5 Benefits of a Low-Profile Dock for Rowing

Lakes are a popular spot for families and friends to gather together, relax and enjoy some fun in the sun. Each time you head out on the lake, there are a few things to remember to ensure you and your fellow boaters stay safe. All boaters need to be aware of the navigation rules for the lake, especially if they plan on being out after dark. 

Paying attention to the weather as well as hazards in the water will reduce the chance that you and your passengers will have a boating accident. Of course, you always want to make sure you and your passengers have fitted life jackets and floatation devices.

What Is the Best Type of Boat or Watercraft to Use on a Lake? 

Lakes are popular because they can easily accommodate a wide variety of water activities and different types of boats. Some of the most common boats you can find out on the lake include:

  • Cabin cruisers 
  • Yachts
  • Pontoon boats 
  • Watersports boats
  • Deck boats
  • Sailboats

The boat you use depends on factors such as what activity you plan on doing on the lake, your budget, how many passengers you are bringing and how fast you’d like to go. 

One of the best types of boats for using on a lake is a scull and shell. These types of boats are used for rowing and allow you to row — either by yourself or with a team — and experience the beauties of nature while getting a full-body workout.

While these types of boats were originally made out of wood, today you can find them in other types of materials such as honeycombed carbon fiber. This material is strong and durable and allows rowers to do everything from going for leisurely boat rides to competing against others. 

What Is the Best Dock for Rowers? 

Having the ideal dock layout makes your rowing experience more enjoyable. A low profile dock offers a level or relatively even surface so you can easily get in and out of your boat. Rowing docks for easy launching from EZ Dock offer five main benefits: 

  1. A live load capacity so you can do multiple launches on each side
  2. Easy installation process 
  3. Ability to attach to traditional docks and the standard EZ Dock system 
  4. Long-lasting and low-maintenance 
  5. Meets US Rowing and FISA standards 

Because of its low profile, a rowing dock can also be used for swimming, fishing and boating.

Customize the Layout of Your Low Profile Dock

At EZ Dock, we’ve been a pioneer in the dock industry through our more than 26 years in business. Our modular floating docks feature a recycled rubber coupling design that is strong and durable. These docks are customizable and because of the materials we use, you can enjoy a low-maintenance dock year after year. Contact us today to learn more about our low profile docks, ideal for rowing and other water sports and activities.