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The Utility Dock
This page is a comprehensive resource on best practices, safety and maintenance tips for your new Utility Dock.
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Read all safety instructions and guidelines found below. Commit to always wearing a life jacket and make safety a priority on the water.
Please read carefully prior to use.
Failure to follow safety instructions and precautions may result in serious personal injury or death.
The warnings, cautions, and instructions discussed in this manual cannot cover all possible conditions or situations that could occur.
It is up to the operator to use common sense while using this product.
Do not allow persons to operate or assemble this kayak until they have read this manual and have a thorough understanding of how this kayak works.
This product is not a life saving device. A Type III personal flotation device (PFD) is required at all times while on board this kayak.
Do not use kayak under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
Do not use this kayak if you cannot swim.
Do not use this kayak in rough waters, in storm-like conditions, or when lightning is present.
Use caution when getting on and off this kayak.
Consult your physician before using a kayak.
Use this product only if you know you are in good physical health.
Users of this product are responsible for their own safety.
Do not over inflate. Only inflate within recommended PSI range.
Inspect kayak for any worn or defective parts prior to use and replace as necessary.
Do not use if product is defective.
Do not use kayak near motorized boats.
While in use, ensure kayak is in deep enough water, free from hazardous materials.
Always carry the kayak to the water, do not haul it across the ground.
If under 18, always use the kayak under adult supervision.
Users of this kayak assume all risk and liability.
1. Take the black valve wrench from the repair kit and ensure the air fill valves (x2) and the pressure relief valves (x2) are tight. Typically, once a year you may need to retighten these valves with the wrench. Warning: Do not ever completely unscrew the valve.
2. Inflating the Dock: Inflating the Utility Dock XL will take 15-20 minutes, although this does depend on the target psi.
3.1 Ensure the valve pin is in the up position. When the valve pin is up, you can still pump air into the dock, but it won’t lose any pressure when the pump hose is disconnected.
3.2 Connect the pump hose and inflate the dock to 5-15 psi. The pump has a PSI gauge, it won’t start reading a pressure until the dock reaches at least ~3-5 PSI. The dock has a max air capacity of 15 PSI. The pressure regulator will activate and slowly let air out if max capacity is ever reached.
3.3. Electric pumps and air compressors can also be used. We have adapters and e-pumps if inflating manually is an obstacle. If you have an existing e-pump, feel free to use it. You won’t void any warranty or do any damage to the dock by using an off-brand pump.
Anchoring the dock can be done by tethering with a mooring bungee or a rope with stretch to an anchor. It is recommended to anchor from multiple D-rings to ensure wind can’t get under the dock. 15 - 20 lb anchor is typically heavy enough for most bodies of water.
1 Deflating the dock takes just a few minutes. Dry off the dock before deflating.
1.2 Open the valve cap and press down on the center pin for the air valve. The pin will lock in the down position and let all of the air out. Let it sit for a few minutes while air flows out of the dock.
Optional: The electric pump does vacuum the air out by switching the hose connector to deflate on pump.
Storing the dock inflated or deflated is acceptable. If storing deflated, ensure that the dock is completely dry. If storing in a below freezing temperature, it is better to have the dock unrolled where the seams won’t be stressed.