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Old 08-04-2009, 02:42 PM
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considering the cost of a lift for a 33ft boat why not just spend a little more and get the area where the lift will go dredged out? Then you could use any kind of floating lift you want.
My neighbor and I have done this twice in the past 10+ years but the lake is fed by the fox river and soot just fills it back in.
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Old 08-04-2009, 02:45 PM
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just hook the boat up to the slip and blow out the mud

Done this too Strip!
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Old 08-04-2009, 02:53 PM
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Brian - looks like you're getting lots of suggestions here. For the coin your talking about, I would think that dredging would be a solution then install one of the more conventional lifts.

What has some of the others on the lake done?
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Old 08-04-2009, 03:59 PM
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you may just need to keep doing it every 5 years then,
even with a low working lift I wouldnt want all that crap stirred up when you start your boat up if its that close.
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Old 08-04-2009, 04:28 PM
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yss i don't know you but i think you hsve to look for another place on the water
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Old 08-04-2009, 09:03 PM
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My Airdock lifts my 32' Sunsation without a problem (6200 lbs dry weight) in pretty shallow water. Give them a call. Very cost effective compared to some other options.
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Old 08-04-2009, 10:02 PM
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YSS, look into two post elevator lifts. Close enough to land where ice flow would be slim once lake levels drop for winter.
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Old 08-04-2009, 10:40 PM
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Hydro hoist or some of the other brands built at LOTO have shallow water setups with smaller tanks. Just a thought.
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Old 08-05-2009, 12:24 AM
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I had mine dregded for $500 bucks ,Hydrohoist with a 30ft cat ,Happy days
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Old 08-05-2009, 07:44 AM
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This is the nicest unit I have seen for this aplication.

http://www.sunstreamcorp.com/floatlift.htm
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