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PONTOON/DOCK SYSTEMS & DECKING Better leisure facilities for Lake Wylie York County in South Carolina, USA, undertook a two-year plan to renovate Ebenezer Park in Rock Hill on the 13,433 acre (5,440 ha) Lake Wylie, which borders North and South Carolina. Finalised in November 2020, the project includes a protected beach and swim area ringed by a semi-circular fishing pier; a new kayak and canoe launch; and an enlarged floating dock offering extra boat slips. The floating dock was constructed by CMI, which used GatorDock aluminium framing and aluminium decking. CMI engineers partnered with marine engineering firm Jon Guerry Taylor & Associates, and Leitner Construction was the lead contractor on the project. The first phase involved the design of the 10,000ft (3,048m) fixed fishing pier, which features five covered fishing platforms that face away from the swimming area. The Gator frames, which have high strength to weight ratio and can span long distances, were used to shape the pier. A composite wood material was used for the decking. Phase two focused on building the canoe and kayak launch, which comprises an 8ft (2.4m) x 54ft (16m) pontoon float and a 15ft (4.5m) x 30ft (9m) full float and submerged platform. The remainder of the renovation involved extending an existing GatorDock structure. The main addition was an 8ft (2.4m) x 56ft (17m) dock with two 8ft (2.4m) x 30ft (9m) fingers on pontoon floats. The floating docks and kayak launch all have slip-resistant aluminium decking. New product, new partner Dura Composites of the UK started 2021 with two special highlights: an exciting new product and a new distribution partner. The new product, Dura Deck Flip (right), is an aptly named refreshing concept that gives deck owners varied aesthetic options. It uses colours from the company’s Resist range and combines them into a single decking profile to enable the user to experiment with two colours in one design or to ‘flip’ the deck at a later date for a whole new look. Three colour combinations are offered: pebble grey/weathered cedar; ipe/mahogany; and larch/red cedar. Designed to deliver a natural timber look, the decking is produced using a co-extrusion process where a 360° outer armour is used to protect the core of the deck from the elements. As a result, it is fire resistant to Class C, colour fade and stain resistant, strength load resistant and highly slip resistant. It is available in 3.6m (12ft) lengths, is easy to install, has a 15 year warranty and never requires painting or treating. All Dura Composites’ products enjoy wide distribution and this is set to continue with a newly appointed partner, Sea Gulf Industrial Supplies, further expanding market reach in the United Arab Emirates. Dura Composites international distribution business development manager, Paul Fletcher, says the new collaboration is the latest in a series of major developments for the company, which won a second Queen’s Award for Enterprise last year. “Despite the challenges of COVID-19, we have continued to see growth in the Middle East region and have sought to provide a wider choice of distributors who are true experts in their fields,” he says. Sea Gulf director Stephen Cooper says Sea Gulf is delighted to have entered into the partnership. “We’ve been very impressed by the technological advantages of Dura Composites’ product range, especially their new d² Dura Grating series, which we see as a game-changer,” he notes. The d² Dura Grating series is described as a complete reinvention of GRP floor grating, offering outstanding safety, performance and durability in comparison with previous generation products. It has a Class B fire rating in accordance with BS EN 13501-1 and its advanced anti-slip surface is tested to over one million footfalls. – January/February 2021 45

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