The significant progress made in all industries and aspects of modern life also applies to the boating industry. The past thirty years have been especially prolific. A combination between fresh methods, revolutionary materials and designs has lead to a point where it’s easier than ever to protect and repair boats, in a way that inflicts less damage than ever on included structures. If you already possess a boat, or you’re considering purchasing one, owning a boat lift is a must. Whether you should be looking at inflatable lifts, tender lifts or other types, it all depends on the type of boat in question as well as other factors.
Anyone who has ever had to deal with the issues of owning, mooring and lifting a boat of any size on dry earth knows how difficult it may be at times. Implicitly, the extent to which a boat lift can help you is directly dependant on the mooring. Inflatable lifts, however, have the advantage of shattering all your concerns. This is because there’s a net difference between the usual dock lift installations most of us are used to and the way inflatable lifts work.
When you own one of the many available inflatable lifts, there’s no need for pile drivers or additional commercial equipment. Also, you don’t need the work of marine contractors or carpenters at all. These lifts offer mooring solutions that are, in their essence, very simple, and that can be adapting to any type of water, including fluctuating water. This way, the lift will be permanently moored at precisely the water’s level, which is, after all, the place from where it can serve you best.
Tender lifts also offer boaters safe, affordable solutions for transportation. Their main advantage is that they can be used right away, especially in the event of an emergency, since they don’t require assembly first. Tender lifts are perfectly secured to the stringers in order to provide the perfect center of gravity for the boat. You should always be careful and purchase your lift not necessarily from a salesperson that seems to be the most persuasive, but from a company that offers the best support and advice.
Tender lifts allow the water that has been accumulated during the cruising to be emptied when the tender loads on the lift. Aircraft aluminum is used for these systems, and this way extra resistance is added, while the overall weight decreases substantially; plus, this way, the lift becomes integrated into the structure of the boat.