Lift 65: 85', 25°, 3-station, Near the ground, Partly large and partly small track.

Model: 4-Person 3-Station (750-pound capacity).
Track: 85' at 25°
Year: 2015

These cottage owners had considered getting the lift a few years earlier and decided they needed it to continue enjoying their cottage.

This began as a 2-Station lift but, during construction-time discussions with the owner, he decided that access to the top floor of the boathouse was important and, with the addition of a horizontal walkway extending from the lift to existing second floor deck, a middle station made sense.

The upper station before the railings and gates were completed.

The upper station before the railings and gates were completed.

With the middle station and the walkway there are no steps between the top floor of the boathouse and the cottage and dock.

We used “shallow track”, which has a lower profile but needs legs every 10’ to have the car land at a convenient place on the dock. Even then we had to dig into the ground to make it work.

We tucked the lower station into a previously unused corner of the boathouse.

All the deck work was done by Tony Robinson Construction, based in Windermere