View Full Version : Hydro-hoist lift put in!!

04-19-2011, 07:16 PM
Bought a hydro-hoist lift about two weeks ago, had it put in the 15th and today got the boat to the lake and tried her out!! She worked like a charm, its a used lift but seemed to work perfect. I was a little worried about it being a 4000 lb lift but it did the trick perfect. I left the boat on her and am hoping it's still up when I get back there this weekend!

04-19-2011, 07:41 PM
That looks great!

Mind me asking, what is that lift rated for? I am about to put my X-15 in a marina with a 3500-4000 lb lift and am a little concerned with the capacity, thinking I may need a 4500 lb lift.

Looks like a job well done, however!

04-19-2011, 08:23 PM
That lift is a 4000 lbs my boat says dry weight is 3050 lbs and I put it up today with a full Tao of gas life jackets wakeboards and all the gear and had no problem at all. I think if I had ANYTHING bigger I would def think about something just a little bit bigger.

04-20-2011, 07:18 AM
Looks good ...

If you ever outgrow this lift, a 3rd tank can be added to increase it's capacity to 6000 lbs.

We have used tanks from older lifts stripped for parts. Your local boat lift contractor probably does too.

Casey Nicholls
WaterJack - Boat Lift Pros

04-20-2011, 11:45 AM
Best lift product in my opinion - we have had one in use for 10 years with no issues. I have 2 cables (bow eye and rear tie down eye) with snap swivels in case there is a leak or something and the lift drops while you are not there - it happened to us once when someone did not close the valve all the way after lifting. Takes some planning to get them loose enough for the lift travel but tight enough to keep the boat from hitting the dock front. We have the 6000# with 3 tanks. People forget that boat weights are "dry" and when you start adding fuel equipment etc it adds up quickly - easy to add 500lbs +. Looked at picture again and it looks like you have some safety lines already.

04-20-2011, 02:59 PM
i have that same lift the past 5 years w/ no issues except beavers chewed thru the hoses last year (replaced w/ anti beaver hose matieral) Safety ropes are a must even when you are there but failures w/ the system are rare. Worth there weight in gold imho.

04-21-2011, 08:18 AM
How wide does the slip have to be for the hydrohoist?

04-21-2011, 10:21 AM
I guess it would depend on the width of the boat. We have a SeaRay on ours - 8'6" beam and our slip is 10' wide. If you are thinking about your S&S it has a beam of 7'6" which you would only need 9' wide slip. Most standard dock slips are 10' to accommodate the max trailerable beam of 8'6" allowing 9" on each side.

04-21-2011, 10:23 AM
I believe my slip is 10'

04-21-2011, 12:55 PM
I have the same system pictured. Good to know when we upgrade boats (soon hopefully) that I can just add another pontoon.

04-21-2011, 12:55 PM
My current boathouse has a slip width of about 8'6" and I was planning on 10' for the next one. Just wanted to be sure that 10 would be enough.

thanks guys