Information on Craftlander products

Load Guides, Do I Need Them?

"Load Guides" are a great option for anyone looking to provide some assistance to parking their watercraft on the lift or for inexperienced drivers.  These guides are a great help when you lift is located in wavy or windy areas of the lake.  Rivers can be especially difficult to park in when they are fast flowing and your lift is perpendicular to the flow of the water. These load guides come in a variety of styles and variations to fit almost [...]

By |2019-04-18T17:22:23+00:00April 18th, 2019|Boat Lifts, New Products|Comments Off on Load Guides, Do I Need Them?

Bow and Motor Stops for Boat Lifts

Bow and Motor stops on your boat lift are a great way to prevent severe damage from occurring on your new lift from an accident when parking your watercraft.  From simple galvanized steel designs to adjustable aluminum stops with vinyl padding you can find the right one to fit your lift. Its good to do a little research on you lift beforehand when looking to buy one of these apparatuses, you will want to determine the brand of your lift then [...]

By |2019-03-25T15:58:23+00:00March 25th, 2019|Boat Lifts, Maintenance, New Products|Comments Off on Bow and Motor Stops for Boat 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

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

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

Replacing Your Shore Station Lift Cables

So you’ve noticed some fraying in your lift cables or even worse one has broken and you are now faced with an urgent need to replace or change out your lift cables; what are your options? Basically, there are two ways in which the task before you can be met.  The two approaches come down to time and money.  You can purchase a winch tube rebuild kit and replace the innards of the winch tube of your lift or you can [...]

By |2018-11-28T14:55:27+00:00February 8th, 2013|Boat Lift Motors, Boat Lifts, Installs & Removals, Lift Repair, Maintenance, New Products, News, Solar|Comments Off on Replacing Your Shore Station Lift Cables

Galvanized or Stainless – Boat Lift Cables

The cables on your boat lift are perhaps the most important part of the whole unit, they tie the cradle assembly to the winch, allowing your watercraft to be raised and will be made of either stainless or galvanized steel. Both of these types of steel offer the benefit of corrosion resistance and strength, yet there are some differences that should be considered when you are making this decision. When choosing a new boat lift cable or, if you are replacing [...]

By |2018-11-28T14:56:45+00:00February 6th, 2013|Boat Lift Motors, Boat Lifts, Installs & Removals, Lift Repair, Maintenance, New Products, News|Comments Off on Galvanized or Stainless – Boat Lift Cables