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Old 12-30-2004, 06:23 PM
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Congrats on the 36' Tech! Not sure about the bag under each sponson either. You can Ken at AirDock he is very helpful!

Nope not THAT easy. Its 3 pieces and once together and in the water you'll be leaving it there. At least all during the season (NJ) anyway, I took mine out for the winter, but it was awkward lifting and meneuvering with one person. Maybe with 2 or 3 guys it woulda been easier Now it's laying on my stones in backyard.

You can't really just throw it in a dock box because it has a center rib or spine that you can't just disassemble easily to allow folding. It has to remain length wise it tact, you can 'roll' it up like the rain tarp at Fenway Park LOL Rear 2 bags are about 10-12' long.

You can call me if you want Chris 732-300-5222
thanks, that sums up what i needed to know.
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Old 12-30-2004, 06:56 PM
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I'm curious what the D model is? I just bought my first performance boat and considered some type of lift. (past cruisers were bottom painted) Our dock is in a tidal river with a fairly strong current. Do you need pilings on both sides of the unit? Would it hold up attached to the side/end of the dock in that current. I have a Formula 312 loaded weighs 9,500+/-. Is it rated for that much weight? Price?
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I'm curious what the D model is? I just bought my first performance boat and considered some type of lift. (past cruisers were bottom painted) Our dock is in a tidal river with a fairly strong current. Do you need pilings on both sides of the unit? Would it hold up attached to the side/end of the dock in that current. I have a Formula 312 loaded weighs 9,500+/-. Is it rated for that much weight? Price?
D model is just a size classification,,, AirDock has a few different ones. I do not have pilings on both sides. I don't have a 'strong' current either though. Mine is attached only on one side on a bulkheaded property. Also use an optional purchased ($90.00) PVC tube frame to 'hold' the lift in place as you make your approach. They say you can use cinder block weighted tie downs for the outer side, but I preferred the PVC setup.

Check out the website is has all the info you need AirDock Call Ken with questions (or me ... I am not affiliated whatsoever!). I think the D model goes for about $3500.00 or so. It should do the 312 Formula just fine ... it's rated for 9000lbs and up to 33'. I'll sell mine for $1900 with a brand new pump and valve box just purchased. PM me as this is not the classifieds

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You can not see the bottom. ..but cheap
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Old 12-31-2004, 09:09 AM
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Where are you going to keep it?
We're looking at marinas on the upper Chesapeake bay.
The Formula 303 is for sale. Going to downsize for a while (my son likes waterskiing now and actually learned behind the Formula)

When the kids are all grown, we'll get back in perf. boating (38-43 boat would be good)
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We're looking at marinas on the upper Chesapeake bay.
The Formula 303 is for sale. Going to downsize for a while (my son likes waterskiing now and actually learned behind the Formula)

When the kids are all grown, we'll get back in perf. boating (38-43 boat would be good)
It's not flashy, but we sold a 2000 21 ft Chris Craft this fall. If you want an open bow boat that thing is incredible and rock solid. 280hp V/P motor, D/prop, 21 degree bottom. Ran 60mph and could skip along with the kids in the front in 3 ft chop. Even has a enclosed Head.
I know someone who is considering a boat the size of the 303, send more info. I'll pass it along.
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