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08-04-2013 08:04 PM
Re: Sailboat lift

You're right - a new lift costs close to what the boat is worth. However, not worrying about your boat crashing into the dock when a 35' SeaRay comes too close to your dock is worth something too. I'm still not sure what to do.
08-04-2013 06:50 PM
Re: Sailboat lift

I use mooring whips on my Helms 25. They work great for me. They are the stationary type, so I tie the stern whip bent into the dock so my rigging doesn't hit during docking.
08-04-2013 05:48 PM
Re: Sailboat lift

One of those lifts will cost about the value of a decent Capri - the economics don't compute to me.

I'd buy several big fenders and lots of good PVC dock edging.
08-04-2013 03:05 PM
Re: Sailboat lift

On the weekends my slip at Aqualand is nearly unbearable, thanks to the power boaters, I imagine if you are out near deep water it is a nightmare.
08-04-2013 02:42 PM
Re: Sailboat lift

Thanks, JoeLena. We're on Lanier. I appreciate the link to Craigslist, but if I go the lift route, I am probably going to spend the money for a new one so that I will hopefully have less unforeseen problems.
08-04-2013 02:40 PM
Re: Sailboat lift

Thanks, Jeff H. I have plenty of water year-round so depth is not an issue. However, lift maintenance is NOT something that I want to have (of course the friendly sales rep says there is none which is why I am posting here). Maybe I should give the mooring whips a try before shelling out the money for a lift? Nospace JeffH
08-04-2013 02:25 PM
Re: Sailboat lift

Originally Posted by JeffH View Post
I have a Capri 22 at our lake house in GA.
Not sure where you are, but there is a used one for sale on Hartwell. Know nothing about them, not sure if it would be something that would work for you but here it is:

Craigslist posting.
08-04-2013 12:44 PM
Re: Sailboat lift

Originally Posted by JeffH View Post
Thanks much. "Jeff H" is the moderator but he has a space between "f" and "H". I am sure he would not want to be confused with a newbie like me!
I am not certain that is true but there are times when I am not sure that I even want to be confused with myself.

As to the boat lifts, I see more and more of these getting installed for ever larger sailboats. They are not cheap to buy and there is some maintenance involved in owning them. I would be hesitant to spend the money on one before trying other options. There are 'hidden' issues such as needing more depth than might seem obvious beneath the keel of the boat so the lift can lower fully below the boat.

The other Jeff H
08-04-2013 10:39 AM
Re: Sailboat lift

Thanks much. "Jeff H" is the moderator but he has a space between "f" and "H". I am sure he would not want to be confused with a newbie like me!
08-04-2013 09:01 AM
Re: Sailboat lift

On the Severn River (Annapolis) there are a fair number of decent size sailboats (25-35') on lifts. I believe some of them have PVC pipes as guides to help them nest over the lift in position.

Ha! I was confused at first because there is another SailNetter/Moderator by the name Jeff H.
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