What Is a Jet Ski Dock? Definition, Meaning and Concept
A jet ski dock is mounted on a boat dock or breakwater to allow easy access and removal from the boat. Commonly constructed of a polyethylene material, the water ski dock incorporates a non-slip walking surface with an easy slide rail system or rollers to allow the boat to be successfully launched by one person. Unlike a typical dock where a boat is pulled alongside and tied into position, the jet ski dock provides drive and roll access as well as short and long term storage for the personal watercraft while it is docked. This style of boat dock also prevents many types of moisture damage by lifting and storing the boat above and out of the water.
Many personal jet ski-type watercraft are damaged by being slammed against the side of a common dock by wind and waves. By incorporating a specially designed jet ski dock into an existing boat or swim dock, the personal watercraft is no longer subject to the toss and turn nature of being tied to the dock. When finished riding and enjoying the jet ski, the rider simply drives the jet ski to the water ski dock and stops when the jet ski makes contact with the built-in stop block. The jet ski dock rotates up and out of the water as the jet ski reaches the dock and locks into a raised position. The rider can get off the boat and walk off the dock.
Upon removing the jet ski from the dock, the driver releases the locking mechanism on the dock and climbs aboard the jet ski. The jet ski dock turns into the water and the boat slowly rolls off the dock into the water. The rider can power up the ship and ride away. The jet ski dock remains in the lowered position until the rider has finished their ride and drives back to the dock, where the process repeats once more lifting the boat out of the water and into the storage position.
At the end of the cold weather water sports season, the water ski dock is removed from the boat dock and stored indoors or outdoors in the same manner as all other dock materials and components. The dock is easily installed at the start of the next boating season. In temperate climates, it is not necessary to remove the docking system once installed.