How to Choose a Boat Lift

An often overlooked part of watercraft ownership has hardly anything to do with the watercraft at all. If you have waterfront property, the kind of boat lift you invest in is of the utmost importance. Depending on what you desire, a No Profile Boat Lift may be the best choice for you. Its functionality, ease of use, and overall appearance are hard to pass up.

Water Worries

Key factors in purchasing a boat lift are the type of water that the dock is in and the depth to the bottom of the waterbed. Whether the source is fresh or salt water will determine what materials can be used in the construction of your boat lift. Stainless steel cables and parts are better suited for salt water conditions, which help prevent against corrosion.

The depth to the bottom will determine how you mount the overall structure. If the depth is too shallow or unstable, the hoist will need to be mounted to the dock instead. Regardless of the depth of the water, a No Profile Boat Lift will be attached to your dock.

Manual vs. Motor

How you raise and lower your watercraft comes down to personal preference. Do you want to have the crank and pulley system powered by hand or electrical driven? A hand crack system takes more time to lower a watercraft, but will work every time. Electric systems on the other hand are faster and require less work to operate. They will however need to be hooked up to a power supply and the electronics may suffer water or corrosive salt damage over time. The No Profile Boat Lift, an electric system, avoids potential damaging by storing all of their moving components and motors in an aluminum housing. This ensures that your hoist will always operate as if it were just installed.

Talk to a Professional at Priority Marine

If you’re still unsure at what type of dock to choose, or you would like a No Profile Boat Lift installed, talk to the professionals at Priority Marine. They’re registered members of the Florida Marine Contractors Association and have been providing marine construction services in Tampa, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, and Sarasota for over 30 years. Contact Priority Marine today at (727) 447-1373 and start your project right away.

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