RE: Kayak Launches down Rip Rap

Check out http://www.kayakdock.com/

I have used their products and they are quite stable while providing flexibility for ice and wave survival. I am not familiar with their Tide Manager system and didn't see any info on the website but something would be needed.

In any case I think a floating dock is probably the best solution for big tidal range. I have seen many methods but most revolve around hoops sliding up and down a fixed piling or metal bar . Then the problem becomes getting self and gear down to the floating dock. Ramps tend to take up a lot of room when the tide is high and too steep when it is low but there must be a lot of experience up there with such things.

Our tidal range here on the Chesapeake doesn't exceed three feet so there is much concern here for your problem.

    02/09/2010 12:48:43 AMShow details for SuggestionsSuggestionsAnonymousKayak Launches down Rip Rap1