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Bwall
10-03-2018, 09:39 PM
Guys I'm building our dock and wanted some feedback on the slip width. Our boat is a X23 and the dock is currently setup with a 10x26 slip. Is 10' wide enough? I know it's tight when backing in through a 10' garage door, just wondering how tight that's gonna feel while docking. Thanks in advance

wallnut21
10-03-2018, 09:50 PM
Mine is in a 10’ x 26’ slip w/ lift and there’s plenty of room. Never had an problem.

Bwall
10-03-2018, 10:14 PM
Wallnut21- Thanks man that's good to hear. What lift are you using-6600 lb?

moosehead
10-03-2018, 10:19 PM
Is your slip somewhat protected in the lee from wind and water? If so the 10’ feels good vs. your 8’6” beam, but might consider some extra breathing room if it is in the teeth of weather.

If your budget allows, buying the next spec weight lift up is a good idea too for future/other craft. YMMV.

wallnut21
10-03-2018, 10:20 PM
Got a new Hydrahoist 8800 last year. Think it was $1200 more than 6600. Wanted room to grow.

chieb
10-03-2018, 11:52 PM
If you are building new consider this style. I absolutely love this concept and my next one will be like this. Slick clean look, secure if in a boat house, great for cleaning. I think I first saw something like it on a post from terribleone.

http://northshorewaterfront.ca/platform-boat-lifts/

https://youtu.be/RJ0fzpqe4Qs

There must be more like it but this is the one I found.

Bwall
10-04-2018, 09:08 AM
chieb- the platform lifts are incredible. I've searched for a way to incorporate this into my dock build but haven't come up with anything. The problem is we are not allowed to use pylons or even the lifts with feet that can stand alone. So I may be stuck with a front mount or a 4 point lift, however I'm thinking I can still add decking to the lift so it would have the same look and function as the no profile lifts.

chieb
10-04-2018, 09:12 AM
I was thinking about that too, there is no reason why you couldn’t add a platform to the hydrohoist as well. Just gotta make it out of a material that sinks. Good luck

Mastercraftdave
10-04-2018, 10:30 AM
We built our boat house/lift for the X23 12' wide to allow for additional room. Its perfect for the boat and allows so forgiveness during windy days.

Mastercraftdave
10-04-2018, 10:35 AM
Here are some pictures of the lift

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181004/e2eb8b721d15eda8194b3412cf7e4188.png

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20181004/7efe8a52ab54d3543711909fd859b9e4.jpg


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maniacmikes
10-04-2018, 12:16 PM
I think our slip is only about 9'6" across. It is plenty of room, no problem pulling the boat in...but I think that is as narrow as you could go comfortably. with bumpers mounted all around, and then the snubbers on each of the dock lines, it is hard to tie the boat up in a manner where it is using the snubbers and not constantly hitting the bumpers... I think I have it dialed in so that it doesn't do that, but there is not much play.