I was searching for silent dock hardware and came across HitcHinge.ca. Right away I loved the fact that it was a local company that was close to our cottage. The design looked solid and I was about to do the docks for this season and did not want to deal with the cold water, pins and then the noise of the dock for the season.
I emailed HitcHinge (http://hitchinge.ca/) and got a response right away and was lucky enough that our local Home Hardware had some in stock. I headed to the store and bought 6 HH to replace all hardware on our dock.
Once I got the product I could tell it was well thought out and had care and time spent to build each unit. Each unit is light due to the material but solidly built, all the welds looks very good (not an easy task with aluminium).
I was able to use my existing bolts and hardware for most of the install. Once I had the plates installed it was an easy task to mount the hitch to the hinge. Before this would involve me using a bunch of rope and determination to balance the docks to get the pins in, in this case I just had to lift the docks onto the hinge and bolt it down.
They have been installed for about a week now and the best part is no noise, we just hear the water hitting the dock.
Redstone Lake Haliburton
HitcHinge New Installation
I am so pleased to tell you how impressed I am with your hitch hinge product. I have just completed the build and launch of my new 12 x 24 ft floating dock and 16 ft ramp. I have attached both ends of the ramp with your hitch hinge and was amazed with the ease at which I could connect my ramp. For the past 20+ years I have struggled spring and fall with alignment of the hinge holes to insert or remove pivot rods. I have devised a process where I can install and remove the dock as a 1 man job but always struggle with the hinges. This time I simply sat the hinge on the pin at the doc end. Then positioned the ramp and lifted it into place sitting on the pin. No panic trying to align holes and insert pins while holding the ramp.
I had 10 people on the dock while I completed the task of tightening the locks and they were impressed with the whole system. I think we will see more of your hitch hinges around the lake by next spring.
Thanks for the great product.
HitcHinge installed. Notice the gap!
Finished dock looks great! Now time to relax.