin in the lower position on the cradle and seated in the upper slot of the mounting bracket.
  • – 9 inches below the dock decking
    clevis pin in the lower position on the cradle and seated in the lower slot of the mounting bracket.
  • – 13 inches below the dock decking
    clevis pin in the upper position on the cradle and seated in the upper slot of the mounting bracket.
  • – 17 inches below the dock decking
    clevis pin in the upper position on the cradle and seated in the lower slot of the mounting bracket.

Note:  These dimensions relate to the distance below the dock decking where the bottom / side of your watercraft is stored.  Typically, the water level where your watercraft is floating can be up to 20 inches below these dimensions.

What is the minimum distance from the waterline and the top of the deck for mounting these racks?

“We are going to build an extension off our existing boat dock which is closer to the water, say 4 to 5″ above the water level, to make it easier to get in and out of the kayaks, and are wondering if the kayak racks can be mounted this close to the water.”         

From your question, it sounds as if you will be boarding your kayak from your dock.

The simple answer is No, Our Dockside Dock Lift and Storage Rack will not function properly with the 4 to 5-inch distance you desire.  Both the Dockside and Waterside model needs to be set at its minimum freeboard of 10-inch distance from the dock decking to the water level.

However, if you built a platform or used 6 in spacers under the mounts on this extension, then you would meet the minimum freeboard requirement for the DockSider Dock Lift & Rack and also have your desired height for boarding.

Can this unit lower the kayak 5 feet down?

No, it cannot.

Both the Waterside and Dockside models have a maximum Dock Decking to water distance (freeboard) of 36 inches.

In applications similar to what you have described; several customers have built a simple platform on the side of their dock anywhere from 2 feet to 30inches above the water to mount a Waterside Model Lift and Dock Storage Rack.

I would like to know more about the freeboard distance between water and dock.        

The maximum freeboard for both the Waterside and Dockside models is 36 inches.

There are four positions which the DockSider Dock Lift and Storage Rack can be adjusted.

The storage positions are:

  • 5 inches below the decking; to accommodate a water level 10 to 24 inches below the dock decking.
  • 9 inches below the decking; to accommodate a water level 14 to 28 inches below the dock decking.
  • 13 inches below the decking; to accommodate a water level 18 to 32 inches below the dock decking.
  • 17 inches below the decking; to accommodate a water level 22 to 36 inches below the dock decking.

Can the upright arms be shorter to accommodate a narrow slip?

“The distance between my boat and the dock is about 3 feet.”               

The best response I can provide is probably.

To provide a more definitive answer, I would need to know the make and model of your kayak.

More specifically – the length, beam, height, and weight of your kayak.

I assume you are looking for the Dockside Model, to board your Kayak from the dock.

Clearly, this would be a Special Order; which we would accommodate with reasonable pricing.

Would your rack be suitable for a dock that was up to 5’ off the water?

“The water level goes down quite a bit by end of summer.”

No, it cannot.

Both the Waterside and Dockside models have a maximum Dock Decking to water distance (freeboard) of 36 inches.

In applications similar to what you have described; several customers have built a simple platform on the side of their dock anywhere from 2 feet to 30 inches above the water to mount a Waterside Model Lift and Dock Storage Rack.

When you say the water goes down quite a bit by the end of the summer, this can be accounted for by readjusting the Rack to a lower position.  This is easily done with the pin and slot design of the mounting.  On my installation, the water drops 15 inches from spring to summer.  I do not have to readjust the initial setting of the dock height.

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Our dock is for a lake and has no overhang. It is an Endres manufacturing wooden dock.

“Which mount would work with our type of dock for the kayak dock storage?”

Either the bolt-on or clamp-on style of mounts should be fine for your dock. One consideration might be that if you choose the clamp-on mount, you will have the freedom to move the unit from one location to a different location on your dock. Once you install the bolt-on, the mounts are in that fixed position, unless you choose to drill holes and remount your rack in a different location.

