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Old 01-02-2015, 02:33 PM
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I was talking with a guy that has a lift with a canopy. He said if he had a tower that wasn't going to be folded while it was on the lift he wouldn't get a canopy because he thought it was more likely to be damaged by the wind since the canopy was up higher. Anyone that keeps their tower up with a canopy over it?
I keep my tower up, extended canopy. Made it through two storms that toppled 18"+ diameter trees, no tears no rips.
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Old 01-02-2015, 05:06 PM
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I bought the 6000 110" Shorestation for my 07 X2. It works very well. I've seen the Floe's at the boat shows and have to say I'd certainly take a real hard look at them if I was buying again. I've struggled getting my lift level in the muddy bottom on our lake. Also like the idea of the float and permanent wheel mounting.
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Old 01-03-2015, 09:54 AM
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Check out the link above for pics of my setup. It's survived a couple pretty big wind storms in the 4 years we've had it. The top and sides are separate pieces which creates a vent all around. The top also has air vents on front and rear. Shoremaster canopy frame and fabric.

Our lift shop made a custom back door for us - Dwight at Marine Dock and Lift in Center City, MN. They were simply awesome to work with.
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Old 01-03-2015, 04:34 PM
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I've got a FLOE with the float system....install and pull out every year by myself. I love it.


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Old 01-06-2015, 10:09 PM
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I've got a FLOE with the float system....install and pull out every year by myself. I love it.


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which model? what did you pay?
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Old 01-06-2015, 10:20 PM
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Never mind the heron, this is my lift from Summit Marine with the X9 in it. You should see how well it covers up the 190!

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Old 01-07-2015, 12:13 AM
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which model? what did you pay?
I have the VSD-5000 with 24' canopy, canopy extensions, and solar charger.

Can't remember exact cost, but think it was about $12k total (Canadian)
Not including float.
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Old 01-07-2015, 09:19 AM
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I bought a feighner hydraulic 6000# and love it. They make larger also if you need it. Company usually has some demo models left over too at very fair prices from the boat shows they went to.
www.hydromaxii.com
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Old 01-07-2015, 10:26 AM
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I like hydraulic, lock over center so even if a hydraulic line breaks your boat stays put. Cable lifts are good but if a cable snaps down goes the boat. I have a old Nyman galvinized steel lify works like a champ. A coworker just bought one of these, he loves it, and as hydraulic lifts go is pretty reasonable.
http://www.schneiderfab.com/hydraulic-boat-lift/
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Old 08-12-2015, 08:23 PM
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update

Thanks to all that responded to this thread. Based on research, advice/comments on this thread, talking with my dealer and people on the lake I'm boating at, I went with a Shoremaster. It has a 6000 lb capacity in case I get a bigger boat in the future. It also has a remote I can use so I don't have to hop in and out of the boat to raise or lower the lift. I also went with a touchless cover. The lift and cover are run by batteries since there is no shore power. Two things I didn't anticipate. 1. I still have to put the cover on the boat even with the touchless cover or I end up with a lot of bugs in the boat. Not that big of a deal but I was just hoping to push a couple of buttons and go. 2. After about 6 weeks the seagulls discovered my canopy and I had to scrub the top of it then put a couple of the daddy long legs bird deterrents on the top and so far they seem to be staying away. One other problem. You can see on the port side the dock had to be notched out to accommodate the lift since it is wider than the dock. Part of the dock around it is going to be cut out so the lift can travel all the way up. It will put it another 6-8 inches higher.





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