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|Author||Topic: Boat lifts?|
posted 06-09-2002 05:01 PM ET (US)
Any comments on these? It's a local bay area company...
posted 06-10-2002 12:31 PM ET (US)
Reminds me alot of this one
which was designed based on the principles of one of these: http://www.boatlift.com
The major fault I see with them is that they might be fine for inland use in a freshwater lake, but very few builders design anything to withstand the salt water environment. The first link I listed above, has essentially the same construction as an aluminum float on trailer, using SS U-bolts. The other thing I never liked was that most of the manufactured ones leave some of the hardware submerged in the water. Might be OK during the first few years, but at what point do you become concerned about submerged brackets rusting through?
NOTE: I don't make lifts for a living, the pictures of the lifts I have on my website are those that I have personally helped build. My 15' BW Sport, and my Dad's 20' Edgewater CC both live on home-constructed lifts, and have for the last 2 years.
posted 06-10-2002 04:15 PM ET (US)
I saw a boat lift in sea water application that was installed in a marina in Nanaimo BC. The harbour master showed how it worked and it was quite cool. The system used a small air blower/compressor to raise and lower the cradle on which the boat sits. The system was hinged on the floating docks in the marina to keep the system inplace. It also allowed the skipper to leave the boat in the slip and floating or to raise the boat completely out of the water for overnight storage, etc, etc. Anyway, the marina is called Schooner Cove Marina in Nanoose BC and there is a used boat lift that the harbour master was prepared to sell me second hand for $750 US. The phine number might be 1 800 661 1511 ( FROM MY MEDIOCRE MEMORY)
posted 06-11-2002 12:14 AM ET (US)
Can't really say much about the lifts but thanks for the link - the pictures of the "Park Ranger" commercial BW and the old Outrage were decent...
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