ShoreStation

Specifications, installation and removal information for ShoreStation equipment

Load Guides, Do I Need Them?

"Load Guides" are a great option for anyone looking to provide some assistance to parking their watercraft on the lift or for inexperienced drivers.  These guides are a great help when you lift is located in wavy or windy areas of the lake.  Rivers can be especially difficult to park in when they are fast flowing and your lift is perpendicular to the flow of the water. These load guides come in a variety of styles and variations to fit almost [...]

By |2019-04-18T17:22:23+00:00April 18th, 2019|Boat Lifts, New Products|Comments Off on Load Guides, Do I Need Them?

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?

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

The Versatile Shore Bridge Dock System

As the 2013 season breaks open many of you out there are getting your old dock back into position in anticipation of another great summer.  However, many of you may also be thinking about getting a new system and will soon discover that your choices have expanded to include several varieties of decking and support systems. Wading through these options can be daunting as investing in a dock for your lake is no small decision.  These options range in design from [...]

By |2018-11-26T20:24:16+00:00June 28th, 2013|Docks, New Products|Comments Off on The Versatile Shore Bridge Dock System

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

Replacing Your Shore Station Lift Cables

So you’ve noticed some fraying in your lift cables or even worse one has broken and you are now faced with an urgent need to replace or change out your lift cables; what are your options? Basically, there are two ways in which the task before you can be met.  The two approaches come down to time and money.  You can purchase a winch tube rebuild kit and replace the innards of the winch tube of your lift or you can [...]

By |2018-11-28T14:55:27+00:00February 8th, 2013|Boat Lift Motors, Boat Lifts, Installs & Removals, Lift Repair, Maintenance, New Products, News, Solar|Comments Off on Replacing Your Shore Station 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

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 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