Upright Dashboard 2.0
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Upright Dashboard for Hot Air Balloon Pilots.
Easy access to all of your electronics and equipment in one convenient place -
at eye level - on your upright.
Ample room for:
Aircraft Radio Balloon Line Sensor
Digitool / Flytech GPS
Ground Crew Radios Weather Radio
Protect your electronic gear with ½” padding enclosed in marine canvas.
4 pockets for your electronic equipment.
2 mesh and 2 see through pockets with Velcro secure on top.
Multiple straps to clip microphone and other gear.
Wraps around upright with 4 clips and adjustable straps.
Vertical strap and clip to secure vertically.
½” padding between marine canvas helps protect gear.
36” tall and fits on uprights with diameter between 3” to 5”.
Available in 4 colors: Black, Blue, Red, Yellow
Marine canvas is UV, water, and mold resistant.
Supply Chain Delays: Please allow up to 14 days for order fulfillment. We apologize for the inconvenience and we greatly appreciate your patience. Thank you.
Out of the blue, I was approached by a customer in Okoboji who has enjoyed his Padded Wraps for many months. He introduced me to a good friend who is a Hot Air Balloon pilot. We got together to discuss the idea of adding transparent pockets to the Padded Wrap to attach to his balloon upright. He thought it might provide a certain efficiency to his flights and would also add a layer of safety for his expensive electronics.
At first, I thought he was full of hot air, but quickly realized that this idea might actually take off. After working together through a few iterations, we landed on the current version (2.0). I’ve been collaborating with additional pilots on modifications for the next version of the Upright Dashboard.
Adding this product to our portfolio helps us serve land, sea, and air. Not sure if that actually matters to anyone, but it is very gratifying to take an idea and turn it into something useful. If the Upright Dashboard solves a problem or improves a pilot’s experience, then we both win.
Stable Cable FAQs
How long will my Stable Cable last?
Made with marine grade double braid rope, your Stable Cable should last for many, many
seasons. Weather is always a variable but since your Stable Cable is housed underneath your canopy, it will be mostly shielded from serious weather conditions.
To assure longevity of your Stable Cable, bring it in when you’re away from your lake for extended periods. Simply unthread it and hang it in your boat house or coil it up and keep it dry while it’s in storage.
What are the benefits of Stable Cable?
Consider the following scenarios.
In each of these cases, the added stability and confidence that Stable Cable provides could prevent a fall or serious injury.
It could prevent you from dropping your cooler or bag of
towels into the lake.
It could help you spend more time with family and friends on the boat.
Can I get a less expensive version of Stable Cable?
Yes, you can probably find a bargain version or even make
something up yourself. But you should not cut corners when it comes to your family’s safety and the safety of your friends and guests.
Stable Cable is made with the very best parts we can find on the market.
For the price of an inexpensive life jacket, you’ll provide sure footing around your boat for season after season.
We’d like to say “take the plunge” but that defeats the whole purpose of Stable Cable.
Instead, we’d suggest you “grab life by the rope”. Yea, that’s a stretch but you get the point.
What do I do if my Stable Cable is too long?
That’s an easy fix. Simply raise the wood ball to the height you want and tie a knot under the ball. You’ll have some extra rope at the bottom, but the ball will be right where you want it.
We recommend that you do not cut the rope with a knife as it
will tend to fray. If you must, we suggest you use an open flame to “singe” the end of the rope (CAREFULLY) to help control the amount of fraying you might
What do I do if my Stable Cable is too short?
Thank you for asking. We have plans to make a longer version
and we will welcome your input on what dimensions will make sense in your situation.
Just give us a call, or use our CONTACT page, tell us what you need, and we can make you a prototype. We look forward to helping you be safe around your boat and your dock.
Padded Wrap FAQs
What kind of padding is inside the Padded Wrap?
Good question. We use an insulation product that provides
extraordinary durability, even in the most demanding environments. This
material is used in windshield wipers, car gaskets, and other applications that need resistance to heat, moisture, and solar radiation.
We use a ½” sheet of this insulation that is housed inside our premium grade marine canvas. This combination of water resistance and durability will help reduce dings and dents on your boat and your lift as well.
Why is the Padded Wrap so expensive?
