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Boat Lifts -The Importance of Using Boat Lifts!

Apr 10, 2008
Many a time, the owners of a fishing vessel may question the necessity of buying a boat lift and this may be so in the case a boat owner does not understand the importance of this piece of equipment in relation to a boat's maintenance needs. Boat owners investing in a boat lift or considering buying one need to realize that this vital component of a boat's maintenance requirements helps keeps the external surface of a boat clean and free from damage that can occur when one has to reach the inaccessible parts of a boat.

Understanding the real function of a boat lift as a useful cleaning support device that lifts the vessel out of water and keeps it air-suspended so you can reach it to clean, wax and dry it properly besides inspecting it on occasion so the hull is dirt-free, goes a long way in ensuring the life and value of your boat.

Different categories of boat lifts

Chiefly, ,there are 3 kinds of boat lifts in the market today; depending on your need and the place of storage, buyers can invest in the following:

1. Floating boat lifts - work on the air tank principle; when this is filled with air, the tank lifts the boat and once air is released, the boat gets lowered. This kind of boat lift can be used with seawalls, standing docks as well as floating dock areas.

2. Standing boat lifts - are ideal for constant water level storage areas but should be avoided for use in ocean waters as tidal wave changes affect the water level more than a few feet, which is the criterion for using it effectively. On cranking up a big wheel attached to a lever, these can be easily operated.

3. Mounted boat lifts - raise the boat up between seawalls or pilings and are anchored to with the use of cables or slings, which are generally powered by a motor. This enables the lift to effectively lift the boat up and outside water levels.

Benefits of using a boat lift

Mainly, the benefits of using boat lifts include keeping boat clean, raising its longevity, is protecting the hull of the boat from sea-algae and water-stains, all of which can result in faster depreciation of the value of a boat and also does away with the need for a fresh paint job!

A money-saving proposition, the boat lifts are a big help for owners looking to protect their expensive vessel from storm-damage and scratches, cracks and other nature-induced ill-effects, thereby keeping it looking good for a long time. Thus, experts advise boat owners to invest a little extra in buying boat lifts that increase all these advantages of owning a vessel with a long life and lots of fun in coming years.
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