More Tabs = More Strength. Our heavy-duty hardware is made with 1/4" x 5" steel, and wood as thick as 3" can be used. Wood docks that are for commercial use, in rougher areas, or have larger size boats should use this hardware. This hardware uses 1/2" carriage bolts. Inside corners use a mitered gusset for strength, male corners use two 3/4" connecting tabs, and female corners use three 1/2" tabs. Use this hardware if you have any worry that other hardware could be insufficient.
1/4" Thick Steel + More Tabs
“ Interesting that we were hit by a category 4 hurricane and not one American Muscle Docks built dock system experienced any damage! Needless to say, we had a number of other docks heavily damaged and in fact, some have totally disappeared. ”
“ By using the heavy duty hardware, I was able to virtually eliminate the twisting of the fingers and to stiffen them against the impacts from the not-so-good boat drivers mooring at the dock. The consistency of the hole spacing and fabrications allowed me to accurately predrill and preassemble the frames. I could not have asked for a better product. We very much appreciate the efforts of the good folks at American Muscle Docks! ”