Happy New Year folks!
To recap - in April 2010 we paid Viking Marine $4000 US as a deposit for a boat lift. Here we are nearly 3 years later sans the lift or money....
Just wanted to let you know that the Canadian Government just laid 30 charges against Viking Marine International - full details on my blog at http://myvikingboatliftexperience.blogspot.com
Safe boating all!
I agree with all of those who warned against aluminum lifts and lakes that freeze. I pull mine out every year. If you can afford to get one with a canopy cover, it is completely worth it imho. It is really nice not to have to hassle with the mooring cover all the time. If you have a hard bottom, you may want to consider weighting the bottom posts in some way, as the canopy can be a problem in a strong wind if the boat is not on the lift.