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    PWC Lifts

    How many of you guys use lifts to get your skis out of the water??? I will be purchasing one in the near future and wanted some input. I like the plastic drive on ramps they are slick but have not heard much about them....anyone want to voice their opinion????


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    Quote Originally Posted by ryand View Post
    How many of you guys use lifts to get your skis out of the water??? I will be purchasing one in the near future and wanted some input. I like the plastic drive on ramps they are slick but have not heard much about them....anyone want to voice their opinion????
    I LOVE MY "SPORT PORT" got 1 for the ski(the rest sit up on the dock )
    and i got 3 together for the flats boat
    THE ROCK they face somewhat of open water so they take a beating ,but no sign of any wear or tear
    not slippery at all AND they are white (dont think i want to walk on those black ones barefoot )
    hope that helps
    mattman

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    Are you on a lake or tidal water? I use an aluminum shoremaster Pwc lift and its great! 15 seconds up or down, and if you angle it right, you can drain water out at end of day.

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    ive got 2 star brand lifts for my pro's. work well, quick easy and very light if you need to move them. would not recomend for swift river conditions (too light with skis off them, might move) or tidal conditions (only about 2 ft of lift).
    also if you got older 2 person skis you should be able to get used lifts for cheap! mine are rated for 750lbs and most of the newer barges wont fit em are are too heavy. paid about $125 for mine and just needed a little love but no parts.
    pm if you want pics posted.

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    Floating "drive on" is the ticket for tidal salt water, for fresh I think they
    would be good too, zero maintance is always nice.

    You have to "learn" the drive on speed or you will overshoot your
    intended landing area. I would rather not go into to much detail on that.


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    Quote Originally Posted by SMOKEWAGON View Post
    You have to "learn" the drive on speed or you will overshoot your
    intended landing area. I would rather not go into to much detail on that.


    smokewagon
    A friend of mine has them for 2 RXP's. I just idle up to them and the ski stops. Then I just goose it a little and its on.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KEYZBUM View Post
    I LOVE MY "SPORT PORT" got 1 for the ski(the rest sit up on the dock )
    and i got 3 together for the flats boat
    THE ROCK they face somewhat of open water so they take a beating ,but no sign of any wear or tear
    not slippery at all AND they are white (dont think i want to walk on those black ones barefoot )
    hope that helps
    mattman
    found a pic that i didnt know i had
    i can take more if you want
    mattman
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    ditto my picks of lifts
    not to many sport lifts on my lake but they are getting popular nearby, especially for the big 3 seaters barges
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    Hate to bring up an old thread but we just purchased a lift to keep our SeaDoo on at a friends house. Looked around Craigslist and managed to get a used cantilever lift in good condition for a good price. How deep do you folks have your lift? These pics show it at an angle when out of the water. Would it not be better to have the ski horizontal when out? Looking for a little advice, don't wanna drag it out of the water a bunch of time to keep adjusting the legs.

    Quote Originally Posted by old guy in mich View Post
    ditto my picks of lifts
    not to many sport lifts on my lake but they are getting popular nearby, especially for the big 3 seaters barges

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