frequently asked questions
We live aboard our 48 foot trawler & cruise all summer. We store our inflatable either on the swim platform on its side, or on the cabin top upside down. We really want to install ding-ez on the inflatable. Will putting a ding-ez on our inflatable force us to change how we store it?
NO! The bar collapses with the pull of a pin to lay flat on the pontoons, below the top of the bow pontoon and inside the 2 rub rails. When secured there with simple bungees, the inflatable can be safely stored upside down on deck, or on its side against the transom without touching the boat.
The bar is the perfect shape to tow a board or a tube behind our fast inflatable. Can I do that?
Absolutely not! Neither your boat, nor ding-ez is designed to do that. It endangers the boat and the people in it.
Is ding-ez made to fit any inflatable?
Yes, it comes ready to be installed on any "recreational use" inflatable, with an inside beam between the pontoons up to 37". Essentially that is any non-military inflatable under 15 feet long.
I am a finishing carpenter by trade and very handy, is it ok for someone like me to install it myself?
YES, all ding-ez attachment methods are EZ, and are time tested. Wear gloves and be sure to follow all manufacturers directions on 3m's 5200, glue and other materials carefully.
Certain members of my family are very large (heavy). Is Ding-ez safe for really "big" people?
Yes, ding-ez held fast in a pull test at well over 300lbs. We recommend the heavy-duty system.
Should I wait to get my new inflatable before ordering Ding-ez?
No, the main body of the bar and harness will happily install in your new inflatable with a few new parts from us.
Yes! ding-ez is available as:
a flat-floor mounted boarding system,
a V-floor mounted system, or
a soft-floor (universal) pontoon-transom mounted system
All ding-ez boarding systems are fabricated from 100% premium grade
stainless steel boat safety rail.
All hinges are factory welded and electro polished
All soft-floor (universal) boarding systems feature a
harness rail that runs from our own glue-on pads made of super tough polyurethane,
aft to the transom
DING-EZ was the first pick in SAIL Magazines FEB feature:
"Best New Products & Gear for 2010"