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Old 09-21-2010, 05:05 PM
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I trailer my 382 but am thinking that next year I might leave it at a dock. I am thinking that the air lifts would be good but it would be great to hear your experiences
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I have a hydro hoist forsale 12000 lbs lift. You can see it in the classified boat section ,fountain section, look for 35 fountain listing with the picture of the dash. boat is on the lift thats for sale.
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It is great leaving boat at the dock. Easier to keep clean, easier getting to and from the lake without having to fight traffic pulling the boat.

I think Hydro Hoist is the only way to go. I have seen a lot of the others & it looks like Hydro Hoist has their act together.

I pull my boat out in the winter and put in my garage.
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I have an Airdock for my 32'. Ups and downs to it (no pun intended). WAY cheaper than a Hydro Hoist...don't have to worry about any restrictions like you sometimes do witha Hydro such as home owners association or club rules as it's not a permanant fixture. downside....you're gonna chase holes every year. Just the way it is. Overall....still like the Airdock over bottom painting.
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We just installed a Poly Lift 15,000 for a Formula 330. The install included a Firstmate remote control system. As you can see in the photos, our lakes are pretty muddy. This scum line was created after only 2 months. Hydrohoist makes a good lift. Poly Lift makes a stronger frame, thicker tanks and offers a better warranty.

I wouldn't worry about 'chasing holes'. If you end up with a used lift that has fiberglass tanks they may develop holes but typically fiberglass is pretty easy to patch. Avoid steel tank lifts, for those you'll definitely chase holes.




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Old 09-22-2010, 09:26 AM
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I have an Airdock for my 32'. Ups and downs to it (no pun intended). WAY cheaper than a Hydro Hoist...don't have to worry about any restrictions like you sometimes do witha Hydro such as home owners association or club rules as it's not a permanant fixture. downside....you're gonna chase holes every year. Just the way it is. Overall....still like the Airdock over bottom painting.
+1. And no worries about water depth.
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I have an Airdock for my 32'. Ups and downs to it (no pun intended).
I've always wondered about this type of lift. They are not common around here.

Since they are actually "IN" the water isn't it like wrapping your boat in a dirty towel? Some of the water must get trapped between the bladder and the hull?

How about prop damage?
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Hydraulic lift that drops back as it goes down. Also all four post can adjust up or down.

Knock on wood, four boats and 5 years and zero problems with lift.
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I've always wondered about this type of lift. They are not common around here.

Since they are actually "IN" the water isn't it like wrapping your boat in a dirty towel? Some of the water must get trapped between the bladder and the hull?
Yes... there was a bit of coloring on the bottom
How about prop damage?none whatsoever
It was nice to pull into, it would catch you like a pillow.
Just don't pull onto it at real speed.
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Old 09-22-2010, 05:50 PM
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Hydraulic lift that drops back as it goes down. Also all four post can adjust up or down.
Beautiful boat!

We've sold a few of this style lift on inland lakes that do not have much water level fluctuation. Shoremaster and SunStream both have a version of this hydraulic style.

Your boat is definitely the largest I've ever seen on this style lift.

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