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Can RipRap Help My Waterfront Property?

What is RipRap?

Riprap is a layer of loose rocks that is used to cover a shoreline and protect it from water erosion.  The rocks are typically a crushed granite material, varying in sizes. As waves come crashing in, slowly over time they will begin to erode the shoreline back and disturb it’s look. By covering a shoreline with riprap, it creates a natural look that prevents water from washing soil and sand away. The construction process begins by laying out a mesh layer of geotextile fabric to prevent soil from seeping back into the water. Then, the shoreline is covered with large rocks of crushed granite, typically supplied by your local quarry, to prevent the water from crashing into the soil. Overall, the installation process for riprap will not disturb the environment.

Geist Riprap

Why Do I Need RipRap?

While riprap is great for aesthetic reasons, it’s main use is to prevent water erosion.  There are many options for preventing water erosion, but riprap is the cheapest and most natural option. The biggest factor when determining if riprap is the right solution for your land is the slope and natural look. If your land isn’t too steep, such as a 2:1 slope where the land rises every 2 feet for every foot it goes back, or if you want to maintain the natural look of the terrain then riprap is the best option.

RipRap vs Seawall

The two choices that Deaton’s Waterfront Services offers for managing your shoreline are riprap and seawalls. Seawalls offer much more protection against shoreline erosion, but the construction method is also more intensive on the land. Heavy machinery such as an excavator are going to need to terraform your land into the right position then drive metal sheet panels into the ground. Seawalls are also more expensive than riprap due to the construction costs. If you’re looking for a budget method to protect your shoreline, riprap is the best way to go.

Deaton’s Waterfront Services has an expert coastal management team that ensures to protect shorelines from water erosion. We will come out and inspect your property to determine the best solution for you, free of charge. If you’re interested in protecting your investment from erosion, feel free to reach out to us or give our office a call at (317)747-4933.

 

Preparing your PWC for Winter

As the summer season starts to cool down, it also brings an end to boating season. Now it’s time to start planning on removing your watercrafts from the water. Every year, watercraft must undergo winterization to ensure they will be in the same condition they were left in for the next boating season. Without winterizing, water that remains inside the watercraft for cooling will freeze and expand, damaging the engine and other parts. So to protect your investment, the best course of action is to winterize.

How to Winterize Your PWC

Winterizing a smaller watercraft such as a jet ski is much easier than a larger boat. To winterize your jet ski, just follow these steps:

1. Drain all water.

As stated earlier, water will freeze and expand during the winter which can cause damage to your engine and other internal components. To drain all water out of a jet ski, tilt it up by using a boat ramp or jet ski lift. Start the engine for around 30 seconds, and rev the throttle periodically to shoot all water out. After no more water comes out, turn off the engine.

2. Clean your PWC.

Now is the time to scrub and clean the outside of our jet ski. Take some soap and water and clean the hull. After that, clean and wax the outer shell to keep it looking new and protect it from UV damage. Last, clean the bilge area of the jet ski to remove all grime and gunk.

3. Run Anti-Freeze through your system.

For colder climates such as here in Indiana, you’ll want to make sure any leftover moisture doesn’t expand and cause damage. Get some marine grade anti-freeze, either pre-mixed or concentrate that you mix yourself, and place a hose in the flush outlet. Turn the engine on and make sure the anti-freeze is cycled into your system until the mixture has passed through the exhaust.

4. Stabilize and fill your fuel.

You always want to store your jet ski with a full tank of fuel to prevent condensation. Start by adding a fuel stabilizer to your tank and running your engine in 30 second intervals. This gives your fuel a longer life, which prevents you from wasting a full tank of gas.

5. Lubricate all cables and connections.

Using a lubricant recommended by your PWC’s manufacturer, spray all cables and seals to prevent them from corroding.

6. Oil your PWC.

To further ensure that water and moisture won’t settle on your components, spray fogging oil on the carburetor and spark plug cylinders. You can access this by removing your air filter. Spray the fogging oil while your engine is turned on, and keep doing so until it stalls. Remove the spark plugs and spray fogging oil into each hole. You’ll want to cover the holes with a rag and turn on your engine to ensure the holes are properly lubricated. It’s normal for your engine not to start at this point. Don’t forget to replace your air filter and spark plugs once you are done.

