Live by the specs or weight warning
Five Dredge and Marine/ Neptune Boat Lifts are designed to meet particular specifications, which means putting more weight on your lift than it’s designed to hold can lead to devastating results. Stick to the specs to ensure a healthy life for your lift.
Do Your Due Diligence switching Cables.
Stainless steel often holds up better in saltwater, but it requires different sheave and drum sizes than galvanized cables, which means you shouldn’t simply swap out the cables without taking the whole boat lift’s needs into consideration.
Rinse the Cables
Every time you launch your boat, rinse the cables to remove salt crystals that the water leaves behind.
Galvanized and stainless steel cables should have a squirt or two of penetrating oil applied periodically to minimize abrasion and preserve the galvanized coating.
Grease actually traps moisture inside the strands of the cables.
No-one in the boat while on the Lift
If people are jumping into and out of the boat while it’s on the lift, they’re creating shock and strain to the hoist motor and cabling.
Drain or open the plug while the Boat is on the Lift
Rainwater can collect while you’re away, which can cause added weight to your boat and further stress to your boat lift’s wiring and hoist. Leaving the plug open allows your boat to maintain its natural weight.
Check for Proper Sheave Alignment
Improper alignment can put undue pressure on the cable, likely shortening the life of both the cable and the sheave. If you’re unsure, call a professional.
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