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    I’ve seen lots of plans for DIY stands, but this is amazing. How is everyone transferring their ski from trailer to stand and back to the trailer? I’ve seen people do it with a sling and engine hoist, but that looks a little shaky. I want to build a stand but can’t figure out the best way to move the skis around.

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    This is how I run a jetski shop in the desert nmpeter's Avatar
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    if you want to play it safe go with a chainfall secured to a manly crossbeam life the ski a few inches off, pull the trailer, install your shopcart

    engine cranes can be used if your garage floor is top rate and you really pay attention to what you are doing, and I mean really

    you need a fairly sizeable model since the boom will have to handle at least a ton to have the safety factor built in and most of the bargain ones I wouldn't trust with a large ski swinging around

    good for lifting engines, but I went with the fixed chainfall, it minimizes the dangerous swing and requires nothing except up and down

    you'll need a quality ski sling too, one that fits your rub rails. I take the nylon straps off and replace with chain. Wrap some old inner tubes around them to prevent damage to the ski finish. Ugly but effective

    Never dropped a ski ( thankfully) in ten years of going from trailers into my water tank ( 3 foot lift and then 60 degree swing to get them into the tanks drop zone)

    came close once when one of the nylon straps started to let go without warning and that's when I went with chain

    My davit needed weekly greasing, it was welded to the side of the water tank, which had 2200 gallons of water in it

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    Thank you! I've been looking at 1 ton chain hoists, but I haven't found a good (safe) way to mount it in my shop.


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