I am not sure if I have a Truss Dock.       

A Truss Dock is typically made using an aluminum or steel frame. The dock planks sit on top of a that metal frame system.

The sides of a Truss dock have two metal square beams or tubes running parallel to the water and about 9 to 10 inches apart. Diagonal metal tubes are then connected to the top and bottom beams.  The side view of the structure looks like a series of X’s or W’s running between the top and bottom beams.

If you click the following link, then go to page 2 at the bottom, there is a picture of a Truss style dock.

https://www.dockcraft.com/assets/Clamp-on-Mount-Dock-Configurations-Guide.pdf

I have a floating Metalcraft dock. Has Aluminum decking and support beam along the edge.

How can I secure a dockside rack to my dock?

The Bolt On Mount is the best option for this type of dock.

Typically, the float spacing on a Floating Dock does not allow the under-dock support of the Clamp On mount to fit between the floats.

A Floating dock is constructed with a frame that is secured to the floats and the decking secure to the frame.  The frame height will accommodate bolting the mounting system to the dock decking without contacting the floats.  Given you have metal decking, you need to add additional support as the metal decking material thickness is thin.  In the Bolt On Mount Dock Configuration Guide:

https://www.dockcraft.com/assets/Bolt-on-Mount-Dock-Configurations-Guide.pdf

on the last 2 pages it shows the supports you would need to add.

As this is a floating dock, you may need to add the supports on the top surface of the decking given you may not have access to the underside of the decking.

We have a poly floating dock. Will this work?

As there are many poly-docks on the market and each manufacturer has their own accessory mounting systems; we do not have enough information to provide an accurate response.

If you would like to email us at info@dockcrat.com,       or      Call us at    585-734-7374

We could look into this for you.

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Locking Systems

Does the Dock Rack Lock?

The DockSider Kayak | SUP Lift & Dock Storage Rack does not have a built-in lock.

However, there are several on the market available to you.

As we are in the process of adding Locking products to our website, give us a call (585-734-7374) or
email us (info@dockcraft.com) and we would gladly give you our recommendation.

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DockSider Models

What is the difference between the dockside storage mount version and the waterside storage mount version?

“Both products list for the same price. Both of the above versions appear to be aluminum, and there appears to be another that is stainless steel. All 3 appear to support 100 lbs. What is your recommendation and why aluminum vs. stainless steel?”               

The Dockside Model is designed:

  • for those users that board their Kayak / Paddle Board directly from their dock because the water is deep, mucky or have a rocky bottom.
  • with a Tether Strap to rotate your kayak / SUP into the storage position while you are on the Dock.
  • Both models have rotating latches to hold your kayak or paddle board in the storage position during inclement / windy weather. However, with the Dockside model, these latches must be rotated to keep your kayak or paddle board secured in the storage position.
  • such that your kayak or paddle board is closer to the dock for ease in maneuvering your kayak or paddle board into and out of the loading position while you are on the dock.

The Waterside Model is designed:

  • For those users that board their Kayak / Paddle Board while they are standing in the water. Their water is shallow – usually mid-thigh or less.
  • with the greatest leverage assist ratio, you are lifting approximately 60% of the weight of your watercraft at the start of the lift.
  • With either the Dockside or the Waterside model, the weight you are lifting lessens as your watercraft is approaching the storage position.
  • When in the storage position, your kayak is stable and will not rotate back toward the water. The latches do not need to be engaged.
  • It is highly recommended that in windy or inclement weather these latches be engaged to maintain the stability of the watercraft.

The Stainless-Steel model only comes in the Dockside Bolt on Model.
It is great for Floating Docks in a Salt Water Harbor environment.

You asked for our recommendation on why aluminum vs. Stainless Steel:

Aluminum models are great for fresh water applications; whereas Stainless Steel is best for brine or salt water applications.

