Thursday, July 12, 2018

3 Common Reasons for Boat Lift Repairs

Just like your boat, your boat lift at the Lake of the Ozarks requires some regular maintenance to keep them in proper working conditions. When that doesn't happen, bigger issues can arise. Below we discuss some of the common boat lift issues that call for repairs. All lifts, no matter the type, are susceptible to some common problems.

1. Electrical or Hydraulic Issues. 

Many boat lifts work on hydraulics to raise and lower the lift. Hydraulic problems can related to a loose connection or a hydraulic fluid leak. If you suspect that the hydraulics are causing issues, you should consider contacting a boat lift professional at the Lake of the Ozarks. Continual use of a failing hydraulic system could result in excessive damage to the lift. It may be necessary to remove  the hydraulic component and install a new one. Also, like with any piece of equipment that runs on electricity, electrical problems are possible, especially when you're working around water.

2. Rust Build Up. 

If your boat lift loses its protective coating of paint over the metal, it can start to rust. While aluminum will resist rust, steel is also a popular material for boat lifts and will rust over time. The options for repairing rust will depend on the severity of the problem. If rust is found early on, it can often be ground off the metal. Then you can cover it with a protective sealant and paint it to prevent rust from occurring again. However, if you have an older boat lift and the rust has been there for awhile, it may be affecting the structural integrity of the metal in the lift. In that case it would be better to cut out the rusted section and weld on a new piece of metal.

3. Structural Issues. 

From debris in the water to an actual boat, many things can strike your boat lift and cause structural damage. Small dents and dings are bound to happen, but any structure damage that interferes with how the lift operates should be repaired as soon as possible to prevent further damage to your lift or even your boat. Depending on the severity of the damage, it may be more cost effective to purchase a new lift from the best boat lift dealer at the Lake of the Ozarks. We have a great selection of both new and used boat lifts.

For all your boat lift needs, trust Summerset Boat Lifts! Our sales of new and used boat lifts are complimented by the servicing of many different brands of lifts. If you have a need for boat lift repairs at the Lake of the Ozarks, give us a call at 573-348-5073.

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