The Boat Lift Helper is easy to use, but it’s important to observe the following safety measures to prevent property damage or personal injury. In addition to these precautions, normal personal safety procedures should always be exercised while working in or near the water. Please read the entire Boat Lift Helper installation guide before use.
Read all safety warnings and all instructions. Failure to follow the warnings and instructions may result in electric shock, and/or serious injury. The lift can tip over by not by not properly following the Installation Guide and the Safety Warning Guide.
· Always have an additional two adults to handle the lift in case of; changing wind, balance, water conditions, or any unforeseen problems that may arise during operation.
· Do not install the system unless a dock or other high stable structure is in the water to walk on to get higher leverage on the lift.
· Stay alert, watch what you are doing and use common sense when operating the Boat Lift Helper system. Do not use the system while you are tired or under the influence of drugs, alcohol or medication. A moment of inattention while operating the system may result in serious personal injury.
· Do not install or raise boat lift when wind, waves, or current may interfere with safe control of the floating lift.
· Do not drag air-lift-bags across the ground, damage may occur as a result.
· Do not inflate the air-lift-bags or move the boat lift with the lift canopy installed, it may work as a sail if the wind suddenly increases. Only operate system on a calm day.
· Do not expose power tools to rain or wet conditions.
· Do not inflate the air-lift-bags with the boat on the lift. This will cause damage to the air bags, lift, or boat and may cause harm to the operator.
· Do not tow or move a floated lift over open water or float the lift to a different location on the lake.
· Do not use a ladder or unstable support. Stable footing on a solid surface enables better control in unexpected situations.
· Do not climb on the floating boat lift or use the Boat Lift Helper as a flotation or personal safety device.
· Do not attempt to lift more than the recommend weight for the air-lift-bags (800 lbs. maximum per pair with the 6ft system, 900lb for 7ft system, 1,000lb for 8ft system).
· Do not attempt to modify this system or create accessories not recommended for use. Any such alterations or modifications is misuse and could result in a hazardous condition leading to possible serious personal injury.
· Attachment of the air-lift-bags should be at the front (bow) and rear (stern) of the lift to provide optimum stability. Position the air-lift-bags left or right to balance off center items such as the crank.
· Do not have heavy accessories on the boat lift (such as batteries, etc.) until the lift has been moved into position and the air-lift-bags have been deflated as they may make the lift weight distribution severely unbalanced.
· Water in the lift’s beams or mud on the pads when re-floating your air-lift-bags may create instability as the lift rises.
· Do not run boat propeller while boat is in the boat lift.
· For security, tether the boat lift to a dock in case wind or water conditions should change. Failure to secure the lift could cause a lack of control over the floating lift.
· Do not allow familiarity with the system to make you careless. Remember that a careless fraction of a second is sufficient to inflict serious injury.
· Each system may be +/- 1” from the stated length.
· After placing your lift in the water, start by inflating one air-lift-bag. When it rises to the surface continue inflating until it appears FIRM (Min. 2.5 P.S.I.) Repeat on the second bag. This will help to maintain stability of the lift.
· When the lift is positioned in the chosen location, FULLY deflate one air-lift-bag until the lift legs on that side are resting on the lake bottom before you begin to deflate the second bag. This will help to maintain stability to the lift. Test lift to ensure it has settled firm to the bottom.
· When removing/moving your lift, start by inflating one air-lift-bag. When it rises to the surface continue inflating until it appears FIRM (Min. 2.5 P.S.I.) Repeat on the second bag. This will help to maintain stability of the lift.
· As the boat lift begins to rise, stand clear of the lifting path and avoid being positioned between the lift and dock. Injury could result from unexpected movement.
ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD – Use of electric powered tools near water, in damp areas and on metal docks is inherently dangerous. Extreme caution is recommended in use of powered tools like air pumps near the water.
SAFETY WARNING Not following instructions or observing safety warnings could result in property damage, severe personal injury, or even death.
There is a 20% restocking fee for unused kits returned (freight prepaid). Credit less the cost of initial shipment and handling.
Boat Lift Helper®, Easy-Float Lift-Launch®, Float Your Boat Lift® and the Boat Lift Helper® logo are Registered Trademarks.
Boat Lift Helper® is protected by U.S. Patent #8123433, and Canada Patent CA2676931