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These are Real Pictures of boats that were raised on lifts, and fell off. It only takes one failure of a critical part of the lift to drop and potentially ruin your expensive boat! Boat lifts are exposed to all of the harsh conditions of the sea environment, from electrolysis to salt water corrosion and sun damage. They degrade like any other piece of equipment. Unlike much other equipment, boat lifts use extremely high-tension metal cables, and when one of those cables snaps, it can hurt or seriously kill the person operating the lift, or an innocent bystander.
In addition to the risks, boat lifts are very expensive, too. Even a small lift will run you around $10,000.00, and that’s not counting the costs of professional installation and permits.
A boat lift offers few benefits that can offset the stress of having one’s hand on the controls and hearing or feeling the cables strain, bind and snap around your sea craft, with the groan of metal surfaces and beams that could snap at any time. It takes time and proper care to lift or lower a boat safely, all of which leads to stress and lessens the amount of time you could spend actually relaxing on your boat instead of dealing with headaches.
While boat lifts are sometimes indispensable in waterways that have strong currents or high wakes, dealing with the nerve-wracking issues of alignment and balance every time your boat needs to be secured on the lift and raised from the water is something that any boat owner will want to avoid if at all possible.