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Old 09-28-2013, 06:56 PM
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Best Way to Pull a Shore Station

Buddy sent me this after we had 6 helpers for a neighbors launch.
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Old 09-28-2013, 06:59 PM
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Damn it. Try again.
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Old 09-28-2013, 08:53 PM
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That's the way to do it. I have 4 wheels on my lift and pull mine out with my Polaris Ranger 4500 lb winch. I need to move mine slightly so I put my Otter Island on top of my bunks and ratchet strap it to the lift and float it to where I want to pull it out. My whole shoreline is a one man (me) operation and like it that way.
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Old 09-28-2013, 09:25 PM
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I pay a guy $180 to come out and remove my two lifts and 10 dock sections. He comes with 6 guys and it takes about 20 minutes. I go to work one day, and when I come home they're all stacked neatly on the shore.
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Old 09-28-2013, 10:32 PM
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I admire you polar bear guys up there, between the cold water, cold weather, short season and having to remove/put in the entire shoreline every year, that's some dedication!
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Old 09-29-2013, 07:41 AM
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I pay a guy $180 to come out and remove my two lifts and 10 dock sections. He comes with 6 guys and it takes about 20 minutes. I go to work one day, and when I come home they're all stacked neatly on the shore.
Nothing wrong with your technique either.
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Old 09-29-2013, 08:19 AM
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There is a guy and his crew that comes along the lake near me and puts in/takes out docks and he charges between $50 and $200 depending on the dock and he is efficient. I figured it out one year the guy is grossing $3-4K+ per day with the number of docks and lifts he does. That is not bad for beer money. Several of his crew members wear wet suits rather than waders because the waders just fill with water when they get in too deep of water.
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Old 09-29-2013, 08:45 AM
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Some of us pull out earlier than others (I wait til the last minute and get the most out of the season).

Having said that, it'll be another month to 6/7 weeks before were done. We know its a limited schedule, but we do alright. We just strap a different kind of ski/board on in the off months.
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Old 09-29-2013, 09:58 PM
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I bought the wheels this spring. Worked great, then i bought a 2 ft tow strap , that stays on the lift, and a 65' strap. Hooked it to the lawn tractor and pulled it right out. Used to pay 150.00 , twice a year. Not anymore.
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Old 10-01-2013, 09:02 PM
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Here is how I do it. 120V warn winch strapped to a tree on shore. 50 foot tow cable + 3 additional 50 foot tow straps to reach way out there (our water gets really shallow late in the year).

Press the button and in it comes. I use two 6' spreader straps from each post to spread the load.

I have wheels, but I didn't even put them on this year, just dragged it on the pads.

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