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VOLFAN
01-22-2008, 11:01 PM
Is a 4000 lb capacity boat lift big enough to lift my 03' X2?

sand2snow22
01-22-2008, 11:03 PM
Should be, your boat weighs around 3,000 lbs....

stuartmcnair
01-22-2008, 11:09 PM
not really, get a 6000 pound lift...4000 would be cutting it too close with gear, people, possible storm water, fat sacs, etc...

bigmac
01-23-2008, 07:19 AM
I've been using a 4000# Pier Pleasure with 23 foot canopy for my 230 for 3 years, and for my even-heavier Century I/O for 6 years before that. No problems. LIkewise, my buddy's been keeping his X-10 on a 4000# PP too.

Even so, if I were going to buy a new one today, I'd probably get a 5000# lift, just to have more margin.

ShamrockIV
01-23-2008, 08:00 AM
hey volfan!! i am still on the hunt for you a lift!!!

i would go with one a little bigger. better to have some wiggle room!!

yippikaiyay
01-23-2008, 08:48 AM
Is a 4000 lb capacity boat lift big enough to lift my 03' X2?
Even if you find a fantastic deal on a 4000# lift, you're still better off getting a lift with some breathing room, and because a well maintained lift will last for many boats to come, your next MC might be heavier.

76S&S
01-23-2008, 09:03 AM
4000 lb will be fine. I have an 02 x star (basically the same boat) and haven't had a bit of trouble. I really don't have a large enough wire ran to the boathouse but the lift still doesn't give me any problems.

skeeler
01-23-2008, 09:34 AM
My 2 cents. If money is no object, and you can swing the bigger lift, go for it! But the 4k will be more than sufficient. I had my '07 on a 4k lift the whole year with no problems. Again, the weight limit on there is the recommended limit. I highly doubt they are going to make a product rated at 4,000 lbs, and when 4,100 lbs is placed on it, it crumples. Again there just covering their butt.

88 PS190
01-23-2008, 09:37 AM
Just make sure you dump ballast before lifting!

Maristar210
01-23-2008, 09:42 AM
I bought this one last year. I did research off and on for a couple of weeks and this was the best bang for the buck that I could find. It's capacity is 4600# too so that is an asset as well. I paid $2790 out the door and decided to save the extra $500 by assembling it and installing it myself. BIG MISTAKE. Took the whole weekend and I owed more friends more favors than I could pay back with a simple case of beer. I wish now I would have paid them the extra $500 it would ahve been money well spent. On the other hand I now know how this model goes together and more sepcifically how it does not, if you get my drift.

Here's a link - good luck

http://www.shore-mate.com/boatmanual.shtm

edit:\My '04 Maristar 210 with a tower fits nicely on this lift, fwiw....

VOLFAN
01-23-2008, 07:15 PM
Thanks for the replies! They will help with the purchase.

Shamrock - Thanks for keeping your eyes n ears open for me.

If anyone might know of where I can find a used one in the Southeast (TN, KY, AL, GA area) please let me know. My budget for a lift is not all that large (We just spent all of our toy money on our first MC and still haven't sold our other boat.) I prefer poly tanks, but would consider fiberglass. I can come remove it if I have to.

ShamrockIV
01-23-2008, 08:03 PM
too easy volfan. i got my people on it!!! we can prob find one on center hill that way it makes life simple!!!!

i will let you know!!!