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Old 12-07-2004, 12:03 AM
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if it doesn't take into account the steps, then i would say yes.....
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this is the way to go if you have already dropped 200k+ on a TS.....
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To build on what Tim G offered, I'm usually alone when I use my Hydro Hoist to lift the boat out of the water. My controller is in front of the bow. To get the boat in the same spot, I have a length of rope with two hooks on it. I attach one to a cleat by the windscreen and the other end to the hoist upright at the stern. I just pull the boat forward as I'm bringing the bow up and it puts it in the same location every time. My hoist is an older unit I bought used. I completely re-engineered the rear crossmember and bunks to fit my stepped hull (SlingShot) . Lots of work 4-5 years ago, but well worth it. Lou
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What about rack stored boats,do they have the same lack of support?
Sure do!

Some storage guys will cut the bunks to fit your step boat... But you have to ask, and pay for it... They'll just keep tearing it up....
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Point loading a step bottom boat is a big no-no, unless you like going to the shop for blueprinting on an annual basis!!
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As a follow up....I did what Mr. V described....very easy to do and took less than two hours to complete.......as well as the cheapest fix also....I will try and get pics of the fix later....
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Guys,
Thanks for all the input. The Myco cradle looks very SWEEET, but I have water depth issues to consider, (~5.5 Feet of water under my lift). PLUS the BOSS,(Wife) would have a BIG COW if I went spent that kind of coin on a cradle, just after buying a new boat!
I think I can design build my own cradle, with some help from my OSO brothers.
Strip and Spitfire,
Any Pics would be great.
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As a follow up....I did what Mr. V described....very easy to do and took less than two hours to complete.......as well as the cheapest fix also....I will try and get pics of the fix later....
What did you use to secure the new wood to the existing bunks?
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I used counter sunk screws and then covered them with thick carpeting....worked like a champ.......I PM"d you concerning your other issue....good luck....Rich
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Spitfire,
Did you PM the pics or PM203? Would like to see your bunks mods.
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