FAQs | Boat Bar and Table Mounts | Docktail Bar

Below you will find the answers to some frequently asked questions.  If you don’t see your question answered below just send us an email and we will do our best to get back to you in a timely manner.
  • Which Mount do I need?

         One of the most important features of all Docktail® Bars is flexibility.  Because it has               several different mounting options, it can be mounted on most boats by choosing one             of the 6 mounts we are compatible with. If you have any specific questions, please                 contact us via email or phone in the “Contact Us” section of our website.

General Mount Type Guide 

Rod Holder Mount - Our most popular mount.  Any boat that has a rod holder can use this mount. It is fully adjustable to any angle so your bar will sit level no matter the angle of rod holder you want to use. Rod holders are common on center console and sportfishing boats, but are also found all types of boats including deck boats and cruisers.  If you do not have a rod holder currently installed on your boat it is very easy to add one and then you could use the rod holder mount for your bar.
Universal Square Rail Mount - Perfect for Pontoon boats who have an area of square rail to clamp onto.  Easy to install and can be removed easily as well.
Seasucker Suction Mounts - not your every day suction cup.  These are marine ready industrial strength vacuum suction cups that are designed to attached the bar to smooth surfaces likes table tops, counters, and fiberglass.  The surface must be smooth for the Seasuckers to work so you can suction to non skid or textured surfaces.
Flat / Side Gunnel Mount - For use on boats that do not have rod holders or square rails.  A small mounting plate can be screwed into the side of your boat or dock for that matter.  The base plate will remain where you install it and a removable top slides into the plate and attaches to the bar top.
  • Will the Docktail® Bar hold every bottle size? 

    While we have made every effort to cover all the most popular bottle sizes, there will be some that just won’t fit.  If you have a question about which insert to buy or if a bottle will fit, here are the approximate interior diameters of our inserts and bar top slots.

    Largest Bar Top Slot – 5.155”
    2 Liter Insert/Slot – 4.468”
    1 Liter Insert/Slot – 3.563”
    .75 Liter Insert/Slot – 3.188"

  • How long will it take to install my Docktail® Bar?

  • Your Docktail® Bar is easily mounted in a matter of minutes using just a Phillips head screw driver in most cases.  The top of the bar comes fully assembled.  You will simply need to attach the mount to the bottom of the bar or table top. Select the best mount placement based on the predrilled mounting holes on the bottom of the bar and type of mount you are using.  If you have further questions, please let us know via email.

  • What Mounts are compatible with the Docktail® Bar line?

Docktail® Bars are compatible with the following Magma®, V-Lock and Seasucker® Mounts and recommended mounting hardware: 


  • Magma® "LeveLock"™ All-Angle Adjustable Fish Rod Holder Mount Hardware Needed - 4 ¾ inch ¼ 20 Flathead Stainless Steel Screws
  • Magma® "Pow'rGrip™/LeveLock"™ Double Locking All-Angle Adjustable Rod Holder Mount.  Hardware Needed - 4 ¾ inch ¼ 20 Flathead Stainless Steel Screws
  • V-Lock Mounting System - Call V-Lock direct for options and hardware requirements.
  • Magma® "Single" "LeveLock"™ Flush Deck Socket Mount.  Hardware Needed –  4 ¾ inch ¼ 20 Flathead Stainless Steel Screws plus deck hardware
  • Magma® "Single" "LeveLock"™ Surface Deck Socket MountHardware Needed –  4 ¾ inch ¼ 20 Flathead Stainless Steel Screws plus deck hardware
  • Seasucker® 4 ½” and 6“ Suction Cup Mounts – Recommend 2 for this Application –Hardware Needed – 1 ¾ inch ¼ 20 Flathead Stainless Steel Screw per suction cup

  • How durable is the Docktail® Bar?

    The Docktail™ Bar is made of  King StarBoard®.   King StarBoard® is the original marine-grade polymer and the industry standard. King StarBoard® material is made with FDA and USDA approved raw materials and also has U.V. protection for outdoor use.  King StarBoard is environmentally stabilized to withstand the harshest marine conditions. It will not rot or discolor like teak and other solid woods, and it will not delaminate like wood laminates.

  • How do I clean my Docktail® Bar.  

    Your Docktail™ Bar is not only simple to clean; it can be cleaned in a variety of ways depending on your preference.  King StarBoard® is made to maintain its color and finish for the lifetime of the boat. Only routine cleaning or pressure washing with common detergents is required.  Nylon scrub pads and brushes should be used with care because excessive force can mar the finish. For resistant stains, apply bleach and allow it to soak in.  Use citrus cleaner, alcohol or mineral spirits to remove grease or oil stains. Automotive silicone spray products or household furniture polish can help to hide scratches in the surface.

  • Will prolonged exposure to the sun damage my Docktail® Bar?

    No. King StarBoard® is environmentally stabilized to withstand the harshest marine conditions and includes U.V. protection. It will not rot or discolor like teak and other solid woods, and it will not delaminate like wood laminates.

  • How do I get a new part if I lose one?

    Please call us or send an email, and let us know what you need.  Sometimes it will be best for you to order parts from us, or you may be better off buying replacement parts from your local marine retailer.  We will look at each situation on a case by case basis.

  • Where can I buy Docktail® Bar mounts?

    The mounts needed will be available for purchase when you order a Docktail® Bar online.  If you require a mount that we do not stock, you can buy it from your local marine supplier or direct from the manufacturer. We are compatible with several mounts from Magma® Products. 

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