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hoosier skier
09-01-2011, 06:22 PM
I have a 98 ps 190 and have an opportunity to pick up a 3000 lb cap lift with a canopy for a song . Do you guys think that the lift is too light for my boat ? My manual lists the boat at 2600 lbs , which I assume is dry weight .

09-06-2011, 08:53 PM
This would not be recommended, but my dad in law has a shorestation rated for 2000#, and his boat weighs 2500#....its worked 15 years without a hitch. Id say it depends how good of deal it is. I think shorestation is conservative with their ratings.

09-06-2011, 09:14 PM
Check out the lift manufacturers website. The only difference sometimes is the winch or the cable size.
My 98 190 is on a 3200# lift. It works fine.

09-08-2011, 08:59 AM
If it was me, I'd go for it. You likely could upgrade relatively inexpensively, any items on the light side, like winch/cable/connecting hardware.

09-08-2011, 12:36 PM
go for it,,,,,,,

hoosier skier
09-08-2011, 10:37 PM
I think I might go for it seeing that its a vertical lift . I already have a 4000lb cantilever Hewitt that doesnt have a top . Would never have another cantilever, too hard to crank at certain positions,

09-09-2011, 07:52 AM
If it's a ShoreStation I was told the only difference from 2000 to 4000 pounds was the winch. Where people usually have issues with the lighter units is with the width of the lift. The higher rated lifts are typically ordered wider to fit the larger boats. My 3000 pound lift was a 108 while my 5000 pound is a 120 inch.

I also had my 95 200VRS on a 3000 pound lift for 5 years and never had any problems although I'm sure the higher rated winch would have made lifting it out of the water easier.

09-09-2011, 09:22 AM
I have a 3000 pound Shore Station with canopy that has worked great for 6 years with a 85 S&S. I would't have any reservations. Go fro it!