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Old 09-19-2014, 09:26 PM
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Red face Boat lift removal, do I win a prize?

Anyone else have a boat lift this far offshore? It took 290 feet of line to bring this puppy in yesterday... about 70 feet more than I needed last year due to a nice, dry summer.

In the spring, the boat lift is only about 30 feet from our seawall.

Luckily I can just crank down the "Smarte Jack" wheels and press the winch button. If we had to muscle this in I'd sell the boat.

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Old 09-20-2014, 09:22 AM
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If I had to walk out that far every time I'd sell the boat.
Doesn't look like you had much cable to spare either. Sad day bringing the lift in.
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Old 09-20-2014, 10:25 AM
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Do you take the fishing boat to the lift?
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Old 09-20-2014, 08:30 PM
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If I had to walk out that far every time I'd sell the boat.
Doesn't look like you had much cable to spare either.
Haha... it isn't bad in July! The winch can only spool 50 feet of wire, so the other 250 feet is made up of 50 foot military surplus tow straps.

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Do you take the fishing boat to the lift?
No, it would probably bottom out. It's literally about a foot deep for the first 50 feet.
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Old 09-22-2014, 09:24 AM
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That is a looooong way!
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Old 09-22-2014, 09:28 AM
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Yes, you get prize, but at least you have a winch....might take a lot of beer otherwise.
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Old 09-22-2014, 11:18 AM
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more pics please...?
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Old 09-22-2014, 02:07 PM
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more pics please...?
I have two pictures from last year. This is how I attach the winch to the tree.



This is about 1/2 through the pull, last year.

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Old 09-22-2014, 02:14 PM
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man if that was me i would build my floating contraption with some 55gal drums put them out there and float it back to shore... then just use the winch for the ride onto the sand.....That looks like a long long long time to do... but lots of beers can't be all bad... is that like a case pull?
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Old 09-22-2014, 02:33 PM
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man if that was me i would build my floating contraption with some 55gal drums put them out there and float it back to shore... then just use the winch for the ride onto the sand.....That looks like a long long long time to do... but lots of beers can't be all bad... is that like a case pull?
A long time? It took about an hour and I did it alone. I just tie up the lines, walk it out there and then press the button. The winch is good for 3200 lbs so it moves at a good clip.

Using drums would take just as long, not to mention storing and lashing a bunch of drums.
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