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Wood & Carpet or Alluminum & Vinyl Bunks on a Lift?


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Anyone have experience with both that can provide some comparisons, I was thinking AL/Vinyl originally but heard some feedback today that got me thinking about which is better for supporting the boat:

  1. Cost - Wood/Carpet is cheaper
  2. Durability - Al/Vinyl is basically maintenance free where you will have to at some interval replace wood (not sure what this is)
  3. Support - HERE's the part that got me thinking, I was told the wood/carpet has give and natural conforms to your hull shape better giving you more even support, where as AL will create pressure points for the same reason hence the person I was talking to recommended the wood version over AL.

OK, any truth to the last part? or considerations I missed?

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My lift is wood with a very high grade indoor/outdoor turf, it’s blue in colour.  Works awesome and lasts forever.  The main thing is that it dries out quick doesn’t stay saturated.  Vertical guide posts

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Wood and carpet will last a long time on a lift and they're cheap so I wouldn't let a 5-10 year service life bother me.   I've only ever used lifts w/ the vertical post.  Now i'm curious about the horizontal ones.

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