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    Just got my new Jet Ski... Have a hoist question..

    I was looking at getting a used jet ski hoist as I've spent most of my money on the new ski, trailer, etc.. I have a 2014 Sea Doo GTR 215 with the dry weight being around 799 pounds. I was looking at the hoist below, I can get the guy down to $300.. Only issue I see is that the capacity says up to 750 pounds. Are these thing underrated or do you follow them to the exact limit?


    http://detroit.craigslist.org/mcb/bpo/5021221764.html


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    You might want to measure the bunk length. That looks looks it is for a small ski to begin with. Remember, your ski is long (roughly 9-10 feet?) Reguardless, if it were mine, I would want something more stout to trust my machine on.

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    Do you want the bunk length to be the full length of the ski? Sorry this is my first jet ski

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    Looks like a nice lift but it's under rated for your ski.
    It's a cantilever lift and with your ski full of gas and the foot wells full of rain water, you will be way over it's capacity.
    I watched a neighbor do the same thing you are planning to do. It snapped the cable one day. Luckily no one got hurt.
    The reason the guy is selling it is because it just doesn't work with newer skis.
    Maybe it would be a good Spark lift.

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    thank you.. you guys have been super helpful..

    What about this one ? http://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/for/5007950614.html

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    That one doesn't look too bad. I'd center the bunks a bit and make sure to tilt them to hold your hull better.
    Those are some long legs.

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    now do these just sit on the ground in the water ? or do you have to pound poles into the ground? Also, it is a little bit above my kneecaps where I will be putting the hoist? is that a problem?

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    could I bump this thread for some more opinions on this lift

    http://detroit.craigslist.org/okl/for/5007950614.html

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    The poles just slide up into the 4 corner post of the lift. The square pads sit on the lake bottom. Then when the water gets deeper, you slide more pole out and raise the lift up.
    A cantilever lift needs more water to float the ski off of than a vertical lift.
    As the lift sits in the second picture, that is as low as it would go.

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    R-Doo I think I like these a little better.. http://annarbor.craigslist.org/boa/5032354050.html

    How deep do you think they need ?

    Also, do you have to pound these into the ground, or do they just sit on the floor ?

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