Installation and removal tips

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

Spring Into Boating Season With LilliPad Marine Diving Boards

Diving boards are a favorite pastime of any good lake life experience.  Often it requires mounting old pool diving boards to the end of the dock or a raft that just never seems secure or safe enough.  All of us have heard stories of the board coming loose when someone is jumping up and down ready to dive, resulting in injury.  If not that then the board itself is of low quality, with those rough surfaces that will scratch up feet [...]

By |2019-01-14T18:57:55+00:00January 14th, 2019|Installs & Removals, New Products, News|Comments Off on Spring Into Boating Season With LilliPad Marine Diving Boards

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

Bridge The Gap With Roll-A-Ramp!!

Ramps have so many different uses in both lake living and life in general.  Many times stairs are just not an option due to the design constraints or because people need the ease of a ramp and can't be going up and down stairs.  The elderly and those in wheelchairs could see some of the greatest use out of this product and it could enhance their quality of life immensely. In this post we are highlighting what might be the best [...]

By |2018-12-28T20:04:51+00:00December 28th, 2018|Boat Lifts, Docks, Installs & Removals, New Products, News|Comments Off on Bridge The Gap With Roll-A-Ramp!!

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 |2019-01-28T16:36:07+00:00November 15th, 2018|Boat Lifts, Environment, Installs & Removals, News|Comments Off on Muddy Waters: Using a freestanding lift with a soft muddy bottom.

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

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