SERVICES

Salvage and Recovery

 
Whether it be a snowmobile, boat, quad, boat motor, heavy equipment/tools, or something else, our professional and experienced divers at
SDS recover your machines and equipment from under the water and/or ice. A variety of techniques are used during these recoveries, and every one varies from another. Communication equipment allows divers and the customer the ability communicate during a dive which enhances safety and efficiency. Avoid costly fines for leaving your machine in the water and contact us for further information. We can also recovery smaller personal items such as jewelry, watches, phones, etc. 
Winter Lake Truck Salvage
Winter Lake Truck Salvage

Recovering a truck that broke through the ice

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Underwater Vehicle Salvage
Underwater Vehicle Salvage

Diving to rig the truck for recovery

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Golf Cart Recovery With Tractor
Golf Cart Recovery With Tractor

Towing the golf cart away

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Winter Lake Truck Salvage
Winter Lake Truck Salvage

Recovering a truck that broke through the ice

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 Lifting snowmobile from river bottom.

Salvage of a zero-turn mower from a pond

Commercial Inspections

 
We offer high definition Inspection photos/videos, as well as written reports on anything from seawalls, to docking, to commercial vessels such as Freighters, Tugs, Barges, etc. To allow immediate feedback and diagnoses, photos/videos can be supplied to the customer on site. An underwater drone can also be utilized which allows the drone pilot and customer to view live streaming footage of the inspection on separate devices simultaneously.   
Tugboat Inspection
Tugboat Inspection

Tugboat Inspection on the rudder. Great Lakes, MI.

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Damage on Stern Thruster
Damage on Stern Thruster

Discovered damage on the stern thruster during inspection

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Bent Rudder Plate
Bent Rudder Plate

A bent rudder plate was found while completing this inspection

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Tugboat Inspection
Tugboat Inspection

Tugboat Inspection on the rudder. Great Lakes, MI.

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Damage inspection on a stern thruster of a Great Lakes Freighter

Mooring Maintenance

 
Over time moorings can become damaged or compromised for a variety of reasons, so mooring maintenance is a necessity to ensure its safe and reliable functioning. Corrosion occurs to due submersion in the water, while wind and waves also cause stress and friction on your mooring. SDS installs, inspects and repairs mooring using only high quality hardware. During inspection, the anchoring mechanism, chain, shackles, swivels, and buoys will be inspected to check for signs of wear and corrosion. SDS provides you with a recommendation for service and is happy to present you with the worn parts after their replacement. Along with inspection and repair, installation and seasonal removal is also offered. Don’t let a storm set your boat or swim raft adrift.
Water Trampoline Mooring
Water Trampoline Mooring

We install moorings for boats or water trampolines

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Mooring Hardware Assembly
Mooring Hardware Assembly

Hardware commonly found to secure a mooring to the lake bottom

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Updating Mooring Hardware
Updating Mooring Hardware

Corroded hardware on an existing mooring that needs replacement

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Water Trampoline Mooring
Water Trampoline Mooring

We install moorings for boats or water trampolines

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Propeller Work

 
Damaged propellers cause undue stress on driveline components and decrease efficiency in boats and ships of all sizes. SDS can inspect, adjust and/or replace your boats prop, eliminating the time consuming and oftentimes costly process of having your boat removed from the water. If needed, your prop can be reconditioned or replaced depending on your need and preference. SDS can also clear your fouled prop to keep you moving. In addition to physical inspection, we also provide immediate on-site photographic documentation of damage to your gear.
Prop Adjustment
Prop Adjustment

Adjusting the prop on a boat

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Fouled Prop
Fouled Prop

This is an example of what a fouled prop could look like

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Prop Adjustment
Prop Adjustment

Adjusting the prop on a boat

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Variable pitch prop adjustment

Fouled Gear and Hull Cleaning

 
No matter the type of vessel, it will always benefit from a clean hull and driveline components. SDS uses a variety of techniques to clean your vessels hull depending on the severity of the fouling. Keep your hulls, rudders, trim tabs, transducers, and speed wheels clean to maintain top performance, efficiency, comfort, and appearance. We can also remove debris such as vegetation, lines, cables, etc, from your fouled prop and running gear.
UCSG Cutter
UCSG Cutter

Hull cleaning for the UCSG Cutter

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Hull Cleaning Preparation
Hull Cleaning Preparation

Getting prepared to clean the hull of the UCSG Cutter

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Cleaned Prop
Cleaned Prop

This is a prop after prop cleaning

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UCSG Cutter
UCSG Cutter

Hull cleaning for the UCSG Cutter

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Pool Maintenance & Repair

 
 
Avoid water damage and erosion caused by a leaky pool liner. Most repairs are quick and simple.
Underwater Pool Cleaning
Cleaning and reinstalling a main drain 

Construction - Repair - Demolition

 
SDS offers service for damaged docks, new dock installs, breakwalls, equipment that needs to be assembled/disassembled underwater, and anything in between. Changing water levels can necessitate the need for dock system adjustments and we work closely with contractors to make sure you stay up and running all year round.
Breakwall repair
Sea Wall Dock Brackets
Sea Wall Dock Brackets

Cutting dock brackets from a seawall

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Sea Wall Cutting
Sea Wall Cutting

Cutting the wall brackets off of a sea wall

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Concrete Removal
Concrete Removal

Removing concrete from swimming area

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Sea Wall Dock Brackets
Sea Wall Dock Brackets

Cutting dock brackets from a seawall

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 Wooden piling removal/salvage for the United States Coast Guard

Breakwall repair

Cutting small piling underwater with hydraulic chainsaw

 Cutting large piling into smaller pieces

Cutting dock brackets from a seawall

Breaking concrete for removal from a swimming area 

Anodes

 
Don’t let your boats crucial components corrode! Keep electrolysis under control. SDS will inspect and replace your sacrificial anodes while your boat is in the water to help you avoid the expensive fees of having your boat hoisted from the water for anode maintenance. This maintenance is important if your boat spends extended amounts of time in the water.
Underwater Anode