The Solar-Powered Boat Lift is a boat mechanism that can be made available at almost any location, without the reliance upon conventional electrical power.
Inventors Gary L. Hatch and James A. Hatch of Germfask, MI have created a boat mechanism that can be made available at almost any location, without reliance upon conventional electrical power.
Boat lifts are typically used to remove smaller boats such as jet skis, pontoon boats, or the like, from a body of water. Many of these boat lifts are operated by conventional electric power, which is used to operate an electric motor to raise and lower the boat. However, many boat lift locations are often located a distance away from conventional power sources, forcing long and costly runs of wiring. Wilderness locations may not have electric power available at all. These locations are then forced to use a hand crank boat lift, which uses a system of cables and pulleys to raise and lower the boat, via multiple turns on the hand crank mechanism. This hand cranking operation quickly becomes tiring, especially if one is not in peak physical shape. Inventors Hatch have created a means by which powered boat mechanisms can be made available at almost any location, without the reliance upon conventional electrical power.
This clever new invention does not require a nearby power source. It eliminates the use of hand crank mechanisms. A top mounted solar panel receives a constant source of light. It is a green product. It is great for wilderness cabins. The use of the Solar-Powered Boat Lift allows for the automatic lifting and lowering of boats in a manner which is not only quick, easy, and effective, but ecologically responsible as well.