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JAC posted 12-04-2001 10:32 AM ET (US)   Profile for JAC   Send Email to JAC  
I will be need to purchase a boat hoist next year for a 22OR w/ WD. Considering the preference by whaler to support the boat on the keel, is there any problem with using a sling hoist or should I upgrade to the cradle type ?
Do you all use either and have any recommendations ?
Thanks, Jim
Ventura16 posted 12-04-2001 10:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for Ventura16  Send Email to Ventura16     
I keep my Whaler on a hoist during the summer months. My boat is quite a bit smaller than an Outrage 22/WD...a 2000 Ventura 16 that weighs about 2300# with 90hp. Merc, full gas tank and misc. gear.

After much research, I ended up with a Hewitt cantilever hoist which is rated at 3000#. It is all aluminum except for the stainless steel cabling. The boat is supported on 2 carpeted bunks (2"x6"x12') and the keel rests on 2 wooden plates. The bunks support the hull exactly like my trailer does. My hoist is intended for relatively shallow water without a tide...like the inland lake that I live on. It gets the keel of the boat about 12" above the surface of the water and takes all the mooring worries out of bad weather. Keeps the bottom nice and clean, too!

I don't know much about sling hoists. I think an awful lot would depend on the waterway you were on. At the very least, a hoist with a "high" lift is required for tidal waters...whether it is a sling or a cradle type. Hope that helps.

Tom

triblet posted 12-04-2001 10:40 PM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
Unless the hoist is on a floating dock.

Or it's one of the submersible hoists that
you pump air into or water out of.

Chuck

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