New boat lifts, dock systems and accessories

Portable Boat Dock Fueling Systems

I grew up and spent most of my time on or near the St. Lawrence River in Upstate NY, and every summer the seaway was bustling with boats, tankers, and jet skies.  The area was and remains a thriving tourist destination with ample accommodations for boaters and general fun-seekers alike.  These accommodations included restaurants that you could drive up to and dock your boat, as well as hotels with similar marinas, making life on the water a very convenient pastime.  Many, [...]

By |2018-11-28T14:52:41+00:00March 3rd, 2013|Maintenance, New Products, News|Comments Off on Portable Boat Dock Fueling Systems

Replacing Your Shore Station Lift Cables

So you’ve noticed some fraying in your lift cables or even worse one has broken and you are now faced with an urgent need to replace or change out your lift cables; what are your options? Basically, there are two ways in which the task before you can be met.  The two approaches come down to time and money.  You can purchase a winch tube rebuild kit and replace the innards of the winch tube of your lift or you can [...]

By |2018-11-28T14:55:27+00:00February 8th, 2013|Boat Lift Motors, Boat Lifts, Installs & Removals, Lift Repair, Maintenance, New Products, News, Solar|Comments Off on Replacing Your Shore Station Lift Cables

Galvanized or Stainless – Boat Lift Cables

The cables on your boat lift are perhaps the most important part of the whole unit, they tie the cradle assembly to the winch, allowing your watercraft to be raised and will be made of either stainless or galvanized steel. Both of these types of steel offer the benefit of corrosion resistance and strength, yet there are some differences that should be considered when you are making this decision. When choosing a new boat lift cable or, if you are replacing [...]

By |2018-11-28T14:56:45+00:00February 6th, 2013|Boat Lift Motors, Boat Lifts, Installs & Removals, Lift Repair, Maintenance, New Products, News|Comments Off on Galvanized or Stainless – Boat Lift Cables

Boat Lift Installation and Removal Helpers

There are now a good number of options on the market to assist with the installation and removal of a freestanding boat lift. By far, the most familiar and popular are wheel kits, so we have provided some information below about kits that we have used.  All of these kits have proven effective in getting boat lifts into and out of the water regardless of the state of the lake bottom. Smarte Jack™ Retractable Wheel Kit The Smarte Jack™ boat lift [...]

By |2018-11-28T14:58:24+00:00February 4th, 2013|Boat Lifts, Environment, Installs & Removals, Maintenance, New Products, News|Comments Off on Boat Lift Installation and Removal Helpers

Choosing A Free Standing Boat Lift

When it comes to choosing the right free standing boat lift for your boating needs you may find the decision a difficult one.  However, in reality there are only a few details that you will need to consider to guarantee that you get the right lift for the job.  Although few, these details are very important; these are: The Type of Craft The Dry Weight of the craft to be lifted The Length and Beam Width of the craft The Hull [...]

By |2018-11-28T15:01:26+00:00February 4th, 2013|Boat Lifts, Environment, Installs & Removals, Maintenance, New Products, Solar|Comments Off on Choosing A Free Standing Boat Lift

Lighting Your Dock and Waterfront

If you are in the process of choosing a lighting system for your dock, pier, or waterfront, knowing as much as possible about your options can make all the difference. In addition to all of the technical factors such as available power options, installation methods, and application design (where you will place the light), you will also want to consider the look or style of the system. Whether you are intending to deploy your lighting system for decorative or functional purposes, [...]

By |2018-11-28T15:03:35+00:00February 1st, 2013|Docks, New Products, News, Solar|Comments Off on Lighting Your Dock and Waterfront

The Shore Station, a History of Excellence

Established in 1959 the Shore Station® brand quickly became the leader in the boat lift industry. The primary advantage that made the Shore Station so competitive was its “over-built” design, combining heavy duty materials with an emphasis on lift capability through stronger winches and intelligent design features employing stronger cables. Designed around the idea that your boat lift should work well when you need it to and not after frequent repairs, the Shore Station lift has remained a favorite among boat [...]

By |2018-11-28T15:04:55+00:00January 30th, 2013|Boat Lift Motors, Boat Lifts, Canopies and Covers, Docks, New Products, News|Comments Off on The Shore Station, a History of Excellence

OEM vs Aftermarket – Covers Continued

In the first portion of this article we discussed the basics of choosing a replacement boat lift canopy cover for your lift unit; the instances in which you may want an OEM canopy as apposed to an aftermarket product and the differences in determining what size canopy you may require.  In this part, we will go deeper into each of the alternative cover materials available in the aftermarket category.  We will discuss the construction methods, benefits and limitations to each as [...]

By |2018-11-28T15:07:56+00:00January 28th, 2013|Boat Lifts, Canopies and Covers, New Products, News|1 Comment

OEM and Aftermarket Boat Lift Canopy Options

Part One So you have decided to invest in a canopy cover, or, as your case may be, reinvest in a canopy cover?  In either case, the information we will provide in this article will make your choice a bit easier.  If you are interested in purchasing a new canopy cover for your boat lift there are a number of details that you will need to know to make the outcome of your purchase a good one.  The first decision you [...]

By |2018-11-28T15:08:55+00:00January 26th, 2013|Boat Lifts, Canopies and Covers, New Products, News|Comments Off on OEM and Aftermarket Boat Lift Canopy Options

Lake Lite Solar Dock Post Lights

Versatile Solar Dock Lights Solar light manufacturers make it their business to produce a product that will capture the broadest market; designing their lighting systems to accommodate as many of the consumers needs as possible.  Versatility and style are two of the primary considerations.  The consumer, that’s you, is the market and therefore the solar dock light industry works hard to give you the light you want that will do the job. The main benefit of solar powered lighting is: Its [...]

By |2018-11-28T15:14:05+00:00January 25th, 2013|Boat Lifts, New Products, News|Comments Off on Lake Lite Solar Dock Post Lights