For decades, boat owners have struggled to keep their boat clean and in top shape due to corrosive marine environments. Boat lifts have provided a solution, but not without hassles for the owner. ShoreStation, from Midwest Industries, solves this with its FlexPower® hydraulic boat lifts.
Many traditional boat house and piling mounted lifts use cables wound around poles or drums to lift the boat. Wound cable rubs against itself causing fraying and diminishing cable life. Traditional lifts are also very slow and require costly maintenance.
Instead of this outdated system, ShoreStation’s hydraulic lift system utilizes DC power and hydraulic cylinders to pull the cables, providing the fastest lift speeds on the market while minimizing cable wear. This no-maintenance cable system can’t overwind or unspool like traditional lifts either. The stainless steel cables come with an industry-leading 15-year warranty. ShoreStation FlexPower hydraulic lifts are available for both boat house and pile mount applications.
Winner of the 2014 NMMA Product Innovation Award and the fastest lift on the market, ShoreStation FlexPower hydraulic lifts pull 96″ of cable per minute. On windy or wavy days, a slow-moving lift can be a safety issue. With ShoreStation FlexPower hydraulic lifts, the platform quickly captures the boat, reducing the time needed to hold it in place.
Operating on DC power ensures owners can avoid the hassle of costly electrical installations or issues. Easier to maintain and safer than AC power, DC power eliminates electricity hazards. There’s also no risk of a power outage ruining a day on the water.
DC operation enables solar power to charge the lift’s battery. Since the battery is always charging, it can deliver 10-13 lifts in one day. ShoreStation also offers solar lights, canopy lights and accessories. Each lift comes with two wireless key fobs for convenient remote operation. They can also be programmed to control some of the accessories.
For more peace of mind for boat owners, ShoreStation FlexPower hydraulic lifts come with upper limit switches, preventing users from lifting the boat too high. Owners also no longer have to worry about residue dripping down onto their boat from greasy overhead cable winders.
ShoreStation FlexPower hydraulic lifts are available in 4,000 lb. to 30,000 lb. capacities and have a manufacturer’s suggested retail price range of $8,000-$35,000 (price based on weight capacity).
More information on the benefits of ShoreStation over traditional lifts can be found at http://www.shorestation.com/pdf_docs/brochures/Cable-Winder.pdf.
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