Aluminum walk boards do not increase the buoyancy of the cradle assembly like a wood walk board. Wood walk boards often times make the cradle float. This is especially the case with aluminum lifts as aluminum is lighter than galvanized steel.
Aluminum walk boards are stronger than wood walk boards and can be extended past the cradles allowing you to better reach the front and rear of the boat when walking on it. Wood walk boards deflect or break with the weight of a person walking on them if they are extending past the cradles more than a few feet.
Aluminum walk boards can be made in a variety of widths allowing more room to traverse along the side of the boat.
Aluminum walk boards can be easily accessorized with steps, stern cross over platforms, hand rails, guide poles, etc.
Aluminum walk boards do not warp, crack, rot, cup, or splinter like wood walk boards. Aluminum handles the exposure to the water and environment better than wood.
Yes, a pile riser can be installed on top of the pilings. This allows the top beam on the lift to be raised. Which allows for easier boarding of the boat as well as the ability to raise the boat further out of the water. The aluminum pile riser is bolted into the piling and serves as an extension of the piling.
Yes, Stokes Marine offers a bi-annual service program for $400.00. Leave the servicing and maintenance of your lift and dock to the professionals. Be certain your lift is in great working condition when your boating plans are on the line.
When was the last time your lift was greased? Have you ever changed the belt on your drive unit? Are your pulleys rotating on your cradle ends or are they causing cable damage? Have your cables ever been changed?
Call us today to schedule a complete service on your boat lift to keep it running for years to come!
Stokes Marine carries Longshoreman's and Jones Act workers compensation coverage. Stokes Marine has a $2,000,000.00 general aggregate limit on its general liability policy.
One can verify contractor licenses with the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation at 866-532-1440 and https://www.myfloridalicense.com/wl11.asp.
Long Shoremans and Jones Act coverage is the specific type of workers compensation coverage required. Adequate general liability protection is also needed for the protection of the property owner.
Decorative caps that are installed on top of the pilings. Generally, black cone shape caps are selected by our customers. However piling caps are offered in black, white, and copper and are available in a flat or cone shape.
Furring Strips are decorative strips that are secured to the perimeter of the pilings from the decking up to the top of the piling. They offer a great deal of curb appeal as they give the dock a more finished look by having the pilings match the decking. Furring strips are available in a variety of colors to match the decking selected for your project. They are also available in wood however in the most common installations the material and color matches the decking.
A ladder is required by City of Cape Coral Permitting. Stokes Marine recommends a ladder be installed on your dock for added safety in the event one falls in the water. A retractable ladder allows the ladder to be out of the water when not in use. This prevents barnacle growth on the lower rungs of the ladder.
GEM Auto-Stop Limit Switch Step by Step Procedure NOTE: Do not attach the old KFLS (all metal box) limit switch mechanically until the lift is completely set up and adjusted. Attaching the old limit switch mechanically before the lift is set up can destroy the limit switch and cause it to malfunction. Tools: Phillips Screwdriver, Small Regular Screwdriver, wire strippers.
Now test the up limit by letting the lift go all the way up. Check that the lift stops in the correct position. Test run the lift in both directions to ensure proper operation. FAILURE to follow these directions voids all warranties to equipment as written or implied. GEM will assume no responsibility to damages that were a result of improper installation or user error. The GEM Auto-Stop Limit Switch operates on 24 Volts AC. The black wire supplies the 24v power to the contactors: Through normal closed micro switches the blue wire controls UP/OFF and the red wire controls DOWN/OFF. WARNING: Failure to tighten the retainer screw might not allow the cams to move, therefore the LIFT WILL NOT STOP. This could possibly cause damage to the limit switch, boat lift, boat, and/or the entire system. Read the instructions on the yellow face card. For maximum safety, we recommend that the GEM unit be turned off at the power source when not in use. 3-16-06 1o RETAINER SCREW 1LOWER LIMIT 2 UPPER LIMIT 2o 2o 1 2 Inside the Yellow Limit Switch Box CAM ROLLER ARM MICRO SWITCH GEM REMOTES E-DRIVE LIMIT SWITCH INSTRUCTIONS 1. Mount the unit horizontally as shown in the pictures. Note: There is a small drain hole on the bottom. This allows the water to drain. 2. See next page for adjustment instructions. Questions? Call GEM 239-642-0873 bolts for installing KFLS Picture complements of Atlantic lifts of South Dade. Tools: Phillips Screwdriver, Small Regular Screwdriver, for KRLS units you might need a drill and 1/4 metal drill bit. GEM REMOTE’S Rotary LIMIT SWITCH INSTRUCTIONS See other side of page for complete set up instructions. You may need to drill a hole in the drive pipe and attach the bolt that came with the limit switch. Note: bolt past the bearing. 3-15-06 New KFLS 05 might not work on Boat Hoist US Boat Lift US due to extra long bolt check for clearance here Read instructions on the next page for installation KRLS KFLS KELS Install KFLS limit switch when the bolt on the flat plate is horizontal.
The plumbing work is performed once the dock is completed. The plumber does not begin their work until the dock is completely finished. The electrical and plumbing are the last steps of the process.
Yes, an electrical permit is required. Stokes Marine is happy to recommend an electrician or include the electrical work scope in our proposal for your marine project.
The electrical work is performed once the dock is complete. The electrician does not begin their work until the dock is completely finished and the lifts are installed. The electrical and plumbing are the last steps of the process.