3 Tips to Care for Your Watercraft

Friday, November 29, 2013

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If you get a new boat lift, you need to make sure that you install it correctly so that it is fully functional and useful for your watercraft. Of course, the first step toward doing this is making sure that you get one that is large enough for your boat, that is rated for the right amount of weight. After you get it in place, though, these tips will help you install it. 

1. Put it close to the dock. 
You still want the lift to be close to your dock so that it is easy to get out to it. This also gives you a solid platform to stand on when you are manually raising or lowering the boat. 

2. Assume that it will settle. 
The lift is going to settle down into the soft bottom of the lake or river over time. Do not put it out so deep that it will be underwater, even when raised, after it settles. Always ere on the side of being in shallower water than you think is necessary. 

3. Use cushions on the posts. 
Just like you would on dock posts, you should use cushions or bumpers on the posts for the lift. This is most helpful when driving the boat back up unto it, as it can keep you from scratching the craft if you strike the lift. 

If you would like to learn more about lifts in general or to read more tips, please visit this site right now.

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