Wahoo Docks are the strongest aluminum docks on the market. The CAT5 design is also one of the quietest designs, with patented wear-minimizing noise-eliminating bushings installed between metal to metal contact points, such as poles, receivers and gangway hinges.
A floating dock endures stress 24/7, so quality construction is of the utmost importance. The CAT5 system is Wahoo Docks’ most innovative residential dock design; it combines premium materials and custom components with world-class engineering and state-of-the-art construction techniques. Unparalleled in strength and beauty, these manufactured boat docks enhance property value and last for generations.
CAT5 docks are manufactured with an interlocking system that enhances structural integrity. This allows the dock to support significantly more than its own respective load.
The perimeter channel has an incorporated lip to connect with extrusions such as stringers, spreader braces and corner receivers. This alleviates stress on bolted and welded connections. These corner receivers provide an elegant solution to the weak weld points on traditional aluminum docks. Wahoo Docks’ patented design moves welds away from the high load bearing corners where mitered corner welds often fail on their competitors’ design.
CAT5 roof support systems are much sturdier than traditional counterparts. The pole receivers for CAT5 roof supports and beams allow for the vertical poles to be fully inserted up to the depth of the dock frame as fixed-columns. This increases the allowable buckling load for the roof or upper deck. This design also eliminates any heat affected weld zones in the immediate area of the load supporting poles. Heat affected weld zones have historically occurred when traditional pole stubs are butt-welded to the surface of a dock. The CAT5 roof support system has eliminated this problem through its innovative design. CAT5 poles are stronger so fewer view-obstructing vertical supports are necessary. This creates a more open dock layout.
World Class Engineering
State of the Art Welding
THE CAT5 DIFFERENCE
4 Inch Octagonal Poles
Strong yet aesthetically pleasing, capable of supporting both roof and upper deck structures.
Engineered Railing System
CAT5 docks are compatible with Wahoo’s custom glass rail, picket rail or cable railing options.
Rigid Roof Structure
Rigid roof and upper deck structures engineered for specified weight and wind load requirements.
Heavy Duty Corners
Patented corner extrusion designed to interlock with channel pieces and provide roof pole support, eliminating stress on welded joints.
Dry Joist Protection
Patented interlocking joist system that provides a watertight barrier under an upper deck structure.
Heavy Duty Hinge
Proprietary gangway hinge rail design, welded or bolted to dock frame
Welded gussets for mainframe strengthening and stringer support
Premium Dock Floats
High impact-resistant polyethylene floats with foam core
Noise Eliminating Bushings
Bushings are used between metal-to-metal contact points such as roof poles and hinges
Through-Bolted Roof Supports
Roof poles are through-bolted to the heavy duty receivers along top and bottom
Finishing Trim Work
There are numerous finishing options available for CAT5 docks, including full frame bumpers.
9 Inch Mainframe
Unique mainframe extrusion with integrated gusset supports
Who We Are
Leaders in the Industry
The structural enhancements and defining details on a Wahoo Dock come from their own patented designs. While other manufacturers mimic their componentized system, only Wahoo docks include their patented features and benefits. Some of the many patents include: Corner connectors, post and rail systems, fascia channels, gangway hinges and noise reducing bushings.
Designed for harsh environments, the mainframe includes 9″ aluminum bars with interlocking connections, providing even weight distribution.
Analysis software computes the optimal buoyancy for every Wahoo dock, ensuring that it floats level and supports live loading.
A 6″ channel is incorporated into the frame, increasing rigidity, eliminating the need for diagonal bracing and minimizing stress on joints.
Wahoo Docks offers more options and accessories than any other manufacturer. This allows for more possible unique dock configurations.
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