It must be noted that:

  • Stainless Steel will rust under certain conditions. However, it does take much more time for this to happen. ” Don’t use disinfectants, abrasives, or cleaners that contain bleach, alcohol, ammonia, or chlorides, all of which can harm stainless.
  • I’ve found Bartenders Friend (available at Grocery Stores, Home Improvement stores, Walmart, Target, and the like) very good at removing rust from Stainless Steel.
  • Aluminum is the 3rd best material for use in a salt water Marine environment. This is after Stainless Steel and Red Metals (Brass, Copper, and Bronze).
  • The choice of using an aluminum rack in a salt water environment boils down to cost of the Rack vs. Maintenance. A Stainless-Steel Rack is more costly, whereas the Aluminum Rack needs to be washed with fresh water much more frequently.

Do you make a rack that can be used to house both a kayak and a SUP?              

The DockSider Lift and Dock Storage Rack will work fine for both Kayaks and SUP’s.  Indeed, they are the same rack. We list them separately for the customer looking for one or the other independently.

The rack will hold only one kayak, and some customers have stored two SUP’s at a time (one on top of the other and upside down).

Will this work on canoe’s as well?

“I have an Old Town 15′ that weighs about 75lbs      “

We have a specific product for Canoes. Click the link below to see the product.

https://www.dockcraft.com/product/canoe-dock-lift-storage-rack/

Do you have one product that allows to secure both a kayak and Paddle Board?

“I’d rather not have to buy 2. One that fits 2 is ideal.”

No, we do not.  The current design of the DockSider Dock Storage Rack will hold one Kayak or Paddle Board.  Some customers have placed 1 SUP on top of the other and then loaded and stored 2 Paddle Board in our rack.  We know of one customer that has stored their kayak in our Lift and Dock Storage system; then placed their SUP on the dock and leaned it against the rack and bungeed it to the rack for storage.

We believe that storing 2 watercraft in a lifting system would at  best clumsy and perhaps difficult creating safety issues for the user.

If I buy the dockside design can you still enter it from the water?            

There is no reason why you could not load / launch and store your watercraft with the Dockside unit and then float your watercraft to a “shallow” location for boarding.

We do not recommend loading, launching, or storing your watercraft in the Dockside unit while you are in the water for safety reasons.  The dockside unit will rotate back into the water if you “lose control” or do not latch the latches.  If for some reason you may stub your toe or trip on an underwater obstacle, you may incur personal injury if the watercraft does rotate back toward you.

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Dock Mounts

 

Which mount is stronger / more secure; the Bolt On or Clamp On Mount?
We must say that the Bolt on Mount is probably more secure; However, both mounts are more than adequate to do the job. We like to compare it to killing a mosquito with a fly swatter or a sledge hammer – they both are effective!

To bolt this on to my dock, do I need to get under the dock?

The DockSider Lift and Dock Storage Rack has two different mounting options.

For the bolt option, it comes with Snaptogglers; if you use these to mount the rack, you Do Not need to access the underside of your dock to secure them in place. However, if there are structural members under the decking in a mounting location, you could get a lag bolt from a hardware/home improvement store and use those instead.

For the clamp mount, you definitely need to have access underneath your dock.

Can I mount this to a concrete sea wall?

We have had customers mount our Lift and Dock Storage system to a concrete sea wall (also railroad tie break walls), with success. You would need to choose the Bolt On Mount for this application and use concrete anchors. The top of the concrete wall should be roughly level, not sloped to any great degree.

How far apart are the vertical upright pieces of the rack?

The mounting position for the Dockside unit is 32 inches apart and

The mounting position for the Waterside unit is 26 ½ inches apart.

For the bolt-on mount, how many inches does the plate extend onto the pier?

The bolt-on mount extends over the dock 6 inches. The mounting locations are 2 ¼” and 5” in from the edge of the dock.

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Saltwater & Tides

Will this work if I live in a tidal area?     

