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DOCDRS
04-01-2010, 06:01 PM
Man ,am I Ticked.........finally got up to my cottage and one of the cables on my boat lift let loose and the boat dropped and slid off the left rear bunk. The whole left rear corner is smashed in against the crib of my dock and wedge tight against it. I called my closest dealer not sure how they are going to get it to the boat ramp to load it on a trailer ,maybe a barge , luckily it is only sitting in 2.5 feet of water so the motor should be fine. will post some pics later.......sad :(

stretch55
04-01-2010, 06:03 PM
Man that really SUCKS! So sorry...

dusty2221
04-01-2010, 06:26 PM
Holy crap! That's no good at all!

you da man
04-01-2010, 07:40 PM
For the love of God it's the beginning of the season!!!

zegm
04-01-2010, 08:25 PM
Who put your lift in? Did the cable break or did it come apart at a clamp? Unless there was severe corrosion I would be looking at who designed and installed the lift for an explanation!
Sorry to hear about this, you might have to get block and tackle, and lift it up yourself!

jmvotto
04-01-2010, 09:52 PM
that absolutely suckS the big one, i Guess you probably just got it in the hoist as well.

dru1974
04-01-2010, 09:58 PM
So sorry to hear that sucks and how could they possibly match the gel coat

LSV04
04-01-2010, 10:03 PM
Really sucks. If possible , my buddy never touched his lift. Has a company put it in and maintain it. They also accept liabilty other than natural disaster. Good luck.

deerfield
04-01-2010, 10:23 PM
Did the cable break or did it come apart at a clamp?

DOCDRS - Like z, I'm curious about what exactly happened so I can learn and maybe avoid the same situation. Please let us know. Thanks. - Deerfield

kaneboats
04-02-2010, 01:12 AM
Oh man, I am so sorry to hear this. How bad is the boat? Is this a fix or a replace situation? Please keep us posted.

byronkoz
04-02-2010, 01:16 AM
WOW dude that sucks!!! Hope they get it out safely and get you back on the water soon.

DOCDRS
04-02-2010, 08:11 AM
Thank god that day is over and everything is looking just fine. Thanks for playin along dusty ;)

zegm
04-02-2010, 08:14 AM
Got us Good!!!! :p

jmvotto
04-02-2010, 08:23 AM
That was a good one !!!! I was wondering why you had it in the cradel already being North of me as well. the weather has broke but you never know with april 80 today 20's next week , lets hope not.;)

DOCDRS
04-02-2010, 10:21 AM
KG. I. Couldn't let you have all the fun. JV. I actuallydo keep it in the lift all winter. Put the lift in myself it. Is engineered for 10000 lbs

jmvotto
04-02-2010, 05:25 PM
Docdrs, hopefully either the lake does not freeze or you have a permanent pier that is not affected by ice. my hoist with boat in it could get carried accross the lake and dropped with the ice and wind.

DOCDRS
04-02-2010, 05:58 PM
I have wood cribs supporting everything........pretty much a weekend expert on wood cribs imo. Lake freezes 2-3 feet thick

Sled491
04-03-2010, 12:44 AM
I was reading along waiting to say my peace, thank goodness I came late to the dance and didn't get suckered in...well wait I did, but you will never know....no wait I just admitted it, ah crap whatever, good one :D

kaneboats
04-03-2010, 02:22 AM
You mean I said all those prayers and stayed up all night for nothing? OH MAN!! Think of all the poor starving little kids that could have benefitted from my prayers. It's just so sad. Makes me want to do something productive like run out and put some new A/C on my boat or something.

viking
04-03-2010, 02:27 AM
And I was feeling bad for you?
That's what I get :)
YOU - :evil:

zegm
04-03-2010, 12:16 PM
I have wood cribs supporting everything........pretty much a weekend expert on wood cribs imo. Lake freezes 2-3 feet thick

You need to help us "authentic southern boys" out, like a picture and a description of what a "crib" is and its purpose, as it sounds very interesting.
All I have to do is blow the Cypress trees leaves (needles, not sure what they are called buy they are not evergreens) off the dock a couple of times.

Sled491
04-03-2010, 12:28 PM
A "Crib" is an interlace of logs or some kind of timber say 4ft x 4 ft then filled with stones and boulders. That is the simplest description.

Sled491
04-03-2010, 02:07 PM
Those Canadian's especially the ones from Southern Ontario are a shifty bunch :D

DOCDRS
04-01-2011, 05:57 PM
Found it, have not seen my boat since late October, hope it goes better this year :)