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Old 05-02-2013, 01:58 AM
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Tire tubes work great for moving lifts. I don't know what type of lift you have or how high your legs could extend to get it out of the water to enable you to get your swim raft underneath and then retract your legs to move. Tire tubes are pretty easy to submerge by yourself.

The going slow comment is easy to acknowledge, but difficult to do! Been there done that...and did it all over again, only in deeper water.

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Old 05-02-2013, 06:14 AM
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I like the tube idea. I want to learn more.

Do you just put a tube on 2 corners to raise one end and then use the other 2 corners wheels? Essntially raising one end? Kind of like a 2 wheeled wheel barrel?
One tube will do it. Surprising how much it will lift. Then I just push back with a 2X4 for a lever. Really works well. Little effort.
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Old 05-02-2013, 09:41 AM
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I just use our "tubing" tubes.

This year I might try to buy some of that foam they use in docks. I've heard that works really well also. Something like this...



With these (Dow buoyancy billets are light weight, quick to install and won't lose their buoyancy, even if punctured)



For removing the lift later in the season, I built this homemade jack for lifting the frame up so I can put the float under the cross members and get the wheels on without holding my breath under water. It works pretty well. You can also buy these online.


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Old 05-02-2013, 10:11 AM
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I have one of these... Float and Roll built by Floe. Co-worker gave it to me. Works awesome

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7-S71i1bvU
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Old 05-02-2013, 12:33 PM
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Sounds like you've already got a plan, but just thought I'd chime in on what we use.

My neighbor's got this large cross member with a winch and pullys on it that he lays across his fishing boat with two cables that come off of either side. you put hooks on the end of those cables and pick up the frame of the lift and use the boat as flotation for it. once you have it in placce you just winch it back down. works pretty slick, except for his hooks are designed for 2" members and mine are 3".....
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Old 05-02-2013, 01:13 PM
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If you have access to a pontoon boat that works as well.

Pull the pontoon boat into the boat lift, but don't raise the lift. Use 4 heavy duty straps on each corner and ratchet her up.
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Old 05-02-2013, 02:46 PM
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Buy an Air Dock. Easy to install and maintain. I drag my Air Dock to the water, float it out into place and tie it off. No hassle with depth, leveling or muck. Love it!
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Old 05-02-2013, 02:48 PM
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Buy an Air Dock. Easy to install and maintain. I drag my Air Dock to the water, float it out into place and tie it off. No hassle with depth, leveling or muck. Love it!
Got a picture? Sounds great;would love to see it.
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Old 05-02-2013, 03:04 PM
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@Snipe

This thread should give you some details. If you still have questions please let me know. I don't work for them or rep them, it's just been a great part of my boating that I feel the need to let people know about it. Also it's a great conversation starter, people are always asking me about it, haha.

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Old 05-03-2013, 03:26 AM
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If you have access to a pontoon boat that works as well.

Pull the pontoon boat into the boat lift, but don't raise the lift. Use 4 heavy duty straps on each corner and ratchet her up.
I like this idea too. Cool way to use the toon!!
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