Thread: Windy Weekend Project
04-21-2013, 08:21 PM #1
Windy Weekend Project
I wanted to go Tautog fishing this weekend but it was not meant to be. The winds have been pretty much blowing 20-25 all weekend.
I decided to make the best of the weekend and work on a couple of projects I have been thinking about.
I sold my Grady White almost two years ago and have been using my boat lift for my jet skis.
I have a davit on my dock that I bought and installed 10 years ago, it has an electric motor and was great for picking up my jet skis and putting them on the dock. Since I have been using the lift now I decided to relocate the davit and use it for another purpose.
I decided to put it off the corner of my driveway next to a tree in my wife's garden. This took a little convincing and some flower bed moving but luckily my wife budged and went for it.
I bought a 10 foot by 9 inch pressure treated pile and dug a four foot hole. I put the pole in and leveled it up, then poured 300 lbs of ready mix concrete and tamped the earth as I filled it back in.
Today I drilled the holes and through bolted the base to the pile. Luckily I had a neighbor help me take the davit out and put it back it after I re-mounted the base, way too heavy to pick in the air by myself.
My neighbor asked if he could borrow my lawn mower and I said "sure if I can borrow your back".
I got it all together and tested it out a little while ago. Works great! Now I can easily transfer my jet skis from the single trailer to the double or put it on a dolly so it does not take up as much space in the garage.
I will run power to it this week so I do not have pull out the extension cord.
Next project is to redo my boat lift so I can put four skis on it.
Here are a couple pictures.
The davit on my dock.
New pile and re-located davit.
Picking up a four person thousand pounder PWC.
Putting the ski on a cart.
Easily rolled and maneuvered into one of my garages.
04-21-2013, 08:37 PM #2
04-22-2013, 05:09 PM #3
Thanks, It was only about $65 for the pile and concrete. I had every thing else.
04-22-2013, 05:30 PM #4
Nice setup, that will make life a lot easier for sure. How do those caster wheels handle that little bump going in to the garage?
04-23-2013, 05:15 AM #5
Not well. But I had a piece of tapered trim that I put at the lip and it went in with no problem.
04-25-2013, 05:48 AM #6
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