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Old 03-12-2011, 13:55   #1
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Ok, just a question about a lift.

I have a 290 Sundancer, empty weight 9250. I'm figuring fuel 800 pounds, water and such probably another 200. Equipment another 2 or 3 hundred pounds.

Obviously, the 10,000# lift is out of the question. The 13,000 is the next choice, but does anyone recommend going to the 16,000# for extra margins of strength?
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Re: Boat Lift

Any time I lift something (especially with me in it or UNDER it) I like to see a 5/3 rating to anticipated working load.... If you have 11000# of boat I would think a 16K lift would be too small! But then again, I’ve spent my life in the fire service where most everything is 10/1!

ETA: If you express the difference in cost in $ per pound, it doesn’t sound like much insurance!
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Any time I lift something (especially with me in it or UNDER it) I like to see a 5/3 rating to anticipated working load.... If you have 11000# of boat I would think a 16K lift would be too small! But then again, Iíve spent my life in the fire service where most everything is 10/1!

ETA: If you express the difference in cost in $ per pound, it doesnít sound like much insurance!
One thing that bothered me about the 13,000# was it was only a 3/4 horse motor. The 16,000# is a 1 horse.

I think I might have an issue about the spacing of the pilings for a larger than 16K lift. I was told the manufacturers build in a little more than they can handle because they know people overload. I do not want to rely on that though.

I should stick to the 16 then?
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Re: Boat Lift

Yes, I'd go with the 16k too. Then every time you operate it you'll feel good about it rather than worried about it.
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Re: Boat Lift

And when you decide to get a bigger boat?
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We use a 16K for our Gemini (EW 9000lbs., usually 11,000lbs). I wouldn't feel comfortable with any less.
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