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Teasem 02-27-2012 11:00 AM

I Need a Boat Lift Mechanic!!
I am in need of a boat lift mechanic, the lift works fine going down, but when I am putting the boat up, and the lift has a little weight on it the motors start clicking on and off like there is to much of a load. I have a 15,000 lb lift with a 25 seacraft on it that weighs 5k. Does anybody have any ideas? I have had an electrician out to replace all the wiring, but still nothing has fixed the problem. It is a hurricane lift, and I have called them, but they couldn't help me or warranty it!! Any suggestions would be helpful.

Thank you in advance,

saltydog251 02-27-2012 11:14 AM

Boat Lift Distributors has a forum on here and they are very helpful!

Teasem 02-27-2012 11:18 AM

Thank you salty dog... I actually just set up a thread on their forum too.

cuure67 02-27-2012 11:21 AM

Check your capacitor on your motor.

China Rider 02-27-2012 11:42 AM

When a lift starts, the motor has to overcome a lot on inertia to get it going - lack of lubrication or bad alignment makes it worse. This causes the capacitors to work really hard, and decrease their service life. The salt water environment doesn't help.

You need a multi tester and instructions from the website, either AO Smith or GE, on how to test them. Remember, a capacitor holds a charge after the power is turned off.

Depending on the lifts age, you might want to take the motors off ( boat won't fall) and take them to an electric motor guy, then you can get new brushes and lube at the same time.

Teasem 02-27-2012 12:36 PM

Thank you everyone for the help..

The lift is only 3 years old.. So I will have them checked out and see what they say..

Shin-Dig 02-27-2012 03:09 PM

Does it have the same problem w/o a boat on it? Check your autostop

Teasem 02-27-2012 05:32 PM

Originally Posted by Shin-Dig (Post 4402599)
Does it have the same problem w/o a boat on it? Check your autostop

Dont think it has an auto stop..

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