Boat Lift Distributors, Inc. - Zincs for lifts
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10-13-2010, 04:10 PM
My Sister recently purchased a beach house in Manahawkin NJ and it came with a 10,000 lbs. Boat lift which I believe is made of galvanized aluminum. When she had her boat set up for it the “set up guy”said that we need to put zincs on it. After he explained what zincs were and why we need them we went to the local boating shop and purchased 2 egg shaped zincs and tied them to some rope and dropped them into the water next to the lift. After reading a few threads about lifts and zincs I wonder if the zincs should be connected by a cable and if a metal to metal contact is needed? Any info on this would be much appreciated.
10-14-2010, 05:44 AM
Lots of problems with your statement and question.
Just go to http://www.boatzincs.com/
They are sponsors of this site
Call the 800 number and they will help you figure out what your lift is made of and what type of protection you need. You can buy if from them and have it delivered to you at a good price.
What you are doing now (zincs on a rope) is not doing anything.
10-14-2010, 11:38 AM
Thanks NJ208 I"m going to find our what the lift is made of and will give those guys a call.
10-15-2010, 06:22 AM
NJ208 is accurate, tying the zincs to a rope will do nothing, either attach with a copper wire or fasten to the lift itself. Go to the link posted previously, they'll fix you up.
Boat Lift Distributors, Inc.
10-15-2010, 02:00 PM
Thanks again guys, I just order a Magnesium Anode from Boatzincs.com and will install it as soon as we get it. My sisters lift is a 6000lb. capacity cantilever boatlift with (2) ¾ hp A.O.Smith motors and is a galvanized steel lift with stainless steel cables.