SSTV 24-12 – Choosing The Perfect Boat Lift (FULL EPISODE)

SSTV 24-12 – Choosing The Perfect Boat Lift (FULL EPISODE)

John: It’s time…
– To fire this thing up. John: Hit it.[relaxing instrumental music]♪ ♪Captioning provided by John: What you’ve been watching is just a glimpse
of our past four or five hours of our lives, and, um, actually what we’re… what we’re building
and installing today is a filming platform
for my TV studios. And hi, I’m John Greviskis. It’s great to have you back
around the boat shop. Who we have in the program
also with me is George Massell. George is one of the owners
of Deco Boat Lifts. And a little while back, George put in
a beamless boat lift at my house in Jupiter
for my 32-foot SeaVee. – Yeah. John:
And I had a question for him ’cause I’ve been thinking
about this as part of the TV studio
for a long time, could you convert a boat lift
into a filming platform to be able to raise
the cameraman with the tripod up and down,
and you said absolutely, and this is your creation. – This is strictly for you,
John. John: Right, I mean, he doesn’t
do this for the public. This is just friends, you know,
kind of doing this stuff. How big is the–
how big is the platform? – The platform’s about
4 1/2 feet by 4 1/2 feet. Just big enough to get
your film crew and the camera tripod on there. John: Fantastic.
Fantastic. This is kind of based off
of what category of boat lift ’cause I know there’s a lot
of them out there. – Well, you take
your basic elevator lift. [stuttering]
It’s picking up and lowering in a vertical fashion,
just like we’re doing here. So I took that basic principle and converted it
to fit your needs. John: Now Deco has been around
since, I think, 1959. You are one
of the world’s oldest, most established,
most trusted, most innovative boat lift
companies that there are. You guys have come up with
a lot of the cool ideas in today’s modern boat lift, one of them being
the cable retention system, and why is that a big deal
when it comes to that cable? – Well, the cable retention
system was developed in order to maintain
a cable position as you’re raising
and lowering the lift without the cable
going on top of itself and injuring itself. So it’s been a great project, and it’s worked out very well
for the company. John: All right,
I believe you’re the only boat lift company
in the world to manufacture
your own gear boxes. They have extremely tight
tolerances, which means you’re gonna get
a very quiet, very smooth, very fast operating boat lift, and, George, what I was hoping
we could do today for the audience is maybe
we could go through some of
these different categories and explain them
a little bit more in depth. And I really wanted to show
what’s going on at your place in Safety Harbor, Florida. Your nephew Chris
has overseen a major upgrade, and if you look
at the welds, okay, on this filming platform
that has a lot to do with it, what’s Chris
gonna be showing us? – Chris is gonna show you
the latest and greatest in our welding facility. Everything’s overhead,
it looks fabulous, it gives the guys on the floor
a lot of room, and I can’t wait for you
to see it. John: All right, this is gonna
be a really cool show, but before we get into
any of this stuff, you guys know the deal. We need to work out
a little trade off. We’ve got to get all of you
to spend the next 30 minutes with us right here not only
in the boat shop, but also around
the waterfront, and then in exchange,
we’re gonna be letting you in on a whole lot more ways
to make your boat… – Ship shape. John: George, you know the
wides that I’m gonna be able to get from up here
are gonna be amazing. Look at this.Buck: “Ship Shape TV,”where boat improvement livesis made possible by:the entire collection ofbeautiful Sunbrella fabrics.Sunbrella, the only fabricto offer both design
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welcome back you’re watching she
TV boat improvement made easy guys I’m like a kid in a candy
store. we have successfully
installed a filming platform so I can shoot
overhead shots back at my
Studios in Jupiter Florida and welcome back we’ve traveleds
the state of Florida we’re now n the Gulf of Mexico and Safety Hr
just outside of Clearwater and e have back on shipshape TV is the
president of deco boat lifts ths Rich Massell. and Rich the
filming platform is based off
of a particular category of boat lifts and I was kind of ho
this to the audience to where maybe we
could get them in a general
direction on hey what might be best for my needs
because again a lot of people er you need a boat lift they don’to
bottom paint their boat every yy don’t want to have to worry abot
sacrificial anodes getting disid there’s a lot of advantages to a
boat lift but the filming platfs based off of what style or catel
the particular design that we un your platform it’s called an elr
lift ok an elevator lift yes whd why is there an elevator what’st
well on narrow canals it’s manys hard to pull a permit right and
consequently the elevator lift t take up as big of a footprint au
can get a permit to put an elevn on these narrow canals okay so t
only lift the boat but it kind n take it out of the canal a litts
