Information on assembly and maintenance of hydraulic lifts

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

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?

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

Boat Lift Motor Care

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 removal, [...]

By |2018-11-26T20:07:06+00:00January 10th, 2014|Boat Lift Motors, Boat Lifts, Lift Repair, Maintenance|Comments Off on Boat Lift Motor Care

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

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

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

Boat Lift Installation and Removal Helpers

There are now a good number of options on the market to assist with the installation and removal of a freestanding boat lift. By far, the most familiar and popular are wheel kits, so we have provided some information below about kits that we have used.  All of these kits have proven effective in getting boat lifts into and out of the water regardless of the state of the lake bottom. Smarte Jack™ Retractable Wheel Kit The Smarte Jack™ boat lift [...]

By |2018-11-28T14:58:24+00:00February 4th, 2013|Boat Lifts, Environment, Installs & Removals, Maintenance, New Products, News|Comments Off on Boat Lift Installation and Removal Helpers

The Shore Station, a History of Excellence

Established in 1959 the Shore Station® brand quickly became the leader in the boat lift industry. The primary advantage that made the Shore Station so competitive was its “over-built” design, combining heavy duty materials with an emphasis on lift capability through stronger winches and intelligent design features employing stronger cables. Designed around the idea that your boat lift should work well when you need it to and not after frequent repairs, the Shore Station lift has remained a favorite among boat [...]

By |2018-11-28T15:04:55+00:00January 30th, 2013|Boat Lift Motors, Boat Lifts, Canopies and Covers, Docks, New Products, News|Comments Off on The Shore Station, a History of Excellence

Choose the correct Boat Lift for your Boat

When it comes to choosing a freestanding lift or hoist for your boat, pontoon or PWC , there are a few things you will need to know to ensure you purchase a lift that works best with your watercraft. Knowing the overall weight and beam of your boat is the best place to start. This will allow you to choose the correct weight capacity and the correct inside width. Finding the Overall Weight When determining the overall weight of a watercraft, [...]

By |2018-12-13T17:26:10+00:00October 7th, 2010|Boat Lifts, New Products, News|Comments Off on Choose the correct Boat Lift for your Boat