How to Install a Cradle Boat Lift
Cradle boat lifts are among the most popular types of boat hoist systems, and for good reason. As opposed to other systems, such as boat davits, cradle lifts support watercraft from underneath, which prevents potentially damaging strain to the hull. Cradle boat lifts are also able to be installed in a wide variety of environments, making them a versatile solution.
The exact installation specifications will vary depending on a number of factors, including what company you purchase your lift system from, as well as the size, style, and capacity of the system. However, the process typically involves mounting the cradle to a set of at least four pilings off of a dock. This can be achieved relatively simply and quickly by an experienced professional licensed marine contractor; however, installation without experience is not recommended. Installing a boat lift requires specialized knowledge. If any errors are made, it is likely that the lift system will fail, which may cause extensive damage to your boat and, what’s much worse, put your safety at risk. Additionally, the installation requires specialized tools and the cost of acquiring them may exceed any savings you receive from handling the project yourself.
When you turn to DECO Boat Lifts, you can rest easy knowing your new lift system will be installed both efficiently and flawlessly. We only work with expert dock builders who have extensive experience. Our partners are licensed and insured to ensure they install our products correctly, and they are qualified to help customers determine the best boat lift for their properties. Contact us today to learn more.