Frequently Asked Questions
How does the SeaLift Hydraulic System work?
The SeaLift system uses a Single Point of Power utilizing either 1 or 2 hydraulic cylinders to raise and lower the tender / PWC in and out of the water. As the unit is lowered, the tender / PWC is resting in the chocks and stays level as it enters the water. As the system continues to lower, the tender / PWC floats free, allowing access to the swim platform for your enjoyment.
What materials are used to build the SeaLift Hydraulic System?
The SeaLift is manufactured to the highest standards and is custom designed by our engineering department using 3D CAD. The system is built with stainless steel and 954 Navel Bronze bushings for long life in harsh saltwater environments. Anti-fouling paint is used on the transom mounted assembly to deter barnacle and algae growth.
What is the lifting capacity of a SeaLift Hydraulic Transom Lift?
The SeaLift System has a maximum lifting capacity rated up to 2,500 lbs. Boat size and individual application will determine which rated lifting capabilities you choose. SeaLift will not increase capacity greater than allowed by the manufacturer. No transom modifications are required for installation.
How do I choose the approximate size tender/pwc for my boat?
Always keep the length of your tender / PWC at least 2 feet shorter than the width of your transom. For example, a new 40′ Sea Ray Sundancer has a beam that is 13′ 2″ at the widest point, however, at the stern, the swim platform is only 12′ 2″. The ideal size tender for this boat is 10′. Weight can also be an issue.
Will the additional weight on the stern reduce my boats’ performance?
Any time you add weight to the transom of a boat you may affect performance. The goal is to minimize the lift weight and to keep the center of gravity forward over the swim platform.
What if I need more reach to accomodate my large swim platform?
Every SeaLift has a custom made incorporating an integrated Four-Bar Linkage System that is custom engineered to fit your boat’s unique configuration.
Will the SeaLift block the use of my platform?
No. About 1/3 of the tender / PWC beam is over the swim platform which allows access to your platform while minimizing the effect of lift performance. With the SeaLift System, your swim platform remains uncluttered.
Who completes the installation of the SeaLift Hydraulic System?
While SeaLift does not perform installations, we will be pleased to assist you in making these arrangements. We work closely with installation partners who we have trained to perform SeaLift installations. Additionally, you may choose your own marina or service professional. Many marinas and service yards have successfully installed our SeaLift products over the years.
Where can SeaLift be shipped?
We can ship SeaLift almost anywhere in the world and work with both domestic and international freight companies to find the best mode of transit to deliver your SeaLift.
How do I order the SeaLift Hydraulic System?
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