Lift 85: 47', 43°, Short, Steep, Tucked in tight.

Model: 4-Person (750-pound capacity)
Track: 47' long at 43°
Year: 2018

The new owners of this property needed the lift to access their floating boathouse, the existing stairs and platform were too tricky and too hard on their knees.


The floor of the car in the upper station is level with the rear deck which is in the lower right corner of the photo. Stu Charity Construction will build a platform with railings and a self closing self latching gate that will be interlocked with the lift. The lift is off to one side, not in front of the cottage. When finished, it will be hidden and handy.


A close up view of the car at rest in the future upper station. The lift machinery, including the winch and panel, is all located in the housing at the top. The new deck will hide the lower portion of the motor house cover.


Looking down the track to the floating dock. We trimmed the gate so the car can travel up and down even in it’s fully opened position.


The lake level goes up and down by nearly 6’ so Stu had us set the car just above the high water mark. In the spring his crew will build a new lower access platform, incorporating our button box post into the railings, and a ramp to the dock, . In the winter the lower legs are high and dry, but in summer they will be standing in water. We made these legs from heavier angle iron to last longer.