Direct drive and friction drive boat lift motor options

Don’t Fight The Tide: Life In A Tidal Basin

Tidal fluctuations are a part of life for anyone that lives near the ocean.  Whether you are directly on the beach or far inland along an inlet or basin, tidal fluctuations are something you will deal with every day.  With changes in sea level come changes to what type of lakefront equipment you can use in specific situations.  Each day the tide will hit a high point during the night and a low point during the day.  If your boat or [...]

By |2019-01-07T19:03:19+00:00January 7th, 2019|Boat Lift Motors, Boat Lifts, Canopies and Covers, Dock Repair, Docks, Drive On Dock, Environment, Installs & Removals, Maintenance, New Products, News|Comments Off on Don’t Fight The Tide: Life In A Tidal Basin

Boat Lift Motor Care UPDATED 2018

Season of Care Anything in this world that is subject to time and change does far better with care rather than neglect; the equipment that you have purchased for your waterfront is no different.  The elements, regardless of where you live, can wreak havoc on the various components of your lift system and taking steps to avoid damage and prolong their life is easier than you might imagine.  In our article on canopy care we covered the basics of seasonal [...]

By |2018-12-13T17:24:30+00:00August 14th, 2018|Boat Lift Motors, Boat Lifts, Lift Repair, Maintenance|Comments Off on Boat Lift Motor Care UPDATED 2018

Boat Lift Motor Care

Season of Care Anything in this world that is subject to time and change does far better with care rather than neglect; the equipment that you have purchased for your waterfront is no different.  The elements, regardless of where you live, can wreak havoc on the various components of your lift system and taking steps to avoid damage and prolong their life is easier than you might imagine.  In our article on canopy care we covered the basics of seasonal removal, [...]

By |2018-11-26T20:07:06+00:00January 10th, 2014|Boat Lift Motors, Boat Lifts, Lift Repair, Maintenance|Comments Off on Boat Lift Motor Care

Boat Lift Solar Charging Kits

When planning a solar charging set up for your boat lift there are a few things that you should know.  These details may save you time and money, getting you the charging system you need and avoiding any potential damage to your battery or good time. In this article we will discuss the proper voltage and wattage for the solar panel you need, the different ways in which you can set up your battery array, and some conversions that can be [...]

By |2018-11-28T14:34:05+00:00March 6th, 2013|Boat Lift Motors, Boat Lifts, New Products, Solar|1 Comment

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

Free Standing Boat Lift Motors Continued

In part one we discussed the diversity of freestanding boat lift motors that are available. The Direct Drive, Worm Drive and Chain Drive options were discussed in detail covering the power source, connection styles and weight capacities. In this part we will discuss the primary alternative to the direct drive; the wheel to wheel or friction drive lift motors. These motors; Are not enclosed like the direct and chain driven units. Use a rubber wheel to apply the necessary force to [...]

By |2018-11-28T15:55:40+00:00January 9th, 2013|Boat Lift Motors, Boat Lifts, Installs & Removals, Lift Repair, Maintenance, New Products, News|Comments Off on Free Standing Boat Lift Motors Continued

Choosing A Boat House Lift

The decision to install a boat house lift should not be taken lightly as the boat house structure and the lift require a very specific skill set to build and install. Listed below are a few of the considerations you will need to address. Do you want DC power or AC power? If AC power, you will need a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI). What size structure will you need, i.e. size and weight of your craft? What support framework will you [...]

By |2018-11-28T16:05:48+00:00January 7th, 2013|Boat Lifts, New Products, News|Comments Off on Choosing A Boat House Lift

Free Standing Boat Lift Motors

In our previous post, Boat Lift Motors for Freestanding Boat Lifts, we presented an overview of the various styles or types of lift motors available. Due to the interest and the sheer amount of questions we have received, we have decided that a more in-depth article that focuses on each of the available options was required. In this article we will be going deeper into each brand of lift motor and discussing and comparing each; making your choice as informed as [...]

By |2018-11-28T16:08:26+00:00January 5th, 2013|Boat Lift Motors, Boat Lifts, Lift Repair, Maintenance, New Products, News|Comments Off on Free Standing Boat Lift Motors

Boat Lift Motors

Choosing a boat lift motor for your freestanding boat lift can be less confusing if you know the different options that are now available.  When it comes to after market boat lift motors, the two most popular types are the direct drive or chain drive winch mount and the wheel to wheel drive. Winch Mount Direct Drive and Chain Drive Winch Mount Winch mount units like the Lift Tech Marine (shown above), the Shore Commander and the chain driven Sidewinder have [...]

By |2018-11-28T16:17:51+00:00October 13th, 2010|Boat Lift Motors, Boat Lifts, Maintenance, New Products, News|Comments Off on Boat Lift Motors