  • This unit will not accommodate tides greater than 20 inches.

Yes, this unit can be adjusted for different water heights, however, doing this throughout the day to accommodate the tide height would seem to be unrealistic.

  • This unit is designed for customers that have floating docks in saltwater harbors, typically with 15 inches of freeboard to the water.
  • If you live on fresh water and have a smaller floating dock; the weight of the watercraft hanging on the side of the dock may cause the dock to be higher on one side than the other. Please call us at 585-734-7374 or email us at info@dockcraft.com for further details.

Will this work in saltwater?       

  • We offer a Stainless-Steel version of our product; specifically, for those customers in a saltwater environment.
    The Aluminum version of our product will also work fine; with the exception that it requires more maintenance.
  • Aluminum is the 3rd best material for use in a salt water Marine environment. This is after Stainless Steel and Red Metals (Brass, Copper, and Bronze).
  • The choice of using an aluminum rack in a salt water environment boils down to Cost of the Rack vs. Maintenance. A Stainless-Steel Rack is more costly, whereas the Aluminum Rack needs to be washed with fresh water much more frequently to minimize any corrosion build up.

Is this dock rack good for a tidal river?  

  • This unit will not accommodate tides greater than 20 inches.
  • Yes, this unit can be adjusted for different water heights, however, doing this throughout the day to accommodate the tide height would seem to be unrealistic.
  • If you live on a tidal river (the water is a Brine) and have a smaller floating dock; the weight of the watercraft hanging on the side of the dock may cause the dock to be higher on one side than the other. Please call us at 585-734-7374 or email us at info@dockcraft.com for further details.
  • We offer a Stainless-Steel version of our product; specifically, for those customers in a saltwater environment.
  • The Aluminum version of our product will also work fine; with the exception that it requires more maintenance.
  • Aluminum is the 3rd best material for use in a salt water Marine environment. This is after Stainless Steel and Red Metals (Brass, Copper, and Bronze).
  • The choice of using an aluminum rack in a salt water environment boils down to Cost of the Rack vs. Maintenance. A Stainless-Steel Rack is more costly, whereas the Aluminum Rack needs to be washed with fresh water much more frequently to minimize any corrosion build up.

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Watercraft:

I just purchased the predator which has an electric motor. Will this dock rack be adequate?      

  • I believe you are referring to the Old Town Predator PDL kayak.
  • The Specs on this Sit on Top are: 13 ft long, width of 36 inches, and weight of 117 lbs. (with the pedal drive).
  • First things first – the width of 36 inches is 2 inches beyond the specs we have published on our system. This may work fine; however, we believe it is marginal.  We could also provide handle extensions, at a nominal cost, that would definitely accommodate the Predator’s width.
  • I would also recommend removing the motor and the peddle drive prior to loading your predator into the Docksider Lift and Dock Storage Rack. This would definitely improve the weight and balance of this kayak.
  • Please give us a call (585-734-7374) or email us at info@dockcraft.com to discuss this further.

Will this work for a Hobie mirage oasis, width 34″?        

Yes, we have many customers with a Hobie Oasis using this dock rack!
For an Oasis, as with all Hobies with the Mirage drive, we recommend that the Mirage drive be removed prior to loading the Hobie in the rack — the Mirage drive is very easily removable. This will prevent the rowing fins from engaging in the lifting straps.

What do you suggest for heavier Kayaks. I have a Hobie PA 12 which is listed at 129 lbs?             

The Pro Angler 12 is rated at 129lbs. at a fully rigged weight.

Fully rigged weight includes:

  • the Fitted Hull Weight (105 #s), plus all other standard features that are removable, e.g.
    (Mirage Drive, seat, paddles, gear bucket, cassette plug, Pro Anglers (removable liner),
    Islands (sail, amas – outrigger, akas brace, dagger board), Inflatables (travel bag, pump, repair kit).
  • With just the fitted weight and the seat, I believe to weight would be about 108 lbs. This weight would be fine for our standard product.

