When you manufacture a product that lasts as long as a Fendock does, you get to know a few of your customers as they come back every few seasons looking for upgrades and new accesories. Here's some pleasant notes we've received from some of our customers, as well as some pictures we've collected in our annual photo contest.


The Ottawa Rowing Club


"Up at the Swisha"

"My wife and I bought our cottage in 2006 and visited the Ottawa Boat show that same year. We were very interested in what types of docks were on the market opposed to building ours from scratch the old way.

Knowing from my youth how heavy and time consuming the (old way is), we knew that we were interested in an aluminum dock that would be easy for us to put in and out of the water each season. I compared the different products and decided on Fendock for two reasons: 1) I like the strength of the truss design over the channel construction for braving the elements; and 2) cost was lower for a better product.

We opted for a 24'X4' configuration and it arrived at our cottage 2 weeks later through a local supplier. It took very little time to assembly and we have been using it each year without a problem. It has held up and has been easy getting it in and out of the water. A great investment and well worth the money.

All of our neighbours envy us when it comes time to be putting or pulling the dock into the water. They have the older ones and have to book a "team of young ones" to help out. They all say that when they get fed up with their docks, they will get one like ours. We just say, "its a Fendock, you be happy you did!".

Steve Varrette


(Previous photo contest winner)

"At the cottage on Manitoulin Island"


“ In the early 1970's, with excitement and anticipation, we purchased a brand new Fendock for our cottage and to this day we have marvelled at how well your docks are built. Every year we put the dock in with no fuss, enjoy it for the season and then simply take it out with just the two of us.

Nothing ever goes wrong, it just works well. We hope it lasts another 40 years but should it not you can rest assured we will only replace it with another Fendock".

John and Donna Lister

(Previous photo contest winner)

"On Lake Couchiching..."

“ Just a few words, okay, maybe more than a few. Here's our story. We purchased a floating steel dock 16', heavier than blazes, Not purchased from Fendock, purchased locally, our first big mistake. First year trying to take out the dock, remember this is heavier that you know what, learned & said a lot of new words, 1 1/2 hours later & help from neighbors, the plastic floaters had filled with water, we had to drill holes to drain, & then re-seal the holes.

Second year we purchased a ramp from Fendock, lightweight, easy to install & remove, attached to our existing heavy floating dock. Same thing, the steel dock filled with water again, drain & drag out of the lake, we said we weren't going to do that again. Spring time went to the Cottage Life Show in Toronto, picked the brains of lots of dock vendors & looked at lots of products on the market.

We purchased from Fendock a 6' X 8' dock, May/08, attached to our Fendock ramp to see it it would hold up on Lake Couchiching, we our through the Narrows & get a lot of wake from boaters, very pleased with product. Next year, we bought a 4' X 32' long dock, set that out, attached the 6' X8' dock onto the side, excellent. For the decking we used part cedar & a product on the market called Thru-flow. This spring were purchasing another 4' X8' section at the Cottage Life Show.

The nice thing about it, the wife & I can install & remove the dock with ease, no harsh words & we still can speak to each other and go home in the same vehicle at the end of the day. To hold the dock in the water we have 2 concrete anchor weights 250lbs each with chain crisscrossed between weights & dock & the dock goes in & out of the water on dock wheels.

P.S. To date we have purchased a 10' flag pole, & a 20' flag pole for the docks, plus we got the 8' whips to hold the boat away from the dock, also purchased from Fendock. Needless to say the steel dock now is a lift up dock, cut off all the plastic floats & we don't have to drag it in & out of the water anymore, thank goodness because the wife said she wasn't going to help me anymore unless I got a better product. So the moral of the story goes, shop around, check pricing, but in the long run, purchase your products from Fendock & save a lot of time, effort & your getting a superior product. You'll be glad you did, we are."


P & D Buttgereit
At the cottage on Lake Couchiching


(Previous photo contest winner)

"FENDOCK survives storm that destroyed permanent docks"

“ Here are the pictures of our Fendock taken Friday evening after Thursday's windstorm. This is on Big Rideau Lake. The locals report 5-6 foot waves and winds were gusting up to 100 km per hour. There was a lot of damage to permanent dock structures, and banks and retaining walls on the lake.

Our planks were all ripped off the dock. The wood ones floated off and were crashed on the rocks up to several km away. We retrieved and reconstructed all but 10 feet worth that we could not find or was too badly damaged. Much of the wood is chewed up from the rocks. Despite the appearance, the dock frame survived. We took it apart, tightened things up again, unbent a few things and it looks almost as good as new."

Enjoy the pictures. A good ad for Fendock - it survives Mother Nature's wrath.

Peggy Baxter

These photos show that Fendocks Standard Truss Style Dock have the flexibility to twist and bend with minimal impact because it is bolted together. The first photo shows what the storm did - it ripped the decking right off and completely uprooted and twisted the dock. The second picture shows how the owner was able to right the dock, and put it back in its original format with minimal effort.

