Installs & Removals

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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

Freestanding Canopy Kits

LakeShore Having a canopy frame and cover on your lift can be a very nice feature. This keeps your watercraft dry and makes the overall boating experience that much better. Yet, if you are in a situation where you either do not have a lift, cannot have a lift, or you cannot attach a canopy to your lift, as with cantilever style pontoon lifts, you may think that you are out of luck. However, you do have options and we are [...]

By |2018-11-26T20:22:34+00:00September 10th, 2013|Canopies and Covers, Installs & Removals|Comments Off on Freestanding Canopy Kits

RhinoPort PWC Floating Lift

Make The Connection When you’re getting together with your “fun-time friends” on the weekends and want to just get out on the lake you don’t want to be hampered by a complicated or time consuming boat or jet ski lift; you just want to get going.  Probably the most unobtrusive and convenient style of jet ski lift is the floating lift.  These units are molded poly Jet Ski/ wave runner stations that can attach to your existing dock or sea wall [...]

By |2018-11-26T20:28:16+00:00June 12th, 2013|Drive On Dock, Installs & Removals, New Products|Comments Off on RhinoPort PWC Floating Lift

Hydraulic Boat Lifts

Boat Lift Styles Hands down, one of the most important pieces of equipment on the waterfront is the boat lift.  No other tool does more to get your boat, and you out on the water, so choosing the right design for your needs is essential.  The standard boat lift design uses a square rack or cradle that is operated by a winch and/or motor that uses cables to perform the lift.  This is a very common design and one that gets [...]

By |2018-11-26T20:26:02+00:00April 24th, 2013|Boat Lifts, Installs & Removals|Comments Off on Hydraulic Boat Lifts

Above the Water: More Lake Dock Options

In part one, we discussed the basic details that you will encounter when designing and installing a new dock on your lake or river.   Here, we will discuss, in detail, the variations or options that are available to you when designing and planning the installation of your lake dock system. We will cover the configuration (span and layout), the types of systems available, connection type, and the available decking options.  Some of these decisions will be based on your technical needs, [...]

By |2018-11-26T20:53:16+00:00March 22nd, 2013|Docks, Drive On Dock, Environment, Installs & Removals|Comments Off on Above the Water: More Lake Dock Options

E-Z Lace Supreme for After Market Canopies

The 2013 boating season brings with it some changes that are bound to make your life on the water a bit easier.  In this article we will focus on one specific change in the way some aftermarket canopies are attached to your boat lift canopy frame.  For a while now these canopies have used rubber grommets and o-rings, sewn into the canopy itself, to provide anchorage for the springs, bungees, or strapping that ultimately holds the material to the frame.  However, [...]

By |2018-11-28T14:20:24+00:00March 21st, 2013|Boat Lifts, Canopies and Covers, Installs & Removals, Maintenance, New Products, News|Comments Off on E-Z Lace Supreme for After Market Canopies

Above the Water: Lake Dock Options

If you are in the market for a dock system for your waterfront you will quickly discover that there are quite a few designs out there. Wading through the different dock systems and variations can be daunting and you will need to determine your specific needs before deciding. We will cover these options in two articles that will outline the available choices and the basic considerations you will need to address when making your decision. In this article we will outline [...]

By |2018-11-28T14:23:51+00:00March 19th, 2013|Docks, Environment, Installs & Removals|Comments Off on Above the Water: Lake Dock Options

Hot Times on the Great Lakes

After last summer’s blistering temperatures and the relative lack of winter snows the last few years, it’s very hard not to notice that some changes are underway. If you spend any time on or around the Lakes of Michigan or the Great Lakes in general you have no doubt noticed that things are not as they used to be. The water levels are down all over and property owners as well as whole communities are being affected. The cause of the [...]

By |2018-11-28T14:26:35+00:00March 19th, 2013|Boat Lifts, Docks, Environment, Installs & Removals, Maintenance, News|Comments Off on Hot Times on the Great Lakes

Docks High and Dry on Michigan Lakes

Great Lakes Basin If you spend any time at all on the Great Lakes you may have noticed one of the most obvious indicators of change. Many of the waterfront docks that populate the Great Lakes basin are high and dry or at least showing more “leg” these days. The main causes of these changes are clear and widely acknowledged as record temperatures and lack of seasonal precipitation have led to record low water levels all over the Great Lakes Basin. [...]

By |2018-11-28T14:30:52+00:00March 8th, 2013|Boat Lifts, Docks, Environment, Installs & Removals, Maintenance, New Products, News|Comments Off on Docks High and Dry on Michigan Lakes