I have a Hobie Mirage Oasis….if we remove the peddle drives is this the best durable product for us ?

Ease of storage and launch is important.

We have many satisfied customers with a Hobie Oasis using our dock rack! For an Oasis, as with all Hobies with the Mirage drive, we recommend that the Mirage drive be removed prior to loading the Hobie in the rack — the Mirage drive is very easily removable. This will prevent the rowing fins from engaging in the lifting straps. So, we find it works well, you should be fine and find this a durable solution for storing and launching your kayak, and easy to use.

I have a 9 ft dingy with a 3 horse power motor on it, Do you have any ideas to get it out of the water every night?

I liked this lift, but I think my boat is too big.

You have posed a very difficult question, to answer properly – I would need much more information.

  • I would definitely recommend that you remove the motor prior to loading your dingy, not only for weight but also for balance.
  • The length would not be an issue.
  • The width, I suspect is significant over the specified 34 inches. This could possibly be resolved with handle extensions, but I would need to understand the width / beam of your dingy prior to making any recommendation.
  • The height of the dingy off the water, I would also suspect to be a potential concern. If the gunnels of the dingy are higher than the dock decking surface (when floating next to the dock), then our Lift and Dock Storage Rack would probably not be an option.

Feel free to call us at 585-734-7374 or email us at info@dockcraft .com to discuss this application further.

My kayak is 35” wide, and this rack is recommended for 34”. Can it still work for my kayak?      

There is a good possibility that a 35-inch-wide kayak would work fine.

With the kayak sitting at an angle in the rack, the 35 in wide kayak should be fine.

Why do we spec the rack at 34 inches?  The height of the rack and handle is 34 inches.  Looking at geometries and how the kayak actually sits in the rack actually allows this greater width kayak.

Is it possible to hang a double place kayak on these?    

By a double space kayak, I assume you are referring to a Tandem Kayak.

We have many customers with Tandem kayaks using “The DockSider”.

Just assure that you kayak meets our specifications.

Is there any limitation on maximum length of kayak this system will accommodate?

Will it support a 14.5’ kayak?             

We have customers that have up to 18-foot kayaks in our Lift and Dock Storage Rack.

Some customer with Kayaks greater than 16 feet do bungee the bow and stern to the dock for stability in very windy conditions.

Some customers do not.

It is really a personal preference; it certainly will not hurt anything if you do.

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Testimonials

5/10/2019 Jerry, Washington. Dockside Kayak Lift and Dock Storage Rack
Thank you. I recent installed one of your kayak units and love it.

4/26/2019 Jim, Michigan – Waterside / Clamp On Mount Kayak Dock Rack.
The “DockSider” is working great! I wasn’t sure how it would work with a kayak that large, but it couldn’t be easier to use.

4/25/2019 Carol, Michigan – Waterside/ Clamp On Mount Kayak Lift and Dock Storage Rack
I purchased your DockSider Racks in July 2016. I really appreciate the design and function of the Docksider racks. I think they are wonderful, Great planning and engineering went into solving the problem of storing kayaks so that they are out of the way and don’t accumulate water and are easy to retrieve and put in the water as well as easy to put back on the racks.

2/5/2019 Carol, Fl. Waterside Kayak Lift & Storage Rack
Greetings from Lake Carroll in Tampa, Florida where it is 84 degrees today. Eat your heart out, New York! LOVE the kayak rack. A snap to use and will definitely get me out on the lake more often! Thanks for a GREAT product!

9/25/2018 Joe, PA. Waterside Dock Rack (Bolt On)
Hi Ed Sorry I didn’t get back to you sooner. I wanted to let you know the rack is working out for my 85# kayak. I’m thinking the strap must have been twisted when the link broke. The rack looks and works great on the dock. I plan on getting another for my wife for Christmas. Thanks for all your help in handling our issues. It’s nice to see someone taking pride in their work. You were great.

