If you can just walk above the blue and clear waters of the ocean just like Jim Carrey in his movie “Bruce Almighty“, different watercrafts would be just within our wildest imagination. We can walk and run freely above different bodies of water without the fear of drowning. Swimming will not exist and will not be presented as a major competition in the modern Olympics. Similarly, drowning is not also a big problem, and probably there will be no recorded casualties due to drowning and other water-related disasters.
However, that is not the case.
We cannot walk or run above different bodies of water. In fact, if we do not know how to swim and be buoyant in water, there is high chance that we will get drown and sink deep into the sea or ocean floor. That is why man have invented and created different watercrafts or varying sizes to serve as the “floor” when we travel from one place to another through crossing a certain body of water like a sea or ocean.
One of the watercrafts that are widely used is the boat, which is relatively smaller than the cruise ships and other water vessels. It is commonly used by fishermen whenever they will go to the middle of the sea to catch fish and by individuals who want to enjoy sailing all by themselves. There are also boats that are carried within large ships (most cruise ships have small boats that are used by their guests when going offshore) or on land using a trailer.
In addition, boats have also been mentioned in the Holy Scriptures, particularly when Noah saved his family and some pair of animals during the Great Flood (40 days and 40 nights) and when Jesus Christ calm the storm when He and the rest of His disciples crossed the sea.
That is why boats play an important role on every sailing activity that you are going to do. However, it is also your responsibility to keep your boats in good condition when not in use. Storing and launching it in waters must be properly observed to avoid damages to its body. Similarly, you also need to clean it; especially its bottom for algae that may grow unto it and cause problems later on.
Many boat owners make use of a boat hoist in launching and cleaning their boats. Here are some of the common features of a boat hoist:
- A hoist is made of lightweight materials, which requires low maintenance yet best performance.
- It has a cantilever style for lifting and/or lowering the boat.
- It has an adjustable bunk package and comes with a winch wheel.
- Its axel is designed to install and remove the wheels easily.
There are several benefits that you can derive from using boat hoists. One of which is that you can clean the bottom of your boat without overturning it in the ground. It also serves as a protection against harsh wave action and storm damage. In addition, you can use it in draining your cockpit and hull without overturning it.
Most boat hoist can hold boat for as heavy as 2,400 pounds. The boat is secured into the hoist, which can be locked in the “up” position and lowering it when you will use it.
Boat hoist is a must for boat owners. It will help your protect your boat against any damage while not in use.