Q. What is the best way to "launch my personal watercraft into the water"?
A. Slightly push up on the front of your personal watercraft. Using your legs and body lean into your watercraft until it moves slightly over the back of the watercraft float. Then sit on your personal watercraft and rock back and forth until your personal watercraft slides into the water. View the video of the launch process.
Q. How can I make launching easier?
A. The best way to have an easier "launch" is to reduce the friction between your
Glide-N-Ride Dock float and your watercraft. We offer a special formulated product called "Glide Grease" that you rub on the rails of your watercraft float. Optional products include non stick "Pam" or a bar of wax. Using these products is optional.
Q. How do I drive my personal watercraft onto the Slide or Roll-N-Ride
A. The best way to park your personal watercraft onto the watercraft float is to approach your float at "Idle" speed and let your watercraft bow sit on the float entry way. Then apply throttle until your personal watercraft is about one-fourth onto the float. After a few tries you will learn how much thrusting power is needed to provide the proper parking. View drive on video
Q. What colors do you provide?
A. Beige color is offered because it greatly reduces heat adsorption as compared to black and gray colors.
Q. Can I leave my Glide-N-Ride Dock or Roll-N-Ride Dock in during the winter months?
Moving ice will tear and damage your watercraft float, but freezing water will not damage or crack the
Glide-N-Ride or Roll-N-Ride Dock durable outer polyethylene shell or foam filled inside. If you plan to take out your float in a stand alone or fixed dock application we recommend using the external 4" pipe holder kit. This kit will allow you to uninstall your float from the pipes rather then uninstalling the pipes.
Q. Are the watercraft docks shipped through FedEx or UPS?
A. These units are shipped through various LTL (Less then Truck Load) carriers.
Q. How can I secure my watercraft to the float and protect it from theft?
A. Our patent pending bow stop includes a molded loop which you can secure your watercraft. If you do not have a bow stop, you can secure your watercraft to your attachment kit or by placing a dock cleat on your floating dock or fixed dock and securing your watercraft to the dock cleat.
Q. Which attachment kit should I use for my floating dock?
A. We highly recommend using our hot dip galvanized steel attachment kits for front mount installation on floating docks. Our polyethylene arm kits are more ideal for side attachments to floating docks.
Q. Can I buy direct from
A. Sorry, you can not buy direct from Glide-N-Ride but we can
provide you with assistance and information on our
Glide-N-Ride products and dealer locations. Dealer
Q. What are the requirements of being a Glide-N-Ride
A. We are always looking for dealers to carry our Glide-N-Ride
product line and are always wanting to expand our products
through the USA. We do not assign dealer territories and have
competitive dealer price. Dealers must have a state retail
license and sell some marine equipment.