8/22/2018 Nancy, NJ – Stainless Steel Dockside Storage Rack
I purchased this dock side kayak rack in stainless steel because my kayaks are too heavy for me to carry up and down from my back yard. Just had my floating dock installed and this works perfect for fitting into a smaller space and also saving me dock space, it helps me easily put my kayak in the water for when I’m ready. No more excuses as to why I’m not using my kayaks as much as I have wanted to this past summer. It has made it so much easier that I am purchasing a second stainless steel rack for my spouse’s kayak also. I love that the stainless steel option is available for me as I live on the saltwater and another material wouldn’t hold up to the element. Would definitely recommend to anyone thinking of a launch system for their kayak.

7/8/2018 Tom, MN – Waterside Kayak Lift and Dock Storage Rack
This is great! My mom loves it! She is 75 and can operate it – No Problem!
A Great product!

6/1/2018 – Maria, Mi – Waterside Paddleboard Dock Rack
I purchased two of your kayak lifts last year and love them! They are so easy to use and keep my kayaks safe and accessible.

4/18/2018 – Russ, CA – Kip, CA – Waterside Paddleboard Dock Rack
It looks fantastic, and “I LOVE IT”. All the boaters that drive by comment, and I say “Dockcraft.com”.

3/30/2018 – Russ, CA – Bolt On Dockside Kayak / SUP Dock Lift
I am an older guy and have a bit of a tricky low back and this product is just so easy on the body! Absolutely love it and it truly is as easy as you show in your video. Great job!!

7/23/2017 – Carol, MI – Clamp On Kayak Dock Rack
It appears as though you are certainly filling a need that there are few, if any, solutions for. I love the design of the racks and the efficient way to keep the kayaks when not in use.

7/19/2017 – Barbara, MN – Clamp On Waterside Kayak Dock Rack
I received my order and it works very well. Especially like how easy it is to raise the kayak out of the water.

7/5/2017 – Scott, Mass. – Dockside Bolt On Kayak Dock Hoist
I installed these units and all went well and the kids put the kayaks in with ease this week end.

6/4/2017 – Johnathan, MN – Dockside Clamp On Kayak Dock Rack
My wife loves how they store out of the way while still allowing very easy access to the water. I would recommend your product in a heartbeat.

4/27/2017 – Michele, MN – Waterside Clamp On Dock Storage Lift
It works very well. It has turned out to be pretty slick..

11/16/2016 – Sandie, Indiana – Waterside Bolt On Kayak Dock Storage Rack
Just a note to say again thank you for your help in my getting the kayak racks for my Hobie Sport and Hobie Outback. How lucky I was also to have Marty 17 miles away. What are the chances?! He was so helpful with the set up and so efficient yet never seemed in a hurry. The whole experience has been great.

As I have mentioned, I am on a fairly steep hill and have a high seawall. If not for the racks I don’t see how I could have used the kayaks so easily.

8/16/2016 – Jim, Indiana – Dockside “Tool Free” Dock Mount – Series 200 (Clamp On)
“We love DockCraft’s unique Kayak Storage Rack” which makes it so easy to lower, raise and store our 2 Perception Pescador 10.0 kayaks on our pier/dock. During installation I received great customer support from Ed when I needed to make a small modification to one of the racks. Thank you for your outstanding product and service!” Lake Hamilton, IN

7/29/2016 – Kathy, New York – Waterside Kayak Dock Rack (Clamp On)
I am a Dock Craft Industries Junky!!!! Can’t wait to get my next Docksider Kayak/Paddle Board rack on my dock!!!! So easy to kayak with no lifting!!! Kayaking is a breeze now! LOVE IT!!!!

