Like Tree0Likes

How many watts to power a boat lift

Reply
Old 08-07-2007, 02:29 PM
  #11
Registered
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Argyle, TX
My Boats: scratching the surface!
Posts: 1,623
Default

united rental, home depot if they have a rental section, action rentals these palces will have them to rent out, pick up saturday to keep the weekend for a one day fee is how they work here in OKC
JPD Motorsports is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2007, 03:04 PM
  #12
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Mansfield, TX
My Boats: 1990 28 Apache SOLD!, 1990 16 Wahoo DC, 1973 40 Kingscraft
Posts: 5,701
Default

Great - thanks alot.

Per the installation instructions on that HydroHoist it is required to have 115volts/11amps. I found a conversion guide that says that it is the equivalent of (115X11) = 1265 watts minimum needed. So I should be good with a 2000watt generator unless I'm missing something. Can I get a doublecheck on the conversion.
TexomaPowerboater is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2007, 03:13 PM
  #13
AKA NoMoBoatin
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Can't remember.
Posts: 3,684
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by OldSchool View Post
True. Congrats on that!!!

However, I seriously doubt that the man wants to spend $2000 to get his boat off of the lift until Labor Day........so kindly just go back to not having a phucking clue about anything and making stupid posts!!!! You'll be at 10,000 posts before you know it!!!


lmfao

I do know alittle about lifts and gen. a 4000 watt will lift a 8000 lb. boat if it's on 1 3/4 or 1 hp motored lift. DO NOT TRY A SMALLER GEN. YOUR WASTEN YOUR TIME BELEIVE ME.

Last edited by docmanrich37; 08-07-2007 at 03:19 PM.
docmanrich37 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2007, 03:35 PM
  #14
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Mansfield, TX
My Boats: 1990 28 Apache SOLD!, 1990 16 Wahoo DC, 1973 40 Kingscraft
Posts: 5,701
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by docmanrich37 View Post
lmfao

I do know alittle about lifts and gen. a 4000 watt will lift a 8000 lb. boat if it's on 1 3/4 or 1 hp motored lift. DO NOT TRY A SMALLER GEN. YOUR WASTEN YOUR TIME BELEIVE ME.
Are you talking about the same lift. I wouldn't think it would take that much just to fill it up with air. Are you talking about powering a motor that actually lifts up the boat or a motor that just blows air into pontoons, which provide the lift.
TexomaPowerboater is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2007, 03:40 PM
  #15
Registered
 
mr_velocity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Posts: 3,084
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Panther View Post
A lot of the boat lifts are 220 volts, or at least the ones at my marina are. Running less than 220 can kill the motors.

I think we run 50 amp breakers.

I was told there's some kind of trick using cordless drills though.....
Like I said.....Smoke on that dock....... 4 post lift with 2 1hp motors is 240V 15A. Your lift is 2 3/4hp motors. On top of that they ran #10 wire so the breaker is totally wrong!!!

Not sure if you're gonna run it up loaded with a 2500watt generator. I was unable to lift mine loaded with a generator that size. When under load the initial startup current is pretty high.

Oh never mind, he didn't say hydrohoist in his original post.

Last edited by mr_velocity; 08-07-2007 at 03:47 PM.
mr_velocity is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2007, 03:59 PM
  #16
Geronimo36
Gold Member
 
Panther's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Elkton, MD
My Boats: 36' Apache Warrior / 22' Apache Scout
Posts: 11,838
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mr_velocity View Post
Like I said.....Smoke on that dock....... 4 post lift with 2 1hp motors is 240V 15A. Your lift is 2 3/4hp motors. On top of that they ran #10 wire so the breaker is totally wrong!!!
You're the expert, you tell me what breaker I have; I said "I think" which implies that I wasn't sure!
Panther is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2007, 04:13 PM
  #17
AKA NoMoBoatin
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Can't remember.
Posts: 3,684
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Panther View Post
You're the expert, you tell me what breaker I have; I said "I think" which implies that I wasn't sure!
LOL We would put a 20 amp breaker per motor on 110v.So a 50 amp for 2 motor set up would be good.This style lift isn't the blow dryer blow up model.
docmanrich37 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2007, 04:55 PM
  #18
Geronimo36
Gold Member
 
Panther's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Elkton, MD
My Boats: 36' Apache Warrior / 22' Apache Scout
Posts: 11,838
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by docmanrich37 View Post
LOL We would put a 20 amp breaker per motor on 110v.So a 50 amp for 2 motor set up would be good.This style lift isn't the blow dryer blow up model.
After further review I "think" I have a 20 Amp double-pole Square D....
Panther is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2007, 06:48 PM
  #19
Rob
VIP Member
Trade Score: (6)
 
Strip Poker 388's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Madison,Mississippi
My Boats: Hustler 388
Posts: 21,567
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jassman View Post
I know,...I read that and said...he so full of chit...then I said, you know what..he's ACTUALLY right... A post whore that knows just a little something on electrical.
naw he just google it and copyied and pasted it


The hydro hoist is like a big hair dryer I bet 15-20 amps
__________________
.

The Only Time You Have To Much Ammo Is When Your Swimming Or On Fire.
Strip Poker 388 is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2007, 07:45 PM
  #20
Ginger or Mary Ann?
Charter Member
Trade Score: (1)
 
US1 Fountain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Lafayette. IN
Posts: 10,871
Default

My lift and my neighbors lift are both plugged into a 15amp GFI and never have problems raising both at the same time. Both use the 'hair dryer' pumps.
US1 Fountain is offline  
Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
chef26
General Boating Discussion
10
06-17-2008 06:04 PM
Magicfloat
General Boating Discussion
0
09-26-2006 08:49 PM
ratman
General Boating Discussion
7
03-06-2006 11:15 PM
Tantrum
General Boating Discussion
4
07-05-2005 04:52 PM
O.C.Barry
Cigarette
10
03-14-2005 07:43 PM



Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:21 PM.


Copyright 2011 OffShoreOnly. All rights reserved.