WHAT TOOLS ARE REQUIRED TO PUT TOGETHER?
Basic tools are needed for assembly: tin snips, tape measure, grease, crescent wrench, ratchet handle, socket extension, sockets, hand wrenches, gloves.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO PUT IT TOGETHER?
Depending on mechanical aptitude, it can take 4-6 hours to assemble. Cables are pre-strung at the factory. Assembly instructions include diagrams and check points. The lift can be assembled on land or in the water.
DOES IT HAVE TO BE REMOVED IN THE WINTER IF THE WATER FREEZES?
Ice and aluminum do not mix. Damage to the lift from ice or ice movement is not covered under warranty. Canopy vinyl also needs to be removed, cleaned and stored indoors during the winter months if you are in an area that receives snowfall. We also recommend motors, solar panel, etc. be stored indoors during winter months. Although they are protected with a plastic cover, freezing and thawing of electronics can cause mechanical failure.
CAN THE HANDWHEEL/WINCH BE MOVED TO ANOTHER COLUMN?
The winch is mounted on the winch column. The lift can be placed on either side of your dock – winch placement will be at the front of the boat when lift sits on the left side of the dock/winch placement will be at the rear of the boat when lift sits on the right side of the dock.
WHAT IS THE HANDWHEEL ADJUSTMENT?
Our powder coated handwheel prevents transfer of aluminum onto your hands and then onto the boat. The spinner knob has several holes so you can select the hole that is most comfortable.
HOW IS IT DELIVERED?
The lift arrives unassembled via over the road carrier (semi tractor trailer). It arrives on a skid that can be broken out for unloading. It is the customer’s responsibility to inspect delivery and assist with removal from the truck. Heaviest part of delivery is the cradle bundle – remainder of delivery is not heavy.
CAN WE ADD THE CANOPY AT ANY TIME?
Canopies can be added at any time.
CAN WE ADD A MOTOR AT ANY TIME?
Motors can be added at any time. Simply remove handwheel and slide motor into place.
WHAT MOTOR OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE?
Motors are available in 12/24V DC or 110V AC. We offer 3 styles: key switch, remote control w/fob or wired remote control. If motor is ordered w/lift order, handwheel is not included.
HOW LONG DOES THE BATTERY LAST WITH A MOTOR? HOW EFFECTIVE IS THE SOLAR PANEL?
Battery life and effectiveness of solar panel will depend on weather conditions as well as usage. Some boaters will raise/lower their lifts more than others which will require more energy.
CAN THE LIFT BE CONVERTED TO A PONTOON/TRITOON LIFT DOWN THE ROAD?
Yes, hardware is available to convert the lift. However, pontoons/tritoons do require the wider beam width lift.
WHAT DOES THE WARRANTY COVER?
The warranty covers defects in material and workmanship for two years from the date of original purchase (cables, sheaves, chains, motors, reducers, switches, control panels, ground fault circuit interrupters). Warranty also covers frame and extrusions free of defects in material and workmanship for fifteen years from date of original purchase. Exclusions are: abuse, damaged, used beyond rated capacity, environmental factors(airborne fallout, chemicals, tree sap, salt, ocean spray, water hazards), acts of God (hailstorms, windstorms, tornadoes, sandstorms, lighting, floods, earthquakes), fire, improper installation, incorrect operation, improper adjustment or alteration, freezing, ice conditions, modifications to lift. Warranty extends to the original purchaser of the product (first legal owner).
HOW TO DETERMINE THE CORRECT SIZE LIFT FOR BOAT?
Weight (dry weight, fuel capacity, motor, equipment), beam width, and length are the key factors in determining what size lift to purchase for your boat. Water depth is important to ensure the proper leg height is used to provide the 66” of travel. Wakeboard , pontoon, tritoon boats will require the wider lifts. Ski bunks on the lift are set like the boat trailer, which will give insight to whether the standard bunk set up will work with your application.
WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE CANTILEVER AND VERTICAL LIFT?
The vertical lift is engineered for low water application. It has less moving parts. The Lakeside Lift has a free-floating cradle. A cantilever lift typically requires more water and moves through an arc.