AC - Direct Drive Boat Lift Motor + Auto Stop + Remote + Bluetooth (New 2021)
Dreading the boat lift wheel? Ditch your wheel and press a button with a powerful Direct Drive Boat Lift Motor that's faster and stronger and now comes with Bluetooth Technology to configure to any Smart Phone.
The key feature of the Direct Drive Boat Lift Motor with Auto Stop motor is its design to automatically stop the lift at user-defined upper and lower limits, thus preventing over lifting and any potential damage to the winch box, cable, or boat lift. After following the instructions to program the limits, the lift "remembers" the upper and lower positions for future use.
The intelligent feature measures actual motor revolutions so it is perfectly accurate each time regardless any slight variations in the motor speed affected by more or less persons or weight on the boat lift.The Direct Drive Boat Lift Motor will fit ANY boat lift that has a wheel. We offer quick and easy installation complete with illustrated instructions. With a lift capacity of up to 7,000 pounds, the Direct Drive Boat Lift Motor easily installs in 20 minutes or less.
Direct Drive Boat Lift Motor Key Features & Benefits
2-Year Warranty Against Manufacturer Defects
AC 110v (House Current)
7,000 lb Capacity
Wireless Remote & Bluetooth Technology
Speed at 110/120v = 76 RPMs
AC Remote Boat Lift Winch Motor
Wireless Remote Controller
Free Technical Support
First off, the directions are pretty bad. They are just out of order and incomplete. Make sure you read through them before you start and you'll be fine. Luckily the installation is super easy. Other than forcing a couple of pieces to fit there really isn't much to it. I'm not sure why there are separate instructions for (1) installing the motor, (2) installing the cover, and (3) configuring bluetooth. And if you follow that order, which I think is pretty typical, you'll be super psyched to learn that you have to uninstall the cover and open up the motor housing to pair a device for bluetooth access. Really?! No button on the outside for pairing device? That's like have to open up your computer case to pair a headset. Makes no sense. Luckily the provided remotes work out of the box so I've just accepted that I can't use my phone for now. When the batteries on the remote die I'll be pissed again though.
Now for the auto stop. It sucks. I set it and it failed to stop my lift each time. I don't really care because, as it turns out, it doesn't change anything for me anyway. When I bought the unit I thought auto stop meant I could just hit the UP button on the remote and the lift would automatically go up to that point, like a garage door. Doesn't work that way. I still have to press and hold the UP button until the life reaches the desired position. So at this point, I have no idea what the auto stop feature does or is supposed to do, but I paid extra for it and can/will not use it, so it was a waste.
I still recommend the AC motor - love it compared to the manual wheel - but I feel cheated on the description of the auto stop version and the fact that I paid extra for nothing.
Dear Ben thank you for your review:
The Bluetooth feature is located inside the motor so that it is not accessible to anyone who walks up to the motor. Not everyone uses the cover so the pairing button is located within the control box for your protection. If it was on the outside anyone could walk up to the boat lift motor and pair it to their phone and operate your boat lift without your consent. Since many of our customers are on "Public" docks or Marinas this is an added level of safety to protect urser's and their property from being misused.
Auto-Stop is not Auto-Run for major safety reasons. This feature is required for lifting hoist where persons or people may be present within the lifted carriage or standing near or next to the boat lift. Auto-Run is a danger as users may think its ok to walk away or not pay attention to the boat lift and the surroundings such as persons, or swimmers present in and around the boat lift. While i agree it would be nice it is a major liability for the user not having to pay attention at all times.
The Lift-Tech boat lift motor product is Great! I ordered the AC version (be sure the AC power is GFI protected) with the auto limit stops. The product includes clear instructions. It's easy to install and even easier to operate. The lift motor is...
The Lift-Tech boat lift motor product is Great! I ordered the AC version (be sure the AC power is GFI protected) with the auto limit stops. The product includes clear instructions. It's easy to install and even easier to operate. The lift motor is super quiet and provides very quick up and down action!
Is it recommended to remove and store the Lift Tech Motor during the winter months?
Yes. If you remove your boat lift for the winter, it is recommended to store your Lift Tech Motor to protect it from the elements.
What is the max capacity of the Lift Tech Motor?
The Lift Tech Motor will lift vessels up to 7000lbs.
What lifts are compatible with the Lift Tech Motor?
The Lift Tech Motor is compatible with nearly all winch boxes with a wheel attached.
The Lift Tech Motor will work with lifts from:
Dutton Lainson 1200B
Dutton Lainson 2500/3500
Dutton Lainson B1200A
Dutton Lainson B1500A
Great Lakes Lift
ShoreMaster Whisper Winch
ShoreMaster Whisper Winch 2