Tips for keeping your boat lift, dock or accessories performing properly every year

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

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

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

Above the Water: Lake Dock Options

If you are in the market for a dock system for your waterfront you will quickly discover that there are quite a few designs out there. Wading through the different dock systems and variations can be daunting and you will need to determine your specific needs before deciding. We will cover these options in two articles that will outline the available choices and the basic considerations you will need to address when making your decision. In this article we will outline [...]

By |2018-11-28T14:23:51+00:00March 19th, 2013|Docks, Environment, Installs & Removals|Comments Off on Above the Water: Lake Dock Options

Docks High and Dry on Michigan Lakes

Great Lakes Basin If you spend any time at all on the Great Lakes you may have noticed one of the most obvious indicators of change. Many of the waterfront docks that populate the Great Lakes basin are high and dry or at least showing more “leg” these days. The main causes of these changes are clear and widely acknowledged as record temperatures and lack of seasonal precipitation have led to record low water levels all over the Great Lakes Basin. [...]

By |2018-11-28T14:30:52+00:00March 8th, 2013|Boat Lifts, Docks, Environment, Installs & Removals, Maintenance, New Products, News|Comments Off on Docks High and Dry on Michigan Lakes

Boating Season Hits a New Low

Running aground is no fun, just ask the captain of the Exxon Valdez.  Over the last few years there have been some significant changes to the environment of Michigan’s lakes that directly impact those of us who own one of the 800,000+ boats registered in the state of Michigan.  Michigan ranks third in the nation for boating population and recent developments in weather, both natural and political, have placed this crucial economic past time directly at the center of action. With [...]

By |2018-12-17T18:23:55+00:00March 7th, 2013|Boat Lifts, Docks, Environment, Installs & Removals, Laws, Safety and Regulations, Maintenance, News|Comments Off on Boating Season Hits a New Low

Boat Lift Solar Charging Kits

When planning a solar charging set up for your boat lift there are a few things that you should know.  These details may save you time and money, getting you the charging system you need and avoiding any potential damage to your battery or good time. In this article we will discuss the proper voltage and wattage for the solar panel you need, the different ways in which you can set up your battery array, and some conversions that can be [...]

By |2018-11-28T14:34:05+00:00March 6th, 2013|Boat Lift Motors, Boat Lifts, New Products, Solar|1 Comment

Portable Boat Dock Fueling Systems

I grew up and spent most of my time on or near the St. Lawrence River in Upstate NY, and every summer the seaway was bustling with boats, tankers, and jet skies.  The area was and remains a thriving tourist destination with ample accommodations for boaters and general fun-seekers alike.  These accommodations included restaurants that you could drive up to and dock your boat, as well as hotels with similar marinas, making life on the water a very convenient pastime.  Many, [...]

By |2018-11-28T14:52:41+00:00March 3rd, 2013|Maintenance, New Products, News|Comments Off on Portable Boat Dock Fueling Systems