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Choosing The Right Dock De Icer For Your Boat Dock

Choosing The Right Dock De Icer For Your Boat Dock

Dock De Icers come in a variety of horsepowers and can be mounted and angled in different ways to help prevent ice damage to your boat dock.

Choosing the right dock de-icer depends on where you live, the size of your boat dock and how much open water you desire.

At Weeders Digest, our goal is to help you find the right dock de-icer and dock mount to protect your boat dock throughout the winter months.

Kasco Marine Dock DeIcers

Our mission is to improve lakefront and pond owners quality of life by providing the best products and solutions to our consumers. This is why we carry Kasco Marine dock de icers.

Kasco Marine is known for their superior products and high performance when compared to its competitors. Take a look at this de icer comparison chart to learn how Kasco Marine dock de icers outperform the competition.

Mounting & Installing Your Dock De Icer

The first thing to consider before purchasing a dock de-icer is how you will mount and install it.

There are 3 options to consider when mounting your de-icer. These options include a universal mount, an industrial mount and a suspended mount.

The universal and industrial mounts attach to your boat dock and can be angled to create an oblong shape of open water around your boat dock.

The universal mount is ideal for lakes or ponds where the body of water is mostly calm. The industrial mount is ideal for lakes and streams where strong currents are present.

The suspended mounting option creates a circular shaped opening around your boat dock and is ideal for mostly calm waters.

Kasco Marine De Icer Models & Horsepower

When it comes to de-icers from Kasco Marine, there are 5 different models to choose from. Choosing the right model and horsepower is essential to moving warmer water to protect your boat dock from ice damage.

Below you will find a chart that provides you with the information you need to determine the right model and horsepower for your needs.

Model (60Hz) Size Voltage Amps Thrust
2400D
1/2 HP
120V 5.7 31 LB
3400D 3/4 HP 120V 6.7 37 LB
3400HD 3/4 HP 208-240V 3.1 37 LB
4400D 1 HP 120V 9.1 42 LB
4400HD 1 HP 208-240V 4.5 42 LB

Open Water By Air Temperature & Horsepower

Choosing the best de-icer for your needs all depends on where you live and how much open water you desire.

Below we have broken down how much open water you can expect based on air temperature, de-icer angle and horsepower.

1/2 HP De Icer - With the ½ horsepower deicer you can expect anywhere from 20 feet of open water in the coldest of environments to 100 feet of open water in warmer areas.

Air Temperature (F) Open Water Angled Orientation Open Water Vertical Orientation
34 - 20 Degrees 30 ft x 100 ft 65 ft
19 - 0 Degrees 25 ft x 60 ft 50 ft
-1 - -20 Degrees 25 ft x 55 ft 35 ft
Below -20 Degrees 20 ft x 40 ft 30 ft


¾ HP De Icer - With the ¾ horsepower deicer you can expect anywhere from 25 feet of open water in the coldest of environments to 120 feet of open water in warmer areas.

Air Temperature (F)
Open Water Angled Orientation Open Water Vertical Orientation
34 - 20 Degrees 35 ft x 120 ft 85 ft
19 - 0 Degrees 30 ft x 80 ft 70 ft
-1 - -20 Degrees 30 ft x 75 ft 50 ft
Below -20 Degrees 25 ft x 50 ft 45 ft


1 HP De Icer - With the 1 horsepower deicer you can expect anywhere from 30 feet of open water in the coldest of environments to 150 feet of open water in warmer areas.

Air Temperature (F) Open Water Angled Orientation Open Water Vertical Orientation
34 - 20 Degrees 40 ft x 150 ft 90 ft
19 - 0 Degrees 35 ft x 90 ft 80 ft
-1 - -20 Degrees 35 ft x 85 ft 65 ft
Below -20 Degrees 30 ft x 60 ft 55 ft

Still Need Help With Kasco De Icers?

Our dock de-icer experts are here to help. We have been an official dealer of Kasco Marine de icers since 2008 and have helped thousands of lakefront property owners and marinas determine the best deicers for their needs.

If you have any questions or need help choosing the right de-icer, please call us or send us a message.

18th Nov 2021 Weeders Digest

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