Location: Northwestern Ontario
Application: Boat Lift/Dock
Details: Lake Application
Ice Thickness: 20-24″
Lake Depth: 8′
Outdoor Temperature (over a 4 day period): 5°C (41°F) during the daytime, 0°C (32°F) during the nighttime.
A customer’s boat lift unit experienced a break in a supporting cable, resulting in the unit falling into the lake. The customer returned after the lake had frozen to find the boat lift unit under 20-24 in. of ice.
Customer cleared snow and chipped out the railing closest to shore, but needed another solution to retrieve the boat lift.
Friday: A hole measuring 30 in. wide was cut out, and Kasco’s 1/2HP de-icer was placed in the opening approximately 2 ft. from the lake bottom.
Before and After
Tuesday (approximately 96 hours later): The de-icer had cleared away enough ice to safely remove the boat lift unit from the water.
The customer was able to remove the unit with no significant damage.
“We never would have rescued this without the de-icer. Thanks again, It’s a great product for application like this.”