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jmvotto
09-22-2012, 10:21 PM
http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh254/jmvotto/2AA6B66F-13ED-416A-9E67-798146214743-19277-000015B8BC01DA13_zps18e03c67.jpg

motosno963
09-22-2012, 10:25 PM
cables broke and a line is tied to it?

jmvotto
09-22-2012, 11:53 PM
Yep, hoist cable snapped while I was in it covering the boat. It dropped three feet , scared the crap out of me, sounded like a m80 going off.

Tied her up for the night after our earlier surf session. Before the cable snap.

Safe and sound in the am today
http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh254/jmvotto/97E3551F-91A5-462D-BE7C-3FB708B983CB-19277-000015B8B775D1D3_zps90b68321.jpg

I guess ss can rust

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh254/jmvotto/049F7719-8F1C-463C-B7FB-ABBEED925232-19277-000015B8BFBC4439_zpsb8cbdf23.jpg


Off to the dealer for storage, :( season cut early by 3 weeks, the water is stil 70 degrees, still trunking it.

http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/hh254/jmvotto/0A3A16ED-059F-4692-8567-8CAE4FAF7465-19277-000015B8DC6DAA32_zpsd8b6c46d.jpg

motosno963
09-23-2012, 03:07 AM
cheaper to replace the cable then fiberglass on the boat

jmvotto
09-23-2012, 09:06 AM
cheaper to replace the cable then fiberglass on the boat

Yep I was lucky it was the main cable and not the leveling cable. The whole cradle dropped directly downand boat stayed within it..

DOCDRS
09-23-2012, 11:40 AM
Time to change all the cabling, maybe ss cable ($$$), how old is the lift?

jmvotto
09-23-2012, 02:41 PM
Time to change all the cabling, maybe ss cable ($$$), how old is the lift?

Lift is a 2008. Should not happen this early. The one cable showed signs of rust, the other cables don't but good I dea to replace with ss.. The manual says all in water cables are ss, but I find that hard to believe.

maxpower220
09-23-2012, 05:48 PM
Did you have any fraying on the cable. I had a cable snap after 5 years. It had fraying. I had a local hardware store that carried SS cable. Very frustrating, but easy repair.

wolfeman131
09-23-2012, 06:14 PM
Seems to happen wherever there is a bend in the cable with the lifts on our lake.

jmvotto
09-23-2012, 06:25 PM
Did you have any fraying on the cable. I had a cable snap after 5 years. It had fraying. I had a local hardware store that carried SS cable. Very frustrating, but easy repair.

No fraying just rusted....

kevkev
09-23-2012, 07:12 PM
SS will rust if there is any carbon in the mix, like a bolt or bracket etc... SS is only effective if all materials being used are non-ferrous.