During the assembly process, a coating of anti-seize material should have been applied to the motor shaft and coupler to prevent them from rusting together. In the event the motor needs to be removed for service, some common felling wedges can make the job easier. Tap 2-3 plastic felling wedges between the motor plate and the lift frame. Tap one, then move to the next in a circular pattern. This has proven to be an effective way to remove a motor without damage.
See diagnostic checklist in your owner’s manual to help trouble shoot any problems.
Limits the upward and downward travel on a lift. DC winches only have an upper limit switch. VSDs have both upper and lower. A lift will not work if the limit switch is not connected. In the tool kit on each lift, there is a limit switch bypass plug that plugs into the ASC. There is a glass reed potted in a plastic house for greater protection as part of the limit switch.
Setup, Installation & Removal
If shallower water and level shore line, raise sand pads all the way up and wheel out. In deeper water, use a Float N Roll.
The winch drum must always rotate from the inside to the outside when raising the boat. When wound correctly, the cable will go up the back of the winch, or the side closest to the corner post.
Approx.6.5’ without leg extensions and 8’ with leg extensions this may vary depending on the hull and wave conditions. The optimum water depth for most lifts is 26” – 66”.
The bolts were not placed through thrust bearing when assembling the lift. See assembly instructions in the owner support page.
Small lifts (V-2000 through VSD5000) have 30″ of vertical travel with the standard screw jack leg. An extension leg is available that will add an additional 20″ of height to the lift leg. In the event more height is needed, our double-braced Deep Water Legs are available (part number 511-60065-00). These legs add 48″ of height and are ideal in water depths of 74″-114″. We also suggest using two (2) pair of deep water braces per lift (part number 512-00052-00) with the Deep Water legs.
Large lifts (VSD6000 through VSD10,000) have 36″ of vertical travel with the standard screw jack leg. An extension leg is available that will add an additional 13″ of height to the lift leg. In the event more height is needed, our double-braced Deep Water Legs are available (part number 511-60060-00). These legs add 48″ of height and are ideal in water depths of 74″-114″. We also suggest using two (2) pair of deep water braces per lift (part number 512-00053-00)
Using a cordless drill or ratchet with a 3/4″ socket will allow you to easily raise or lower your lift frame. The tape measure on the leg is not actually measuring water depth. If the water level is at the same number on all legs, your boat lift is totally level.