Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Care for Your Boat Lift and It Will Care for You

So, you just purchased a brand new boat lift to make sure your sweet baby is taken care of when not sailing the deep blue. A boat lift is a great investment and you want it to last as long as your boat. The best way to do this is with the proper maintenance, care, and boat lift parts and accessories. This post will give you some great tips on taking care of that new boat lift and how to choose parts from quality vendors like Lunmar Boat Lifts.

The most important thing you can do for any large purchase is to properly maintain and care for your equipment. A boat lift has many moving parts that must be taken care of. This is even more important in the case of electric-powered boat lifts. Here are some general preventive maintenance tips to help extend the life of your lift:

1. Check the cables for any wear and burs. Replace them if any are spotted. Generally, the cables should be replaced every few years.

2. For those of you in saltwater, be sure to spray down your lift when you wash your boat. The salt can do a number on your new boat lift.

3. Adjust alignment right away if cables 'backlash' and spool out of alignment. Failure to do this can result in your cables flattening out.

4. Check the gear plate and lift to ensure all inserts are greased up.

5. Watch for proper weight distribution when lifting your watercraft.

Depending on where you live or store your boat, you may need to take it out of the water for the fall and winter months. In this case. there are some things you should do to help your lift better handle the tough weather conditions that will come your way.

Always store your lift with the cradle raised all the way up. If you have an electric-powered lift, be sure to take out the battery and store inside on a piece of wood. This will protect the charge and power to ensure your battery will last as long as possible. When you are prepping your lift for hibernation months, be safe and never lay or stand beneath the cradle.

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