When a major storm is on its way, you want to ensure all of your belongings are adequately protected. This includes your boat and boat lifts in South Florida. When enough warning time has been given, you want to follow the tips below to keep all of your property safe and secure.
How to Prepare Your Boat
Your first step should be to remove the boat from its lift and store it away in a safe place. If you are unable to remove and store the boat, raise your dock lift as high as you can to keep the boat above potential storm surge. Remove any plugs from the boat, so water can adequately drain out. If you cannot remove or raise your boat, tie it to secure anchor points with long ropes.
How to Prepare Your Boat Lift
When your boat is appropriately stored away, your next step is to protect your boat lift. Lower the cradle to the bottom of the water, as this will prevent it from swaying and taking the force of harsh waves. If you are unable to remove the boat from the lift, remove all motors, switches, and covers and store them in a safe place. This will ensure not all essential components are damaged by saltwater.
At Vogell Marine Inc., we are dedicated to building high-quality boat lifts in South Florida. For more information on our services and how to protect your investment during severe weather, give us a call today at (561) 848-3333.
Boat lifts in South Florida are a great way to keep your watercraft accessible and protected from the damage that can occur from water storage. Lifting it out of the water will help you avoid a variety of issues, from delamination to storm damage.
At Vogell Marine Inc., we construct a variety of high-quality boat lifts for those looking to keep their home on the water safe and secure. It is much better to let the professionals create and install your boat lift rather than to try to build one yourself. You can compromise the structural integrity of your dock, as well as your boat if you do not know exactly what you are doing.
Many boats are built with the intention to be stored on dry docks, not in the water. If stored improperly, you can damage your boat and lose out on a hefty investment. Storing your boat in the water will contribute to performance decreases and the loss of value.
Our team will consult with you to determine the best options for your needs. You want to ensure the materials used are suitable for your water climate, as well as strong enough to support the vessel you will be docking. We can build boat lifts for everything from jet-skis to yachts. Our company is experienced in a variety of marine construction services and will work with you to build the best structure for you.
Contact Vogell Marine Inc. today for more information on our boat lifts in South Florida. You can reach our team by calling (561) 848-3333.