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  1. #1
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    Default Buy new boat lift

    Been checking out boat lifts shore station in particular sales man is telling me I need a 4000 lb lift ,even though I have a 05 outback that weighs 2750lbs wondering if I could get away with the 3000 lb lift? Any suggestions would be appreciated

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    Default Replying to Topic 'Buy new boat lift'

    How much does your gear weigh?
    Not much wiggle room with the 3000#

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    Default Replying to Topic 'Buy new boat lift'

    Originally posted by Ed G
    don't forget the weight of fuel.
    Speaking of fuel, crazy aside...

    I get better fuel economy in my tow vehicle pulling the boat FULL of fuel than empty.
    Answer: Tongue weight. Empty boat places more weight on the tongue.

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    Default Replying to Topic 'Buy new boat lift'

    I got a 3600# lift from Vibo in North Branch, MN. Even has a cutout for the Drive Shaft. Seems to handle things no problem. (99 Mobius DD, no ballast)

    Dave
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    2009 MasterCraft ProStar 197 - DD - 5.7L - 325HP - Zero Off

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    Default Replying to Topic 'Buy new boat lift'

    I had a 3500# lift for my Ski Natique this worked no problem. I purcased a Mobius LSV like Ed said and the 3500# lift broke the following year. I now have a 4500# lift. Boat 3000# + fuel and gear 500# + me getting in and out of the boat on the lift 200# = 3700# Go with the 4000# lift.

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