Damaged Fendock



Repaired Fendock


When you manufacture a product that lasts as long as a Fendock does, you get to know a few of your customers as they come back every few seasons looking for upgrades and new accesories. Here's some pleasant notes we've received from some of our customers, as well as some pictures we've collected in our annual photo contest.


The Ottawa Rowing Club


"Up at the Swisha"

"My wife and I bought our cottage in 2006 and visited the Ottawa Boat show that same year. We were very interested in what types of docks were on the market opposed to building ours from scratch the old way.

Knowing from my youth how heavy and time consuming the (old way is), we knew that we were interested in an aluminum dock that would be easy for us to put in and out of the water each season. I compared the different products and decided on Fendock for two reasons: 1) I like the strength of the truss design over the channel construction for braving the elements; and 2) cost was lower for a better product.

We opted for a 24'X4' configuration and it arrived at our cottage 2 weeks later through a local supplier. It took very little time to assembly and we have been using it each year without a problem. It has held up and has been easy getting it in and out of the water. A great investment and well worth the money.

All of our neighbours envy us when it comes time to be putting or pulling the dock into the water. They have the older ones and have to book a "team of young ones" to help out. They all say that when they get fed up with their docks, they will get one like ours. We just say, "its a Fendock, you be happy you did!".

Steve Varrette


(Previous photo contest winner)

"At the cottage on Manitoulin Island"


“ In the early 1970's, with excitement and anticipation, we purchased a brand new Fendock for our cottage and to this day we have marvelled at how well your docks are built. Every year we put the dock in with no fuss, enjoy it for the season and then simply take it out with just the two of us.

Nothing ever goes wrong, it just works well. We hope it lasts another 40 years but should it not you can rest assured we will only replace it with another Fendock".

John and Donna Lister

(Previous photo contest winner)

"On Lake Couchiching..."

“ Just a few words, okay, maybe more than a few. Here's our story. We purchased a floating steel dock 16', heavier than blazes, Not purchased from Fendock, purchased locally, our first big mistake. First year trying to take out the dock, remember this is heavier that you know what, learned & said a lot of new words, 1 1/2 hours later & help from neighbors, the plastic floaters had filled with water, we had to drill holes to drain, & then re-seal the holes.

Second year we purchased a ramp from Fendock, lightweight, easy to install & remove, attached to our existing heavy floating dock. Same thing, the steel dock filled with water again, drain & drag out of the lake, we said we weren't going to do that again. Spring time went to the Cottage Life Show in Toronto, picked the brains of lots of dock vendors & looked at lots of products on the market.

We purchased from Fendock a 6' X 8' dock, May/08, attached to our Fendock ramp to see it it would hold up on Lake Couchiching, we our through the Narrows & get a lot of wake from boaters, very pleased with product. Next year, we bought a 4' X 32' long dock, set that out, attached the 6' X8' dock onto the side, excellent. For the decking we used part cedar & a product on the market called Thru-flow. This spring were purchasing another 4' X8' section at the Cottage Life Show.

The nice thing about it, the wife & I can install & remove the dock with ease, no harsh words & we still can speak to each other and go home in the same vehicle at the end of the day. To hold the dock in the water we have 2 concrete anchor weights 250lbs each with chain crisscrossed between weights & dock & the dock goes in & out of the water on dock wheels.

P.S. To date we have purchased a 10' flag pole, & a 20' flag pole for the docks, plus we got the 8' whips to hold the boat away from the dock, also purchased from Fendock. Needless to say the steel dock now is a lift up dock, cut off all the plastic floats & we don't have to drag it in & out of the water anymore, thank goodness because the wife said she wasn't going to help me anymore unless I got a better product. So the moral of the story goes, shop around, check pricing, but in the long run, purchase your products from Fendock & save a lot of time, effort & your getting a superior product. You'll be glad you did, we are."


P & D Buttgereit
At the cottage on Lake Couchiching


(Previous photo contest winner)

"FENDOCK survives storm that destroyed permanent docks"

“ Here are the pictures of our Fendock taken Friday evening after Thursday's windstorm. This is on Big Rideau Lake. The locals report 5-6 foot waves and winds were gusting up to 100 km per hour. There was a lot of damage to permanent dock structures, and banks and retaining walls on the lake.

Our planks were all ripped off the dock. The wood ones floated off and were crashed on the rocks up to several km away. We retrieved and reconstructed all but 10 feet worth that we could not find or was too badly damaged. Much of the wood is chewed up from the rocks. Despite the appearance, the dock frame survived. We took it apart, tightened things up again, unbent a few things and it looks almost as good as new."

Enjoy the pictures. A good ad for Fendock - it survives Mother Nature's wrath.

Peggy Baxter

These photos show that Fendocks Standard Truss Style Dock have the flexibility to twist and bend with minimal impact because it is bolted together. The first photo shows what the storm did - it ripped the decking right off and completely uprooted and twisted the dock. The second picture shows how the owner was able to right the dock, and put it back in its original format with minimal effort.

Damaged Fendock



Repaired Fendock