Shore Station offers two different types of manual lifts. They have the aluminum lift which has earned the trust of thousands of boat owners with decades of proven history. The smooth lifting and dependability is far superior to any ordinary winch. There is a safety feature on the wheel lock mechanism which is spring activated which will prevent the platform from being raised too high. The aluminum lift has a superior design. There is a “V” shape of the platform allows for operation in shallow water and provides easier centering. When the lift is in the “up” position there are no moving part left in the water which minimizes corrosion. It has a durable low maintenance construction. Everything is designed for years of dependable service. The other manual lift that Shore Station offers is a Steel cantilever-style lift. Just lift the aluminum lift it has the smooth lifting and dependability is far superior to any ordinary winch. The all steel cantilever-style lift has been updated with top-quality pulley materials and bearing surfaces. The adjustable legs allow you to keep the platform level while conforming to the contours of an uneven lake bed. The heavy duty all steel frame has a baked on, powder-coated finish that resists corrosion, chipping, and fading more than conventional paints.