there is there like a particulae that is kind of coming up at weo
builds elevators in the number s one we build them on a 22 degree
our standard we also build theml for PWC lifts. okay jet skis ste
that and then we’ll do custom ar applications where a custom angs
what’s required. a couple of yek you came to my house in Jupitera
and you put in a type of boat lo where you don’t have upper metaI
love it when the boats on the boat liftl
it’s a beautiful view you don’te obstruction of over this metal o
you call that we call it a beamt right
we started making that lift approximately ten years ago howr
is it it’s very popular what is a conventional boat lifs
another category well our convel boat lift is what we call a fout
lift mm-hmm and then the four-pt obviously it’s got four pilingsg
upper beams as the lifts get lar we recommend more pilings undere
lifts so from 4,000 pounds to 20 pounds we typically will do thaa
four-post lift okay as we go ov0 pounds we typically do that eitn
six or eight poles again heavies deeper water these are all reasy
you would put more pilings undee boat you guys have been so innoe
over the years been around sinc9 the company was based off of thr
box and you kind of saw right ae beginning of the program one ofe
gearboxes from deco why is thato different apparently you’re they
boat lift company that manufacts their own gear box why is it dit
what’s it all about well we actually manufacture our
a saltwater environment it’s all aluminum and stainless steel one
built the box put it together in oil bath it’s continuously lubrd
with nothing to rust it was desr a boat lift in salt water you ae
up with and patented something d the the cable retention system s
is a really big deal because apy there’s been issues over the yef
these cables crossing fraying an breaking it’s a nightmare could
potentially it could be a nightu solved it with this issue, telt
it well the cable retention systeme
call CRS it’s a deep groove winn we mount a plastic retaining clr
the top hmm so when the cable wp into the winder the clip is holt
in place so it removes that proy so a cable can’t jump. can’t bip
okay fantastic guys I don’t knof you’ve ever thought about havinf
over your boat to kind of keep r you know just any sediment and u
the air dropping on your boat vy popular okay these boat houses e
actually integrated the boat lio it can you explain some of thosh
that’s a very popular design wee for many years helped a lot of s
where we’ve taken the boat leftt it on top of the poles and thent
the roof right up on top of theo the lift and the roof become anl
part of the whole dock design oy how could somebody at home if te
interested in getting their boaf the water how would somebody fia
qualified screened marine contrr that’s essential how would theyt
directed into the proper categof boat lifts how could they get ae
design technique you know some e some ideas and how could they sp
what type of category lift they might kind of find is the o
suit their needs where do we get everybody connected? there’s a s at Deco’s website DecoBoatLift.e lifts that we manufacture and io
gives good pictures of how thess are integrated and used in difft
dock designs once the customer a familiarity of the lifts and the
potential of what he can do wite have a whole crew of salesmen ao
that can help you design your dk you up with a licensed marine cr
in your area and get all this information to get you started t
well guys we need to take a reat timeout but I’m pretty excited t
what’s coming up next there has been some massive engt Lifts in the world of welding od
guys this is cool I’m into thess and you have never seen anythine
this we’re gonna be covering ito right after the break? Chris Mao
designed the entire well departe at Deco, all state of the art bw
gonna be pretty mack daddy. Wet right after this Stay Bolted. shipshape TV will e
back in a snapBuck: Welcome back aboard.
Fishing for boat improvement?
Well, you’ve caught it right
here at “Ship Shape TV.”
– Hey John, welcome to plant one at Deco Boat Lifts
in Safety Harbor, Florida. John: We are on the west coast of Florida Today here at
Ship Shape TV We’re just outside
of Clearwater Kind of across the bay
from Tampa So much engineering
and inventing has taken place in this company
Going all the way back to 1959 And Chris this is your specialty You’re like a mastermind
when it comes to this. What are some of the items or some of the products
that you’ve created to really put Deco Boat Lift ahead of anybody else
that’s out there. What are some of the things that you’ve engineered
and invented over the years? – Right, so what we’ve
always been known for is we manufacture
our own gear box in-house with raw materials. John: Right.
– And, you know, from there, we patented
our cable retention system. That was another feature… John: George was telling us
about that. That is awesome.
– Right. John: Okay, it keeps
the cable from crossing so it doesn’t weaken it
to where it could snap. – Right.
John: Which is awesome. – And we’re one of the only
boat lift companies in the world to manufacture
all of our lifts out of a box beam
aluminum construction. John: Okay, what does a box
