Canopies and Covers

Canopy sizing, installation, storage and repair information

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|Comments Off on OEM vs Aftermarket – Covers Continued

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

How do you measure a canopy for a cover?

Most boat lifts with canopies use the same method when determining the length and the width of your canopyy frame and cover. When measuring for length, you will measure from end to end, the entire length of frame.  Some lifts give even number measurements (20', 22', 24, etc.) and others will give you odd number measurements, but they all should measure to the foot. So you should not have a 22.5'  long canopy. Sometimes frames can be tweaked or damaged and [...]

By |2018-11-28T16:14:31+00:00April 26th, 2011|Canopies and Covers, Installs & Removals|Comments Off on How do you measure a canopy for a cover?

A good Canopy Length for your Boat

When choosing a boat lift canopy, make sure you get an accurate measurement of your boat. Many times the factory supplied measurements do not include platforms. The most important job for a canopy is to protect your boat from the sun, so you want to make sure that it covers you boat completely. It is a good idea to choose a canopy length that is at least 2' longer than the overall length of your boat. The skirt on a canopy [...]

By |2018-11-28T16:21:14+00:00October 7th, 2010|Canopies and Covers, Installs & Removals, New Products, News|Comments Off on A good Canopy Length for your Boat