Listen as your lift moves up and down. Is it quiet through the entire up/down operation? If the answer is no, your lift most likely requires some type of service and replacement of parts. In this case, it's time to call Summerset Boat Lifts at 573-348-5073!
LOOKDuring the busy summer months, when water conditions are rough, be sure to look at and watch your lift closely. Be sure to check out all of the following:
- Look at dock brackets. Are they attached firmly to the dock structure and not moving up/down/in/out/right/left? If the answer is no, give us a call.
- Look closely at the end of the lift arm where it attached to the dock bracket. Does it move up/down/in/out/right/left? If the answer is yes, give us a call.
- Look closely at your safety chains. Your lift should have a minimum of 2 chains. There will be more for rough water applications and larger lifts. If you answer no to any of the following safety chain questions, you'll need to call Summerset Boat Lifts for service.
- Are the required chains there?
- Are the chains in solid condition and not rusted part or 1/2 way through?
- Are the required chains attached at each end? For example, one at the lift arm and the other at the dock structure?
- Look at the arms. Are the ends of all the arms solid, meaning are there any tears, cracks, broken welds, etc? If the answer is yes, give us a call.
- Look at pitmans, the square tube bars that connect between arms. Are they straight and true? If the answer is yes, give us a call.
- Look at the joints at the end of the pitmans, where it connects to the arm. Is there any slop of movement sloppie? If yes, give us a call.
- Look at the hose or hoses. Are they old, brittle or worn? If the answer is yes, give us a call.
- Look at the control box. If you answer no to any of the following control box questions, you need to call Summerset Boat Lifts.
- Does everything appear to be in good working order?
- When the blower motor is turned on does it run smoothly without clunks or screaming?
- Do the valve handles turn smoothly?
- Is the electrical cord in good serviceable condition?
- Look at the Square Hole Bushings and see if they are worn past their useful life. (Hint: Look at the arch in the corner of the square and the thickness of the bushing material to the outer arch or outside diameter of the bushing.) Does it measure less than an 1/8" think? If the answer is yes, give us a call.
- Look at all the other bolts/nuts/fasteners. Do you see anything that is loose or appears to be not as it should be? If the answer is yes, give us a call.
- Look for any visible broken weld or abnormal discoloration, rust, etc? If the answer is yes, give us a call.
- Does your lift stay up or has your boat ever been down in the water? If the answer is yes, give us a call.
Should your lift require maintenance or service, remember to call our boat lift company at the Lake of the Ozarks! Summerset Boat Lifts offers professional quality repairs, as well as quality replacement parts. Many items if left un-repaired can cause other items or components to wear and fail. Repair of your lift should be left to a qualified trained professional, as certain aspects of repair can be dangerous to lift and limb.
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