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Old 03-02-2010, 10:34 AM
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I am located on the main channel on the 21 mile marker at the Lake of the Ozarks and am in need of a remote so I can safely lift my boat out of the water whenever I leave. When I asked around I heard Firstmate had a lot of problems and was nothing more than a liability. Does anyone know another company that could take care of my problem?
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I have been using a Firstmate on the lift for my 292 since 2006. Works great. No problems at all. What have you heard?
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I am located on the main channel on the 21 mile marker at the Lake of the Ozarks and am in need of a remote so I can safely lift my boat out of the water whenever I leave. When I asked around I heard Firstmate had a lot of problems and was nothing more than a liability. Does anyone know another company that could take care of my problem?
You might try to contact GTO. They mfg gate remotes with high capacity servos...

http://www.gtoinc.com/
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At the Miami show Eaton has a new. Remote motor controller I am waitin on a price for it

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firstmate kick ass no probs year around for 5 years
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I got the gem remotes too. Couldn't imagine not having one now.
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Stevedok, what problems have you heard about the Firstmate system??
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First Mate all the way...works great for us...had mine for a couple years now and never had a problem....Mine has the option that will raise it back up if it starts to loose air and goes down.... That and I have a security monitor that will alert me if it goes down... I watch mine on my lake cam's daily to check things out... I don't keep the boat on it over the winter I don't trust any of them that far....

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First Mate all the way...works great for us...had mine for a couple years now and never had a problem....Mine has the option that will raise it back up if it starts to loose air and goes down.... That and I have a security monitor that will alert me if it goes down... I watch mine on my lake cam's daily to check things out... I don't keep the boat on it over the winter I don't trust any of them that far....
Same here, my First Mate works great too. That's why I was wondering about the 'lot of problems' comment. Interesting first post with no response.
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