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Installing a permanent bench can also prevent you from having to carry chairs down to dock each time you want to spend time on it, and an attached bench can help prevent your seating from being blown over, or even blown away during heavy winds.
The addition of a swimming ladder off side of your boat dock can also allow for more enjoyable entertaining, allow guests to enter and exit water with ease.
Functionality wise, there are several boat dock accessories to choose from that can make wonderful additions to your boat dock.
Some popular functionality based boat dock accessories include bumpers to protect your dock when your boat and dock have an unplanned meeting, gates to keep unwanted guests and children off of your dock, and storage closets, for all of your gear.
What boat dock accessories you choose depends greatly on how large your boat dock is, and what you plan on using dock for. When purchasing boat dock accessories, have picture of your ideal dock in mind and purchase accessories, that will help make your boat not only more functional but fun!
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