|I am moving to a lake house in NOV. I was wanting to put in a boat lift for an X10. The airlift style is what I must use. |
Anyone have any suggestions? Which company or type plus I was also thinking about building one this winter as a project. Problem is I can't find a place to buy just the pontoons.
So how bout some help please.
|Mine is a Hydro-hoist. This is one of the most popular brands in my area. Not the cheapest, but very good quality. You should check around for local brands and dealers. If you do a search for boat lifts on the web you'll get tons of hits. |
|Look for a used one, you can get a great deal if you ask around the lake. Rich people (lake house) give that stuff away sometimes. |
| What lake are you moving to?|
|Old Hickory, on the Mt Juliet side.|
|Lee not sure if you remember we came in and bought a FATSAC earlier this year. We have a yellow X10 (sorry) aand live in Memphis now. I believe I spoke with you about MBC and Cooper a couple of times|
|got any boatlift suggestions?|
| Next time your are in town come by Ski Hut to see us, We sell new Hydro Hoist and have some leads on used lifts also. Would you need a front mount or side mount lift?|
|Front mount. I am starting to look now and plan on installing in March or April. If the right lift for the right price comes down the line I will purchase earlier and wait to install.|
| We have a used 6000lbs front mount for sale. One year old.|
|Not sure of the rules and regulations in TN but I have to be permitted by the Corps Of Engineers in KY and getting that permit has turned out to be quite a challenge. Started the process before Memorial Day. Does not look like the install will take place until next spring. Anyhow, about purchasing your front mount. If you have to be permitted, make sure you know what will be acceptable before buying. On my lake I have been told that the lift must not extend more than 2 ft. beyond the end of the finger.?.?|
|Are you guys using aluminum cradles or straps? |
I'm building in the next month or so and the contractor is spec'ing a 7,000 lb aluminum cradle and 8,000 lb hoist. With the hoist, I believe he is modifying a 6,000 lb. and doing double cables at four points with pullies on the cradle to get the extra load.
http://www.mercomarine.com/ Merco Marine sells a 6,000 lb hoist with the polyester straps for under $900.00.
|Wakeguru; Does the hoist system you mention require a overhead structure, if so how much does that cost? Does the dock also have to support the weight, or would it be attached to the pilings, or? |
|Yes it does. The pilings support the weight. |
Prices I've gotten have ranged from $6K to $10K just for the boathouse (no walkway, deck etc.) with the hoist equipment I want so that I can leave the boat weighted. Keep in mind that I'm in Florida and competition is fierce.
I've been looking around on the net and that Merco 6K lb strap lift was pretty reasonable, but the cradle is a better option for inboards. For the complete lift with cradle they run closer to $2K for the capacity I want. Here is a large distributor that seems to have all the goods..
You can buy cradle lifts that don't require overhead structures. This product looks to only utilize 4 pilings total.
This would be relatively inexpensive compared to the boathouse.
|By M (big_un) on Tuesday, September 30, 2003 - 9:14 pm:
|I purchased all the supplies and installed my SAN lift in my boathouse,total cost......about 1900.00 email@example.com|
| In Tennessee we can not use pilings for docks or lifts, it all has to float. The only time they let you use the bottom is if you are in shallow water and have to use a shallow water bottom mount lift. |
|Who's the manufacturer and what's it rated at big un? |
| Bruce, the used 6000lbs front mount lift with walkboards on one side is for sale, the owner paid $4500 and is willing to take offers.|
|David, I built my own boathouse and installed an overhead mounted lift 9 years ago. I bought all the components from Boat Lift Distributors. I had the cradle built locally by a welder, and he copied the dimensions of the center section of my trailer, so it was a custom fit, and allowed clearance for skegs, prop & rudder. It is made out of angle iron, and I used carpeted pressure-treated lumber for the bunks. It was not expensive. I painted it, but if I was doing it again, I would have it powder coated. Straps would not be good for a weighted boat. Also, w/straps, the cable gets all messed up when the weight is off of the lift.If you use pulleys at the top and the bottom, you double your lift capacity, but also it takes twice as long. |