Wednesday, February 22, 2017

What size canopy should I buy for my boat?

FLOE canopy systems are available in many lengths.  It is very important that you measure the actual length of your boat from bow to end of swim platform or outboard motor.  The canopy should be two feet longer than the overall length of your boat to provide adequate protection from the elements.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

How much weight can FLOE docks hold?

FLOE Roll In and Sectional docks can support 30 pounds per square foot.  A 4 x 16' dock is 64 square feet so it will support 1920 pounds spread evenly over the dock surface.  For Floating docks the capacity varies depending on the size of the floats.  A 6 x 16' floating section with 12" floats supports 3,805 pounds.  A 6 x 24' section supports 5,030 pounds.  16" and 20" floats are available for additional capacity.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Boat Lift Installation

Ice out is approaching and soon the 2017 boating season will begin.  Before putting your FLOE lift into the water you should take some time to make sure your lift is ready for a trouble free season.   All fasteners on the lift, bunks, guide-ins, and accessories should be checked to make sure everything is properly tightened (follow torque specifications).  Now is a great time to inspect pulleys/sheaves and cables for unusual wear.  Take the time to grease the lifts thrust bearing, ball screw assembly, and Easy-Level legs.  Your FLOE owners manual is available at if you need a new copy.  Additional help can be found at your FLOE dealer.

Friday, December 30, 2016

Where do I find the VIN on my FLOE Trailer?

The VIN (vehicle identification number) is located on the left (driver's) side of the axle beam near the front of the trailer.  The VIN would also be on the title and/or registration.  Your DMV would also have a record of the VIN if the trailer has ever been registered.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Do the wheels on my dock have to face out?  

You can install the legs with wheels pointing in the direction that makes the most sense for your layout.  For example, getting your boat lift closer to the dock may mean turning dock wheels inward so they don't interfere.  Loosen the bolts and nuts on the brackets that hold leg in place.  Slide the leg out and turn it to the desired position and slide it back in.  Re-tighten bolts.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

What can be used to clean my aluminum dock decking?

Wet the dock surface and use a soft brush to clean.  Do not use a power washer as you may damage the paint.  If the dock has been submerged in water and has become stained you can use a mild detergent.  For severe stains you can use an aluminum alloy wheel cleaner or Ox Out 536 which is a stronger chemical cleaner.  Always ensure you use chemicals away from the shoreline to keep them from entering the lake.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Can I get longer legs for my FLOE Boat Lift?

There are extension leg kits available for lifts that add 20" of height to smaller lifts and 13" of height to larger lifts.  These are sold in pairs through your FLOE dealer.