Common Reasons for Boat Lift Repair
There are many reasons homeowners should consider working with a licensed and experienced marine electrician. The naturally dynamic and taxing environment of the lakeside can challenge the operations of an electrical system. Hiring experts who know boat lifts and the specifics of our region will easily address whatever issue arises.
Common causes for boat lift repair include:
The cable system of the boat lift is perhaps the most important feature of the system, and yet homeowners frequently ignore regular maintenance due to lack of electrical experience. Every season, at least, it is necessary to inspect for burnt, frayed, or otherwise corroded wires.
Any weakness in cables can be extremely dangerous, as it is possible they could snap while in use.
Misuse of Lift
Especially when a storm approaches, homeowners will often raise their boat as high as possible out of the water. However, this can cause damage to the cables, pulleys, and winches of the system. Always be aware of the lift’s maximum height when removing a boat from the water to avoid damage.
Electric Lift Motor Malfunction
If the boat lift’s electric motor doesn’t shut off immediately when switched off, the result can be both deadly and destructive to the vessel. Don’t wait until a crisis occurs to ensure the motor will operate properly at all times.