Your boat lift is an important investment for your boat that you want to make sure it lasts for many, many years. We're here to help with a list of things you can do to make sure you get those many years out of your boat lift.
Always ensure that your boat lift is designed to hold your boat plus anything you have on your boat. You never want to put more on your boat lift than it can handle.
Lift Cables & Pulleys
You'll want to lubricate your cables with penetrating oil instead of grease to ensure their longevity. If you notice any cables with rust spots, broken strands, fraying, or kinks be sure to get them replaced. Pulleys should also be greased twice a year and bolts and nuts should be checked that they are tight.
Motors, Gearboxes and Drive Units
If you have a motor on your boat lift, be sure to look it over to make sure it does not have any signs of rust or water retention. Make sure the top holes are closed and the bottom ones are open to ensure proper drainage. Your gearbox and drive units should also be inspected regularly to make sure they are aligned properly, that there are no damaged belts and that all areas are greased properly.
Beams and Bunks
When you are not using your lift, be sure to get the beams up out of the water. You should also pay attention to your bunks to make sure the carpeting is ok and that the wood underneath the carpet is in good condition and not rotting. Always keep all your hardware tightened so that the bunks line up correctly with your boat hull.