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01-14-2009, 10:20 PM
Does anyone have experience with a side tie floating boat lift. Either a hydrohoist or a poly lift side tie. I am thinking about using it on a 12 x 24 floating dock. It would be for a Prostar 197

01-14-2009, 10:28 PM
The only floatlift I have experience with is a Sunstream 6000. Have you looked at those?

01-15-2009, 07:07 AM
I have looked at those and they are very nice and very expensive. they seem very big and not sure how they would fit in on a small mountain lake.

01-15-2009, 10:12 AM
They defintely have systems that will work for your application... just be aware that the water depth for an HH needs to be deep. Also, be certain to get the calcs on what the weight will be on the edge of the dock when the HH is submerged. The sidetie HH's have floating "guides/walkpads" that actually extend to support the HH when submerged.

I can think of 2 side tied HH's on finger docks. One of them I have actually used and it works just fine. The dock is probably 6'x40' and the HydroHoist is a 15000# model. I am thinking that with a 12'x24' dock, you will be fine.

01-15-2009, 07:23 PM
I use a side mount hydrohoist. I like it and it has served me well. Let me know if there are any specific questions. Bill Z

01-17-2009, 05:54 PM
Does the HH side tie pull the dock down at all when in use? My dock is a floating dock and is 12x24. The lift will be a 4400 or 6000 lb.. Any specifics that I need to look out for.

01-17-2009, 11:25 PM
I also have a floating dock with about 18 inches of freeboard. When the lift and boat are elevated, it is self supporting of course. When lowered, I guess it puts some weight on the dock, but even lowered, the hoist will have some bouyency, so I would not think it would be the full weight of a dry lift, but I have never seen any significant change in flotation of the dock when the lift is lowered. I have the 6600 lb model on a 10x25 finger dock. Lower the lift all the way before moving the boat or your underwater gear can hit the lift. Bill Z

01-18-2009, 02:02 PM
Thanks for the info!

01-18-2009, 10:32 PM
Anytime. Let me know if you ever have any other questions. Bill Z