7. Remove and safely store your battery.

Leaving the battery inside the PWC will usually result in a dead battery once spring rolls around. It’s recommended to remove your battery by disconnecting each terminal, and store it in an area that won’t go below freezing. It’s recommended to store your battery on a mat, rather than placing it directly on concrete.

8. Cover the exhaust to prevent critters.

As it starts to get colder, animals and insects are gonna look for a dry, safe space to stay. By covering your exhaust with steel wool or dryer sheets, you’ll remove their method of entry.

9. Cover and store your PWC.

The final step of the PWC winterization process is to cover the PWC with a tarp or jet ski cover. It’s recommended to store your PWC on a trailer for easy transportation. Don’t store your jet ski in your house, as it will emit deadly fumes since it still is full of gas.

PWC Winterization at Deaton’s

While Deaton’s Waterfront Services is currently not offering winterization services, we are planning on eventually offering once we have the space to store boats and trailers. We estimate this service to be ready for the 2021 season. If you have any questions or comments related to PWCs, or anything else, feel free to call our office at (317)747-4933, or you can request a quote here. Our team of experts will work with you to find the best solution that fits your needs.

The Top 5 Signs To Replace Your Dock

Replacing your dock is never an easy decision to come to. Hearing that your dock will need replaced is like giving it a death sentence. Everyone knows it is much cheaper to repair a dock rather than replace it. There are many cases where a dock can be repaired, but sometimes docks are simply too old and aren’t repairable. Fortunately, modern boat docks are built with the latest techniques to see that they’ll last for decades. Today, we’ll look at the symptoms that your dock isn’t repairable and will need replaced.

When Is It Time to Replace My Dock?

1. Rusted Frames/Supports

For metal docks such as floating or stationary, rust can be a big issue over time. Small holes and cracks in the frame can always be repaired, but when large portions start to rust and break it means there is not much life left. Supports such as pipe driven into the ground can also rust and give out over time, which is also fatal in stationary docks.

2. Warped Frames

Heavy waves and currents can create pressure that will twist and bend frames over time to cause a major warp. Collisions will also warp your frames, and can be caused by boat accidents or large pieces of debris. In cold-weather climates, stationary docks also face a problem with warping. As ice thaws, sometimes the land will shift causing the support beams driven into the ground to also move.

3. Rotten Wood

If your dock is constructed out of wood, once it starts to splinter and rot it is time to replace the dock. While docks with wood decking can simply replace the decking, docks built with wooden frames and supports suffer structure damage once they start to rot.

4. Refurbishing Too Costly

Once a dock gets so old that all the floats need replaced and the entire decking needs redone, it may be a better financial decision to simply replace the dock. While in the short term it may seem less costly, but at some point the frames will wear out which could be sooner than later. So it makes more sense in the long term to replace the dock and worry less about maintenance.

5. Foundation Damage

On fishing piers and boathouses that require a concrete foundation, it is important to regularly inspect the foundation for cracks and damage. Once the pilings start to give out, they are no longer safe to support the dock.

High Quality Docks From Deaton’s Waterfront Services

When the diagnosis has been made that it’s time to replace your dock, Deaton’s Waterfront Service’s has the team of experts that will gladly assist you in designing a high quality dock that perfectly fits your needs. Our docks are built to last using the latest marine construction techniques. If you are interested in replacing your dock, or need our experts to come out for an inspection feel free to contact us or give our office a call at (317) 747-4933.

The Best Waterfront Features for Parks and Camps

Summer is almost upon us once again, so it’s time to get the waterfront ready for all the fun! People love to escape the hot summer heat by heading to the their local public waterfront, and kids love to do the same at their local summer camps. Some waterfront owners may find that they are lacking in traffic, and are searching for ways to improve the fun. Well look no further! Today, we are going to be looking at features that can be added to increase the entertainment on the water.

The Best Features For A Waterfront

1. Swim Platform

One of the most common features at summer camps and parks is a platform for swimming. A swim platform allows for easy access in and out of the water, and it can be at any location out in the water. Easy access to cool water will increase the swimming traffic at your waterfront.

EZ Dock can be configured to make a great swimming platform. With it’s modular design and durable polyethylene construction any shape or size of swim platform is possible, and you’ll never have to worry about splintering or rotting. Accessories such as slides and ladders are easy to add-on, increasing the fun even more!

