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Old 01-22-2016, 05:29 AM
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? for floating dock owners with lift

Hi all. I'm looking at buying a used double slip dock. All of the docks on our lake are floating and the vast majority of the lifts are the hydrohoist brand. The dock i'm looking at has 2 basically new #4400 hydrohoist lifts. I'm trying to figure out if my 02 X30 with the OEM zero flex tower will fit on the lift without lowering the tower. The boat is winterized in indoor storage so a test fit is not possible. I'm curious if any of you with a similar setup know how tall your roof is that clears the OEM tower on these older boats on a floating lift. The dock looks to have support poles of around 8 1/2' to the roof. The original owner passed away and the dock is being sold by the estate so they really can't tell me much about the dock. Thanks for any help.
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Old 01-22-2016, 09:24 AM
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I have an aluminum floating dock, with an upper deck, that has roughly 8 - 8 1/2' support poles and I have to lower my tower to fully lift my 02 Star (205V). When I'm there for the weekend, I leave the tower up, but don't lift the boat fully out of the water. When it's time to leave, I lower the tower and completely lift the boat.
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Old 01-22-2016, 05:11 PM
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I think with an X30 a 4400lb lift may not be enough.. or on the verge of not enough...

Xstar had about 8 clearance needed
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Old 01-22-2016, 06:11 PM
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3300lbs dry so you have 1100 lbs to mess with... you should be fine.
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Old 01-22-2016, 06:52 PM
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thanks all. i'm thinking it will probably be like 76S&S's situation. only my tower knobs are frozen tight so i can't lower the tower. i guess a little lift is better than no lift.
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Old 01-24-2016, 03:14 PM
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I think with an X30 a 4400lb lift may not be enough.. or on the verge of not enough...

Xstar had about 8 clearance needed
Ive got a 6000# Craftlander vertical lift for sale but Im in Texas. Full electric solar 12v. brand new motor and controller 4k.
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Old 01-25-2016, 03:50 PM
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thanks all. i'm thinking it will probably be like 76S&S's situation. only my tower knobs are frozen tight so i can't lower the tower. i guess a little lift is better than no lift.
have you tried penetrating oil and or heat to get those out? then you can use some anti-seize to keep it from happening again...
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Old 01-25-2016, 04:09 PM
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i was going to try a strap wrench and some PB blaster. when i shatter the brittle plastic handle, i'll use a vise grip. when i shear off the bolt, it guess i'll have to drill it out. i've heard heat is bad on our aluminum towers.

has any one tried an air impact hammer to loosen up the corrosion?
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Old 01-28-2016, 03:17 AM
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If you are 8.5' to the horizontals - you should be golden as long as one isn't directly in-line with your tower.
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Old 01-28-2016, 09:06 AM
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thats encouraging. i measured the beams yesterday. one side is 9' and the other side of the slip is 9' 11".
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