A Few Reasons To Add A Canopy To Your Boat Lift
If you have a boat lift, you already know how much of convenience they are and how much they protect your boat. However, if you do not have a boat lift canopy, you are not doing all you can to protect the vessel. A simple canvas canopy with a frame that attaches to the lift is all you need to accomplish the following.
Protection from the Sun
The harsh UV rays of the sun can be very damaging to your boat. It will not only cause the color of the paint to fade, but can also cause the gelcoat to blister and crack. In addition, it can destroy the interior materials like plastic or vinyl. Your seats will split open and there will be cracks in the dashboard. Having a canopy keeps the UV rays from reaching your boats, protecting it.
Keep the Rain Out
Unless you want to have to bail out the boat any time you use it after it has rained, you are going to need some type of cover. If you have a slip on cover, you will have to take the time to pull it on and off. While it isn't a huge deal, it does take a bit of time to pull it on, adjust it, and then tighten it so it won't fall off. A boat lift canopy takes no extra time. You pull onto the lift, hoist the boat up, and it is covered. The next time it rains, there will be no water in the bottom of the boat to have to bail out.
Protect You When Working on the Boat
If you are out scraping barnacles, or working on the engine, you don't want the sun beating down on you. When you have a canopy, you won't have to worry about that. You will also be able to work in the rain too. In addition, you won't have to worry about seagulls or other bird droppings on you or the boat. You will be more comfortable and able to get more work done in one outing.
Whether you take your boat out daily, weekly or only a few times a month, having a boat lift canopy keeps it protected so that when you do go out, you won't have to spend precious time cleaning. bailing, or repairing damage. You will not only save money on the repairs, you will get more time on the water just enjoying yourself.