Jet Ski Lift Winterizing Guide
Extending the life of your Jet Ski Lift
Some simple maintenance at the end of your boating season helps prolong the life if your jet ski lift. If you won’t be using the lift for several months, here are some things you can do.
- Inspect the lift at the end of the season for worn parts
- Check the cables for signs of fraying
- For electric jet ski lifts, remove the motor and store it inside if the lift will not be used
- Secure the lift in case of storms
- Grease any grease points and check bearings for noise and proper operation
- Check the rollers and any wearable parts
- Ensure that the jet ski lift moves freely without binding or straining
Now is a good time to order replacement parts. When spring arrives the jet ski lift manufacturers have very busy shipping schedules and parts can take longer to get.
Removing the Jet Ski Lift
If your lake freezes over then your jet ski lift should be removed for the winter. Dock-mounted lifts that rotate should be stored over the dock and secured in case of storms. Non-rotating lifts should be taken down if the lake freezes.