May 19, 2014· I bought a used Shore Station horizontal boat lift last fall and put it in the water this spring. I tried it out, and the lift goes up just fine, but only the side near the dock goes back down. ... if the hammer doesn't work, its an electrical problem. patk. Participant. Nisswa, MN. Posts: 1,903. May 19, 2014 at 1:23 pm #.