Canopies

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

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