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Thread: Hydro Hoist

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    Ginger or Mary Ann? Charter Member US1 Fountain's Avatar
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    Lafayette, IN

    Hydro Hoist

    Looking for some answers from users of these.
    The dealer recommended one rated for 8800# . My question is, is that this lift is rated for up to a 28' boat and has support boards that are only 14'. He says to go by weight rating, not the length.
    Going with around 32' boat, it would seem that the boat lift would tetter quite abit with so much length of boat overhanging the front of the lift. Not to mention the unsupported hull. How much of a boat can be unsupported without any deformaty?
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    Charter Member #415 Charter Member
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    Your dealer is right. 14'boards are what my HydroHoists have and I've had 353's,382's, a 370 SS on them . Most of the weight is in the rear anyway. Some of the larger lifts,tho not the 8800# have a v-block on the front but you don't need it. Most of the HH dealers are pretty knowledgable, I would go with what he is telling you.

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    Platinum Member Platinum Member mcollinstn's Avatar
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    Most 6000# and larger HH's have parallelogram side linkages that will ensure the lift comes up and down level. Also prevents side to side rolling.

    over 12k lifts also have the ability to control how much air goes into the front and rear of the tanks.
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