7/9/2016 – Gina, Wisconsin
Hi!! Just got kayak lift installed!! Love it!! I had my Tommy dock installers install it as they were in the water anyhow. A new dealer, Owen Jones, just bought Tommy Dock brand in Wisconsin. Just thought I’d pass along name as the installers were so impressed with your lift!!     Thank you!

7/8/2016 – Clayton, Virginia – DockSide Kayak Rack
“My wife, Bette, really loves it,  She no longer has to haul it up onto the dock and then flip it over.  Previously, when on the dock, she had to turn it over and slide it into the water scraping the bottom of her kayak.  She was also very surprised at the ease of pulling her kayak into the storage position.”

5/17/2015 – Chris, Wisconsin – Dockside Clamp On Kayak Storage Lifts
“The Docksider kayak lifts we purchased from you have made kayaking so much easier and fun.   The Docksider lifts have greatly simplified the process of storing our heavier Hobiecat Kayaks when not in use and also getting them back into the water safely and with ease.  We love them.  Thanks!”

4/20/2015 – Bill, Wisconsin – Dockside Bolt On Dock Mounted Kayak Rack
“Great American Product” – a great way to store our kayak!

4/19/2015 – Mike, Michigan – Dockside Clamp On Kayak Lift and Launch
“Bravo on the lift design! I am very impressed. So much that I would like to purchase another one. I work in the tool and die business designing and fabricating automotive checking fixtures that check production car parts for tolerance variation and quality. I usually try to come up with my own designs but I have to admit you have a winner!”

7/12/2014 – Joe, Wisconsin – Waterside Clamp On Kayak Lift
I received the kayak rack and installed it thus morning. I have to say I’m impressed, it works just like the video showed.

7/9/2014 – Sarah, Wisconsin – Waterside Clamp On Kayak Storage Rack
We bought one of your Docksider racks a couple years ago…. Our dock is a truss-style Floe dock, our kayaks are Old Town. I love how your rack works! Looking forward to my second one!

7/8/2014 – Greg, Ontario Canada – Waterside Clamp On Kayak Storage Rack
I installed the waterside Docksider this morning. The product is even better than I imagined it could be. Install was straight forward. Load and unload of my kayak was effortless. Here are some pictures for you.

8/5/2013 – Tom, South Carolina – Waterside Kayak Storage Lift
Here are the photos I promised of the units installed. They work great and we use them all the time. I am using them with the “Liquid Logics” Versaboards. Thanks for all your help. Please feel free to use these photos on your website or in any advertising.

7/21/2013 – Anne, Wisconsin, Waterside Kayak Lift
We received the rack on Friday as scheduled. We installed it today! It is very handy and easy for lifting the kayak out of the water.

7/9/2013 – Joan, Minnesota, Waterside Kayak Rack
Ed, Just a quick note to tell you that the kayak holders are awesome. I can’t believe how easy they are to use! Just what they promised and just what I wanted!

6/15/13 – Larry, Michigan, Waterside Kayak Storage Rack
We love the lifts. I purchased your lifts as my wife, being petite, routinely was having trouble lifting her Hobie Sport out the water and on to the prior rack due to the weight of the kayak. When lake levels dropped the reach was too much to handle. Your rack, dock mounted, works perfectly by both reducing the vertical lifting weight and allowing for modest adjustment to compensate for varying lake levels during the season. I found your design to be not only elegant but pretty simple (both in use & installation). I decided to try your approach before designing something and I am glad I did. Good job & you have a pair of happy customers!

5/27/13 – Sue, Wisconsin, Waterside Kayak Storage Rack
We finally set up the kayak racks (3). It took all of about 5 minutes to get them set up and we are VERY pleased!! They are sooooo slick!! Easy to install, easy to use. Thanks a million!!

9/04/12 – Mike M. , Minnesota, Aluminum WaterSide Kayak Dock Storage Rack
I just finished the install, it worked out well. I really like how easy it is to use, much better than trying to lift it onto a rack.

