Specifications and information on various boat lifts

LilliPad Marine Funnels

Fueling your boat can be a difficult and dangerous endeavor for many people and holding heavy gas cans out over your boat can be hard if you are not strong.  For those of us that want a little more safety and control or those of us that are older and just need a little assistance, there is the all-new LilliPad Marine Funnel. These high-grade funnels allow you to easily transfer fuel from whatever container you are using into your watercraft safely [...]

By |2019-03-18T18:11:07+00:00March 18th, 2019|Boat Lifts, Docks, Environment, Laws, Safety and Regulations, Maintenance, New Products, News|Comments Off on LilliPad Marine Funnels

Dock On Blocks: The Alternative Boat Lift

Drive On Blocks are in essence a floating boat lift and a very different way of getting your watercraft out of the water than more traditional vertical and cantilever metal lifts.  These Drive On Blocks are a system of various interconnected high-density polyethylene blocks which are extremely durable.  They are virtually maintenance free and can easily be removed for cleaning or relocating the lift at any time. Each block is rated to hold 220lbs per full block and 180lbs per half [...]

By |2019-03-12T19:43:52+00:00March 12th, 2019|Boat Lifts, Drive On Dock, Environment, New Products, News|Comments Off on Dock On Blocks: The Alternative Boat Lift

This Is For The Birds! Best Bird Deterrents

Birds are a great part of lake living, they provide something to watch, get you closer to nature and if you watch close enough you might even see the different personalities of the waterfowl in your area.  That being said one inescapable part of birds is their constant droppings.  Not only are they off-putting, can carry dangerous bacteria but they are just plain gross!  They can also do a lot of damage to canopy covers and make your whole lift and [...]

By |2019-02-25T18:27:23+00:00February 25th, 2019|Boat Lifts, Canopies and Covers, Docks, Environment, Maintenance, New Products, News|Comments Off on This Is For The Birds! Best Bird Deterrents

Canopy Covers: Classic Vinyl VS High Tech Fabric

Canopy covers are an absolute must for anyone that is looking to avoid any sun damage or weathering of any portions of their boat.  These covers, when installed correctly, protect your boat's seating and electronics from the wind, rain and constant beating down of the sun.  Covers come in a few different styles depending on what type of lift you have.  Most lifts have either a pitched style canopy frame or a lower profile frame.  Finding out what brand and model [...]

By |2019-02-25T17:56:02+00:00February 25th, 2019|Boat Lifts, Canopies and Covers, Installs & Removals, Maintenance, New Products|Comments Off on Canopy Covers: Classic Vinyl VS High Tech Fabric

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

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 |2019-03-12T19:46:30+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 |2019-03-12T19:46:36+00:00December 28th, 2018|Boat Lifts, Docks, Installs & Removals, New Products, News|Comments Off on Bridge The Gap With Roll-A-Ramp!!

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