Tips and tricks for installation of boat lifts and dock systems

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 |2019-01-07T19:03:19+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 |2018-12-28T20:04:51+00:00December 28th, 2018|Boat Lifts, Docks, Installs & Removals, New Products, News|Comments Off on Bridge The Gap With Roll-A-Ramp!!

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 |2019-01-28T16:36:07+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

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

Boat Lift Canopy Care

Seasonal Boat Lift Care The air is getting cooler and the days shorter and as the leaves change and drift to the ground we accept that the season is drawing to a close.  As much as we may wish for just one more, sunny weekend to get out on the water, the turning earth has other plans and those nice fall weekends are disappearing fast.  Winter will be here soon and there are a few housekeeping chores to take care of [...]

By |2018-11-26T20:06:02+00:00December 27th, 2013|Boat Lifts, Canopies and Covers, Maintenance|Comments Off on Boat Lift Canopy Care

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

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