The Spark

It started out with Swedish diesel-powered attack submarines. Sweden lifting their submarines in the 1940’s from one side to dry dock for repair. The next instance of lifting from one side is Brazilians in Dutch Guiana who used one-sided lifts to work on militia support vehicles.

The easy to construct, mobile, one-sided lift used post-war.

These guys are pretty happy with the new lift. Click these pictures to view them full-sized!

This inspired our side-lifting, free-standing, forklift-like Boat lift which later took notice of a more recent innovation over in Saskatchewan:

Standing with the 'Ante' Equipment Lift

Standing with the 'Antec' Equipment Lift

Although an interesting and promising design at heart, the car lift never went too far and was a little wobbly for the work it did. But nobody had ever lifted a boat like this before – and that’s exactly what DNR Specialty Welding did.
Our own design improves and reworks nearly every aspect of this machine, but it’s still great to look back on what was happening in the “lift” world 50 years ago.

The Spark Glowing 1996.
The Spark Continues 2012

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