Things To Consider When Purchasing A Boat

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Boat lifts come in all shapes and sizes and it is important to do your research so you know the type of boat lift that will best accommodate your needs.

Where is the boat lift going to be placed?

The first thing you want to consider when you are shopping for a boat lift is where the lift is going to be placed, by a lake? By the ocean? Etc. You will want to choose your boat lift accordingly depending on the environment it will be surrounded by.

How deep is the water where the lift will be placed?

This plays a huge role in the type of boat lift you will want to purchase because it will determine the type of lift that will work best with the configuration of your current docking system. Knowing the depth of the water where your dock and ultimately your lift will be placed can save you a lot of time and money. Depending on the depth of the water, you may need to purchase longer posts/stabilizers to keep the dock and lift in place.

Variations in Tides

This is information that can be found from your local environmental agency or it may be something you already know based on personal experience and interaction. When choosing a boat lift you need to be aware if there are any drastic changes in tides that occur, seasonal or daily.

Bottom Conditions

The makeup of the bottom of your lake, river, or body of water is related to the water depth as well as the type of framework you will want to use for your boat lift and dock. Depending whether it is made up of dirt, sandy, mucky, rocky, etc will all determine the type of base pad you will need to use in order to guarantee a stable framework.

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