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How to Maintain Your Boat Lift to Make it Last

If you own a boat, chances are you also own a boat lift. If you own a boat lift, you want to make sure you are taking care of it so it lasts and you get the most out of it. Don't worry - we're here to help you understand what maintenance you need to do to take care of your boat lift!

No matter what type of boat lift you have, you'll want to make sure you are taking care of it. If you brush off the maintenance and ignore it, there is a possibility you could risk damaging your boat lift or even your boat itself.


Here's a checklist of the things you should be doing to take care of your boat lift:

  • Inspect your cables for wear and tear. Check to see if there is any fraying or breakage and if so you will want to be sure you get those replaced as soon as possible.

  • Lubricate your cables and chains on your boat lift.

  • Do your best to keep the lift up out of the water. When you're out on your boat, it's ok to keep your lift in the water, but once you park your boat you'll want to make sure you lift it up all the way out of the water.

  • Rinse your cables. Things like algae can build up on your cables and cause damage over time so be sure you are keeping you cables squeaky clean.

  • Inspect for rust. Metal is prone to rust so you will want to be sure that you inspect your lift for rust.

  • Keep an eye on your bunks. Your bunks will eventually get worn down after time. Look for spots with thin carpet that may fully get worn down as you do not want raw wood rubbing on the hull of your boat.

  • Last but not least, if you have any concerns about your boat lift or need help with maintenance, be sure to contact a local professional in your area.

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