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September 2020
Zach's Boat Lift Service
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Why You Should Winterize Your Boat & How to DIY

As the temperature begins to cool down and summer comes to an end, it is time to start thinking about getting your boat winterized to keep it in good shape. If you do not winterize your boat you may give yourself future unnecessary headaches once the winter months are over. You do not want to have to deal with repairs come spring time when you are itching to use your boat. When it comes to those cooler temps, winterizing your boat is so important!

How to DIY
1. Prep your engine! Make sure you have drained and removed all the water from all parts of your boat that could possibly get water.
2. Apply corrosion protection to your engine. It can be purchased for a very low price on Amazon.
3. Check your owner’s manual for complete fogging, if needed.
4. Add a fuel-stabilizing agent to your fuel system, then run the engine.
5. Change your fuel filters, and any fuel/water separators.
6. Drain your water plumbing systems (sinks, tanks, etc).
7. Add antifreeze to your plumbing systems.
8. Make sure all water is removed from additional areas (livewells, water pumps, etc).
9. Remove drain plugs.
10. Cover your boat and put it in a protected place for storage over the winter.

For additional help on how to winterize your boat yourself, check out this YouTube tutorial!

*To find out more, visit our blog.
Floating Docks & Their Importance in Fluctuating Water
Water levels can always fluctuate because of tides and many other factors. Seasonal changes like rain, snowmelt, or dry periods can cause your water levels to go either up or down significantly. A floating dock system can handle all of these changes while still allowing you to be safe and enjoy the water. 

Stability and Security 
A floating dock may seem like it is not made for stability, but this is not the case. Floating docks are capable of adjusting to fluctuating waters easily compared to docks with legs or wheels. Dock floatation in ShoreMaster's Infinity FTS9 Floating Dock and PolyDock systems is achieved with molded floatation designed for the rigors of waterfront and seasonal use. Even if the outer shell gets damaged, the polystyrene beads will prevent it from the loss of buoyancy. A high-quality floating dock will perform just as well as any other dock with legs!

Keeping Important Things Dry
A floating dock is always going to be coming into contact with the water since it is going to be touching the water at all times. Your dock will never be too high or underwater, no matter how deep the water is. That is the beauty of a floating dock! If there are certain things that cannot get wet on your dock, think about moving those to a different spot!

A Low-Maintenance Alternative 
Floating docks are a low-hassle alternative compared to fixed docks. They are just as durable and customizable as a fixed dock! They are easier since you don't ever have to shift the legs up and down depending on the water level. You will never have to worry about your dock going underwater again!

Next time you are dock shopping, consider a floating dock and all they have to offer!

How to Fold a Canopy Cover

Summer is coming to an end and cooler temperatures will be here before we know it! As fall rolls in, it's time to start thinking about fall clean-up around the lake. Part of that clean-up is removing and folding up your canopy cover.

Before you begin to fold up your canopy, you must make sure that it is as clean as it can be. Now it's time to start removing the cover, grab someone to help you and get started:
  1. To begin, there needs to be one person at each end. Lift the cover off the frame and lay it on the ground.
  2. Begin horizontally folding the cover, as you would a sleeping bag! Fold about 1.5 feet of the cover at a time. Make sure you smooth out each piece as you go. Then, stop when you reach the halfway point.
  3. Fold the cover on the opposite side that has not been folded yet in the same way as the other side. Once the sides meet, fold one side over the other and smooth it out!
  4. Bring one end of the cover to the other as you would when folding a towel in half. Finally, starting at the fold you will then begin to roll it slowly to get out any air that may be trapped inside. Make sure you store it in a dry safe location so you can use it next year without any problems.
Now your canopy is ready to be stored nicely for the colder months and you don't have to worry about it getting ruined sitting outside all winter long!

*For more info, visit our blog.
Seawall Installs & Repairs
Our customers asked and we listened. We are jumping into the seawall business! We will be doing seawall construction and repairs on a first-come, first-serve basis during our slow season (Sept. until the ground freezes). 

We know all too well that seawalls can be a pain point for many lakefront owners and we want to help. If you would like a free quote - contact us.

*We will only be working with vinyl seawalls.
Highlighted Installs
We've had a busy 2020 season all thanks to our amazing customers! We couldn't do all we do without the help of our crew. We can't thank them enough! 

Check out our latest and greatest install above from Lake Allure! This specific one is a ShoreMaster Rhino Marine Systems dock with an A frame style roof. It is classy and built to withhold anything Mother Nature throws at it!

*See more of our latest installs here.

Boat Dock vs. Boat Slip

When you spend a lot of time on the water, you often hear the terms "boat dock", "boat slip", or depending on what lake you live on you often hear "marina" too. Many lake homes that have a boat dock will usually have one or more boat slips.

The differences between the two isn’t huge. While they both give you a place to store your boat, they have their own differences

Basic Differences

A boat dock is an actual structure of wood or metal where you park your boat. Parking your boat at a boat dock is like securing it parallel to the dock and leaving three parts open to the water. Sometimes, a boat dock may have a boat slip. You will be able to tell if it is a boat slip if it has one opening to the water in the back and is shaped like a F, T, L, or possibly even a U shape. A boat slip is more of like a single parking space for your boat. They don't have much room as a boat dock, but make parking a boat easy.

Which One is Better? 

Slips are typically the preferred choice for marinas and people with boats. The reason is because they protect your boat much better as the waves cannot hit more than one side of your boat. 

If you have a limited budget or space, an aluminum boat dock may be the perfect option for you. A dock is also a great choice if you live in a secluded area with just one boat. If you park your boat at a nearby marina or do not have a boat, you may not need a boat slip at all. Even without a boat slip and boat, a dock is the perfect place to sit back, relax, and have fun!

Aluminum Boat Docks
ShoreMaster's aluminum boat docks are lightweight, durable, and have the greatest number of customization possibilities in the industry. You can have your simple dock and then decide to upgrade it later on to make it bigger or even add a slip later on.

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