There’s a lot to think about when you want to install a boat lift. If you’re new to the sport, there are so many details to consider that it can be overwhelming.
In this blog post, the author breaks down key steps for easy installation and removal of your boat lift because what’s the point of spending an entire weekend installing your lift if you have to take it out again at the first sign of trouble?
What is a Boat Lift?
Boat lifts are great for boaters who have been looking for a boat lift installation and removal service. This is because the process of installing a boat lift into an existing boat dock can be difficult and time-consuming. A boat lift can be taken off when the season starts again, or if the boater no longer needs it.
Boat Lift Installation Overview
Before getting a boat lift installation service, it is important to consider the make and model of your boat. The type of lift you are looking for will depend on if your boat has a heavy-duty or light-duty trolling motor.
It is also important to decide which type of attachment you want your boat lift to have – swiveling, fixed, or belt-driven. Most lifts are made from composite materials that are rust-resistant and won’t corrode.
Boat Lift Removal Overview
When it comes time to remove the boat lift, there are some helpful tips that make the job easier. The first step is to disconnect the pump and seal it from the shaft.
Once these connections have been removed, you can remove the shaft from the pump and seal. This will free up some space in the engine compartment and allow for easier lifting of the shaft out of the water.
Floating Your Boat Lift for Easy Installations
Boat lifts are a legitimate way to make boating more convenient. When you have your boat lift installed, it allows you to load up your boat into the back of your truck with ease.
However, when it comes time to remove the boatlift from your truck, that can be a challenge. If you are trying to do this yourself, there is an alternative that makes the process much easier and faster.
Mid-Season Adjustment and Removal
Boat lifts are installed in the deep water channels to carry boats on and off a boatlift. Boat lifts can be reused year after year so they need to be periodically adjusted, which we call mid-season adjustment.
The adjustment is made every spring or fall depending on the water level and should be done by a professional to ensure it is done correctly.