Posted on August 4, 2022 By HydroHoist Marketing Team
Every boat owner needs a quality boat lift. This essential component raises your boat out of the water, so you can put it on a trailer and take it wherever you please. Getting your boat in and out of the water without a lift is next to impossible. You could easily damage the underside of the boat if you try to get it out without the proper equipment. A boat can easily cost tens, if not hundreds, of thousands of dollars, so you need to do your best to protect it.
If you live near or have access to a waterfront, you will need to install your boat lift next to the dock, but adding a boat lift to your property can be a major undertaking. The entire project can take anywhere from several days to several weeks, depending on the size and scope of the lift. You might consider installing a boat lift yourself to save money, but this isn’t the same as building a shed in your backyard. Boat lift installation requires ample knowledge and experience. You will also need access to the right tools and materials to bring your design to life. If the lift doesn’t meet today’s standards, you risk damaging your boat and the dock and injuring yourself or one of your guests.
Keep these tips and questions in mind if you are considering building a boat lift yourself:
Posted on July 21, 2022 By HydroHoist Marketing Team
If you’re stepping up your waterfront life, one of the items on your list might be investing in or upgrading to a tritoon boat. Part of why you might be thinking of a tritoon boat is because of its size—they’re great for really spreading out, bringing a bunch of friends and family, and having a great time on the water. However, this size can make storage seem overwhelming. After all, a bigger boat needs a bigger lift, right?
Posted on July 7, 2022 By HydroHoist Marketing Team
When it comes to caring for your boat, there’s no better accessory than a boat lift. You’ve made a huge investment in your boat, so it makes sense to invest in something designed to help it maintain its performance and value. Assuming you have a high-quality boat lift made of great materials and take great care of it, it could last for 25 years or more. However, we cannot stress enough the importance of proper care and maintenance to preserve the longevity of your boat lift. A regular maintenance schedule will include checking up on these areas.
Posted on June 16, 2022 By HydroHoist Marketing Team
Some boaters who try to install a boat lift run into issues with the sizing. Not the weight capacity, necessarily, but how tall their boat lift needs to be. Some areas may require you to pull a permit for installations over a certain size, or an HOA might not want too many boat lifts getting in the way of the view. Where do you start looking for a boat lift that fits their requirements? Boat lifts are, in general, not very tall. Generally, they’re around three or four feet (42 to 58 inches)—enough to keep your boat’s hull clear of the water but not enough to be obstructive, and they are short enough to keep from adding excessive weight. The height of a boat lift also needs to cover the hull draft and travel distance to ensure that your boat is supported and can be fully lifted out of the water. These are the specifications and benefits of the boat lifts available from HydroHoist.