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tritoon on lift question

Discussion in 'Dock Talk' started by mrob, Oct 28, 2017.

  1. lakeliving

    lakeliving Well-Known Member

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    Thanks wanderer. We have a hi-tide at the house we are buying. I have an idea of how to attach a 2x6 but curious to see how the pro’s do it. Your bunks look different as well. Looks nice.
     
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    20180115_112849.jpg This is our Hi-Tide
     
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    lakeliving Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Carl. Looks easy enough. Are you using treated boards? I thought that was a no no.
     
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    I didn't do it so I've never looked closely. I think it depends on the type of treatment used.
     
  5. Lake Amenity

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    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! Mark
     
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  6. lakeliving

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    His is 120” wide. I had the same one. Problem is you have to account for load guides with that over all measurement too. It would be tight going smaller but doable. You could look into load guides that go in between the toons as well.
     
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    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.
     
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  8. Lake Amenity

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    150 hp Yamaha. Lift is a NuCraft 4500 lb. capacity. They make a tri-toon rack but feel safer to support all three tubes.
     
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    lakeliving Well-Known Member

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    I really liked my nucraft lift. My buddy bought mine...and my house!
     
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    Rockford Michigan 49341 - Anybody have a Summit Marine Lift?
     
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    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.
     
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    I wondered what you did with your lift. Your buddy have a Tritoon too or were they modifying your old lift?
     
  13. lakeliving

    lakeliving Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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