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Old 02-27-2018, 07:24 PM
04 Star Rider 04 Star Rider is offline
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Boat Lift Motors

I am in the market for a direct drive motor to replace the manual wheel on my hoist. As far as I know there is the popular lift tech motor as well as "lift boss" brand. Does anyone have any experience with lift boss? If how, please give me a review. Also, are there any other brands you like?

Lastly, does anyone have a connection to get good pricing on any of the above? Thanks in advance!
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Old 02-27-2018, 08:08 PM
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I am in the market for a direct drive motor to replace the manual wheel on my hoist. As far as I know there is the popular lift tech motor as well as "lift boss" brand. Does anyone have any experience with lift boss? If how, please give me a review. Also, are there any other brands you like?

Lastly, does anyone have a connection to get good pricing on any of the above? Thanks in advance!
I have considered a harbor freight badlands winch and remote might have been a better/more economical option than the DC motor I have

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Old 02-28-2018, 09:20 AM
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I am in the market for a direct drive motor to replace the manual wheel on my hoist. As far as I know there is the popular lift tech motor as well as "lift boss" brand. Does anyone have any experience with lift boss? If how, please give me a review. Also, are there any other brands you like?

Lastly, does anyone have a connection to get good pricing on any of the above? Thanks in advance!
I have the 1 HP - http://boatcradles.com/parts.htm
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Old 02-28-2018, 09:59 AM
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I have an older sidewinder lift motor and it works well, I got it used so I have no idea what they cost.
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Old 02-28-2018, 11:36 AM
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I have 2 lift bosses..one for the pontoon one for the MC...

both failed the first year... and were both replaced without any drama and have worked ever sense... they are nice...

read the directions don't over tighten bolts...
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Old 02-28-2018, 04:01 PM
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I have 2 lift bosses..one for the pontoon one for the MC...

both failed the first year... and were both replaced without any drama and have worked ever sense... they are nice...

read the directions don't over tighten bolts...
Good to know that they were replaced. What was the turnaround when you reported them. I don't want to be stuck mid July without being able to use boat.
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Old 02-28-2018, 11:26 PM
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Lift Boss are very good. Their dealer support is phenomenal compared to other manufacturers. I have had 3. First one failed after 3 years and they offered a replacement at a very reasonable cost. The other 2 have worked flawless. I’d choose them again purely due to their dealer support.
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Old 03-01-2018, 01:39 PM
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Good to know that they were replaced. What was the turnaround when you reported them. I don't want to be stuck mid July without being able to use boat.
if you have someone install it and they have one in stock it was the next day..

but the other one took me a week... I was lucky enough that I am right by the distribution center just hopped up there .. but if you have to send it in then it would be mail time.. 5 or more days depending on your location... worst case take it off put the old wheel on and go.. that is what I did... but that was over 3 years ago...
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Old 03-01-2018, 03:23 PM
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My brother paid $1,700 for his manual pontoon lift to be converted to electric.

I'm not sure what brand the motor is.

Just trying to give you an idea on cost.
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Old 03-04-2018, 11:50 PM
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I bought a LakeSide Lift with remote last year. Works great. Beats the 80 to 100 turns to get the boat out of the water. Just pull in it the button and boat in settled.
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