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Old 05-29-2018, 07:24 AM
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I messed this post up this morning by replying to another thread, post-holiday fog, no coffee, too early...

Anyway, my wife would like some shade on our dock. The simplest way I can think to make this happen would be to mount a patio/beach umbrella on the dock. Has anyone got anything like this rigged up? Wind is the main concern with an umbrella. Looking for recommendations on a sturdy, wind-resistant umbrella and mount option. Thanks...
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NO way permament.


wouldn't last a week even folded down.

I would make a stand that you can leave and just remember to take umbrella back to house each evening or close of visit.
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Originally Posted by rocksandblues View Post
NO way permament.


wouldn't last a week even folded down.

I would make a stand that you can leave and just remember to take umbrella back to house each evening or close of visit.
Totally agree with you, no way to make anything permanent here. Looking to have a base mounted permanently and to be able to as easily as possible when we want to use it, drop an umbrella into it, lock it down with a pin or something, secure it about mid-way up the pole to the back of a bench seat and take it down at the end of the day (not leave it on the dock even over night). There's usually a constant wind on the dock so leaving it in place would see it destroyed quickly.
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You can get them with a surface mount kit. I have one in Coastal NC on the ICW, Says their good for 70 mph winds. So far no issues.
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I too have wondered about this, sunburn sucks, and wonder if mooring whips, with roller tips to raise and lower said shade, could be the ticket. When not providing shade, could keep your boat away from the dock.

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You can get them with a surface mount kit. I have one in Coastal NC on the ICW, Says their good for 70 mph winds. So far no issues.
Link to product? You have one of these mounted to a dock? Thanks.
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Old 05-29-2018, 08:10 AM
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Put one on my bait table.
​​​​​​​WM beach umbrella
Drilled thru table corner and into deck. Fold the umbrella up when done
Works great for rigging baits in the afternoon sun
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I simply took piece of 2" pvc pipe about about 3.5' long and attached it to the legs of my fillet table with stainless band clamps......drop the umbrella down in it and it stays put during any wind that I will be out in. Also provides enough stability that the umbrella can be tilted to keep the shade where you want it. If you have a bench or wood railing on your dock, you could screw conduit clamps to a flat surface to secure the pvc pipe since band clamps may not be feasible in that instance. You can paint the pvc pipe to match the color of the dock so it is somewhat hidden. I just used a cheap $25 umbrella with a wood handle and tilt feature from Home Depot, I put it up when needed and take it down at the end of the day and it has lasted over 3 yrs so far.
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If you want a well made umbrella that will stand up to elements you will pay for it. Look up brand Tuuci. Very nice but very expensive.
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A zero degree rod holder works as a good umbrella stand and way less then one of the Tucci stands.
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I have 4 on my pier which I will take a picture and post how I made mine. Very easy to do
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I have 4 on my pier which I will take a picture and post how I made mine. Very easy to do
Awesome, looking forward to seeing what you've got going!
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Originally Posted by ChannelTwo View Post
If you want a well made umbrella that will stand up to elements you will pay for it. Look up brand Tuuci. Very nice but very expensive.
WOW! Tuuci looks great and I'm sure would live up to expectations, but, they are quite a ways out of the budget for this project!
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I just buy the cheap Wally World umbrellas and when they die I just replace.

cook/prep table mount for me but could just as easily be down at my dock.


sorry it’s cut off...I was actually taking a picture of the Kamado Joe for someone else
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We had one on our dock on Lake Harris. The dock faced west across open water so it was subject to the summer sea-breeze storms with primarily west winds. I do not remember the brand but it was one the guy I bought all of my pool and dock furniture from recommended for high wind and it did fine as long as it was closed. The base weighed about 40#'s.
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Originally Posted by freedbaby View Post
I just buy the cheap Wally World umbrellas and when they die I just replace.

cook/prep table mount for me but could just as easily be down at my dock.


sorry it’s cut off...I was actually taking a picture of the Kamado Joe for someone else
This is about what I'm planning to do, although with a slightly different mounting setup given what I have to work with. I like the idea of inexpensive umbrellas that get replaced better than spending a ton on something "high quality" that also ends up needing to be replaced. Maybe the Tuuci will last forever but at $6-9k.......
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Old 05-29-2018, 10:31 AM
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I have toyed with placing a mast from a small sailboat in a sleeve thru the pier and using a sail for shade.
Have to lower or wrap around the mast when not in use.
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I like the adjustability of the Hydra Shade. I don't own one but came across it while looking for options for bay / flats boats

https://www.boatoutfitters.com/hydra...UaAhGrEALw_wcB
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I have mounted zero degree rod holders to several of my dock pilings, and have dropped my patio umbrella in these on several occasions for seating shade. Walmart or Sam;s club specials are most often used, so I don't feel bad if I forget to close them and they fly off into the water. Keep it simple.
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Old 05-29-2018, 02:36 PM
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Link to product? You have one of these mounted to a dock? Thanks.
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mines the single pole Mexican palapa
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