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Sam Collins posted 05-05-2001 06:50 PM ET (US)   Profile for Sam Collins   Send Email to Sam Collins  
I would like to make a lifting sling for my Newport/Montauk. Anyone know the proper length? Please Advise..
Tom W Clark posted 05-06-2001 12:12 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     

That depends entirely upon what sort of lift is being used. The last place I had a Whaler stored had a tenant operated sling lift which had a steel frame and two sling straps. At a minimum, the strap should, ideally, be long enough to suspend the boat with the top of the console beneath the frame. In my case the straps were not quite that long which necessitated the frame being drawn over the the top of the console and then lowered to the point where the starps could by snapped onto the frame. But there is the trade off of longer straps reducing the oveall height that the lift can raise the boat versus being able to get the straps over the boat in the first place.

triblet posted 05-06-2001 02:47 AM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
It's also a function of the loading of the
boat. Since mine normally has a bunch of
scuba tanks in the bow, the dealer made
the bow cable a bit longer.

And are you looking for a three-point (one
bow, two stern) sling, or one that goes
under the bell?


triblet posted 05-06-2001 03:06 AM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
My three-point has a bow cable 133.5"
eye-to-eye, and stern cables 85" eye-to-eye.
The carabiners add 3" to each. The middle
is a big egg shaped steel ring. The cables
are about 1/4" stainless covered with
plastic. The dealer made it up -- NOT CHEAP,
but well made.

Make sure that whoever swedges the cables
knows what they are doing.

I've seen the egg-shapped rings at or since.


Tom W Clark posted 05-06-2001 11:25 AM ET (US)     Profile for Tom W Clark  Send Email to Tom W Clark     
Chuck asks a good question. Are you talking about a sling or a harness? If a three point harness then loading will have a lot to do with keeping the boat on an even keel.
Sam Collins posted 05-06-2001 12:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for Sam Collins  Send Email to Sam Collins     
Looking for the 3 Point hook up. I would like to keep in the boat and was wondering if I could/should use rope instead of cable? Chuck - When you lift yours up off the trailer does it lift up evenly? What I mean is does the boat come up all at once or does one end come up first. Are there any changes that you would make in your setup. Thanks A Lot
dgp posted 05-06-2001 03:06 PM ET (US)     Profile for dgp  Send Email to dgp     
Sam, I'll gladly make a copy of the pages in my BW Center Console Series Owners Manual that has the info you're looking for. Send me your address. Don
triblet posted 05-07-2001 09:32 AM ET (US)     Profile for triblet  Send Email to triblet     
I've only used mine once. It came off the
trailer reasonable level. Note that you
can make a cable a little longer by putting
a second carabiner or shackle on it.

ROPE is probably not strong enough. Due to
the leverage, each line is taking a load
about equivalent to the whole boat.


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