How to Move a Boat Lift

  • 2-8 hours
  • Intermediate
  • 60-500
What You'll Need

How to move a boat lift will depend on the kind of boat lift you have. It is generally difficult to move the boat lift, even though the boat lift itself might be quite capable of lifting the boat. Here’s how you should go about moving your boat lift.

Step 1 – Analyze the Boat Lift

In order to decide what method you should use to move your boat lift, you should really take a look at the boat lift you're trying to move. The boat lift which is not too heavy can be put in place with some floaters, like blocks of Styrofoam.

Step 2 – Call Your Friends

You may need assistants to move a boat lift. Usually people who share the same dock could be of help. The routine method is to help each other in the dock when you are trying to move your boat lifts.

Step 3 – Using a Winch

Using a winch to move the boat lift is a very popular way to move it. This will allow a machine to do all of the work. You can simply guide the boat lift where you want it as the winch draws the lift closer to it.