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209 Seber Shores Rd., Sandy Creek, NY 13145     315-387-5481

Get names of customers near you who purchased a dock or lift in the past year or two. Make a phone call or two and inquire how satisfied they are with their dock or lift. This will avoid an expensive mistake! Look over the product - the quality, design and in particular, the winch.

Just remember... YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR!

We encourage folks to look at the other dock builders. Compare prices, quality of the construction and ease of operation. We know once you compare our units with theirs, you'll be doing business right here with us. We at Lifetime Docks & Hoists guarantee satisfaction on every system we sell. To ensure customer satisfaction, safety and ease of operation, we spec our units to suit your requirements and specific to your location (i.e. Lake Ontario would require much heavier equipment than would a smaller lake)...very important to proper application!

Q: What materials are your lifts made of?

A: We use durable marine grade aluminum construction to provide the strongest most solid structure for your watercraft. Plus corrosion resistant stainless steel cables and hardware are designed to extend the components life.


Q: What information would you need in order to put in a boat lift for me?

A: We would need to know:
1) the slip dimensions
2) boat type (pontoon, v-hull, etc.)
3) motor type (outboard, inboard, I/O)
4) boat weight.


Q: I have a 3 person jet ski. What size jet ski lift would I need?

A: The weight of your jet ski, not the number of people it can carry, determines the size of lift that you need. The dealership where you purchased the jet ski should be able to help with the net weight.


Q: I have a sailboat. Can a boat lift be designed for it?

A: Yes. Specific modifications like dropped rear cradle beams, keel supports, and custom brackets can be used to accommodate most sailboats.


Q: How often should I replace the cables on my lift?

A: Cables should be inspected before every use. Look for severe rusting and frayed or split cabling. If your cable is extremely rusted or has frayed spots, replace the cable. Replacing the cable at least every other year is recommend. It is more expensive to fix the boat if the cable breaks because of wear. REMEMBER: NEVER STAND IN THE BOAT WHILE THE LIFT IS IN OPERATION!


Q: Do I need to maintain the motor or gears on my lift?

A: Yes. You can find zerk fittings on the gear plate on most lifts. Frequent lubrication increases the life of the motors and the gears. The Boat Lift Company recommends greasing boat lifts at least once every six months as a minimum.


Q: How often should I grease and service my boat lift?

A: A new lift should be greased with the first few uses to help break in the drive unit. Thereafter, it should be greased at least twice per year, more often with heavy use.


Q: How frequently do I need to replace my slings?

A: Slings should have a red fiber sewn into the material to indicate the wear over time. If the red safety indicator in the slings is exposed, replace the slings. If tears are evident replace the slings.


Q: Do I need stainless steel cable or galvanized cable?

A: Stainless steel is recommended.


Q: Do slings pinch boats?

A: If upper pulleys can be properly spaced, slings provide adequate support. Frequently, boat house owners will get a new boat and never adjust the upper pulleys for any difference in size. Most people get larger boats over time. The result: the boat owner stores his or her boat inside a lift system that is too small for the boat. The result is pinching.