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mplv
10-21-2006, 09:45 AM
does anyone here have one or experience with one? how are they? im looking at this for my x-1, hoping i can raise the canopy some

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280040160351&fromMakeTrack=true

pflcjl
10-21-2006, 09:55 AM
I do not have any experience with their float lift, but my two neighbors have the sunstream stationary lift and I can tell you it is very high quality but very high priced. I have a shore station lift and when I need to replace it, I will look seriously at a sunstream stationary lift. I met the CEO at the NY Boat show a few years ago and he was an interesting guy. He and the company are from Seattle, WA area and he was a previous Boeing engineer and worked in the landing gear department.

A lot of the mechanism of the lift sort of mimicks an aircraft landing gear cantilever.

bigmac
10-21-2006, 10:29 AM
does anyone here have one or experience with one? how are they? im looking at this for my x-1, hoping i can raise the canopy some

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280040160351&fromMakeTrack=true

High quality lift, very expensive. The canopies are very shallow so you'll still need to cover the boat to keep rain out, even if you fold the tower down, unless you shell out another $1500 for a canopy skirt.

It's a nice choice if you have the need to move the lift a lot, or if you have fluctuating water levels, and if you don't live in a real windy place. There were photos in the local paper of a Sunstream lift on a lake around here where a storm had rolled the lift right over.

c640947
10-21-2006, 03:25 PM
Of course my Dad sells Sunstream, among other lifts, but I have used them since he picked them up. Yes expensive, but they are very fast and reliable. If you have the money and want to best, its hard to beat em. If you just want you boat out of the water, you might consider a cable lift.

Datdude
10-22-2006, 08:45 PM
We are a Sunstream dealer, but deal only with their stationary "Sun Lifts". The are a high quality product with a high-end price tag. The float lift seems like a really great idea and I am sure it works great. We also deal with Hydrohoist and I personally like the look of the Sunstream better. Good luck with your bidding:D

prostar205
10-23-2006, 01:13 AM
does anyone here have one or experience with one? how are they? im looking at this for my x-1, hoping i can raise the canopy some

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280040160351&fromMakeTrack=true

MPLV -

I have a Sunstream Floatlift and absolutely LOVE IT. As others have said, expensive but worth every penny. Along with being fast and reliable, the you can walk completely around the boat on the floats for general cleaning and inspections. Something you can't do with a stationary lift.

Luckily I live in Seattle where they are made (actually they are made in Kent - 20 minutes south of Seattle). I was able to get a 2-year old used one for $7,500. Normally, a brand new Floatlift is $11K. I have had it for 1 year and have not had any problems. Here is a link to a thread I started about my lift.

http://www.tmcowners.com/teamtalk/showthread.php?t=8000