Vikingstaff- How wide is your lift? I just ordered a 22SBXPDI with SPS and have a 114" wide lift I used on previous boat. That will give me 6" on each side. A local marina said I won't like it. Really don't want to change since I already have one set of vinyl bunks and will order two more for your same setup. Love your boat!! We are on Coldwater Lake just west of Mt. Pleasant. Can't wait for summer and Benny delivery. Also a Spartan Alum- Go Green! MarkThe majority of advice I got when we bought our SPS Tritoon last year was to 100% support all three toons, particularly with a larger motor on the back. We went with a three toon support lift. I don’t have any great pictures of the lift itself, but I will try to toss up the best I have below:
150 hp Yamaha. Lift is a NuCraft 4500 lb. capacity. They make a tri-toon rack but feel safer to support all three tubes.Check out a Toon Rail System. Made for Shorestation lifts. What size motor on her? I was told if not over 150 H.P. that you don't have to support center toon.
He has a nice speedboat but he is considering selling it and buying a pontoon and fishing boat instead. It will be weird going back to visit and seeing everything.I wondered what you did with your lift. Your buddy have a Tritoon too or were they modifying your old lift?
Your comment and marina backs up feeling that I’ll be selling my lift for wider one. No sense being white knuckled docking a new boat. All this talk and waiting on build date. They think late April. Our NuCraft supported a 24’ Formula with 454 and never had problem.We really love our NuCraft lift!
I got the same type Lakeliving had after his great experience & recommendation of it after doing my research. So happy we listened to him. The thing is impressively solid.
However, I wouldn’t want to go any narrower (120”). Heck, I wouldn’t mind it being a little wider as it is because it can be tough getting into it in high winds and rough water on Houghton Lake.
When I was trying to retrofit my lift I called Bennington and asked about lifting from under the deck. The Bennington rep said he would ask engineering and get back to me. He called the next day. Engineering said absolutely not. They said all three toons supported with V bunks that were covered with plastic and not carpet.
I do have a QX though so it's a heavier boat. Bennington customer service was excellent. I'd call them with any questions.
I'm not sure. That was what was relayed to me from Bennington. I think I've seen other threads discussing this and if I remember it has something to do with carpet over pressure treated wood. The carpet stays wet and the pressure treated messes with the aluminum.When you say plastic, you mean the rubberized strips down the v bunk channels?