We use only the best materials available. You could probably
fashion one of those pool noodles to your lift, but you’ll get what you pay
If you want to prevent dings and dents with a product that
will last season after season, PIER GEAR is the way to go.
Can you make me a custom size Padded Wrap?
You bet we can. We’ll need some time with you to work
through the back and forth of creating a prototype. We’ll need to get deep into
the specifics, there will be some custom design fees, and we’ll ask that you
sign a non-disclosure agreement with us.
After that, we can forge ahead together to solve your
particular problem. Give us a ring and we’d love to explore what you have in
Decorative Sleeves FAQs
Will my neighbors be jealous of my cool new dock?
Yes, absolutely. You’re welcome.
Do I need to bring my Pier Gear sleeves and wraps indoors
when not in use?
We want your Pier Gear products to last as long as possible. Obviously, it would be smart to bring them in during a storm. Store them in a dry place.
During the off season, we suggest that you store them in a bag where they’re all together in one place. We make a bag for just such a purpose. Go to the SHOP page and check out the Big Blue Bag.
Will my Pier Gear fade?
Like any awning material, our marine canvas will fade over
time. Our field tests have shown a strong ability to retain color over the course of several seasons.
Of course, we recommend that you bring your Pier Gear indoors from time to time to help preserve color retention.
Our marine canvas has high UV resistance, is breathable, rot
proof, mild resistant, and is resistant to tear. It’s some of the best marine canvas available on the market.
Do you offer more colors?
Yes, we have access to over 50 colors in our awesome marine
canvas, from lime green to burgundy. Just let us know what you’re thinking, and we’ll see what we can find. There may be a nominal surcharge for “obscure”
colors, but we think that’s a small price to pay for having the Coolest Dock on the Block.
Can you make a custom cover for my dock posts?
We love new challenges and thank you for asking. We would be
delighted to explore your idea and I’ll bet we can come up with a solution that solves your problem.
We may need to charge you for custom fabrication and there
are certain restrictions that may apply related to fabric, available colors, etc.
Can you print my company logo on your products?
We can personalize our products in most cases. We would need
several weeks of lead time after we determine your specific needs. Small batches are more costly, but it can be done. Drop us a line and we’d be happy to help.
Can PIER GEAR sponsor my local event?
Send us some information about your event at email@example.com.
Can I buy Pier Gear products at my local marine shop?
We’re building our dealer network as we speak, but we’re in the early stages. We could use your help. If you send us your marine shop’s
info, we’ll reach out to them. That way, you could examine our products in person before you purchase.
We’d appreciate your help. Thank you.
Where are Pier Gear products made?
All of our products are made by hand in our production facility in Omaha, NE.
Do you offer any coupons, military discounts, or
We offer seasonal discounts from time to time centered around the summer Holidays and we often offer product specific discounts online based on inventory levels. Check back from time to time to see what comes on sale.
REFUNDS - SHIPPIING
Pier Gear offers a
15-day return policy on most products. All products must be returned to the
manufacturer for replacement. Refunds and returns for items purchased at Pier
Gear resellers are subject to the Reseller’s policies.
Pier Gear reserves
the right to limit returns or exchanges regardless of receipt.
Refunds will be offered by Pier Gear for products that:
Are returned within 15 days from date of purchase.
Include copy of receipt or invoice.
Does not show signs of wear or damage.
Were purchased from Pier Gear directly.
In some cases, we will be able to consider an exchange. This decision all depends on your particular circumstances.
All orders are processed within 1 to 2 business days (excluding weekends and holidays) after receiving your order confirmation email. You will receive another notification when your order has shipped.
Domestic Shipping Rates and Estimates
Shipping charges for your order will be calculated and displayed at checkout depending on where
your product is being shipped to.
We offer international shipping to some countries. Please initiate checkout to see if your country is listed. Your order may be subject to import duties and taxes
(including VAT), which are incurred once a shipment reaches your destination country. We are not responsible for these charges if they are applied and are your responsibility as the customer.
How do I check the status of my order?
When your order has shipped, you will receive an email notification from us which will include a tracking number you can use to check its status. Please allow 48 hours for the tracking information to become available.
If you haven’t received your order
within 4 days of receiving your shipping confirmation email, please contact us, and we will look into it for you.
Thank you for exploring our FAQs.
If we haven’t covered your question here, please feel free to
reach out to us on our contact page.