Slipways

Slipways

A slipway, also known as boat ramp, launch or boat deployer, is a ramp on the shore by which ships or boats can be moved to and from the water. Despite the name, the last thing you want is a slippery slipway; whatever is guiding or pulling the boat – people or a vehicle – they need a firm grip on the ground to avoid falling over or ending up wet.

GRP is impervious to salt and fresh water and remains non-slip even when wet or oily, so makes an ideal surface for a boat ramp. For concrete ramps you may simply need to just add anti-slip flooring sheets to improve the surface quality. If the surface is badly compromised, then mini mesh marine grating might be the better option.

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Stornoway Slipway

Stornoway Slipway

Step on Safety supplied over 165 square metres of the anti-slip 4mm floor panels, pre-cut and pre-drilled to enable port staff to simply bolt...

Stornoway Slipway

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