2. Kayak Launch

Another popular activity on the water is kayaking/canoeing. Getting in a small water vehicle and paddling is a great way to exercise in a relaxing and cool setting. EZ Dock produces two different types of kayak launches to help people get in and out of the water with ease. Kayakers will not have to worry about accessing the water and having their kayak fly out from under their feet by being kept in a steady position while they sit down into their small boat. Then they can simply use the built in rails to launch themselves into the water, all without getting wet if they desire!

A key benefit to kayaking is it allows people with disabilities to access the water. EZ Dock’s kayak launches can be built to fit all ADA requirements to give those with disabilities access to a safe area to launch their kayak.

3. Fishing Pier

Another great aspect of the water is the relaxing sport of fishing. People will look to escape the stress of their work week by going to their local fishing spot, and having a fishing pier on your waterfront is a great way to make sure they head your way! A fishing pier can be great for the type to like to sit on on a dock and enjoy the view as well.

Many great fishing piers have been built with EZ Dock. It allows for fishing pier designs to be shaped into however they want due to their modularity, so anything from a standard T-shape design to an open inner fishing area is possible. EZ Dock has many accessories to help improve the quality of life for the fisherman including benches, railings that hold poles, and fish cleaning stations. They can even be equipped with dock boxes for storage of waterfront supplies like life jackets or floaties.

Deaton’s Waterfront Services Can Help

The water can be one of the hottest attractions of the summer if it has the right features to make the most out of it. Fortunately, the experts at Deaton’s Waterfront Services have over 35 years of experience in transforming waterfronts. We know how to improve your waterfront,  because we have done it to so many across the Midwest over the years. If you are interested in adding a new feature to your waterfront, feel free to request a quote here on our website, or give our office a call at (317) 747-4933.

Safe Social Distancing During Dock Repairs

We are currently in the middle of a huge global health crisis due to COVID-19. It has impacted so much in the world during the fight to prevent further spread. Things we take for granted such as sports, movies, and grooming services aren’t able to operate at the moment, but thankfully Deaton’s Waterfront Services is an essential operation to ensure that waterfronts are still maintained and operating. During these troubling times, we have had to make changes to the way we are able to perform our business, including implementing social distancing practices while we are installing or repairing equipment. Today we are going to talk about the steps we are taking to ensure that we don’t put anyone at risk.

Social Distancing Practices at Deaton’s

Our Office:

The first steps we have taken to ensure that everyone is maintaining a safe social distance include changes we have made to our office. To start, we are currently not allowing walk-in appointments. If you would like to set up an appointment, feel free to give our office a call at (317)747-4933. We are enforcing that anyone that does enter our office maintain a 6 FT distance as recommended by the CDC. Our Shipping and Receiving departments are still fully operational, but everything must still be scheduled during these times. Payments may be made over the phone. Any questions regarding payment arrangements may be referred to our office.

We are taking our exposure to the virus very seriously by sanitizing our workstations and surface areas. Our employees are operating without exposure to the virus, and if they display any symptoms are being told to stay home. We are also limiting our exposure to clients possibly infected, so if you have been in contact with the virus please do not contact us.

On The Water:

We are trying to ensure that our face-to-face interactions with our customers is minimal. During this time, we are using Zoom to digitally meet with our customers. We recommend that anyone seeking repairs take plenty of pictures of the area that will be inspected. We will inform you of when we will have a crew there, and try to arrange contact information with the people that will be performing work on your equipment and you. The key thing we ask people is to please maintain a 6 FT distance between you and our employees. We wouldn’t want to risk the health of anyone during this time.

During these times, it’s still great to get out on the water and relax. However the time for huge docks parties, or party boats is not now. We ask that everyone maintain healthy social distancing guidelines while they are performing any outdoor activities.

If you are in need of any emergency repairs, feel free to request a quote, or give our office a call at (317)747-4933. We will have someone get in touch with you to come for a free inspection. As always, we hope everyone stays safe and hope to see you all out on the water!

Boat Show 2020 Season: Tips and Tricks

Visiting a boat show is a great way to keep up to date with the latest waterfront innovations. You’ll be able to see new products in person, chat with experts, and get an idea on what your next move on the water might be. Boat shows can be overwhelming to newcomers however. Today we are going to visit what a typical trip to a boat show will look like, so there won’t be any surprises!

