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PostPosted: May 08, 2005 5:02 pm    Post subject: boat lift question Reply with quote

I've got a boat lift with straps. I just adjusted the settings to the widest point. When the boat is lifted out of the water the straps pinch the rub rails.
Is there anything i can do to provent so much pressure on the rub rails, or is thsi the trade off of having the straps????
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PostPosted: May 08, 2005 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i would think that there is no other way..except to have the top of the straps out ALOT further then your slip or dock...seems like logic to me...why are you worried?
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PostPosted: May 09, 2005 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'm not too worried, on my last boat the straps left a big indentation. THis time i'm noticing some scuff marks left from the straps.

I guess there will always be a fair amount of pressure on the widest part of the boat (i.e. the rub rails)
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PostPosted: May 09, 2005 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hmm...i would think that is poor construction on the boat part then...i wouldnt think that a 3k boat being lifted on straps would really put that much pressure on the sides..atleast not enough to bend/indent ...

what kinda boats?

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PostPosted: May 10, 2005 3:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the boat is fine. There is a lot of pressure on the rubrails. On my last boat the straps made premanent marks on the rubrails. I widend the setings and now i'm getting some scuff marks from the straps.
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PostPosted: May 21, 2005 5:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If your worried about the scuffs, mark the straps where they contact the rubrail. Then, attach a wrapped up towel or thick pipe insulation foam in that area.
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PostPosted: Jun 27, 2005 6:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

get a trailer
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