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mebin
03-20-2014, 09:58 PM
Looking at hydraulic hoist wondered if anyone with experience Schneider captains choice lifts. Looks bomb proof and is affordable and talked with owner at recent boat show seems like good guy. Will end up being cheaper than cable lifts from shore station or Starr. Any advice on hydraulic vs cable lifts.

bturner2
03-21-2014, 06:35 AM
The guy that sells, installs and maintains lifts in my area tells me they can be a lot of trouble. He sells both but recommends cable lifts. Most trouble comes in the form of leaks and then as a result cylinders and pressure hoses going bad. I personally have never owned one nor do I know anyone that has one so I'm only going by what I've been told. I've had two Shorestations which have been pretty much bullet proof. They're pretty much the gold standard in my area.

Snipe
03-21-2014, 06:55 AM
The guy that sells, installs and maintains lifts in my area tells me they can be a lot of trouble. He sells both but recommends cable lifts. Most trouble comes in the form of leaks and then as a result cylinders and pressure hoses going bad. I personally have never owned one nor do I know anyone that has one so I'm only going by what I've been told. I've had two Shorestations which have been pretty much bullet proof. They're pretty much the gold standard in my area.
Same here. Shore Stations with stainless cables. Hydraulic Cylinders start to leak, and what happens to the the boat? It will start to sag. I personally would not trust them. :noface:

LOTW
03-21-2014, 10:33 AM
Looking at hydraulic hoist wondered if anyone with experience Schneider captains choice lifts. Looks bomb proof and is affordable and talked with owner at recent boat show seems like good guy. Will end up being cheaper than cable lifts from shore station or Starr. Any advice on hydraulic vs cable lifts.

I don't have any experience with it yet, but I just ordered a 5500lb hydraulic from Eric there for my X-30. Time will tell, but I did a lot of research going in and I was down to the Summit or Schneider for quality, and chose the Schneider on price. I think it's going to be a good, strong lift.

CottagerGreg
03-21-2014, 12:06 PM
The pricing was nice on the Schneider lifts.. just looked online. Can you get much of a discount off the "sale" price they have list online?

gusolah
03-21-2014, 01:25 PM
Just ordered a 10k gear driven all aluminum lift with alum bunks for 4900 delivered from fixmarine.com (dealt with John who was very knowledgable and professional) this was the best deal I could find and I have been looking for about a month now. He even threw in a gem2 remote system! Give him a shout if you are in the market for a lift!

gusolah
04-06-2014, 06:49 PM
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TN X-45
04-06-2014, 09:42 PM
Looks great!

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gusolah
04-07-2014, 09:11 PM
Platform additions completed today
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Snipe
04-08-2014, 07:46 AM
That's really nice

SunCoast 83
04-10-2014, 11:27 PM
Cool!

AlbertaSurfer
04-10-2014, 11:55 PM
Looking at a lift tomorrow, but my boat is in storage. Can anyone tell me the hight I need from the bunks to the cross member to have my tracking fins clear?

Basically committed to the sale, as long as my boat will fit.

gusolah
05-10-2014, 12:09 PM
Hope this helps. 19" is safe clearance on my boat
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