5 Tips for Selecting the Right Dock/Lift System
If the idea of one of these alternative docking systems seems like a good fit for you, the next step is determining, well, which one is a good fit for you. – The Boating Tech Team
Do You Have Access To Shore Power?
Don’t buy one that requires an AC power source to work or to charge the batteries unless you have an AC power source near the dock.
Hire The Pros
Many lifts are possible to install yourself, but check with the manufacturer to see if professional installation is available. It might save you time and money in the long run.
Where Can You Store It During The Winter?
If you need to remove your dock on a seasonal basis, make sure it’s easy to remove and store on land.
Will It Attach To A Floating Or Fixed Dock?
Make sure the model you choose is appropriate for your marina, slip or mooring, and, if needed, has a gangway that can adjust for tidal changes.
Feel The Heat
Some plastic docks can retain a lot of the sun’s heat. Make sure there’s a walkable section or that your feet are properly shod.