Planning Before Going to a Boat Show

If you’re interested in going to a boat show, first look online to see when one will be in your area. Once you’ve decided which show you’re going to attend you need to see what the cost of admission will be. Some shows may have free admission, but most are going to charge for tickets. There may however be a promotion or giveaway going on around the local area, such as discounted tickets or radio promotions, so be sure to look out for those.

Some shows may have websites that post schedules, events, and maps that will give you an idea of what it will look like before attending. For example, in Indianapolis you can visit the Indy Boat, Sport, & Travel Show website to see all kinds of information.

Arriving at the Boat Show

When visiting a boat show, the first tip is to get a map of all the vendors and exhibits. You’ll be able to see where the vendors that might fit your needs such as new boats, accessories, docks, and more are located and head there. This will help save time if you’re on a mission, but you might want to take the chance to browse all around to see anything that might catch your eye.

One tip to remember before you arrive is to bring something to carry stuff in such as a bag or folder. You’ll be given lots of promotional material, flyers, foldables, and catalogs. You’ll also likely receive a lot of free merchandise such as pens, key chains, drink koozies, and more.

Visiting a Vendor Booth

When visiting a vendor’s booth, such as Deaton’s Waterfront Services’, look for brochures, handouts, or free merchandise to grab. If you see something that you like, ask the person representing the booth questions about the product. For example, when customers visit our booth they typically want to know what lift will be best for their boat, or more information about one of our EZ Dock products.

One thing to keep in mind while in the booth is to take time to decide what you want. A sales rep is going to try and get you to commit right there, which could lead to regret over your decision once the product doesn’t fit your exact needs. Take information home with you to read and decide what is best for you. Even if the show is ending soon, there’s usually a phone number or business card for you to be able to get in touch with the person selling the product your interested in.

Final Advice for Boat Shows

Going to a boat show can be made easy with the right tips and tricks. They are a great way to learn more about products you’re interested in. Another good thing about boat shows is being able to see the product in person. The key things to remember while at a boat show is to ask questions, get the proper informational material, and don’t make irrational decisions.

Deaton’s Waterfront Services exhibits at several boat shows across the Midwest. Keep an eye out on our events page or our Facebook to see when we’ll be in your area next. If you are interested in any of our products, or have questions regarding our upcoming boat show season feel free to give us a call at (317)747-4933 or contact us using our online form.

Beginners Guide to Seawalls

As many already know, owning a waterfront property doesn’t come without risks. Docks, boats, and any other waterfront equipment all come with their own risks and headaches, but people often overlook their land. Homeowners want to protect their investment, yet they will see their land slowly eroding over time due to the waters’ acidity. The prime way to protect your waterfront investment is with a seawall.

Advantages of Owning A Seawall

A seawall’s main purpose is to help keep your land in control. However, you can break that down and look at all the benefits it can provide. A seawall will help protect your home’s value by preventing the shoreline from eroding. This will help a home not only maintain it’s value, but also increase it  and perhaps allow the house to sell quickly when the time comes.

Another protection method that seawalls offer is protection from natural disasters such as floods or hurricanes. Water will have a much higher distance to travel before it reaches land. This helps buy time in case of any evacuations. A seawall can also prevent water from traveling to a house.

Constructing A Seawall

When developing seawall, first the shoreline must be evaluated to determine which type will fit best. Generally in the Midwest, the two types of seawall you’ll find is curved and vertical. The next decision to make would be the material used. There are several types of material from galvanized or non-galvanized steel, concrete, vinyl, or composite. We here at Deaton’s Waterfront Services commonly construct steel seawalls. During construction of one of our seawalls, we first lay out our panels by interlocking them and making sure they’re level. Once level, we drive the panel into the ground using an excavator. The height of your seawall off the water is known as the grade. Typically this is 30-40″ off the water, but every case is different. To finish the installation process up, the panels will be covered with a  top cap and tied back to the support poles.

Best Time for Seawalls

While most waterfront projects typically must be done in season when the lake is thawed, the nice thing about seawalls is they can be installed year-round! So for an easier installation, the best time of the year to purchase a seawall and have it installed would be winter since the schedule will practically be wide open.

Owning a seawall is an investment that will pay for itself over time. It helps maintain the value of your property, and gives you a layer of protection against nature. If you are interested in a seawall, feel free to request a quote from us. Feel free to stop by our office at 215 S. Madison St, Fortville, IN 46040 or give us a call at (317)747-4933.

