LOTO Lift’s LT (Lifetime) Models now offer a choice between marine grade treated lumber or HDPE lifetime boat lift bunks! Our new premium boat lift bunk boards are a reinforced composite that blends HDPE plastic with a fill material comprised of natural minerals. This powerful thermoplastic polymer results in bunk boards that are super-strong and durable enough […]
Side-Mount Boat Lifts
Side-mount boat lifts are the perfect option if you want to keep your boat in great condition. Side-mount lifts attach to the side of your dock or boat slip and raise your vessel out of the water, making it safer and easier to clean, dry, and store. Side-mounts are also a great way to protect your boat from scratches and other damage. If you’re looking for a way to make your boat-owning experience easier and more enjoyable, side-mounted lifts are the perfect choice for you.
1. What are side-mount lifts?
Side-mount boat lifts are a type of boat lift that attaches to the side of your dock or slip rather than the end. This makes it easier to use and less likely to cause damage to your boat.
The lift is firmly attached to the dock on both sides of the slip at numerous locations in a side mount lift system. This distributes the weight equally, allowing for larger boats to dock with more stability. The pneumatic mechanism completely submerges and can support larger V-hull or pontoon boats.
The fact that side-mount models are attached from both sides of the lift provides added stability which is extremely important when there is rough water from large wakes or storms. In addition, side-mounted lifts are easier to maintain than some other types.
2. How do side-mount lifts help keep your boat in great condition?
A side-mount lift can be an excellent purchase to help you keep your boat in great condition. They raise your boat out of the water, making it easier to clean, dry, and store. In so doing, they also protect your boat from scratches and other damage. So there is no more of the sides or bow of your boat bumping up against the dock or other boats that may be sharing your slip.
3. How do side-mounted lifts work?
LOTO Lift side-mount boat lifts have arms that are attached to the sides of your dock slip and use a pneumatic air pressure system to raise and lower your boat (see an example here). Other brands may employ a pulley system or wormgears and rails to raise your boat out of the water. Side-mount lifts come in pneumatic, manual, and electric varieties, so you can choose the one that best suits your needs.
Side-mount boat lifts are perfect for those who want to store or drydock a pleasure boat at a lake. Likewise, you can benefit if you want to enjoy the ease and simplicity of quickly launching or docking a boat.
Are you looking for a side-mount lift for your boat? Check out our selections today! With both new and used brands, we likely have the perfect option for you. We invite you to check our website and blog for more info.
If you have questions about protecting your vessel or PWC with a boat lift please explore our website to learn more or give us a call at (573) 873-6058.