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Old 12-29-2004, 08:09 PM
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Who makes a good one, something to lift a small boat (23-25 foot) out of the water so it doesn't need bottom paint? This is going to be at a marina that doesn't permit a "regular" boat lift attached to the pilings.Oh yeah, trying to keep the cost low too.

I checked into airdock. Are they any good?
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Old 12-29-2004, 08:33 PM
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I got an airdock, and its great.
Do a search on airdock, this has been discussed before.
A C model should cost around 3,000.
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Where are you going to keep it?
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I know of two air docks. One belongs to my brother in law and the other one to my best friend. Both of them love them. One has a 27ft Contender and the other holds a 31 Jupiter.
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Contact David Faber at JetDock. They have a great setup for that size boat.
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I know of a person that uses the Airdock for a 32' Advantage and loves it.


Suntream looks like a real nice unit
It is one that I have wanted for along time.
I forget who is a dealer for them out of Florida here on OSO

http://www.sunstreamcorp.com/ssc/floatlift.html

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Sunstream is an awsome unit, but its 5x as much as airdock.
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I've got AirDock and have nothing BUT GOOD to say about it. My 30' Villain weighs in pretty good and gets up and out completely with the 'D' class model. Like Stormrider says there are a couplefew other threads on here that we've posted pics and discussed the AirDock.

By far, it's the most inexpensive solution to lifting a boat. Others certainly are nicer, maybe quicker, etc etc, but they were not deciding factors for me. Ease and cost of install (do it yourself ), overall price and the fact that you don't even have to 'run' electric, made my decision very easy. Of course now with 35' Cig I will prolly be selling mine to upgrade to the more expensive, faster, etc etc LOL Call me if you need the 'D' model!
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Can someone with the air dock tell me how easy it is to install and uninstall. It just looks like a big bag. Can i keep it in a dox box when im not using it then trow it in when i need it? also can it hold a 36 nor tech? maybe get one for each sponson?
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Can someone with the air dock tell me how easy it is to install and uninstall. It just looks like a big bag. Can i keep it in a dox box when im not using it then trow it in when i need it? also can it hold a 36 nor tech? maybe get one for each sponson?
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.

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