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Old 08-21-2013, 01:27 PM
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Boat wgt. vs Lift

Have an opportunity for a 3,600 lb lift. am I cutting it to close for my 06 197. Dry boat weight is 2620 lbs gas figure another 200 has mini tower not sure of the weight plus gear and passengers. What are your thoughts
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:33 PM
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Me personally would not go less than a 4,000 lb lift for your boat.

What condition is the lift in? How are the cables?
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:40 PM
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Good condition new cables and hardware
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:50 PM
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IMO, I would go to a bigger lift but some people on here may disagree. I think the lift we have for our BF200 is rated for 4,600 lbs which covers the weight of the boat, all our gear and full tank of gas.

I believe the steel of the lifts for 3,600 and say 4,000 lbs are the same but the cables and winch may be different.

Someone will chime in here soon...


What brand lift is it?
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:50 PM
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The brand of lift also makes a difference. In most cases the difference between a 3k -and 4 k lift are the size of the cables. An easy upgrade on most . Again tho depends on brand
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Old 08-21-2013, 01:54 PM
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I have a 2006 X9, dry weight is 2850. I put it on my 3600 lbs Hewitt Cantilever Lift and it is rock solid, brand new cables and pulleys. I replace the cable if it starts to look frayed! If you have the option to go with a bigger lift I would do it but the 3600 lbs should hold your 197! I don't lift the boat with passengers, just gas and gear!


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Old 08-21-2013, 02:18 PM
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I had a Hewitt Cantliever lift rated for 3000lbs that I set my 197 with full tower on for many years without issue. As mentioned by others, just inspect the cable and make sure the pulleys are in good shape and you won't have any problem.
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Old 08-21-2013, 02:57 PM
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3k lbs would be pushing it, but the 3600-4000 lb lifts Ive seen are in a different category. Gear reduction, etc. I'd say thats about the least I'd consider for that sized boat, but it'll get the job done.
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Old 08-21-2013, 03:08 PM
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If it is a Shore Station brand you will be fine. My friend has a Supra something or another wakeboat on a 3,600 Shore Station and it has been on there for 5 years with no problems. I know the supra is bigger than you 197
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Old 08-21-2013, 03:23 PM
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If it is a Shore Station brand you will be fine. My friend has a Supra something or another wakeboat on a 3,600 Shore Station and it has been on there for 5 years with no problems. I know the supra is bigger than you 197
Yes it is a shore station
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