Boat Lifts

About all types of boat lifts

What model ShoreStation do I have?

The easiest thing to do is measure the height of the lower framework on the lift. The extrusions that connects each upright should measure roughly 2” wide x 4” tall for a 2600 or 3000 lb capacity and should measure roughly 2” wide x 5” for a 3600 or 4000 lb capacity. This will determine the weight capacity and the first portion of the model number. Then measure the inside width from upright to upright across the lift. This will either [...]

By |2019-03-12T19:47:37+00:00November 26th, 2018|Boat Lift Motors, Boat Lifts, Canopies and Covers|Comments Off on What model ShoreStation do I have?

Muddy Waters: Using a freestanding lift with a soft muddy bottom.

Mud is a tricky problem to deal with when installing a boat lift.  It really depends on how soft the mud is and the skill and equipment the installer brings to the situation.  I have installed these lifts into areas where the mud was 4' deep with no evidence of a bottom and at this point extra steps must be taken to ensure a safe and stable lift.  We take 2' x 12' treated lumber and cut it into four separate [...]

By |2019-03-12T19:47:30+00:00November 15th, 2018|Boat Lifts, Environment, Installs & Removals, News|Comments Off on Muddy Waters: Using a freestanding lift with a soft muddy bottom.

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

Great Lakes Water Levels: A Rising Concern

With the record shattering snow fall this winter many around the country are wondering what will happen to lake levels when this blizzard begins to thaw.  We will certainly see some water levels increase and this has many wondering how it will affect the upcoming boating season.   Another point to consider is the long-term affect this melt-off will have.  The sheer amount of snow melt will not only raise water levels but it will cool the lakes and rivers, decreasing the [...]

By |2018-12-13T17:24:35+00:00March 7th, 2014|Boat Lifts, Docks, Environment, Installs & Removals, News|Comments Off on Great Lakes Water Levels: A Rising Concern

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 Canopy Care

Seasonal Boat Lift Care The air is getting cooler and the days shorter and as the leaves change and drift to the ground we accept that the season is drawing to a close.  As much as we may wish for just one more, sunny weekend to get out on the water, the turning earth has other plans and those nice fall weekends are disappearing fast.  Winter will be here soon and there are a few housekeeping chores to take care of [...]

By |2018-11-26T20:06:02+00:00December 27th, 2013|Boat Lifts, Canopies and Covers, Maintenance|Comments Off on Boat Lift Canopy Care

CraftLander Pontoon Lifts

CraftLander 3500lb & 4500lb Pontoon Lifts The CraftLander pontoon lift option is available in both freestanding and cantilever styles with two bunk styles.   The pontoon support framework is available in either 14’ “underdeck” pontoon racks (168”) or dual aluminum and vinyl hull bunks (144”).  The CraftLander Pontoon lift is available with: 3500lb and 4500lb lift capacities 120” Max beam width 20” or 54” telescoping legs 5/16” Stainless or galvanized cables Craftlander’s patented Double Reduction Winch 64” lift height Stainless upgrade 2 [...]

By |2018-11-26T20:08:49+00:00November 27th, 2013|Boat Lifts, Canopies and Covers, Installs & Removals|Comments Off on CraftLander Pontoon Lifts

CraftLander MH-V8000 BoatLift

The CraftLander 8000lb lift option is a heavy duty, freestanding lift that is designed for low and fluctuating water.  The CraftLander 8000lb lift is available with: 8000lb of lift capacity 120”beam widths 30”telescoping legs 5/16” Stainless or galvanized cables Craftlander’s patented Double Reduction Winch 64” lift height Stainless upgrade available 2 Year Mechanical and 15 Year Structural Limited Warranty   This lift features Craftlander’s patented Positive Drive Winch that incorporates a chain drive and roller bearings which lend the lift an [...]

By |2018-11-26T20:15:55+00:00November 13th, 2013|Boat Lifts, Canopies and Covers, Installs & Removals|Comments Off on CraftLander MH-V8000 BoatLift

Craftlander MH-V6000 Boat Lift

CraftLander MH-V6000 Boat Lift The CraftLander 6000lb lift option is a heavy duty freestanding lift that is designed for low and fluctuating water levels. The CraftLander 6000lb lift is available with: 6000lb of lift capacity 120”, or 132” beam widths 30” telescoping legs 5/16” Stainless or galvanized cables Craftlander’s patented Double Reduction Winch 54”, 60” lift height Stainless upgrade available 2 Year Mechanical and 15 Year Structural Limited Warranty This lift features Craftlander’s patented Positive Drive Winch that incorporates a chain [...]

By |2018-11-26T20:16:38+00:00November 7th, 2013|Boat Lifts, Canopies and Covers, Installs & Removals|Comments Off on Craftlander MH-V6000 Boat Lift

A Deep Conversation: Deep Water Boat Lift Kits

In recent years, in Michigan at least, there has been a trend of lower water levels due to excessive temperatures and reduced precipitation. The resultant lowering in regional lake levels has required some adjustment for boat lift owners.  Very often the boat lift must be moved to deeper water to achieve enough depth for craft to clear the bottom framework.  Others, especially pontoon owners, have had to abandon their lifts and opt for either tie-off posts or freestanding canopy units with [...]

By |2018-11-26T20:22:59+00:00November 6th, 2013|Boat Lifts, Environment, Installs & Removals|Comments Off on A Deep Conversation: Deep Water Boat Lift Kits