Boat Lift Warehouse Maintenance Tips
When it comes to PWC lifts, purchasing the lift is only the first step of your PWC lift journey. Once you have chosen your PWC lift based on weight and other criteria, the next step begins. Taking care of and maintaining your lift is an important part of owning a PWC lift that is essential to prolonging the lifespan of your lift! We’ve curated some boat lift maintenance tips that will keep your lift in tip-top shape for years to come. ALSO, don’t forget to complete and return your warranty registration to the appropriate manufacturer if necessary!
Season Change Maintenance Check
With the boating season drawing towards a close, it’s important to ensure that your parts and lift machinery are in good working order. The best way to test this is to lower your lift as you would if you were going to offload your boat. Checking for items such as worn cables or loose brackets is vital to prolonging the lifespan of your PWC lift. Other items on your checklist could include looking over grease fittings and grease as appropriate, as well as electrolysis or corrosion. Be sure to listen for any changes in sound when operating, and look for anything scraping, binding, or moving differently than it did originally. Paying attention will allow you to catch something early and correct it before it causes more damage. The old adage a stitch in time saves nine doesn’t just apply to sewing! Make sure that your motor cover is secure, and check all motors and belts. In addition to this, if you are in a colder climate, there are a few additional steps you’ll want to take.
Depending on how extreme of a climate and the type of PWC Lift you have, you will want to remove the PWC lift completely to ensure parts are not frozen together or damaged in any way. If you decide to remove the lift entirely, make sure all of the parts are stored in a container with the proper labels. Taking this extra step will help at the beginning of next season, once it comes time to reassemble the lift. Being able to easily find parts for proper installation can save you from a massive headache down the road.
If you live in a colder climate and removing the lift is not feasible, then adding a de-icer is another option. As the name suggests, a de-icer helps prevent damage caused by ice and cold weather elements. This is achieved as the de-icer causes warm water to rise to the surface, preventing the water from freezing over or forming ice chunks that can cause damage to your PWC.
Need New Parts? Count On Us
If you realize that you may need some new parts after checking your lift for preventative maintenance, Boat Lift Warehouse is here to help keep your PWC lift in shape for the upcoming seasons! We offer boat lift cable parts of all kinds, including:
- Boat lift cable clamps
- Boat lift cable by the foot
- Boat lift cable weights
- Boat lift cable thimbles
- Boat lift cable winders
And much more!
Removing and Rinsing are Key to Life Longevity
While our boat lift parts are built to withstand the elements and corrosion, it’s a good idea to avoid leaving boat lift cable parts in the water for long periods of time regardless of the climate. By doing this, you’re protecting your cables from wearing out in salty water, barnacle growth, and other elements. Taking these proper steps will prolong the life of your PWC lift and keep you out on the water headache-free!
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We go beyond simply suiting you with a quality PWC lift that will foster great times for you and your family. We want to provide you with the information that you need to maintain and upkeep your lift so that you’ll be riding the waves for years to come. Visit our website for more information, or contact us with any questions!