BoatLift Safety Reminders

BoatLift Safety requires constant vigilance. No one can predict when a cable will snap, or when lightning will occur. Children’s safety is paramount whenever they are near a boatlift. This article originally appeared on the Davit Master web site.

This information is important and is well worth reviewing again.


Turn off the power source on A.C. Powered Units (Electrical Breaker) to the lift when not in use. This prevents any outside sources or accidental transmissions from activating the boat lift/remote control system.


Turn off the power source (Electrical Breaker) to the lift when not in use A.C. Powered units.


  • BoatLifts are for use by adults only.
  • Keep hands and clothing away from all moving parts.
  • BoatLifts are not designed for lifting humans.
  • Never ride on the boat when lifting or lowering the boat.
  • Do not exceed the factory recommended load capacity of the lift.
  • Make sure no persons are under, near or on the lift during operation.
  • Do not allow the boat to fill with water.
  • Do not power your boat onto the lift.
  • Always turn the power source off to your lift when servicing your boat or lift.
  • Do not swim in the area of the Boat Lift.
  • BoatLifts are heavy equipment and should be treated as such
  • Inspect your cables once a month.
  • Lubricate your cables monthly with penetrating oil.
  • Replace cables that are frayed or rusted.


image of Boat Lift Cable Lubricant

Boat Lift Cable Lubricant

Just a reminder:

For those who consider the current heat wave as unbearable – this is what the outdoors looked like a mere 70 days ago –


image of 2018 Arrowhead Beach - Crushing a boathouse

2018 Arrowhead Beach – Crushing a boathouse

Where is PWS?

PWS is located in the center of Door County at 7325 St Hwy 57.  It is located 1 mile North of County MM (Hwy 42) and South of Sturgeon Bay.  Look for the intersection of Idlewild Road.  

Want us to address a dock or boat lift topic for you?  Feel free to give us a call.  

Call Jerry at 920-493-4404 or Email for more information.