Installation

Professional Installation is highly suggested.
If you decide to install the DockGlide™ system yourself, please follow this process:

Supplies:

  • Drill
  • Step Drill Bit, ¼” – ¾”
  • Socket Wrench with ¾” socket
  • Level
  • Pencil
  • Saw

Considerations:

  • Install each DockGlide™ on the side of the dock post closest to the corresponding cleat. Keep the angle less than 90 degrees from the dock post to the boat cleat.
  • Each Bottom end block should be installed with a 30 degree angle below each boat cleat it will be attached to.
  • Review the height of your boat and compare to the roof line of your dock. DockGlide™ will allow your boat to move higher during high wake conditions.
  • Dock Post bumpers will need to be removed during installation and then modified (cut around DockGlide™ end connectors) so the dock post bumpers and DockGlide™ fit appropriately.

Installation Instructions:

  1. Identify the dock post where DockGlide™ will be installed.
  2. Remove dock post bumper.
  3. From the stern port boat cleat on a roughly 30 degree angle downward towards the dock post, mark the dock post.
  4. This location will be the bottom of the End Block. Measure from the dock floor up to the mark on the dock post just created. Remember or write down this measurement. We will use that measurement for the stern starboard side.
  5. Drill two 9/16” holes through the dock post. Make sure holes are centered in the dock post and align perfectly on each side of the dock post.
  6. Place two screws through the dock post and into the end block. Make sure the shaft hole facing upward. Tighten screws with lock washers and make sure the end block is level and straight.
  7. Place shaft into the end block.
  8. Place the self adjusting DockGlide™ over the shaft.
  9. Insert the top end block with shaft hole facing down and the screw holes against the dock post.
  10. Mark the location for the top end block screw locations.
  11. Drill two 9/16” holes through the dock post. Make sure holes are centered in the dock post and align perfectly on each side of the dock post.
  12. Place two screws through the dock post and into the end block. Make sure the shaft hole is facing downward and into the shaft. Tighten screws with lock washers and make sure the end block is level and straight.
  13. Place dock post bumper back into its original location.
  14. Mark on the dock post bumper where the end blocks intersect with the bumper. Using a saw, remove about 1” deep and 4” in length on the top and bottom of the dock post bumper so the dock bumper will rest against the dock post and not interfere with the DockGlide™ System.
  15. Reattach the dock post bumper.
  16. Repeat steps 1 – 15 for each DockGlide™. Make sure to keep the same measurements for the Stern, Mid-ship, and bow of the boat.