October 22, 2020
Tilt-Up Models - Fabrication Details
This page shows more detail relative to workmanship, welding, and attention to detail. Our fabrication and welding is automotive-quality. The aluminum components are laser-cut for precise fit. The result is a Rail System that you will be very proud to have on the back of your houseboat, dock, or yacht. And of course, it will make it easy to load, unload, and store your valuable PWC completely out of the water...always with you...always ready to launch and go!
NOTE: This website has a lot of pictures on it showing various configurations and model upgrades. The pictures of the white powder-coated Rails on this page are showing the current models. The orbital-sanded bare aluminum Rails are exactly the same, except for the powder coating.
Bolting the Frame to your Houseboat or Yacht
3/8" Stainless Steel Carriage Bolts are included in the kit. There are 2 rows of 6 forward mounting holes in the Frame to accommodate the height of all swim platform steps, and 8 downward holes (hidden under the rail tubes in the right photo). Any combination of 4 forward, 4 down, or 2 each direction is all that is needed. See the Instructions for recommendations.
When the Rails are tilted up, the gas-shock lift arms hold the Rails upright. The basic kit comes with 1 lift arm. You can get a second as an upgrade if you get the heavy duty Rails and want more lifting power.
For additional safety when tilted up, ALWAYS hook the cable on the cross-member as shown below, and snug it up with the Power-IN button. This will prevent unintentionally lowering the Rails which could hurt someone.