FM Model Front Mount Boat Lifts
For Shared or Narrow Slip Applications and Self-centering Docking
Our Front Mount boat lifts were originally created for shared slip applications, so you would be able to install two lifts in an extra-wide slip. Without our FM units, to dock boats in a shared slip you need to carefully guide the front of the boat to one side of the slip or the other. When there is already another boat docked, great care is needed not to bump the bow of the boat or the sides against the other boat in order to prevent scuffing or damage.
But then we discovered the convenience of self-centering docking. The boat lift is front-mounted to the dock with bunk boards automatically centering your boat, protecting it and any other boats sharing the slip. With only 2 moving parts the FM model is an extremely economical lift. Furthermore, the Rotationally Molded Polyethylene Tanks keep all the steel above the waterline.
The FM Model is designed with optional rough water guides and stops to lock the lift in the raised position and reduce the leverage that the lift puts on the dock. This is an important feature because without it, a long, narrow lift can be hard on a dock in rough water.
Due to this fact, we typically recommend these small lifts for calm lakes or coves with quiet water where there are no large boats causing big wakes.
With a solid frame made with heavy-duty channel more than 1/4” thick, the FM model front mount boat lift will give you many years of trouble-free boating without spending more for the lift than the boat.
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