give you versus, like, a round beam. – So a box beam, compared to
what you’re using like a c-channel or an I-beam,
which is industry standard. You know, box beam
has two stanchions in the vertical direction and two stances
in the horizontal direction. So it gives
you bilateral support so it’s not as prone
to twisting when you max load it. John: Okay, so like an I-beam where you just have
a center column and you have, you know,
a sandwich up on top that could possibly
twist around. – It has the–the weakness is
it doesn’t do well at twisting, and sometimes you get forces
on a boat list, when the wind pushes the boat
left and right in this lift. It gets a little left
and right, and what happens
is the I-beam weakens over time as it twists. Whereas the box beam,
it doesn’t twist. John: My house, I have what’s
called a low-profile lift. – A beamless.
John: It’s a beamless lift. And, um,
you guys literally created– this is an entirely–
invention from Deco Boat Lift. – Yeah,
so the four-motor beam lift, we came up with that idea back
in the early 2000s, and we engineered it to be a good looking,
strong engineered lift. John: Okay, fantastic. Now you invented
and kind of– you’ve done all the engineering for all this apparatus
behind us, and, um, this is a welding– how many welding bays
do you have here? – So we have seven
full-time welding bays within our welding facilities, and what we ended up doing was we took all
of our heavy equipment and moved it up
on the boom arm so that all the equipment
was off the floor so the welders could
focus on welding and not moving heavy equipment. John:
Okay, now the arms fold, and that gives the welders
what capability? – So it knuckles
in the middle, so it gives these welders
the capability– if they have to weld
in a tight spot, they can bend the boom arm
to get into that tight corner or if they have
a long 40-foot beam, you know,
typical to our boat house. John: Oh, yeah. – What you get is you can
extend that arm out so they can still weld
20 foot away. John: Okay,
so you’ve engineered kind of the apparatus to help
with space and to get into ergonomics,
okay, if you will, and that’s key. But where the real brainchild
has come into this apparatus is actually what
you’ve engineered into it to make a better weld, okay? Can we talk about that? ‘Cause that’s
the important stuff. – Right, so we did a lot
of research in early 2019, and the equipment that
we purchased featured state-of-the-art
nanotechnology– nanotechnology processors. So it gives you a better arc and better stability
within that arc. John: Now you’re like the– you’re like the first
to have this kind of stuff. What is that helping in? – So it helps, um,
basically avoids porosity, and porosity in a weld
is very bad. John: Isn’t porosity the– the kind of the trash
that’s in a weld? – Impurity, as they call it. Impurities in the weld. You get pitting,
you get weld fatigue, and you’ll get weld cracking
which leads to weld failure. John: Now, Chris,
I’m much of a– more of a creative person
rather than, you know, somebody that could some up
with the engineering to design something like
wave pulse. Okay,
I have no idea what it is, but you sure do. And how did you engineer
a wave pulse into this system? – So all of our
welding equipment had to have things
such as hot start, they had to have things
such as DC wave pulse, they had to have variable
wave pulse frequencies. And what that does, it allows
our welders to really control, you know, basically the dig
and feel of the materials so you get good penetration, you can control
the heat output, and we get a strong,
beautiful-looking weld. John: Okay, so that has
something to do with heat,
with controlling– – You wanna control
the heat input, that’s correct. John:
And that’s what that does then? – Correct.
John: I know that there’s a lot of stuff here that
you masterminded, that’s totally proprietary
and everything, but if people do have
more questions, you can’t get a finer lift
than at Deco. Where–where can we do that? – Sure, we have a great website
at John: All right,
now we’re gonna have a little fun this week because you have on
the schedule us to come up and film
a new commercial for you guys, and I believe you’re gonna be
there with the Deco girls, and I think
that’s gonna be fun. Guys, right now we need
to take another time-out, but stay right here
because when we come back, Bryan Farrell is gonna be
talking with Ry Landry over at Yamaha, and we’re gonna be learning
some more critical information on all of our outboard engines.Buck: “Ship Shape TV”
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Presented by Yamaha.Presented by Yamaha.– So, Bryan, we’ve been talking
about carburetors and how they control engine
speed and get fuel into it. And what I want to do today is
take a little time and talk about a modern
force broke motor, and how the electronic field
injection system does those same functions. – All righty. Hey guys, I’m Bryan Ferrell, and I’m again with Ry Landry,
the product educational manager with Yamaha Marine. – So the first thing
we’re gonna start with is this throttle body. Now just like the throttle
plate inside the carburetor, to control the engine speed
