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Old 07-21-2015, 11:22 AM
Drjcahoon Drjcahoon is offline
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Boat lift questions

Hi- looking to get a lift installed at our lake in Montana. We have a new NXT20, but might upgrade to something larger in the future.

The local dock dealer quoted us 10 grand for a shoremaster elite 6000 lb. lift. Any thought on this lift and on the price? We have no idea if that is a good price or if the lift is highly recommended? Any help would be great. Thanks
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Old 07-21-2015, 11:33 AM
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Shore masters are a solid brand. You could shop around for a better deal if you would like as I feel like 10k is personally to much for a lift. I bought mine for $500 and spent another $500 buying hardware to rebuild it. As a result saved myself 3k on the cost of a new one for the same model.
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Old 07-21-2015, 12:03 PM
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I have a Pier Pleasure with a 24volt electric motor, which I really like. However, my next one will be a Floe with the screw drive. A friend of mine got one this year and it is the nicest one I've ever used. Really fast up and down, almost silent. Uses very little battery power. He has not had to charge them yet this year. Quality is top notch....
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Old 07-21-2015, 12:40 PM
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I have a Floe 7500lb, love it has a 28ft canopy with extensions, 24V screw drive, remote and solar charging. Its pretty awesome at 7500lbs thought the price was higher than what you are looking at now, but that is due to the size.

I would check around as this becomes more "off season" for some dealers spring time is crazy busy.
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Old 07-21-2015, 02:33 PM
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Boat lifts are not cheap. Good ones are even more. I went the cheap route with a $3000 crank up and every time I used to crank it I would cuss myself. $10k is not out of the realm but if I had the money to do it over again it would be a Floe.
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Old 07-21-2015, 02:45 PM
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Hydro Hoist...
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Old 07-21-2015, 03:18 PM
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Hydro Hoist...
I found a used 6k hydro hoist for $3k and it has worked very well.

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Old 07-21-2015, 03:32 PM
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I'm on my second Shorestation (upgraded to a larger 5000 lb host with the newer boat). I buy used and paid $3500 for a 4 year old hoist minus $1250 for my 10 year old 3000 lb Shorestation. If I were buying again or looking for a new hoist I'd be looking at the Floe. My Shorestation have been good but I go through a winch tube about every 6 years. It's always a real thrill when the cable snaps and never at a good time (as if there could ever be a good time). I also have the power option that I run off my boat battery which while it does work isn't the best solution I've seen.
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Old 07-22-2015, 02:32 PM
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Thanks for the tips. Anybody have the lift that I am looking at and willing to share what they paid? Part of the problem is the dealer sold me a used one that I have a $5000 credit for because the cable snapped. And this dealer only does shoremaster...
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Old 07-22-2015, 03:31 PM
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I'm on my second Shorestation (upgraded to a larger 5000 lb host with the newer boat). I buy used and paid $3500 for a 4 year old hoist minus $1250 for my 10 year old 3000 lb Shorestation. If I were buying again or looking for a new hoist I'd be looking at the Floe. My Shorestation have been good but I go through a winch tube about every 6 years. It's always a real thrill when the cable snaps and never at a good time (as if there could ever be a good time). I also have the power option that I run off my boat battery which while it does work isn't the best solution I've seen.
I have a friction motor that turns the lift wheel. It was originally set up to run off the boat battery, but i ended up just getting an additional battery to set on the dock along with a cheap solar panel from harbor freight. Works great!
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