Posted on December 1, 2022
Your boat dock is your walkway to the water, and your boat lift protects your boat from the hazards of the elements. Your waterfront retreat wouldn’t be complete without either, just like it wouldn’t be complete without your watercraft. Your boat lift and dock are intended to last as long as your boat does, or even longer—25 years is a typical lifespan. However, that depends several factors, one of the biggest being the amount of care you put into them. While they’re designed to be rugged and stand up to the strain of the elements as well as your boat itself, boat lifts still need regular maintenance to stay at peak performance for long periods.
Follow these lists for the kind of boat lift maintenance and upkeep you can expect to do.
Maintaining boat lifts will look pretty much the same no matter what kind of water you’re in or what conditions are like near you. It all comes down to not overlooking any details.
Boat dock maintenance has more variation than boat lift maintenance because boat docks can be made of a larger variety of materials than boat lifts can. While most types of boat lifts are made of metal (even though the type might vary), boat docks can be metal, polymers, wood, or some combination of these materials, with different maintenance requirements.
Starting with a great boat dock or boat lift is a great way to keep your maintenance to a minimum. HydroHoist employs only the most experienced and talented marine industry professionals to design, assemble, and install our boat lifts. If you’re looking into a free-floating boat lift or docking platform for your watercraft, look no further than HydroHoist, and contact us to start your search.