View Full Version : Buy new boat lift

08-11-2006, 12:04 AM
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

08-11-2006, 12:20 AM
How much does your gear weigh?
Not much wiggle room with the 3000#

08-12-2006, 12:05 AM
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.

08-13-2006, 11:48 PM
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)


Wake Master
08-14-2006, 11:37 PM
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.