 

The Effects Weather Can Have On A Dock

Winter weather is known by many as a dock’s worst enemy. Harsh weather can have catastrophic effects on a dock such as rusted frames, rotten/destroyed decking, broken bolts, and more. Deaton’s Waterfront Services is luckily here to inform all about the negative effects weather will have on a dock, and ways to prevent them.

Factors of Weather That Affect Docks

There are several factors to take into consideration when a new dock is in the design phase. While it is easy to move quickly in the short term of getting a new dock, it could end up becoming very costly long term. Thankfully the experts at Deaton’s have 30 years of experience, and are trained to account for factors such as:

  • Wind Load
  • Snow Load
  • Earth Shifting
  • Sink Holes
  • Ice
  • Temperature
  • Water Fluctuation

These factors should not only be considered for just the dock, but also for any accessories that may go along with it. This includes lifts, PWC ports, launches, slides, ladders, and more. The team at Deaton’s Waterfront Services is equipped to ensure a worry-free installation. This includes anything related to the waterfront: docks, walls, and lifts. Now let’s take a look at how the weather will impact the different types of docks.

Weather Effects on a Floating Dock

Floating docks are better equipped to handle rougher weather, but not by much. The key difference between the two docks’ reaction to weather is that a floating dock will fluctuate with water.  A floating dock is just as susceptible to rotten decking and rusted frames as a stationary dock is. The ways to combat harsh weather in a floating dock is all in the quality of the build. A hot-dipped galvanized steel dock with a weather-resistant decking and thick-shelled floats will handle rough weather a lot better than a wooden dock with cheap floats.

Any floating dock will have a maximum weight capacity. The maximum weight that can be carried or supported will be rated by the buoyancy that is underneath the frame and decking. Typically we like to see at least a buoyancy of #25-95 pounds of live load per square foot. Live load is the optimal buoyancy you can maintain across the square footage of your floating platform that’s on the water. The floats are the largest factor you need to consider, most flotation over time will develop lack of optimal buoyancy. This contributes to the dock losing freeboard. “Freeboard “is the measurement from the water line to the top of the dock. Measured freeboard of a floating boat dock depends on the usage, or watercraft that will be using it. Typical freeboard is from 5”- 40”, Deaton’s Waterfront Services can help you measure the recommended proper freeboard.

Weather Effects on a Stationary Dock

Stationary dock structures are anchored by having poles, pilings, or supports being driven or anchored into the bottom of the lake bottom. This is a nice and stable way for installation that creates a solid platform. The biggest worry to this dock is ice / landshift. If the anchors or pilings settle or get shifted with ice or land movement this will cause the dock to be unlevel, and dangerous to use. There are ways to combat this by using bubblers, water attenuators, or have shoreline stabilization installed. A lot of this can be overcome by doing some core samplings of the soil, and making sure to take the necessary measures.

If the weather affects your dock in any way, or you are interested in designing a new dock feel free to request a quote from us. Our team at Deaton’s Waterfront Services will be happy to help. Give us a call at (317) 747-4933 or stop by our office located at 215 S. Madison St, Fortville, IN 46040.

Pros and Cons of Using a Dock Kit

When the time comes to replace or install a dock, you have a few options. Do you want to go the DIY route? Or would it be better to call on a team of dock builders? Reviewing the pros and cons of each scenario can give you a better idea of what the best dock solution will be for you and your site.

Benefits of Getting a DIY Dock Kit

If you’re pretty handy with other building projects, opting for a DIY dock kit can make a lot of sense. There are plenty of systems available today, and you can even call on your local waterfront services company to see if they can help you find the right fit for your needs.

1. You can work on your own timeline

Working with a dock kit can be appealing because it gives you the flexibility to complete your dock build on your terms. It doesn’t matter if you want to stretch the project out for a few weeks or tackle it in a single weekend. Plus, you can have the bragging rights when to you get to the end—knowing that you did it all yourself.

2. You might feel more comfortable making repairs

Being the one to see your dock build through from start to finish can also help you down the road. When any repairs pop up, you’ll probably be better equipped to handle them on your own because you know exactly how your dock is constructed. You attached those floats, brackets, and sleeves all on your own.

