Tips and tricks for boat lift repair

Leveling Cantilever Lifts

Leveling cantilever lifts is done a little differently than leveling a traditional vertical freestanding lift.  Using aftermarket "Lift Leveling Legs" which attach to your lift at various points, you can set your lift in a position where it remains level regardless of the slope that is underneath the lift.  Declining slopes of lake bottoms are a difficult challenge for cantilever lifts to get around as they are designed more for very flat, hard bottoms with little change in water depth.  Cantilevers, [...]

By |2019-02-07T15:26:41+00:00February 7th, 2019|Boat Lifts, Installs & Removals, Lift Repair, Maintenance, New Products, News|Comments Off on Leveling Cantilever Lifts

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

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

The Benefits of Owning A Boat Lift Jack

If you own or have owned a boat lift, even for one season, then you will be familiar with the difficulty that arises when you want to get that lift into place when the season starts and when removing it at season’s ends. The lift, out of necessity, must be built out of heavy duty materials and as a result can be very cumbersome to maneuver.  Even in instances where you have relatively level ground around your waterfront, or shallow water, [...]

By |2018-11-28T15:20:08+00:00January 17th, 2013|Boat Lifts, Dock Repair, Docks, Environment, Installs & Removals, Lift Repair, Maintenance, New Products, News|Comments Off on The Benefits of Owning A Boat Lift Jack

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

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