Friday, October 16, 2015

Boat Lift Maintenance Tips to Perform Before Winter Hits

Temperatures are cooling and winter will be here before you know it. After a long season of running your boat lift at the Lake of the Ozarks, it could probably use some maintenance. Before you winterize you're boat and leave your lift untouched for the winter months, make sure everything is in proper working condition - that way, when spring rolls around, you're boat lift is ready for use!

Boat Lift Maintenance Tips 

  • Raise your boat lift out of the water and rinse it. Leaving it submerged for prolonged periods of time accelerates deterioration. Make sure you get all that dirt and grime rinsed off before it sits all winter long. 
  • Visually inspect all moving parts, bushings, hoses and hose clamps for any loose items, punctures or anything else that is out of place. 
  • Make sure all nuts, bolts and hose clamps are properly tightened. 
  • Remove the motor cover and clean out any debris that may have gotten in there over the course of the summer. 
  • Visually inspect the motor and bearings for any damage or part wear. 
  • Check the carpet bunks for any worn areas or tears. Make repairs or replace spots as necessary. 
  • Inspect the condition of the bunks and replace them if any are cracked or split. 

Bonus Tip

  • It is recommended that you operate your lift occasionally throughout the winter months. This keeps the motor contacts and brushes clean, plus keeps everything evenly lubricated through extended periods of no boating activity. By simply running your lift for about 1 minute in each direction, you can reduce the chances of having issues when you go to actually use it next spring!  

If you notice anything out of the ordinary with your boat lift, give Summerset Boat Lifts a call at 573-348-5073. We pride ourselves in service and that's what sets apart! For all of your Lake of the Ozarks boat lift repair and maintenance needs, we're here to make certain you and your boat get the very best level of service at the Lake. We are Summerset Boat Lifts and we are Lifting Your Dreams... From Canoes to Cruisers!

1165 Jeffries Road Osage Beach, MO  65065

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