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excetara2
05-29-2006, 10:23 PM
I am getting ready to start putting together a lift for my 197 03' Prostar. All I need is a diagonal bracing lift. I already have the cables and motor assembly from my previosu boat. It used straps. This time I am going with a carriage. I was hoping someone can point me in the direction where I can just get the lift diagonal braced that would fint the 197 Prostar. I live in St. Louis, MO. I could have it shipped as long as it is reasonable. I haven't found anything good in this area. Having something welded will be super expensive.

bigmac
05-30-2006, 12:04 AM
I am getting ready to start putting together a lift for my 197 03' Prostar. All I need is a diagonal bracing lift. I already have the cables and motor assembly from my previosu boat. It used straps. This time I am going with a carriage. I was hoping someone can point me in the direction where I can just get the lift diagonal braced that would fint the 197 Prostar. I live in St. Louis, MO. I could have it shipped as long as it is reasonable. I haven't found anything good in this area. Having something welded will be super expensive.Are you talking about an aluminum vertical boat lift with diagonal bracing, like Pier Pleasure (http://www.pierpleasure.com/index2.html)?

http://www.pierpleasure.com/images/WEB/AL50114V.jpg



Or a cantilever-type lift with diagonal bracing..

http://www.pierpleasure.com/images/WEB/AL40108.jpg

excetara2
05-30-2006, 02:43 AM
I'm talking about a vertical boat lift like the top picture. All I need is the lift not all the other accesories. I was mainly not talking about the bracing but the method the but comes in on as to not damage the fins. I wanted to make sure that the bunks wouldn't allow the fins to be damaged as I have seen many lifts do that. Also I was wondering if that can be attached to the motor I already have or to a motor at all to make the lift automatic. Or can just the lift part be used and attached and not all the bracing below it. All I need is the lift. Thanks a lte me know.

bigmac
05-30-2006, 08:44 AM
I'm talking about a vertical boat lift like the top picture. All I need is the lift not all the other accesories. I was mainly not talking about the bracing but the method the but comes in on as to not damage the fins. I wanted to make sure that the bunks wouldn't allow the fins to be damaged as I have seen many lifts do that. Also I was wondering if that can be attached to the motor I already have or to a motor at all to make the lift automatic. Or can just the lift part be used and attached and not all the bracing below it. All I need is the lift. Thanks a lte me know.

So, you just want the cradle and the full-length bunks - the part that supports the boat - you don't need the frame nor the winch? Apparently you're going to use the lift in a boat house and just need something to lift the boat.

You could call any of the boat lift manufacturers or their dealers and see if you can buy the parts you need. The vertical lifts come with pulleys at each corner, which you wouldn't need, so you'd be better off buying the cradle and bunks for the cantilever (likely to be cheaper). Even so, my guess is that is would be cheaper and more effective to build one. Your other option is to call Tide Tamer (http://www.tidetamerboatlifts.com/boathouse_lifts.php) . MYMC mentioned them and thought they were a real quality outfit.

http://www.tidetamerboatlifts.com/bhouse1s.jpg


Also note that Overtons (http://www.overtons.com/modperl/overtons/order/items2.cgi?request=aisle&catnum=2G2) sells a pretty complete line of boat lift parts.

http://www.overtons.com/graphics/products/large/73955L.jpg

excetara2
05-30-2006, 11:32 AM
You got that part right on. I don't need the frame or the winch. I will try what u said today when I get off work and see what they say. Thanks for the help so far. It will be in a boat house with a roof covering. During the summer it will be permentaly stored there. That is whay I want it good quality.

RobertT
05-30-2006, 02:21 PM
There are at least two lift dealers here in St. Louis (I live in Lake St. Louis), Tiger Dock and one other that is right by my house. I forget the name, the owner is Chuck and thats all I ever needed to know:) I think its C & J Boat Docks.

bigmac
05-30-2006, 02:39 PM
There are at least two lift dealers here in St. Louis (I live in Lake St. Louis), Tiger Dock and one other that is right by my house. I forget the name, the owner is Chuck and thats all I ever needed to know:) I think its C & J Boat Docks.

It seems like there ought to be a fair number of dealers that handle that kind of lift in the southern Missouri area. IIRC from my many many visits to Table Rock and Lake of the Ozarks years and years ago, floating boat docks, boat houses, and slips are common.

excetara2
05-30-2006, 02:40 PM
Thanks. I'll try those. What does a full boat lift cost for lets say a 4000 lb. lift. What would just the lift probably cost, meaning the carriage not the frame or winch. Thanks a lot.

RobertT
05-30-2006, 02:47 PM
It seems like there ought to be a fair number of dealers that handle that kind of lift in the southern Missouri area. IIRC from my many many visits to Table Rock and Lake of the Ozarks years and years ago, floating boat docks, boat houses, and slips are common.

Yep, down at the lake (Ozarks) there are a ton. Only a few in STL though.

excetara2
05-30-2006, 06:45 PM
What are some of the ones near the Ozarks? Does anyone know? Thanks a lot.