Learning how to install a boat dock bumper will save you money and is a great step towards preventive marine safety. Learning how to install a boat dock bumper doesn't require many special tools and is a fairly easy process. You won't need to be carpenter to learn how to install a boat dock bumper however a little handyman skills won't hurt.
- Tape Measure
- Cordless Drill
- Take measurements of the dock. Measure the dock with the measuring tape to determine the overall length of the dock. Use these measurements when purchasing a boat dock bumper. Remember that each boat will require two boat dock bumpers.
- Determine the height. Position the boat alongside the dock and measure the height of where the boat dock bumper should be place on the dock. Place the boat dock bumper at the right height to ensure the boat does not simply slide under the bumper when docking.
- Install mounting bracket and hardware. Mount the boat dock bumper mounting bracket using the measurements determined in step two and three. Use the cordless drill and the level to mount the boat dock bumper mounting bracket using the mounting hardware.
- Install the boat dock bumper. Install the boat dock bumper onto the bracket. Slide the boat dock bumper onto the mounting bracket and ensure that the boat dock bumper is secure.
Tips: Use silicone or another sealer to seal all the screw holes since the boat dock bumper is mounted in a wet location.