Lift 58: A Lift that Gets the Whole Family to the Waterfront

Model: 4-Person (750-pound capacity)
Track: 70' at 40°
Year: 2014




These owners didn't know about inclined lifts until we met at the 2014 Spring Cottage Life Show. They explained that access to the water had become impossible for some family members. Their lift now allows everyone to be at the lakefront together.

The top station is about 15 feet off the ground, preserving an existing foot path that runs under the track. (It’s fun walking under the track or riding in the car over the footpath.) We built a simple picket-fence-type rail at the top with a matching interlocked sliding gate. The car, winch housing, and panel cover were stained to match the cottage. This lift also has a “Park” button that moves the car off the dock when not in use.