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Old 09-19-2013, 12:32 PM
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+1 the canti will work fine

Set up bunks properly, high enough to completely eliminate chance for skeg or prop hitting if possible. This will depend on your water depth. Odd are you will be fine.

Agree to ensure that you don't go too far fwd.

Some people like these since cables and pulleys are out of water when lifted. Like bturner, I have SS and am completely satisfied.

New canopies are likely a available online if needed.

Check for cracked welds and cable condition.
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Old 09-19-2013, 01:11 PM
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My apologies to the seller, also a TT er. I misspoke earlier. He said the cantilever was not optimal for use with a mastercraft. Did not mean to offend you or insult you.
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Old 09-19-2013, 01:13 PM
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My cantilever has worked great for the last 10 yrs. 3 different inboards have had no issues. You obviously need to set up your bunks correctly, but that's easy. I really like that the lift has little stress with the boat in the "full up" position.
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Old 09-19-2013, 02:26 PM
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A cantilever will definitely work. However, we sold ours for a vertical lift. If I was buying used, I would search for a vertical. Depending on the lake levels (if they change a lot) a cantilever will need to be pushed in and out to work properly, plus the vertical usually can go lower so it can be in shallower water. We still have a cantilever for the pontoon and they work fine and will likely have less expense when it it time to replace cables.
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Old 09-19-2013, 03:02 PM
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Good points in vertical versus cantilever

I text you some used vertical ones for sale close to our lake.
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