See below for Instructions for your Shore Tracker Marine Railway System and Limit Switches

Instructions for your Shore Tracker® Marine Railway System

Limit Switches

For safety reasons, D.H. Docks & Tracks does not recommend the use of limit switches on your track systems. The use of a limit switch will void any warranty offered by D.H. Docks & Tracks.

The operator should have control of the winch operation at all times, watching the track and movement of the carriage to insure that there are no obstructions, people, animals or any other objects in the path of the carriage. The remote control box or manual drum switch should be mounted in a location that offers visibility of the entire track system without putting the operator in the path of the carriage. When limit switches are used, we can only assume it is to allow a person to push a button and walk away. This is NOT recommended!

Using a limit switch to stop the carriage in the proper position on the track may not be reliable. The boat may not be loaded on the carriage in the exact same position each time. If the switch is set to be tripped by the carriage and the boat was loaded farther ahead on the carriage, the boat could run into the wall of the boathouse before the carriage reaches the limit switch.