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smeagol

quick boat lift question

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smeagol

we're staying at a rental this week and there is a boat house with a lift. i'm wondering about using the lift because i've never used this type of lift for my 05 vlx.

its cables are 3/16" and the cross beams are about 10" narrower than the beam of the boat, so they put pressure on the rub rail.

are any of you lifting your boat in a similar situation? any advice as to whether you think i'd be ok or not?

i'd really like to use the lift but I don't want to hurt anything...

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we're staying at a rental this week and there is a boat house with a lift. i'm wondering about using the lift because i've never used this type of lift for my 05 vlx.

its cables are 3/16" and the cross beams are about 10" narrower than the beam of the boat, so they put pressure on the rub rail.

are any of you lifting your boat in a similar situation? any advice as to whether you think i'd be ok or not?

i'd really like to use the lift but I don't want to hurt anything...

DON'T Not only pressure on your rubrail, but pressure on yhe side of your hull. Gunnell are strong for down force, Stringers provide strength from up force, but there is really not much support for side force. To test tap on the top of your gunnell ,then the bottom of your boat ,then just above and below your rubrail. The difference will be obvious.

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