I purchased a Magnum "S" boat lift from Boat Lifts Unlimited. I agree the Hi-tides are the best but you pay for them. I spent 3500 for a 8000lb lift with remote. I installed it myself. I added the extra long cables because of where I live on the Shrewsbury River (actually Branchport Creek). If I upgrade the cables to the next size it's good to 10000lbs. It is the best - works great with no probelms. Their support is great too. Bought it direct from them. They are based in MD.
Sold the Shooter, I now keep the 302 on it with no mods.