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Now that you own a waterfront home with a boat dock, you still need one more thing to make the package complete. You need a boat lift. Having a dock attached to your waterfront home allows you easy access to your boat. However, installing a boat lift will make life much easier for you. Here are just three of the reasons why your next investment should be a boat lift.
Gives You More Time to Enjoy the Water
When it comes to boating, you want as much time out on the water as possible. You don't want to waste time getting your boat prepped for take-off before you leave. You also don't want to cut your activities short to accommodate the additional time you'll need to pull your boat into dock and get it secured. That's where the boat lift comes in handy. With a lift, your boat will be stored above the water. All you'll have to do is lower the lift into the water, and your boat will be ready for take-off. When you pull back up to the dock, simply drive your boat up to the lift and push the button. Your boat will be lifted out of the water, and you'll be done.
Provides Safer Storage
If you keep your boat in the water at all times, you could be causing it more harm than you thought. While boats are designed for water-use, too much water can cause serious damage. First, storing your boat in the water will encourage barnacle growth. Once your boat is covered in barnacles, you'll need to scrape them off to prevent damage. Second, storing your boat in the water can cause damage to the protective coating, which can lead to further damage. Finally, when storms come in, the water tends to get rough. If your boat is tethered, the rough waters could force it into the dock, which could cause serious damage. Provide safe storage for your boat by having a lift installed.
Makes Repairs and Maintenance Easier
Repairs and maintenance can be a real pain if your boat is docked in the water at all times. A lift will allow your boat to be elevated above the water so that you can take care of maintenance and repairs safely, and easily. Your boat lift will also allow you to conduct routine inspections, so you can catch minor issues before they turn into major problems.
Contact a service like Abbotts' Construction Services Inc. to learn more.