by opening and closing, the throttle plate does
the same thing, but now it’s
electronically controlled. And in this case,
as you can see, we have a single throttle plate
as opposed to having three, where we have three cylinders. That’s right,
so now we just have one for all four cylinders
on this actual motor. – Okay, and that gets
into having intake runners, but chambers the air to each
individual cylinder. – Absolutely right. So let’s go to the other side
of the motor and take a look at some
of the other components that are part
of the fuel injection system. – All right, so here we have
the intake runners that are connected
to that throttle body, and they’re funneling air to the intake ports
on the cylinders. – That’s absolutely right. and the electronic side
of the fuel injection system is actually gonna measure
how much air is coming in so it can determine how much
fuel is gonna be mixed with it, just like we were doing on
a carburetor, but we did it mechanically. – Mechanically, yeah.
– That’s right. So now if we come over here,
we have our lift pump. This is our low-pressure pump, and it’s actually gonna draw
fuel from our fuel tank through our water separator, and then it’s actually
gonna supply to the vapor separator tank. Now inside
the vapor separator tank, we actually have our
high-pressure fuel pump. So that’s a very important
component inside there. – Now inside this V.S.T., there
is also a fuel filter, right? – Absolutely right, and unfortunately
that’s often forgotten during a service, but it’s
a very important filter for your fuel injection system
to make sure that contamination doesn’t get into
your fuel injectors. – Okay, so from the V.S.T., we then have a fuel line that
goes to the fuel rail to the injectors, and that’s where
it’s actually spraying fuel. – Absolutely right. And the ECM itself
is gonna be what’s measuring how much air is going in. It’ll determine
how much fuel is needed at that point in time. and you’re gonna actually
inject it individually at the right time
and the right cylinder. – Awesome.
– Now don’t forget, just because fuel injection
systems are more reliable than what we used
to have with carburetors, they do still need
to be maintained. And if you want to find more
information about that, go to maintenance. [shell horn blares]John: Big news!Full episodes are
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we’re in Jupiter, Florida. This is, uh,
this is a gentleman’s house called Nathan Cable, and it’s pretty apropos that we’re talking about
that cable retention system. – It is. We love having
a cable retention system here at Jupiter. John: Nathan just ordered
a Deco boat lift, and what type of boat lift
do you call it? – He got a beamless lift. John: Okay, and it’s
a beautiful pursuit, Nathan. Um, so this is also kind of
known as the low-profile lift where it doesn’t hamper
your view of the water. – The beamless lift uses
four individual gear boxes, and they can be operated
independently or–or all at the same time to lift the front of the boat,
the back of the boat, and tilt it any way you want. where it doesn’t hamper
your view in the backyard. You can still see
the beautiful water. You don’t have a big,
ugly upper beam. – That’s correct. John: Or whatever,
which is really cool. Also, hey, Chris, man,
great job in the commercial. Also this engineer over here,
okay, what an unbelievable job
he did with the overhead
welding system, George. Oh, my gosh.
That factory’s coming together. And I know that you are really
picking up a lot of business and you need to be really be
just precise and get these things out
perfectly to the customers, and that’s really gonna
speed up the process. – The process has really
gotten faster because of the overhead
welding system. We used to get a bottleneck
at welding, which we don’t have anymore. The efficiency
of having that system has really improved
the flow in the factory. John: Okay, well, it was really
fun filming the commercial.We were just filmingthe new Deco Boat Lift
commercial today.
Girls, thank you.
Very nice job by the way.
– The Deco Girls!John: We have a lot of people
we need to thank
who helped make today’s show
Naturally, all the experts
in the marine industry.
George, your brother Richie,
Um, most importantly,we gotta thank everybody
at home.
Thanks so much for hanging out
with us right here
on the beautiful water today
for the last half hour.
I’m John Greviskis.George Massell, we’ll see you
on the next go-around.
George, I was thinking about– you know that elevator lift
on the canal that I was talking about?Buck: Closed captioning
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3 thoughts on “SSTV 24-12 – Choosing The Perfect Boat Lift (FULL EPISODE)

  • December 30, 2019 at 6:28 am

    John's lost quite a bit of weight over the last few years!

  • December 30, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    John. Have you tried talking with your hands in your pocket

  • January 1, 2020 at 5:37 am

    Just starting to watch since we talked today! Going to keep my word and share to South Padre groups and also to my mom who I think would also enjoy you and the show…😄


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