3. You can save money on labor costs

Moreover, assuming you already have the skill set required, you should be able to save on the overall cost of your dock when you work with a kit. Getting rid of any labor expenses can open up the doors to invest that money elsewhere.

Reasons for a Custom Dock Builder

Even if you’re leaning towards getting a dock kit, it’s worth looking at the other side of things for the installation itself. You can always call on a waterfront company to purchase your dock kit and then utilize them for the actual construction too.

1. You can get it done right—the first time

When you find a crew that’s had years of experience installing custom docks or dock kits, you should be able to expect high-quality work. There’s a good chance that you’ll run into a few problems when you work through a build on your own. If you pass the job onto another team, you could save yourself some stress.

2. Your waterfront might need professionals

Not every site is super convenient for building a dock. If you have a steep shoreline or have had issues with your dock in the past, you might want to call on a professional dock builder from the get go. That way, they can make sure your anchoring is set up correctly and that your installation is secure.

3. You could buy your dock kit from them

Even if you want to build with a dock kit and do the work on your own, you can still benefit from calling on your local dock builder. Odds are, they’ll already have a selection of dock kits for sale. They’ll also be able to give you a little insight on the process before you get started. That’s how we handle dock kits here at Deaton’s Waterfront Services. If you want to learn more, please don’t hesitate to call us at (317) 747-4933.

Do I Need to Clean the Algae Off My Boat?

We’ve all seen that green scum on the water. Algae blooms are becoming more and more common for lakes and reservoirs, and that can lead to a few problems. You’ve probably heard that certain types of blue-green algae produce toxins, so it makes sense that you wouldn’t want to swim in those areas. But can algae in general really be that bad for boats and docks?

Potential Issues with Algae

As with any ecosystem, waterfronts have a specific food chain. Algae are a key part of these systems. Rivers, lakes, and even oceans all rely on algae to feed small invertebrates like zooplankton. Those organisms are then eaten by fish, and on and on the food chain goes. The problem, though, is that sometimes algae start to upset the food chain. When too many algae blooms spread out across the water, the dissolved oxygen levels can get too low and make the conditions bad for fish.

In a different vein, algae can also be problematic for boats and docks. Ignoring it can lead to ugly staining, like a green ring around your boat or slimy lines along the edges of your dock. In addition to these cosmetic issues, some marinas will also decide to tag watercraft that have excessive boat algae. Contaminated boats just end up carrying algae outbreaks to other sites, which makes the problem even harder to manage. Each waterfront has to protect their own site and work to keep their ecosystem balanced.

If you don’t stay on top of cleaning boat algae, you could be dealing with other problems down the road too. Your boat’s maneuverability can dramatically decrease when you have too much algae on the hull. The algae can also add drag, which will lower your speed on the water and increase your fuel usage and costs. In extreme situations, the algae could even cause corrosion. Keeping your watercraft clean helps you avoid these problems so you can enjoy your time on the water without any setbacks.

How to Manage Boat Algae

It’s normal to want to clean your boat or dock to take care of any ongoing algae issues. You can get rid of those algae lines and help your boat function like it should. Just remember: algae blooms thrive on nutrients like phosphorous and ammonia. That’s why it’s important to use a phosphate-free cleaning agent. Something with a neutral pH and a biodegradable label is usually best. This will help prevent more algae from showing up at your waterfront.

You’ll need to take your boat out of the water to clean it completely. Ideally, you’ll be able to use a boat lift. But if not, you can move your boat onto a trailer. Then you can either use a boat algae cleaner or tackle the problem with a good power washing. It might take a lot of work the first time around, but the effort you put in now can help protect your boat. If you want to avoid cleaning boat algae in the future, then you’ll want to consider getting a boat lift.

Protect Your Watercraft with a Boat Lift!

The longer your boat spends time in the water, the more likely you’ll be dealing with an algae problem. When you can use a boat lift, you’re giving the hull space from the water—and the algae. This helps it stay cleaner from season to season, so you don’t have to mess with extensive cleaning.

When you’re ready to get set up with a new boat lift services (or if you need boat lift repair to start using yours again), know that our team at Deaton’s Waterfront Services is here to help. Being able to prevent algae from sticking to your watercraft in the first place is so much easier in the long run. It also gives you the freedom to visit other sites without fear of getting turned away because of an algae problem with your boat. Send us a message to learn more about our boat lift dealers and installation process. We’d be happy to answer your questions!