Hey there, I just purchased a Hewitt Cantilever lift and now I would like some advice.
The area where the lift will rest is not really roomy enough to build the lift on site and also, the grade down to the area is pretty steep and not so wide. There is a public boat launch maybe 1/2 mile down the lake.
The boat lift measures 9' wide by 9'6" long.
I was thinking that I could construct the main frame of the lift off site and stick it on a flatbed and haul it over. I live in Washington State and I was told that I could only haul a load of 8'6" without a special permit. I figured the extra 6" would hopefully go unnoticed.
Anyway, so now my dillema comes when I arrive at the site. Like I said, the grade is pretty steep so walking it down would be a bitch (the lift weighs about 375lbs.) So, the other option would be to float it over. Has anyone done this without hiring a pro? If so, how did you do it?
So, I guess I am just looking for some suggestions on the best way to do this on my own. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.