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JayHoy

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My boat is in storage or I would not be asking this question. Will a 2500lb lift hold my 93 echelon. I have found a used lift and the price is dirt cheap. Can the cables and pulleys be upgraded to 3klb???

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My boat is in storage or I would not be asking this question. Will a 2500lb lift hold my 93 echelon. I have found a used lift and the price is dirt cheap. Can the cables and pulleys be upgraded to 3klb???

http://www.themalibucrew.com/forums/index....&article=69

93 echelon 2500lb.... LX 2650lb... I assume dry.

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yes, 2500 dry. Add fuel and 1 person or 2, and you get to 3K pretty quick

I think you would be pushing it. I have heard of people using stainless cables to hold a little more weight, but you have to worry about the pulley's too. I would pass.

I would try to find at least a 3K capacity.

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not that i recomend this but there is normally a good safety ratio for what its rated at and what it can actually hold. i would be surprised if it couldnt hold 4000 to 4250 in actually weight.

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not that i recomend this but there is normally a good safety ratio for what its rated at and what it can actually hold. i would be surprised if it couldnt hold 4000 to 4250 in actually weight.

I have read the same,I would hate to take a chance and have something go very wrong. Five hundred pounds over lift rating with fuel gear ect seems to be pushing it though. To save some money now and chance destorying the boat I just bought doesn't seem worth it.

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I have a 3000lbs lift and the only difference with the 4000lbs model is the winch. Same frame and cables. I would buy it. Usually safety ratios are 1.5. Worst case is you might find it hard to crank up.

If it doesn't work, you can always re-sell it if it is such a good deal, you shouldn't have any problems.

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Problem is should anything happen, the insurance company has a pretty good reason to not pay up.

This is the exact reason not to try it.

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The difference is in the winch box and wheel. A couple of years ago I bought a used HarborMaster 2,600lb vertical lift that didn't have a winch box or wheel from a dealer in Michigan. The 2,600lb model normally comes with a 36" wheel. I found a used winch box and 42" wheel from a 3,600lb model from another dealer in Ohio. They told me the difference is the wheel and the gear ratio in the winch. The larger wheel and the gear reduction in the box make it easier to lift the heavier load. The cables and frame were the same for those 2 models. I sold the lift to a friend and has a Malibu Response on it without any issues. I found the lift and winch on eBay. Shipping was a little high but I could not find one locally. Just my opinion but if the lift and cables look solid, you can always upgrade the box and wheel. I bought a 4,500lb Craftlander at the same time and put a 12vdc motor with a remote control on it from Commander Products. It works great, keeps the hull clean and it doesn't beat up against the dock from all the waves on the lake. If you leave the boat in the water, it is worth the investment.

Good luck with your search

Gary

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