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Old 01-21-2018, 02:43 PM
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88 Prostar 190 - lift bunk placement

We picked up a used Shore Station vertical lift this past fall. The PO had a I/O on it. Does anyone have a similar lift with this boat? If so, do you know how high and wide your bunks are? Any tips for a first-time lift owner? Thanks!
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Old 01-21-2018, 04:06 PM
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I made my bunks side to side match the ones on my trailer (measured the front and back widths) and put them as high as they would go. I figured the trailer bunks were a good model for the lift bunks.

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Old 01-21-2018, 05:30 PM
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My boat and trailer are in storage...just trying to be productive while I patiently wait for warmer weather.
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I used my trailer bunks as a guideline for the boat transom on my lift. I did not use the trailer for the front. You want to avoid the boat landing on the chines. it may take you a few tries - get a friend to help you over a 12 pack.
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Old 01-22-2018, 03:40 PM
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Setting up the bunks is the easy part, the bigger question is whether the lift will have enough clearance for the tracking fins, prop, and rudder.
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Old 01-22-2018, 04:54 PM
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Setting up the bunks is the easy part, the bigger question is whether the lift will have enough clearance for the tracking fins, prop, and rudder.
You'll know that the 1st time you walk the boat into the slip - no damage necessary [if you walk it in]...

As a safety, set yourself up for the highest bunk setting to start. The only negative to this is if/when the lake goes low... If this happens regularly, you'll need to dredge or set it up with lower bunks.
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Old 01-23-2018, 11:25 AM
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add a bumper to the cross member between the bunks a big fat tire or something of the sort.. if it is close... mine has a U in that cross member to accept the prop and rudder... but a good bumper could be priceless in the event you do come in contact...

I measured to the middle of my trailer bunks and then the middle of the lift bunks all things being equal...
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Old 01-23-2018, 12:33 PM
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the bumper idea is a good one, mine is high enough the fins and shaft won't hit, but if I'm careless the prop can contact the cross member. I'll add one before I put the lift in this spring.
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Thanks for all of the suggestions. Does anyone know if the bunk brackets are all the same? Are there taller brackets for inboards to ensure that the prop and rudder clear?
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Old 01-30-2018, 08:57 PM
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I just did a google images search and it looks like the boat should sit further back on the lift than I was thinking, so I shouldn't need to clear the prop...
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