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    Pwc Drive on Dock question??

    Hey guys, looking at getting a pwc drive on dock system.
    pretty expensive here in Canada but I think It would make life a lot easier.
    what's everybody though on these and are they worth it?
    got 2 newer Seadoos 3 seater and using a crank lift for one and drive on roller ramp for other with crank.
    wife and kids curse it every time as are not user friendly and I m pretty anal at keeping these babies scratch free!!
    these drive on ones look pretty sweat!
    any suggestions on make and model?
    also I need to be able to walk around so I can put tarps on.
    Thxs
    Skipper66


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    Search for "Jet Dock" on GH to find a few good threads discussing the pros and cons of several different brands and configurations.

    The main issues seem to be with hull fit (some dock designs work better with some hull shapes) and hull stress during docking. The point of initial hull impact and the tip over point where the hull begins to level out onto the dock seem to be where the most hull stress and wear occurs.

    Some drive-on docks have rollers, which seem like a good thing. But during storage those same rollers may focus hull weight on a few square inches of the hull. Again the contour of the hull vs. the specific dock design may be important.

    I do not have a drive on dock. Some have reported little trouble using them, others have had hull damage and other issues.

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    Thxs,
    emailed the company will see what they say!

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    drive a couple pilings and cross-tie.

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    Do you have a seawall?

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    If your anal about scratches I'd look at a vertical lift.
    I'm building one like this and should cost me less than 500 buck with an electric winch.

    http://americanmuscledocks.com/pages/jet-ski-lift

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    It would be easier to just trailer them. Unless, of course you don't have easy access to a ramp. It seems to me, (and i'm making a couple of assumptions about your specific topography here) that by the time you do all that, it would be cheaper and easier and a lot less stressful to just pull them out.

    When I'm up at the cottage, I just leave the skis in the bay tied to limestone anchors for a couple weeks. But that's my geography, I can just walk 100 yards to the beach, and there I am.

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    My shoreline has a 3 feet angle drop and cannot pull them out with trailer easily..
    problem I got with my lift and ramp I got right now is to hard for wife to crank them up or down.
    I don't want to leave them attached to dock all the time as they will be banging again dock all the time.
    I just got back from looking at the shoreport, looks pretty nice but only has 3 rollers system, would be nice to see one in the water but not going to happen here now as we got 2 feet of ice lol.....?

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    Ahh.. now I see.

    So, the problem is you want the skis to be perfect, hauled out of the water, covered, meticulously cared for, not put any effort in, and make your wife do it for you.

    Do you not understand what being married means? GOOD LUCK BUDDY! LOLOLOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by skipper66 View Post
    Thxs,
    emailed the company will see what they say!
    And you are going to believe what they tell you?

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