Tips and tricks for installation of boat lifts and dock systems

Choosing A Free Standing Boat Lift

When it comes to choosing the right free standing boat lift for your boating needs you may find the decision a difficult one.  However, in reality there are only a few details that you will need to consider to guarantee that you get the right lift for the job.  Although few, these details are very important; these are: The Type of Craft The Dry Weight of the craft to be lifted The Length and Beam Width of the craft The Hull [...]

By |2018-11-28T15:01:26+00:00February 4th, 2013|Boat Lifts, Environment, Installs & Removals, Maintenance, New Products, Solar|Comments Off on Choosing A Free Standing Boat Lift

The Benefits of Owning A Boat Lift Jack

If you own or have owned a boat lift, even for one season, then you will be familiar with the difficulty that arises when you want to get that lift into place when the season starts and when removing it at season’s ends. The lift, out of necessity, must be built out of heavy duty materials and as a result can be very cumbersome to maneuver.  Even in instances where you have relatively level ground around your waterfront, or shallow water, [...]

By |2018-11-28T15:20:08+00:00January 17th, 2013|Boat Lifts, Dock Repair, Docks, Environment, Installs & Removals, Lift Repair, Maintenance, New Products, News|Comments Off on The Benefits of Owning A Boat Lift Jack

Choosing A Boat House Lift

The decision to install a boat house lift should not be taken lightly as the boat house structure and the lift require a very specific skill set to build and install. Listed below are a few of the considerations you will need to address. Do you want DC power or AC power? If AC power, you will need a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI). What size structure will you need, i.e. size and weight of your craft? What support framework will you [...]

By |2018-11-28T16:05:48+00:00January 7th, 2013|Boat Lifts, New Products, News|Comments Off on Choosing A Boat House Lift

Aluminum Dock Step Systems

Getting in and out of your waterway and back onto your dock or shore is a necessary part of your boating lifestyle.  Even if you do not own a boat or Jet Ski and use your waterfront for swimming only, getting into and out of the water should be a safe and easy experience.  If you have decided to purchase a dock step system instead of building a wooden step then deciding on what style and size to get will require [...]

By |2018-12-11T15:41:55+00:00January 5th, 2013|Docks, Installs & Removals, New Products, News|Comments Off on Aluminum Dock Step Systems

Free Standing Boat Lift Motors

In our previous post, Boat Lift Motors for Freestanding Boat Lifts, we presented an overview of the various styles or types of lift motors available. Due to the interest and the sheer amount of questions we have received, we have decided that a more in-depth article that focuses on each of the available options was required. In this article we will be going deeper into each brand of lift motor and discussing and comparing each; making your choice as informed as [...]

By |2018-11-28T16:08:26+00:00January 5th, 2013|Boat Lift Motors, Boat Lifts, Lift Repair, Maintenance, New Products, News|Comments Off on Free Standing Boat Lift Motors

Stabilizing Your Dock: Augers and Base Pads

Getting out on the water is one of the best ways to spend a warm day. Whether you swim, jet ski, or use a boat, you want to be able to get out onto, or into the water safely and easily. Chances are you have some kind of dock system and the stability of that dock is an essential, if not overlooked part of the experience. And, in truth, you should have a dock that doesn't require your constant attention; fun [...]

By |2018-11-28T16:10:03+00:00January 1st, 2013|Dock Repair, Docks, Environment, Installs & Removals, Maintenance, News|Comments Off on Stabilizing Your Dock: Augers and Base Pads

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?

Boat Lift Motors

Choosing a boat lift motor for your freestanding boat lift can be less confusing if you know the different options that are now available.  When it comes to after market boat lift motors, the two most popular types are the direct drive or chain drive winch mount and the wheel to wheel drive. Winch Mount Direct Drive and Chain Drive Winch Mount Winch mount units like the Lift Tech Marine (shown above), the Shore Commander and the chain driven Sidewinder have [...]

By |2018-11-28T16:17:51+00:00October 13th, 2010|Boat Lift Motors, Boat Lifts, Maintenance, New Products, News|Comments Off on Boat Lift Motors

How to Program a Shore Commander Boat Lift Motor

If you have a Commander Boat Lift Motor with a touch pad and would like to change the PIN code, here is what you do. If the unit's code has never been changed from the factory; 1. First enter the code "1", "2", "3", "4" 2. Press and hold the code key down and at the same time, press the "2" button and release them at the same time 3. Once the red LED starts blinking, enter your own custom 4 [...]

By |2018-11-28T16:19:12+00:00October 13th, 2010|Boat Lift Motors, Maintenance, New Products, News|Comments Off on How to Program a Shore Commander Boat Lift Motor

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