08/21/12 – Cheryl C. , Michigan, Aluminum Kayak WaterSide Dock Rack
The install went very well. I am very pleased with the ease of install and operation. Thank you for marking the straps–location was perfect. I will now use the kayak more because the rack makes it so convenient. Day after I installed, had a big storm with lots of wind, rain and rough on lake. Kayak did not budge and never wet inside. GREAT product! I have an Otter Kayak that I use occasionally. I may be calling to order another rack. Thanks again for everything and all your assistance. You have been wonderful to work with.

8/13/12 – Nancy & Steve, New York, Aluminum WaterSide Kayak Dock Rack
This is Great – I love it!

8/12/12 – Bill H. , New Hampshire, Aluminum WaterSide Kayak Dock Storage Rack
The rack works great – The install was easy – less than 15 minutes. I’m going to recommend this to all my friends.

8/12/12 – Mike S. , Minnesota, Aluminum WaterSide Kayak Dock Rack
The lift worked great – I just ordered a second one.

8/4/12 – Nancy C. , New Jersey, Aluminum WaterSide Kayak Dock Storage Rack
I’m 79 years old. The Docksider is so easy to use. Thanks!

8/3/12 – Steve B. , New York, Aluminum Water Side Kayak Rack
We are thrilled with our DockCraft kayak hoists (2)! The installation took mere minutes. The operation of them is very easy and has made our kayaking more fun. We have also been very impressed with the stability in some very strong winds. We highly recommend your product. Thanks!

7/29/12 – Damian D. , Wisconsin, Aluminum WaterSide Kayak Storage Rack
We got them installed no problem. They work great! Thanks for all the help getting them sized up…

12/12/11 – Chris F. , Connecticut, Aluminum WaterSide Kayak Storage Rack
Thank You for your attentive customer service on my order. It is Much appreciated!

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7 reviews for Paddleboard / SUP Dock Rack | Lift & Storage

    dan l fickes
    July 28, 2020
    Our neighbor with a HOBIE MIRAGE SUP recommended your product to us. We easily determined which options we wanted from your informative web site. When we placed the order we were not sure how long it would take to ship. Imagine our surprise when I call the next morning at 10am and talked to you on the phone. You had ALREADY contacted UPS to pick up our order and sent us a confirmation email with complete shipping info!

    The product was easy to install and works beautifully.

    The first day we used it, there was a small plastic piece that failed and we called you right away. You shipped replacement parts the SAME DAY WE CALLED via UPS Priority Mail and we received them promptly.

    Thank you for your excellent product and the excellent service after the sale.

    I only wish all businesses were as prompt and as courteous as you.

    I HIGHLY recommend your products to all of my friends.
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    Joe
    August 23, 2019
    Nice product easy set up fast delivery I bought these for my girlfriend to make it easier for her to get the boards in and out of the water product works great she is very happy with them. I installed them in about 10 minutes I used stainless steel bolts so they would not rust out
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    Carl
    August 21, 2019
    Would be excellent if the rack could support 2 boards. Easy to install and use.
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    Tom
    July 8, 2018
    Waterside SUP Lift and Dock Storage Rack
    This is great! My mom loves it! She is 75 and can operate it - No Problem!
    A Great product!
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    Tina
    July 17, 2017
    Works just like the video
    Very easily to assemble. Easy to use. One video shows 2 SUP Boards, we put one SUP and a kayak on top of it, its a little heavy to lift up with the strap but it holds and it works great. All the neighbors at the lake want one. Great product.
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    John
    August 11, 2016
    Love it!
    The rack works really well and makes it way more user friendly for my wife to use the board more often. Easy off and easy on! We'll probably buy another for our second board.
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    Doug
    June 22, 2016
    Great buy!
    We use this product for a 45 pound Hobiecat Mirage Eclipse paddle board. Now the kids can handle these boards themselves without banging them up. A job that usually took 2 now is done effortlessly by 1.
    It easily attached to my aluminum dock too.
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