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Old 08-04-2009, 11:30 AM
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In front of the house, I have 3.5-4 feet of water with 15 feet of mud under that. Because of the mud a conventional lift wont work, track system wont work, hydro hoist needs 5 feet, an air bag inflatable lift would work but I am skeptical. I can't use a system w/ piling because it will be taken out by the ice each year. The only thing I found that will work is a sunstream floating lift. The problem is, the lift will cost more than I spent on the boat. Am I crazy?
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Jet Dock will work. I know of a jetdock that supports a 46 OL with out any trouble.
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Jet Dock will work. I know of a jetdock that supports a 46 OL with out any trouble.
Thanks, Just called them. I need 6 feet of water at the stern for it too work.
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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.
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http://www.upyourboat.com/ul2_shallow_water_lift.htm

http://shallow-boatlift.com/
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I have a hydrohoist and at low tide its less then 4ft and the potoons sit in the mud and its on a slant because the other sid e is in deeper water. Dont have any problems with it at all. A bit scary the way it goes up in the beginning but got the hang of it.
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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.
this makes the most sense. was thinking the same thing.
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just hook the boat up to the slip and blow out the mud


Von Bongo that looks like a good idear
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When i spent $25k on my boat, i thought a $12k lift was crazy too. That's why i went w/ the airdock. Worked fine.
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Old 08-04-2009, 01:46 PM
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I got lucky, found mine on the lake from someone loosing their slip,
$1000 and $500 to have it moved and installed in my slip.
Then again my boat isnt worth much more than $5000 so
I guess its all relative! :-)
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