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Old 02-18-2004, 11:28 AM
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I have a four post lift and it was set up for my 94 Non stepped Top Gun, now that I have the Gladiator I am wondering if this will have any ill effects on the steps sitting on the lift like this??? What do you think???
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Old 02-18-2004, 11:29 AM
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Old 02-18-2004, 11:32 AM
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Check into a Myco boat cradle. Cheap insurance for the long run! I'm sure you could modify yours also.
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I wouldn't leave it that way. You have two options, either get a Myco cradle for it but it's expenzive or build up the bunks using 5/4" treated wood. Just rip it to the right width. Cut the first piece to it runs from the back end of the bunk back to 6" before the first step. Then run the second piece from the back of the bunk back to 6" before the second step. The bunk should also be square cut and be right under the lifting strakes. You need to slide your's wider.
I've done the wood additions on several lifts including quad step OLs and have also installed the Myco cradle. If you have $4k to part with the Myco cradle is the ONLY way to do. Opt for the service platform on it too.

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Old 02-18-2004, 11:44 AM
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I have seen the Myco cradles...they are very nice no doubt about it...however I have an issue with water depth...and a myco cradle just wont work for me there....I can certainly modify the bunks but I would think it would be a little difficult to get the boat in the same position all the time.....any other thoughts??
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i did exactly what mr_v suggested to my lift for Speed Racer. works nicely and very inexpensive.

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Do not leave it like that bro. It is very stressfull on the steps. Sitting on a lift or trailer not properly fitted will eventually damage your new boat. Just have your lift reconfigured. Shouldn't be a big deal.
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Anyone in the Ft. Lauderdale area that has done this before??? Or can recommend anyone???
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What about Tim G., doesn't he do this stuff for a living? Shoot him a PM.
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Anyone in the Ft. Lauderdale area that has done this before??? Or can recommend anyone???
Who built the lift?
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