Michiganders are looking forward to spring and summer for yearly boating excursions. If you’re a seasoned boater or just someone looking for a new way to spend time outside with family, boating in Michigan is a fun option.
Michigan ranks No. 3 in the country for registered boats, according to the Oakland Press. Make sure you’re ready for spring and summer boating by spending Earth Day outside getting your boat and boat dock ready:
- Dock accessories: Do you have young children or elderly parents using your dock? If so, we recommend installing steps and ladders as safety precautions. Optional hand railings and bumpers add stability and security to your wooden docks.
- Dock lighting: Ready for summer nights? Dock lights help identify your dock and help navigate through dark waters. It will also make it easier for passengers to load and unload your boat.
- Dock seating: Tired of sitting on your hard, wooden docks? Spice up your space with a bench or two!
- Swimming rafts: Have you ever felt the excitement of jumping off a raft? If not, you’re really missing out! Adding a raft to your dock or anchoring one out on your lake is a great addition to every lake home.
While celebrating Earth Day, make sure you’re protecting the planet! Go green with earth-friendly cleaning methods for your boat:
“Green cleaners,” as they’re often called in marine-supply stores, are cleaning products for boats that are formulated to minimize environmental impact. With a quick Google search for "eco-friendly boat cleaner," you'll find a wide variety of options to choose from.
For example, West Marine's Pure Oceans Crystal Boat Soap is made with a concentrated, eco-friendly formula that works without harsh inorganic compounds or other harmful components—and it works with both fresh or saltwater.
Why Choose Alumi-Span for Aluminum Docks?
The answer is in the name! Since 1956, Alumi-Span is a name that people trust. Whether it's a complete boat dock system or the individual components, we manufacture our products using quality methods and materials. With the high quality and dependability of Alumi-Span, it's no wonder so many property owners in Michigan have selected our aluminum docks over the years. In Detroit and the surrounding areas, we’ve built a reputation you can depend on.
Interested in a new dock or replacement parts that will last? Fill out our contact form or give us a call at 855-523-2444 to find out more.