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Abercrombie posted 12-15-2000 01:44 PM ET (US)   Profile for Abercrombie   Send Email to Abercrombie  
I am looking for the best way to lift my 15 foot Sport out of the water. How have others done this? Single davit? Brands? Sources? I have very little water at the end of my dock, so I am looking to use the lifting eyes rather than put it on a lift where rails have to get under the boat.

Also, the white track that the rub rail sits in has been cracked. Are there any sources for just the white part of the three-part rub rail?

Thanks for your help.

eric_from_MD posted 12-18-2000 03:48 PM ET (US)     Profile for eric_from_MD  Send Email to eric_from_MD     
Try I have a set of piling mounted davits from them that are rated at 1850 lbs. each. I got them used but am very happy with them so far. I believe they have all different sizes/capacities. also list some up to 1000 lbs. each. Good Luck, Eric
spear_fishermn posted 01-02-2006 07:46 PM ET (US)     Profile for spear_fishermn  Send Email to spear_fishermn     
I would try Boat Lift Distributors, Inc. The have every type of boat lift imaginable. The sell ACE davits which I prefer to the Davit Master davits. Ace has been around for 50 years and are a much stronger product. Boat Lift Distributors, Inc. also has much better prices than over_ton's. The easier way to type it in to your browser is
Buckda posted 01-03-2006 12:35 PM ET (US)     Profile for Buckda  Send Email to Buckda     
I would not leave your boat "hanging" on the davits, though. Be sure to build a cradle for it either on the dock or on shore and use the davits to move the boat from the water up and onto the cradle. This will prevent "accidental death or injury" from a falling boat should your bow or stern lifting eyes fail. It's also a better way to secure your boat overall.

Good luck.


zotcha posted 01-04-2006 09:31 AM ET (US)     Profile for zotcha  Send Email to zotcha     
Point well taken. While trailering my 1982 15 Sport to a shop to strip the hull for refurb., I arrived to find the threaded bolt that threads into the lifting eye and bow eye had sheared cleanly in two. Thankfully I did not have to travel very far. The winch strap was just dangling upon my arrival. No warning, just time to break. Imagine walking down to the davit to find you entire bow hanging, or even submerged. Just my experience. zotcha.
joekingphoto posted 04-08-2006 10:10 AM ET (US)     Profile for joekingphoto  Send Email to joekingphoto     

I looking to replace my Outrage's rub rail and I'm looking for someone who makes it in red. When the boat was new in1977 it came with red and I'm restoring it to as close as new as I can. If anyone knows where I can get this red rub rail please email me Thanks

jimh posted 04-08-2006 10:23 AM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Just about all the information available to me regarding RUB RAILS has been presented in the REFERENCE section.

If there is more information about RUB RAILS available which has not been presented in the REFERENCE section, I would appreciate being informed about it so I could add it to the article there.

cbgann posted 04-08-2006 02:07 PM ET (US)     Profile for cbgann  Send Email to cbgann     
Joeking - Email Sue Lodell at If Whaler installed that rail she can find it for you and at the best price. Bill
where2 posted 04-09-2006 12:52 AM ET (US)     Profile for where2  Send Email to where2     
Should have built a floating dock... Then you could build one of these:

I've launched the 15_Sport when the lift was resting on the bottom. Thanks to the 3 Stoltz rollers under the boat, it simply rolls off the lift (although not as well as it rolls off if you can let some air out of the rear of the lift like it is supposed to work).

Ditto the comments about replacing the threaded shafts on your lifting eyes before you attempt to lift the boat using them. I broke my norman pin one evening tugging on it after the salt water had worked on the threaded shaft for a few years...

PKever posted 09-27-2007 09:44 PM ET (US)     Profile for PKever  Send Email to PKever     
JetDock Systems - - makes floating boat lifts and PWC lifts. They specialize in making boat lifts for shallow water. They have some videos on their site showing demonstrations of how their stuff works.

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