Boat Lift Maintenance Tips
To Protect Your Investment

Your Easy Guide for DIY Boat Lift Maintenance at Home

Let’s talk about boat lift maintenance. If you are a proud boat lift owner, the expert team at IMM Quality Boat Lifts congratulates you! Your investment makes it fast, easy and convenient to head for open waters with your family and friends. Additionally, storing your boat dry extends the life of your boat lift and your craft, reduces boat maintenance costs and minimizes transportation risks. 

However, it’s important to make sure you prioritize the manufacturer’s recommended boat lift maintenance guidelines. This will ensure your boat lift equipment is in great condition no matter when you need to use it. You’ll also want to check out the DIY boat lift maintenance tips below!

This IMM Quality boathouse lift requires little to no boat lift maintenance
Boat Lift Maintenance in action as IMM Quality Boat Lifts boat owner sprays down deck

Everything You Need To Know About Boat Lift Maintenance

When it comes to boat lift maintenance, key areas of focus include preventive boat lift maintenance and general best practices, as well as seasonal winterizing or hurricane-proofing your boat lifts.

First, even the best boat lifts can prematurely wear or malfunction if they aren’t correctly installed by knowledgeable technicians. This also impacts your boat lift warranty. Make sure you work with a good marine partner for any preventative boat lift maintenance. If needed, IMM Quality Boat Lifts provides a free dealer locator to help you find the best boat lift dealer in your area.

Kayak lift in front of neighborhood community pool requires minimal boat lift maintenance

Here are a few boat lift maintenance tips and best practices to help minimize frequent boat lift repairs:

  • Check boat lift cables regularly for signs of wear.
  • Lubricate stainless steel boat lift cables periodically with penetrating oil.
  • Follow the weight specifications for your boat lifts. Check the capacity here to be safe!
  • Remove your boat lift cradles and cables from the water when not in use.
  • Rinse your boat lift cables, cradles and beams with fresh water after use.
  • Inspect your cable winder regularly to avoid tangling and uneven wear.
  • Monitor the sheave alignment – or contact the team at IMM Quality Boat Lifts for help!

Beyond the boat lift maintenance tips above, you should prepare in advance for inclement weather events. In addition to winterizing your boat lifts, you may also want to plan ahead for hurricanes, which typically occur between June and November. With good preparation, hurricane boat lift maintenance can be minimized or avoided.

Helpful Articles About Boat Lift Maintenance

Don’t have the time or energy to shop around? Below, you’ll find a selection of curated blog posts written by the experts at IMM Quality Boat Lifts. These are intended to help guide you in your search for the best boat lift company and custom boat lift products in the United States. If you have any questions, or you’d like a personal quote from our experienced engineers, don’t hesitate to contact us!

Also, in case you do not yet own a boat lift, it’s worth noting that IMM Quality Boat Lifts are designed to require little-to-no boat lift maintenance. We offer a wide selection of boat lift styles with versatile designs to suit nearly any home or business. These include efficient vertical lifts, space-optimizing elevator liftsPWC jetski lifts and kayak launchesfloating docks and gangwaysTitan yacht liftsboathouse lifts and more. With more than 40 years’ experience in engineering and manufacturing, IMM Quality Boat Lifts are the best boat lifts in the industry – and built to last a lifetime! 

White boat with navy covering is held above the water for Boat Lift Maintenance

Boat Lift Maintenance

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