Lift 36: A Four-Person Lift that Makes Island Living Great

Model: 4-Person (750-pound capacity)
Track: 110' at 30°
Year: 2010

With this island lift, we found an optimal route for the lift but  while the top station was easy to locate and build, the lower end was tightly constrained and the lift would have to be close to the ground. Getting the last few feet to the dock would have required removing a tree and relocating a building. The owners decided the tree was more important than the last few feet. As it turned out, with the lower platform at chest height it's easier to load and unload the car.