Do You Need a Boat Lift Service?

Boat lift service protects your boat from damage and corrosion. Waterfront Manager Chris Jacobs discusses essential maintenance for the boat lift and what to do with it during the winter months. You don't have to worry too much about maintenance, but there are two things to watch out for — the cables and the pulleys

Boat Lift Maintenance

You will get about five years of usage out of the winch cables, but this will depend on how much it is used during the warmer months. The only thing to worry about is the monthly checks to ensure there are no frays, crushed, flat, or rust spots in the cables, as they are potential areas of failure, and you want to avoid the boat lift breaking.

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A loud screeching sound while using the boat lift service could mean that the pulleys are wearing out.

Winter Time Storage

The hoist can sit out in the winter, but the batteries and motors need proper storage. Please do not use a garbage bag for the motor since it can collect moisture during the off-season. You can store the batteries inside where it's warm.