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How to Choose the Right Boat Lift

We all want smooth sailing with our boats and to protect our hefty investment in them. The best way we at Knoxville Barge Company have found to protect a watercraft is to store it in a boat lift whenever you are not “out to sea.” Every boat owner knows the importance of maintaining the vessel’s structural integrity and

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7 Reasons Why You Should Build a Custom Dock

Living on the water fulfills a lifetime dream for many people. For others, it’s a foregone conclusion because you spend all your time on the water anyway. Your boat dock should be more than an afterthought. We can build custom-designed boat docks that blend naturally with the surroundings, or perhaps create a personalized getaway just a

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Difference Between Jet Ski Docks and Lifts

Drive on or lift up? Opinions run the gamut when it comes to whether a Jet Ski dock or lift is the better option. Like so many other choices in the boating world, it depends—on your water, shoreline, and watercraft. First, let’s touch on the key differences between Jet Ski docks and lifts. What Is

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What Are Docks Made Of?

Boat docks can be made from several different types of materials, such as: aluminum, wood, or steel. Whichever material you choose for your dock, you want to be sure that it is durable and able to withstand the elements of your particular climate. Working with an experienced dock builder is also very important as you

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Design Trends for Docks

When it comes to deciding on a design for your boat dock it can be overwhelming. You have to decide on what size you want it to be, how many boats it will hold, whether you want a boat lift or not, material that you want it made from, and the design of course! Designing

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5 Common Dock Repairs

So, you are one of the lucky ones – you have a boat and get to spend those beautiful, hot summer days out on the water! But what comes with the fun of living on the water is, also, additional responsibility (we know, no bueno!). When you walk down to your dock at the beginning

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Aluminum Docks vs. Steel Docks

When choosing a boat dock material, you want something that will stand up to weight, wakes, rust, and time. Aluminum boat docks have become extremely popular in the last few decades for several reasons, but steel docks have their merits as well. At Knoxville Barge, we build custom boat docks from a variety of materials depending

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Dock Winterization Tips

After resigning yourself to the reality that summer has long past and you won’t be boating anytime soon, you’re ready to winterize. You can take care of the boat with antifreeze, shrink wrap, dry storage, or whatever means you prefer. But what about winterizing a dock? You don’t want to discover that ice or wind

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Difference Between a Boat Slip & Boat Dock

If you’re new to boating or considering a waterfront property for the first time, you might feel like you hear a lot of nautical jargon. It never hurts to ask if you need an explanation. Boat slips and boat docks might sound like the same thing, but they are actually two specific things. In the most

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