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Lifting straps okay on 18' Outrage
|Author||Topic: Lifting straps okay on 18' Outrage|
posted 07-26-2001 08:06 AM ET (US)
For my 15' and 17' Whalers, I had 3-point lifting straps made up for easy haul out. Assuming the electric hoist can lift the weight, will the 18' Outrage take the lifting stress on the rings? Engine is 90 HP Evinrude.
posted 07-26-2001 09:14 AM ET (US)
Yup! but you might want to get a spreader bar for the rear if you are gonna use it alot.
posted 07-26-2001 10:05 AM ET (US)
I have wondered that myself. Not on a 18 O.R. but on a Montauk. Are the rings plenty strong. Would a backing plate be necessary or helpful if I was going to be lifting my boat regularly?
posted 07-26-2001 10:22 AM ET (US)
See Cetacea page 34.
posted 07-26-2001 01:38 PM ET (US)
Cruiser, On the whalers that have lifting eyes, that is why they have them. You can lift hold, rotate, flip, whatever you want on those eyes.
posted 07-26-2001 02:01 PM ET (US)
Whoa guys, don't assume you can simply snap and lift any boat with eye's, I made that mistake. My current and prevoius whalers both had the same condition, after years of service in saltwater, and tethered to docks of all types, the eyes on the rear had become bent ( inside the glass), after several liftings, the allthread broke and was nearly disasterous. Simularly, the front lift eye loosened during transport and snapped. Further inspection showed significant fatique in the allthread at several points, caused by repeated liftings and or moorings without checking or maintaining the fittings.My point is simple, check those fittings and retorque on a regular basis. Whaler may build in quality but many owners don't maintain it.Having rebuilt several whalers of various conditions, I have one rule, assume nothing works or is functional until repaired and or tested.
posted 07-26-2001 02:16 PM ET (US)
You are correct. Don't assume anything until checked. If new go for it cause you have a 10 year warranty, YIPPEE!
posted 07-26-2001 04:09 PM ET (US)
JAC, what is the preferred method of lifting a 13, from the towing eyes and front eye or from the norman pins, I have a friend with a davit for his Seadoo and I can use it whenever I want. thanks
posted 07-26-2001 04:32 PM ET (US)
Eyes. Those pins will rip out.
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