Without a lift getting to the water involved a scary 15 minute drive in a 4 x 4 vehicle on a steep, rough track. With the lift it will be less that 5 minutes.
Lift 84: 105' at 20°, Getting to the Boathouse
Model: 4-Person (750-pound capacity)
Track: 100' long at 20°
The owners of this lift live at their cottage year-round and found they were spending less and less time in the boathouse and on the water. The lift turns trips to the boathouse into moments to rest and enjoy their view of Muskoka..
We spent a long time laying out this lift with the owner and rejected quite a few possible routes before latching onto this one. The owner was delighted. We were too. It’s so much easier to move a lift before you build it than afterwards.
The owners built a simple access platform. We set the height of the upper station level with the back porch so they can build a single level ramp from the back door to the lift if required. They needed to access the car from one side at the top and the other at the bottom, so this is one of our few lifts with a 2-door car.
We used the natural stone step at the bottom end to act as the lower station platform. The car tucks in so sweet. We attached the button box post to a bracket we fixed to the rock and the track.
The boathouse is a level saunter away.
Ready to roll.
These people needed a lift to carry their Auntie between their home and the car.
Without a lift providing lifetime access from the cottage to the water, this would not have been a viable retirement home for the purchasers. With the lift it created the perfect retirement home.
These cottage owners really needed this lift to utilize the whole cottage and the water, without the lift they were considering selling.
This cottage property was a multi-generational family purchase and, without the lift, it would not have happened.
The Owners decided that it made sense to install this beautiful 2-Pitch Lift in to help sell their unique Shim-Sutcliffe designed cottage. The lift gives all prospective purchaser the ability to get to and from the water.
The new purchaser of this property needed the lift to accommodate his whole family, many who would arrive by boat.