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Have a mucky or weedy lake bottom? There are a few solutions on the market to help improve your shoreline to make it more pleasant for swimming as well as increasing suitability of your shoreline for a dock and boat lift.
The AquaThruster by Weeders Digest is the most effective tool to help protect, clean & maintain your shoreline & beach. This multi-purpose lake shore management tool will meet, or exceed your expectations when used properly. The Aqua Thruster has many benefits and has one of the highest satisfaction rates among our customers. It can clear, remove, prevent and assist in getting rid of everything from muck, lake weeds, algae, leaves, twigs and many other kinds of debris on the bottom, and on the surface. The Oscillator can be set to rotate as much or as little as needed (0-360 degrees). This powerful machine is capable of clearing as much as a 100 foot diameter area from one spot depending on the model, but will vary depending on your wind/ lake current direction, your muck density, weed/ root density, etc- generally speaking, they have been too effective for some customers who under-estimated and adjusted too aggressively, blowing out a large hole.
AquaThruster by Weeders Digest!
3/4 HP Model (Most Popular/ Only Size & Mounting Option That We Stock)- w/ Dock-Post Mount & 360 Degree Oscillator w/ 50' Cord + $46 Dual Outlet Digital Timer & $98 Shipping Fee Included- $3,050 plus 6% tax
(We Split The 4 Unit Minimum Bulk-Freight Fee to Our Warehouse- We Do Not Ship Individual Units)
A La Carte Options (Non-Stock- Order Only):
Bottom Frame with Post Mount- $665 plus shipping & 6% tax
Portable Post Mount- $273 plus shipping & 6% tax
Dock Truss Mount- $273 plus shipping & 6% tax
BOAT LIFT INSTALLATION TIP FOR DEEP MUCK!
Deep muck around your boat lift? The cheapest option is to simply buy plastic pallets as a strong backbone (can be found on Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, etc. for around $10-20 each) and then bolt 3/4" marine-grade treated plywood to the surface to create a snowshoe effect- this allows your boat lift to stay more level and require fewer adjustments and headaches than usual. We prefer the black style shown below which has 2 faces and is much stronger than the blue ones shown, giving a little more backbone structure to the wood to help with the heavier boats, and they settle into the muck a little better and may stay in place annually depending on how much they sink. Also, you can add sandbags or backs of rock between the layers to make them neutrally buoyant (like the photo below of the wooden frame setup that one customer built to ensure all 4 stay in place annually, but would have been far too buoyant without rocks- this will only work on a flat lakebed, most people use 4 independent pallets) for easier installation with fewer people to reduce having to hold them down while placing the lift, or add extra once in place to ensure that they stay put for next year.
The plywood (and sometimes the plastic pallet itself) are buoyant, so it can be a pain to keep them down while using our boat lift foam strips to lower your boat lift onto the pallets in a controlled fashion, but if you have knee deep muck, that is far easier and cheaper than any alternative. Make sure that the feet of the boat lift are centered on the board/ pallet to help avoid slipping which could cause injury or damage to the lift if the lift were to suddenly slip off the pallet and sink into the muck.
Use this method and any tips found on our page at your own risk and always hire a professional whenever you are in doubt!
***All prices, available inventory, and product lines are subject to change without notice!***
Lifts Ladders And Docks.Com:
A Division of BlueScape, Inc.
Store and Warehouse
11811 S. Shaver Road
Schoolcraft, Michigan 49087
(Just South of Kalamazoo, MI)
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Boat Lift & Dock Sales and Service
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269-888-1419 Ext. 101
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Boating Season Hours:
Tuesday-Friday 12:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Saturday 10 am - 1 pm
Sunday & Monday- CLOSED
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