How to Service a Boat Lift
Having a boat lift installed is an excellent decision that can enhance your waterfront lifestyle, save you money in the long run, and spare you many of the hassles and headaches associated with routine boat maintenance. By keeping the hull of your vessel above the waterline when it is not in use, you’ll avoid many common sources of damage, such as saltwater corrosion and organism growth, while being able to get out on the water easily anytime you’d like. However, ensuring you get the best value for your investment in a lift system requires you properly maintain it.
The exact maintenance requirements for your boat lift will depend on the system you purchase. Fortunately, boat lift maintenance tends to be much simpler and more affordable than constantly repairing damage to your boat. Pay close attention to the manufacturer’s maintenance instructions and be sure to routinely inspect your boat lift for signs of wear. If you detect any issues, such as fraying cables, deteriorating belts, or bending in the cradle, contact an experienced professional to handle the problem as quickly as possible.
There are also ways to prevent damage and slow down normal wear and tear. Firstly, you should ensure you never exceed the lift system’s maximum capacity. You can also raise the cradle after you’ve departed from the dock to reduce the amount of time it spends submerged in the water. Finally, make sure you lubricate the grease fittings on the upper beams and, if applicable, the lower beams according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
If you’d like a boat lift system that will provide year after year of reliable performance, turning to DECO Boat Lifts is the best choice. We offer a variety of lift systems to meet our customers’ needs, including our Concept CRS Lift, which requires minimal maintenance.