All Purpose Floats

TECHSTAR™ All Purpose Dock Floats offer the maximum in design flexibility and economy. Each float has 6 moulded holes enabling you to lag your floats to your frame up from underneath. You can use any size framing lumber 2×6 or larger. Our three different model numbers come in different heights to allow you to choose your preferred freeboard.

Model No.
Outside Dimensions (inches)
Flotation (lbs)
Average Wall Thickness
Sq. Foot Deck Coverage
Weight (lbs)
Per Skid
Available Colours
24 x 48 x 8
250 lbs
28 lbs
Black (04), Sandstone (30)
24 x 48 x 12
400 lbs
35 lbs
Black (04), Sandstone (30)
24 x 48 x 16
510 lbs
45 lbs
Black (04), Sandstone (30)

Why choose TECHSTAR™ All Purpose Floats

  1. Both lumber and hardware stay out of the water
  2. All Purpose dock floats offer the maximum in design flexibility and economy
  3. 3 Different heights (8”, 12” or 16”) allow you to choose your preferred freeboard
  4. Polyethylene is resistant to aquatic wildlife like muskrats, otters and beavers
  5. Gasoline resistant
  6. Filled with closed cell expanded polystyrene
  7. Less wood required for construction so less labour to build your dock
  8. 6 Moulded mounting holes
  9. Perfect for any size framing 2×6 or larger

Getting Started – Building Guide
1. Choose your preferred freeboard, then pick your float height, taking into consideration the height of your desired frame.
2. Next, work out the square footage of your desired dock design, and consult with the chart below.
EXAMPLE: Let’s say you’re going to build an 8ft x 20ft rectangular dock using
AP-12 floats. Your dock would be 160sq.ft, then divide by 20 (the deck
coverage number off the chart). You would require a minimum of 8 floats.
3. Place a float on each corner and spread the balance out as equally as possible.
4. Adding a ramp will require extra floatation where the ramp and dock meet, or where there is a long span of ramp that is directly over deep water.