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

LilliPad Marine Funnels

Fueling your boat can be a difficult and dangerous endeavor for many people and holding heavy gas cans out over your boat can be hard if you are not strong.  For those of us that want a little more safety and control or those of us that are older and just need a little assistance, there is the all-new LilliPad Marine Funnel. These high-grade funnels allow you to easily transfer fuel from whatever container you are using into your watercraft safely [...]

By |2019-03-18T18:11:07+00:00March 18th, 2019|Boat Lifts, Docks, Environment, Laws, Safety and Regulations, Maintenance, New Products, News|Comments Off on LilliPad Marine Funnels

Dock On Blocks: The Alternative Boat Lift

Drive On Blocks are in essence a floating boat lift and a very different way of getting your watercraft out of the water than more traditional vertical and cantilever metal lifts.  These Drive On Blocks are a system of various interconnected high-density polyethylene blocks which are extremely durable.  They are virtually maintenance free and can easily be removed for cleaning or relocating the lift at any time. Each block is rated to hold 220lbs per full block and 180lbs per half [...]

By |2019-03-12T19:43:52+00:00March 12th, 2019|Boat Lifts, Drive On Dock, Environment, New Products, News|Comments Off on Dock On Blocks: The Alternative Boat Lift

Canopy Covers: Classic Vinyl VS High Tech Fabric

Canopy covers are an absolute must for anyone that is looking to avoid any sun damage or weathering of any portions of their boat.  These covers, when installed correctly, protect your boat's seating and electronics from the wind, rain and constant beating down of the sun.  Covers come in a few different styles depending on what type of lift you have.  Most lifts have either a pitched style canopy frame or a lower profile frame.  Finding out what brand and model [...]

By |2019-02-25T17:56:02+00:00February 25th, 2019|Boat Lifts, Canopies and Covers, Installs & Removals, Maintenance, New Products|Comments Off on Canopy Covers: Classic Vinyl VS High Tech Fabric

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